Conquering The Hill

For the 15th time, the Arosa ClassicCar took place over the weekend. The international classic car hill climb was an opportunity for classics of different types running between Langwies and Arosa in the Swiss canton of Graubünden.

Arosa ClassicCar may not be as well known as the other famous hill climbs, but the FIA-calendared event attracted over 160 cars to participate this year, with around 27,000 enthusiasts joining in for the racing atmosphere. At a distance of 7.3 km, the route has a 422 metre of altitude difference, 76 corners – including three hairpins – and some rapid downhill sprint, which is pretty demanding, to say the least.

The most exclusive cars at the start were the two Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing brought to the event by IWC Racing, driven by DTM legend racer Bernd Schneider and Swiss actor Max Loong whose father was a famous racing driver. Swiss driver Thomas Amweg claimed the winning trophy with the Martini BMW Mk50 F2, and he also created a new record at 4:06.16 for the 7.3 km course. But just like all classic car events, the variety of machines running on the same route is what makes Arosa ClassicCar so appealing.