ADAC Heidelberg Historic Classic car rally
The ADAC Heidelberg Historic Classic car rally drives through Kraichgau, Kurpfalz, Madonnenland, Odenwald and Zabergäu from July 13 to 15
Sinsheim/Heidelberg. From July 13 to 15, classic car fans will get their money’s worth. Then the 27th ADAC Heidelberg Historic will roam over 520 kilometers through more than 100 communities from Kraichgau, Kurpfalz, Madonnenland and Odenwald to Zabergäu. The start and finish are traditionally at the Technik Museum in Sinsheim. For spectators, there are many opportunities to marvel at the automotive treasures along the route, during breaks, drive-through controls or one of the 18 special stages. The 180 vehicles start at minute intervals, which means three hours of pure classic car enjoyment, no matter where you position yourself along the route.
The event begins on Thursday evening at 5 p.m. at the technical scrutineering of the classic cars in the courtyard of the TÜV SÜD Service Center in Sinsheim. Each vehicle will be checked for road safety and presented to the public by a moderator – even at this early stage, classic car enthusiasts will get their money’s worth and can admire the vehicles in peace and quiet while enjoying the relaxed atmosphere and refreshments.
The vehicles will then officially start in Sinsheim on Friday morning from 8 a.m. at one-minute intervals. Highlights of Friday’s stage include the drive-through checks at the castle in Bruchsal (from 9.20 a.m.), in Mühlhausen at the Kirchplatz (from 11 a.m.) or at Heidelberg’s town hall in the old town (from 2.30 p.m.). The legendary circuit in Spechbach, starting at 4 p.m. in the afternoon, is again a fixed program item that young and old can look forward to.
On Saturday, the rolling museum is expected in Auerbach from 9 a.m. in front of the town hall, drive-through controls with moderator and catering are among others in Zweiflingen at the town hall square (from 11.15 a.m.) and in Stockheim in front of the old wine press (from 2.15 p.m.). A good opportunity to marvel at the historic treasures more extensively is offered by breaks at Wimmers Landwirtschaft in Wiesloch (Friday from 11:20 a.m.) and at the Audi Forum in Neckarsulm (Saturday from 1 p.m.).
At the finish line, the vehicles will be expected at the Technik Museum in Sinsheim from 4.45 p.m. on Friday and from 3.35 p.m. on Saturday. An original North American campmobile from the ADAC travel agency in North Baden will also be on display there on both days. The club’s travel and tourism experts will be offering tips and tricks for planning the right vacation and route.
The 27th ADAC Heidelberg Historic will feature rarities from all eras of automotive history, including numerous pre-war vehicles. The oldest vehicle ever to take part in the popular classic car rally organized by ADAC Nordbaden will be the Chenard & Walcker T3 Torpedo, built in 1923. It achieved 11th place in the first 24 Hours of Le Mans race in 1923 as the winner’s sister car. The NSU 1200 TT or the beautifully designed Shelby Cobra 427 S/C from 1965 are also legendary sports cars at this year’s classic car rally. Also worth seeing are historical treasures such as the Mercedes-Benz Pagoda, the Porsche 356, the Jaguar E-Type, the NSU RO 80 with the then innovative Wankel engine, as well as the VW T2 flatbed from 1970, which is atypical for rallies, or the Mini Van from 1977.
All relevant information for spectators, such as the moderation and hospitality points along the route, as well as a presentation of the participating vehicles, can be found at www.heidelberg-historic.de