Classic Races

The most memorable moments of motorsport history

Classic Races

“Classic Races” takes all viewers on an exciting voyage through time to the most famous race tracks in the world. The show looks back at the most legendary races of the last decades and you can even hear the original comments.

“Classic Races” presents the highlights of motorsport history: tumultuous dirt-track rallies, the last turns towards the summit of Pike´s Peak, the Argentine Road Grand Prix and many more. Classic Races turns back the clock and viewers are fascinated by the gripping race action and the epic road battles of those days.

In 1987 when Walter Roehrl went on a PR-trip for Audi to the USA, he didn´t even know the legendary Pike´s Peak track. By then Roehrl had already won the World Rally Championship twice und was simply looking forward to the most famous hill climb in the world, starting at an altitude of 9000 feet and finishing at 14.000 feet. The road surface was gravel and Audi wanted to establish a new record. They even go further back in time, e.g. into the 60ies when Mercedes Benz dominated the Argentine Road Grand Prix and Alfa, Lancia & Co. only saw their tail lights.

Finally “Classic Races” shows the beginnings of motor racing: the first races with the “Race Car of Auto Union”, the “Silver Arrows” of that time, in the first half of the 30ies.

“Classic Races” shows a world of pure motorsports: unique, historic, man against man, extremely dangerous motorsport without any of the modern security standards.

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  • Quattro - Victory of an Idea

    1980. With the launch of the four wheel drive 4WD, Audi changed the rally world. Advanced engineering not only changed the drivability of the rally cars, but also confronted the drivers with new problems.

    21.05.2019 21:05 - 22:00 (UTC)

  • The Rallye World Championship 1982

    The Rally World Championship 1982. Heat, dust, mud and negotiable routes set a difficult problem for drivers, Co-drivers and engines with almost unbelievable exertions.

    28.05.2019 21:05 - 21:30 (UTC)

  • Le Mans 1952

    1952. Start of the legendary 24 hour endurance race at Le Mans. A race steeped in history. The Mercedes returns to the famous circuit after 22 years. And Ferrari uses factory works team cars for the first time.

    28.05.2019 21:30 - 22:00 (UTC)

  • German Touring Championship 1993

    The German Touring Championship was already in the year 1993 one of the best touring-car-series in the world. Tough, fierce battles and always exciting. And a new manufacturer took part in the championship.

    04.06.2019 21:10 - 21:35 (UTC)

  • Rallye Munich - Marrakesh 1990

    Difficult conditions over 5.000 kilometres. Extreme heat and treacherous water hazards, require everything from the amateur rally drivers.

    04.06.2019 21:35 - 22:00 (UTC)

  • German Touring Championship 1992

    The 1992 German touring car championship: most definitely one of the most important racing series in German motorsport. Hard, merciless and well known for its die-hard battles from its ruthless competitors.

    11.06.2019 21:05 - 21:30 (UTC)

  • Touring Car Grand Prix, Argentina 1964

    Tropical temperatures, never-ending dust and curves - some of the many difficulties for man and machine during the 1964 grand prix in Argentina. This race was responsible for taking the Mercedes brand to the top.

    11.06.2019 21:30 - 22:00 (UTC)

  • Mercedes Races Again 1954/55

    1954. Mercedes races again. After more than 20 years of abstinence Mercedes returns in the Grand-Prix - circuit. With a lot of engagement, advanced engineering and with the best Grand-Prix-drivers of the world.

    18.06.2019 21:00 - 22:00 (UTC)

  • German Touring Championship 1995

    Exciting, brutal and thrilling. The 1995 German Touring Car Championships. And with powerful races - also successful on the international stage. Mercedes driver Bernd Schneider dominated and won the title.

    25.06.2019 20:55 - 21:20 (UTC)

  • Rallye Sport 1983

    1983 - Audi introduced the Quattro drive and with it, brought a new dimension to rally racing. The races became harder and more brutal. The strain on drivers, vehicles and mechanics is sometimes limitless.

    25.06.2019 21:20 - 21:50 (UTC)

  • Rallye Corsica 1997

    Round six of the FIA World Rally Championship was held on the Mediterranean island of Corsica. With its narrow, twisty mountain roads. 1997 was the 41st running of the tour de course. Based in the island`s capital.

  • Pikes Peak

    The Pikes Peak Hill Climb of 1987: A rather different type of race in the mountains of Colorado, USA. It`s unique, fascinating and full of adventure.

  • Rallye Portugal 1997

    After the hot dusty planes of Africa the series returned to Europe for the fourth round. The first real gravel rally of the year. Based in the seaside resort of forget a davos the 1997 rallye of Portugal visited some

  • Rallye Argentina 1997

    In the dusty winding road in the Andes Mountains the rallye was based on the city of cordoba. Spectators whether on horseback or on foot thrown into the 23 stages over 3 days.

  • 1000 km Race Nurburgring 1984

    Nuerburgring one of the worlds classic race circuits set on germany Eifel mountains. But time has changed. The historic 22 kilometers has been off and a modern clinical 4,5 kilometer race track has taken its place

  • Can-Am Series 1973

    You are looking at a Group 7 sports racer. Built with a few restrictions regarding engine, chassis or body, these cars are considered to be the unlimiteds of road racing cars. Traditionally they had been powered by Che

  • Porsche Carrera Cup 1990

    1990 was a breathtaking year at the Porsche Carrera Cup! The fastest and most exciting cup of a brand. After a break, Porsche started with the new Carrera 2 Cup Coupe with 265hp generated by a powerful 6 cylinder engine

  • BMW Motorsport 1976

    In 1976, the 3 Litre BMW CSL was one of the dream cars of BMW Motorsports history in the 70`s. It won numerous championships. BMW was also very successful with other models in motorsport.

  • Rallye Sport 1984

    1984. The rally professionals and Drift-artists, Hannu Mikkola, Walter Röhrl, Björn Waldegaard, Marku Alen and the rally- Amazon, Michele Mouton, fighting fiercly in Europe and Africa for the World Championship title.

  • Grand Prix Races since 1934

    Since 1934 the Grand Prix has been the most exciting and fascinating world championship in the world. With its state-of-the-art vehicles with horsepower from the biggest brands it never fails to wow its viewers.

  • Quattro The New Dimension 1985

    In 1985 Audi needed to make its mark in motorsport and did exactly that with the Quattro. On the rally scene the guys down at Ingolstadt got their hands on something which is truly of a new dimension.

  • German Rallye Championship 1983

    The German rally championship is one of the most popular motorsport series which has been running since 1970. In its 1983 race the sport model from Opel saw exceptional success.

  • Indy 500 1994

    One of the world`s most spectacular racing cars in the world: the Indy 500. Watched by a huge number of people it doesn`t fail to impress at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

  • Rallye Year 1972 - A Ford Success Story

    The international championship for manufacturers was a rally series which ran from 1970 - 72. Car manufacturers such as Porsche, Renault and Ford all took part, with Ford having an exceptionally successful year in 1972

  • The Golden Age of Rallying

    Heart racing, heavy breathing, the goal in sight... the chequered flag. Classic Races highlights the most memorable moments of motor sport history.