In celebration of the Silvretta anniversary, Jochen Arden fulfilled a long cherished wish and drove the favorite Alps rally with his childhood friend as a Co-Pilot in the cockpit. In the pouring rain, the rally car, a Jaguar E-Type Convertible, build year 1961, was loaded and driven 1800 m up to Galtür.
There, 173 classic´s had a rendezvous. On the very first day Arden and Schmid succeeded in maintaining themselves in the field of experienced world-class rally drivers, despite the pouring rain, and came under the first 20 in the days overall standings. On the second day the Kings stage led over 2 huge Alpine passes. The 16 difficult special stages, 13 Time and 10-drive through controls throughout the whole three days brought almost all the teams penalty points.
In the end a satisfiying result in the middle of the field was achieved.« back to overview