Classic Car Rides
Record Classic Tour
Total of 170 cars started in the 8th annual ŠKODA AUTO Employee Classic Tour
he race route through the Mladá Boleslav plant premises, as well as the most beautiful places in Bohemian Paradise, welcomed the ŠKODA Classic Tour participants on Saturday, 4 September. The company employees and their families set off on the tour in cars produced before 1993. The starting field was dominated by ŠKODA cars, but there were also Porsches, Tatras, Velorexes and the iconic DeLorean, which was made famous by the Back to the Future films.
The crews were treated to three speed trials for regularity driving, where deviations from the prescribed time were measured at 0.01 s – similar to the most demanding classic car races. The overall winner of the competition was Zdeněk Vích, an automation mechatronics technician from the PF2-K – Body Shop Maintenance MB II department, who drove a 1966 Ford Mustang.
Two photo points were also set up on the route to mark the 120th anniversary of the brand’s involvement in motorsport; one featured the FABIA Rally2 evo racing special and the other a 130 RS coupé. In addition, this year’s Classic Tour also marked the 30th anniversary of the carmaker’s merger with the VW Group. ED
kilometres was the length of this year’s ŠKODA Classic Tour route.
A video of the event can be found on ŠKODA Space.
ŠKODA CLASSIC DAYS EVENT FOR JOURNALISTS HELD IN BĚLÁ POD BEZDĚZEM
conic ŠKODA racing specials to see, others to drive on the track, and meetings to join with motorsports legends. In mid-September, an attractive event was held for journalists in Bělá pod Bezdězem to celebrate 120 years of motorsport. The participants were welcomed by two legends of the Mladá Boleslav factory team: Ladislav Křeček, the multiple national rally champion, and Matthias Kahle, the former champion from Germany. The journalists were given rides in the cars by experienced pilots of vintage cars and drivers cooperating with ŠKODA Motorsport team, Jan Kopecký and Dominik Stříteský. Alongside the historical cars, the FABIA Rally2 evo and the electric-powered ŠKODA RE-X1 Kreisel special, based on the FABIA, also drove on the track. The programme also included a tour of the ŠKODA Motorsport facilities and the ŠKODA Museum in Mladá Boleslav, where the 120 Years of ŠKODA Motorsport exhibition has begun and will run until 20 March 2022. ED
On the track:
FABIA Rally2 evo
ŠKODA RE-X1 Kreisel
In the exhibition:
130 RS Blahna RMC 1977
OCTAVIA WRC Schwarz Safari Rally 2001
FABIA WRC Gardemeister Bettega Memorial 2003
FABIA S2000 Hänninen RMC 2010