Every year, the Classic Expo is dedicated to one or the other special topic that makes some four- and two-wheeler fans' hearts beat faster.
historical racing motorcycles
presented by IGFC | hall 9
The interest group Formula Classic, also known as IGFC for short, was founded in 2003 and consists of a small group of people dedicated to the history and maintenance of Austrian motorsport. Under the leadership of the former racing driver Wolfgang Stropek, the IGFC is regarded as the mastermind and processor in the international classic car scene and since 2010 also for the modern age, the "modern".
The club has made a name for itself primarily through the organization and implementation of various events in the classic car scene. Above all probably the "Int. Rupert Hollaus Memorial Race", in honor and in memory of the first and only solo motorcycle world champion on the road, Rupert Hollaus.
According to the motto: "If you don't know the past, you can't live the present nor shape the future", the IGFC presents at the Classic Expo 2022 historic racing motorcycles such as MV Agusta 3 and 4 cylinders or a Matchless G50, as well as modern representatives of the motorcycling.
In the course of the exhibition, also the winners of the "IGFC-CUP 2022" will be honored and receive their trophies and prizes. Literature about Austrian state champions and Austrian legends of motorcycling, written by Mayor Tumpser Herbert, Mayor in Traisen, birthplace of Rupert Hollaus, is presented, and memorabilia from Rupert Hollaus are also on display.
rally sport - historical to modern
presented by Rallye-Sport Promoter gGmbH | hall 9
The classic competition in motorsport goes back to the ancestor "Rallye Monte Carlo" in 1911. For the first time, the aim was to use the automobile for sport. Speed, maneuverability and acceleration became increasingly important in the hunt for best times. An endurance test for man and machine in wind and weather and adventurous track conditions in terms of distance and nature. With the progressive development of roads, infrastructure and vehicles, the demands of the rallies also changed. Mere long-distance reliability drives were no longer a reasonable challenge. The demands of rallies were increased with encrypted driving instructions and finding a specific route. The first orientation drives were very popular with rally drivers in the 1950s.
This was followed by the trend towards ever more powerful vehicles and ever more sporty tasks. The race for given average or target times began. The cockpits have been upgraded accordingly. Technical aids such as stopwatches and mechanical odometers could no longer be dispensed with, and teamwork between driver and co-driver became more and more important. In the mid-1970s, orientation drives on the popularity scale were replaced by record-breaking rallies. The rally cars are constantly being further developed and new technologies are used. The perfect interplay of driver and passenger plays a key role in orientation and best time trials, now more than ever. Away from the World Rally Championship, rallying is also very popular in mass sport, so that numerous regional rallies can be found in the motorsport calendar.
The Rallye-Sport Promoter gGmbH is dedicated to the emergence and development of rallying in the special show and presents the following vehicles, among others:
- Porsche 911 SC | Austrian state chmapion 2017 - Kris Rosenberger | vehicle only
- Ford Escort RS 2000 MK II | Austrian state chmapion 2022 - Lukas Schindelegger | vehicle and driver
- Opel Ascona | Rothmann Design - Mario Klepatsch
- SKODA FABIA Rally2 | Team Speedlife-Knobi.at, 3. ORM 2022
At the stand you can also expect an exciting exchange on the topic of "rally sport" with the Secretary General of the AMF, as well as a meet & greet with top drivers from the Austrian rally scene. More about this to be found in our programme.
100 anniversary of Jaguar
presented by Jaguarclub Austria | hall 10
2022 is a year of special anniversaries for the Jaguar Club Austria.
On the one hand, the cornerstone for the Jaguar brand was laid by Sir William Lyons in 1922 when he teamed up with his neighbor William Walmsley in a garage in Blackpool to build stylish sidecars. At the end of 1926 the first car bodies were built for other manufacturers. In autumn 1935 the first SS Jaguars appeared. At the time they were considered the poor man's Bentley and were available for around £385. After 1945 the company was renamed and new vehicles appeared almost every year. The XK120 was presented in 1949, followed by the C-Type and D-Type racing cars, which became LeMans series winners in the 1950s. The XK120 was replaced by the XK140 and subsequently by the XK150. With the Mark V, Mark VII and Mark IX, the sedan market also went "sporty" thanks to the in-line 6-cylinder overhead cam engine developed for the XK120. In the 1960s the time had come - the E-Type became a bestseller. The enumeration can be continued arbitrarily up to the present.
On the other hand, some passionate jaguarists decided 10 years ago to revitalize the club scene in Austria and laid the foundation for today's Jaguar Club Austria. Today it is the official representative of the Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club, the XK Club and the E-Type Club. In addition, the Jaguar Drivers' Club Austria, which has existed since the 1980s, was integrated. Since then, the Jaguar Club Austria has seen itself as a platform for all things Jaguar. Club evenings and trips are organized to promote the exchange of experiences with their "cats". For many years, efforts have been made to present classic cars as a cultural asset to a wider audience, such as this year at the Classic Expo in Salzburg.
On Saturday, 15 October all club members are invited to the stand to toast this anniversary.
The special display shows a small cross-section of the topic "Famous personalities and their big cats".
Discover the following models:
- original Jaguar XJ6 Series 2, Bruno Kreisky
- red E-Type known from the movie "Der Tod im roten Jaguar"
- XK120 modeled after Clark Gable
- an XJ-S like Princess Diana drove
- as well as a Lanchester E18 HP Special, built in 1937, which only existed twice in this form worldwide!
There is also racing air and Jaguar history with the original steering wheel of former Formula 1 driver Mark Webber.