Former rally and auto racing driver Walter Röhrl is among the celebrities expected at the first Hamburg Motor Classics in the exhibition halls from October 13-15, 2017. Invited by MSC Trittau, Röhrl is the only German World Rally Champion and will be accompanied by his long-time co-pilot Christian Geistdörfer. Klaus-Joachim “Jochi” Kleint, the former European Rally Champion, and his co-driver Gunter Wanger, are also expected in Hamburg’s Messe.
Röhrl’s Audi Sport Quattro among attractions
Cars driven by the former champions will also go on show. “They include a replica of the Audi Sport Quattro driven by Walter Röhrl at Pikes Peak in 1987,” said Klaus Frieg, spokesman for MSC Trittau. In 1987, Röhrl set up a new record in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado where Kleint also competed in a 500 PS-strong Golf II with two engines. Kleint’s Opel Ascona B rally car will also be among the exhibits.
Champions in Hamburg
Röhrl won the European Championship in 1974 and the World Championships in 1980 and 1982. Geistdörfer was his co-driver for many years. Kleint’s greatest success was his win at the European Rally Championship in 1979 with his co-pilot Wanger. In 1981, Kleint came third at the Monte Carlo Rally in his Opel Ascona.