The most memorable moments of motorsport history
“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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Rallye Munich - Marrakesh 1990
Difficult conditions over 5.000 kilometres. Extreme heat and treacherous water hazards, require everything from the amateur rally drivers.
Today 18:15 - 18:35 (UTC)
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.
Today 23:30 - 23:55 (UTC)
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.
Today 17:45 - 18:15 (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.
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
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
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.