Last weekend OKOLO visited the Sachsen Classic vintage rally, which is held regularly each year during the august in Saxony in Germany. This year, the rally of classic cars from 1900s to 1980s goes through the little town of Glasshütte in beautiful landscape of Saxony Swiss. Unique atmosphere of classic racing cars, which we love so much meets there the historical and craft heritage of famous Glashütte watchmakers. Through the center of a city go about 200 cars ranging from Porsche Spider to Trabant. Three days rally with three time laps began in Zwickau at 19 August and after 580 kilometers ended at 21 August in Dresden.
We could admire there a lot of vintage unique, as well as ordinary cars. The editor in-chief of Motor Klassik magazine Malte Jürgens comes with spectacular Volkswagen Iltis, which in the year 1980 won the Paris-Dakar Rally (more on this car in the next special post). Porsche 550 Panamericana Spider with famous yellow colored number 55 was the other beautiful sport special car, which is legendary for its success in Carrera Panamericana racing car event in Mexico. This car from the 1954 was driven by Bernd Ostman. The marathon racing car type represented also the unique MG MGA 1600 from 1959, whose owner Thomas Steinbach drove with this car from Berlin to Beijing some years ago, too. Classic elegance and sport styling was completed by a safari expedition look of a well proportioned grid, as well as some great stickers on the beige bonnet.
Furthermore you could see there very nice Aston Martin DB4 Vantage from 1962 piloted by Donat Pflug or Aston Martin DB 2 from 1952 or an extraordinary Christian Bender`s Lagonda Le Mans V12 from 1939, many Mercedes Benz 190 SL, 300 SL or Jaguar E-Type and of course many and many others. The beautiful experience in the beautiful small town and landscape. The report about watch heritage of Glashütte at OKOLO later this year.