Sachsen Classic 2015: These are our favorite cars

Hardy Mutschler /Arturo Rivas
Sachsen Classic 2015
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W as have a Hudson 33' Mile-A -Minute 'from 1912 and a VW Golf Rally from 1990 in common? Both cars were developed on the basis of a well-behaved production car for use in motorsport. At the Sachsen Classic, the two very different cars stand together at the start of a rally. The archaic Hudson is the oldest and the modern VW is the youngest classic.

Cars from the starting place

Die Sachsen Classic also keeps the memories of local manufacturers alive: Horch produced its luxury cars directly in Zwickau, the traditional starting point of the classic car rally. Four cars from the brand, which had belonged to the Auto Union Group from 1932, were there: The most unusual car from the Horch Quartet was the 830 BL medical vehicle, or Sanka for short, from 1937 with a body made by the Schumacher company from Werdau .

Of course, Trabis also belong to the field of the Sachsen Classic as well as various, partly very rare cars from Wartburg in Thuringia as well as the car stars from Czechoslovakia with Skoda and Tatra. The most spectacular vehicle from this series is certainly the Tatra T603 with the air-cooled V8 engine in the rear.

Just before the wall was built

A car with a surprising GDR history should not be missing in our small special show: Joachim Breuninger, the director of the German Transport Museum in Dresden, took off with a Hillman Minx IIIA (Link) from 1960 which was imported from the GDR shortly before the wall was built. After the Sachsen Classic, the historic car can be admired again in the museum, which is housed in the Johanneum on Dresden's Neumarkt.

First production car with Wankel engine

Milestone in automotive history: NSU Wankel Spider, the first production car with the rotary piston engine developed by Felix Wankel. Exotic: the Intermeccanica Indra, only built 60 times, as a roadster. In total, cars from 48 different brands rolled over the 652-kilometer route that ran from Zwickau to Dresden in three daily sections. In our picture gallery you will find those that impressed our editors on site the most.


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