Category Archives: Race Cars

Fast and Furious 1900

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05.Jan.16
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The car pictured above can be called a great-great-grandmother of all modern racing cars. Already at a time when the automobile was still very young, speed records were a crucial part of the game. The magic 100 km/h mark was broken in 1899 by an electric-car built by Belgian racing driver and constructor Camille Jenatzy. […] MEHR



The long career of Super Sport Kurz

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22.Dec.15
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Shortly before Ferdinand Porsche founded his own design office, he still designed a legendary car. It was based on the famous Mercedes Benz S but the chassis of the SSK had been shortened to make it easier and faster. A better performance was expected in particular uphill and over short distances. The car eventually reached […] MEHR



Mercedes : One victory – many gains

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05.Jun.15
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Mercedes Sieg Targa Florio 1924

After the Mercedes he constructed had won at the Targa Florio on April 27, 1924 in Sicily, Ferdinand Porsche might have felt a little like this. Back in Stuttgart, he got to enjoy not only a jubilee trip across the city, but also received an entry in the Golden Book of the city and an […] MEHR



Risky race – who let the dogs out?

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27.May.15
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The entrepreneur Vincenzo Florio founded the „Targa Florio“, the legendary Sicilian race that was held until the late 70ies. The narrow mountain- and coastal streets were full of dangers. Steep cliffs, rocks and trees along the way, unattended cats and dogs, chicken and lots of spectators made this race one oft he most daring and […] MEHR



OTTO MATHÉ SPECIAL EXHIBITION – PORSCHE TYPE 64

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20.Jan.15
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Porsche Typ 64

It was Porsche in 1937 who came up with the idea of building a fast Volkswagen. During several meetings with the German Labour Front Prof. Porsche suggested building a sporty version of the KdF car, Type 64. The plan was rejected with the explanation that “…a sports car is not a car for the people”. […] MEHR



2014 racing car excursion of the Children’s cancer fund

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14.Oct.14
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The Austrian children’s cancer fund has been organizing this event for 11 years now. It was invented to create a day of pure enjoyment for children suffering from cancer. The racing car excursion counts on the fascination that a fast car provides – not only for children. The event starts at the car dealer Palfinger […] MEHR