An exciting final stage concluded this year’s Sachsen Classic rally in front of the Transparent Factory in Dresden. The 15th edition of the rally, which is steeped in tradition, took place in a picturesque setting in Saxony. Two classic cars from the Porsche Museum collection took to the start line this year: the Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 Targa (1976) and the Porsche 911 SC 3.0 Targa (1981).
Dr. Joachim Lamla, Financial Director at Porsche Leipzig GmbH, competed in the 200-hp Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 Targa from 1976: “This was the sixth time I have participated in the Sachsen Classic rally. I enjoy driving along this picturesque course time and time again. The combination of countryside, classic vehicles and excited spectators at the side of the road gives this rally a particular flair.” In the overall evaluation the Porsche Museum team occupied a middling position.
As is tradition, the tour was launched on Thursday from the Platz der Völkerfreundschaft (“Friendship Square”) in Zwickau. From here, the 180 teams began the first stage, which runs through the Sachsenring racing circuit and includes the “Steilen Wand” (“steep wall”) in Meerane. The Erz mountains stage on the second day stretches from Zwickau to the day’s destination, Bad Schandau, via the Czech Republic. The final day of the rally was devoted to the journey from Bad Schandau to the finish line in Dresden. In a change from last year, the course went via Bautzen, the Panschwitz-Kuckau monastery and the Rödertal race course. Across the entire route numerous special stages tested the driving skills.
50 years ago, Porsche achieved its first overall victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with the 917 KH.