Veteran car races
Sachsen Classic in Mladá Boleslav
The popular historical cars race took place at ŠKODA AUTO’s home for the first time and led participants through the plant premises
he FELICIA convertible from 1962, the special 1100 OHC Roadster, two 110 R cars and the model 1100 MBX De Luxe: From 19 to 21 August, this ŠKODA brand fleet took part in the Sachsen Classic 2021 race. The veteran car race that was popular from the 1920s to the 1990s was organised in the spirit of commemorating 120 years of the Mladá Boleslav carmaker’s participation in motorsport, which is why the historical cars were diverted from the Saxon roads and, for the first time in the event’s history, headed during the final stage from Dresden to Mladá Boleslav and back. A special programme was prepared there, including lunch in the Aramark cafeteria at new Paint Shop. In front of Hall M13, where the ENYAQ iV is also produced, there was a photo shoot with the brand’s electric flagship car. At the test site, race participants tested their skills when they had to master the defined route and tasks on it as accurately as possible within the specified time. Before returning to the Saxon capital, the crews stopped at the ŠKODA Museum and drove through downtown Mladá Boleslav.
historical cars entered the race.
kilometres divided into three stages were covered by the drivers.
Journalists and representatives of the carmaker rode in the total of five cars sent to the race by the carmaker. However, there were more ŠKODA cars on the track; some were deployed by the German importer and ŠKODA AUTO Deutschland, and others were driven by private owners. Among the models from the ŠKODA Museum, the 1100 OHC Roadster, which is one of only two produced specimens, offered a unique spectacle. Among the rarities, there is the two-door 1100 MBX De Luxe from 1969, which impresses with the absence of B-pillars in its body. Thanks to this design, the car has an unusually airy interior when the windows are rolled down. ED
For us, participating in the Sachsen Classic is not only a matter of tradition but also a matter of the heart. Every year, we strive to enrich the starting field with attractive models from our past.
Head of GKM – ŠKODA Museum
From Prague to Bratislava and back
ŠKODA cars proudly participated in the 1,000 Miles of Czechoslovakia stage race
n the first half of the 1930s, local motoring enthusiasts adored the famous Italian endurance race, Mille Miglia, so much that they organised three years of the 1,000 Miles of Czechoslovakia race. The crews, including those in ŠKODA cars, drove the route from Prague to Bratislava and back twice in a row without a break. Today, this event is followed by a modern historical car race, which includes models manufactured before 1939. Following last year’s interlude, this year’s event took place in mid-August. With support from the carmaker, the newly renovated RAPID OHV car in a distinctive blue colour, which is part of the ŠKODA Museum’s collection, was introduced to the track and presented to the public for the first time after a thorough renovation.
As in the 1930s, the race started on Wednesday, 11 August, at the Autoklub ČR building in Opletalova Street in Prague and culminated three days later in the finish in front of the National Technical Museum. The racers crossed the original route only once, and the whole event was divided into three stages, driving on open roads in compliance with the traffic rules. In the end, 102 of the initial 117 cars made it all the way to the finish line. ED