ŠKODA AUTO’s appearance at the Sachsen Classic 2021 in pictures
ŠKODA AUTO, the Czech car manufacturer, continues its tradition of entering selected ŠKODA Classic models in the renowned classic car rally. This year’s event (19 – 21/08/2021) took the participants to Mladá Boleslav for the first time to mark 120 years of ŠKODA Motorsport. ŠKODA 1100 OHC was one of the special highlights in the 170-strong field of participants.
This year, ŠKODA AUTO took part in the ‘Sachsen Classic’ vintage car rally (19 – 21/08/2021) with five historic ŠKODA models. The route began in Zwickau and continued through the Ore Mountains to Dresden. The third stage was held under the banner of ‘120 years of ŠKODA Motorsport’.
The participants drove from Dresden to ŠKODA AUTO’s headquarters in Mladá Boleslav before returning again to Dresden. These selected pictures offer an overview of the different vehicles and the action along the course.
ŠKODA AUTO at Sachsen Classic 2021
This year’s event (19 – 21/08/2021) took the participants to Mladá Boleslav for the first time to mark 120 years of ŠKODA Motorsport. One of the absolute highlights among the vehicles taking part was the ŠKODA 1100 OHC Roadster.
ŠKODA 1100 OHC
The vehicle from 1957 reaches a top speed of 200 kilometres per hour.
The open-top racing car belongs to the ŠKODA Museum collection and is one of only two examples ever produced.
ŠKODA 110 R
The ŠKODA 110 R with its sporty, elegantly designed coupé body was a great sales success in its day.
It also served as the technical basis for the celebrated ŠKODA 180 RS rally and racing cars as well as the 200 RS and 130 RS, which gained fame as the ‘Porsche of the East’.
ŠKODA 1100 MBX De Luxe
The body of the two-door variant of the popular ‘MB’ lacks the upper parts of the B-pillars, which is why the interior feels particularly airy with the windows down.
The ŠKODA FELICIA convertible from 1962 is one of the most beautiful vehicles in Czech automotive history.
ŠKODA OCTAVIA TOURING SPORT
The ŠKODA OCTAVIA TOURING SPORT (TS) secured numerous victories at international rallies in the early 1960s, continuing the motorsport tradition of the car manufacturer from Mladá Boleslav.
The RAPID succeeded the 110 S and GARDE coupés. From 1983, it had a updated body, and from 1984 a 1.3- instead of a 1.2-litre engine. The model shown was entered by ŠKODA AUTO Germany.
ŠKODA AUTO is successfully steering through the new decade with the NEXT LEVEL – ŠKODA STRATEGY 2030. It aims to be one of the five best-selling brands in Europe by 2030 with an attractive line-up in the entry-level segments and additional emodels. It is emerging as the leading European brand in India, Russia and North Africa.
ŠKODA AUTO currently offers its customers ten passenger-car series: the FABIA, RAPID, SCALA, OCTAVIA and SUPERB as well as the KAMIQ, KAROQ, KODIAQ, ENYAQ iV and KUSHAQ. It delivered over one million vehicles to customers around the world in 2020. ŠKODA AUTO has been a member of the Volkswagen Group for 30 years. The Volkswagen Group is one of the most successful vehicle manufacturers in the world.
ŠKODA AUTO independently manufactures and develops not only vehicles but also components such as engines and transmissions in association with the Group. It operates at three sites in the Czech Republic; manufactures in China, Russia, Slovakia and India primarily through Group partnerships, as well as in Ukraine with a local partner.
ŠKODA AUTO employs more than 43,000 people globally and is active in over 100 markets.