The race started at 1000m and the finish was at 2500m, with inclines between 6.4% and 11% both man and machine were pushed to the limits.
The races were legendary; marques such as BMW, MG, Bugatti, Mercedes-Benz, ERA, Auto Union, Fiat and Alfa Romeo were among the competitors. The mighty Silver Arrows from Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union showed up in 1938 and 1939. Richard John Beattie 'Dick' Seaman came in 1939 to race an ERA up the Grossglocker pass.
Although the Grossglockner Races ceased in 1939, the Grossglockner pass would continue to be used in Motorsport, incorporated in the International Austrian Alpine Rally's of the 1950's, which would be dominated by Denzel, Porsche and VW with the likes of Wolfgang Denzel, Otto Mathé, Paul Ernst Strähle and Dr Arnulf Pilhatsch behind the wheel.
2016 marks the 7th Grossglockner Hillclimb Meeting, the fourth of the present time, 92 bends, 14 hairpins and 13 km's with gradients of up to 11%.
A legendary Alpine pass awaits you and is definitely on our "to do list" in the near future...
More info here - Grossglockner Grandprix
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