Porsche 908/3 ex-Jo Siffert, Porsche 356 GTL Abarth ex-Ben Pon/Carel de Beaufort, Porsche 911 ST ex-Björn Waldegaard, Porsche 356/2-052 Gmünd ex-Otto Mathé, Porsche 356/2-003 Gmünd Cabriolet Beutler and Porsche 356/2-004 Gmünd Coupé: only to mention six of an incredibile elevated number of beautiful and rare Porsches that the spectators saw last week-end at the Arosa ClassicCar hill climb in Switzerland. And last but not least: the overall winner was the same as last year: Armin Zumtobels’s Porsche 906.
Porsche AG invited also Roland Asch with a 2010 Porsche 997 GT3 RS and ex-world rally champion Björn Waldegaard with a 2004 Porsche 996 GT3 Rally as race-taxi drivers for VIP- and journalists-rides. Porsche Museum brought also a 1978 Porsche 911 SC Safari Rally driven 34 years ago by Björn Waldegaard. It is wellknown that the great Swedish rally-driver Björn Waldegaard drove very often for the Porsche official team at several rallies but he was also member of the official Porsche works team during the 1970 Targa Florio. Together with Richard Attwood , Björn Waldegaard finished 5th overall at the Targa Florio with a 908/3 with the famous blue and orange colors.
Wearing just for our picture the famous Porsche 908 blue jacket of the Porsche 356 Club of Japan with the orange arrow, Björn Waldegaard told us that Jo Siffert was very kind with him: “I was new in the team as at the Targa Florio and Jo helped me very much explaining all the track. Then he brought me to the airport with his 911”, said Björn Waldegaard.Porsche Museum brought also two others cars – a 1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GT and a 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet – to Arosa but one of the Arosa ClassicCar highlight was the fact that it was the first time that spectators could admire at the same time all the three very rare swiss Porsche 356/2 Gmünd, among them the two oldest Porsche 356 with rear engine of the world: 356/2-003 Gmünd Cabriolet Beutler and Porsche 356/2-004 Gmünd Coupé. The same family-owner brought also a 356/052 Gmünd Coupé ex-Otto-Mathé, a very rare 356 Continental Cabriolet and a beautiful 356 red Cabriolet with black top. Others Porsche 356 Club of Switzerland members brought to Arosa more than 30 beautiful cars.
All the participants were very happy to discover the Arosa ClassicCar hill climb. The race track is a windy 7.8 km road from Langwies to Arosa, including 76 turns and an altitude difference of 422 metres. It is the only track in Switzerland with a downhill stretch of 1.2 km. Let us also mention that main sponsor Audi participated at the Arosa ClassicCar with its swiss works driver and double-24 Hours Le Mans overall winner 2011 and 2012 Marcel Fässler as Race-taxi driver with an Audi R8. The same did also Audi-ambassador and newly retired swiss ski-star Didier Cuche. Ex-German rally champion Harald Demuth did exhibition runs at the hill climb with the ex-Walter Röhrl Pike Peaks Audi Sport Quattro S1. The organizing committee* is looking forward for the 9 th Arosa ClassicCar hill climb, from 29th August – 1st September 2013