Auto Union At Classic Nostalgia 2016


March 16, 2016 By Mike Lee
Last updated on March 16, 2016

Hans-Joachim Stuck
Some of the most historic competition days ever held at Shelsley Walsh will be recreated during our Classic Nostalgia weekend (July 16 & 17) with two iconic cars returning to the 111 year old Worcestershire hill.

An Auto Union Type C similar to the one that Hans Stuck drove on the hill in June 1936 is returning to Shelsley with none other than Stuck’s son, Hans-Joachim Stuck driving the incredible V16 Grand Prix turned-hill-climb-car that was such a stunning technological marvel at the time – and indeed still to this day. Hans Stuck was a European Champion hill climb driver to the extent that his ‘King of the Mountains’ name preceded him following his success at Austria’s highest mountain pass the Grossglockner hill climb, and at Klausen hill climb in Switzerland, events that held as much status as a win at Monza or the Nürburgring.

Celebrating the Auto Union’s visit fifty years after Stuck’s was Hannu Mikkola who in 1986 drove works Audi Sport Quattro Group B car to new Closed Car record at Shelsley of 29.51 seconds that stood for many years. This famous short wheel base Quattro ’44 WMN’ that drove in the British Rally Championship in 1986 in the hands of Mikkola, will too be returning to Shelsley Walsh over the July 16th and 17th Classic Nostalgia weekend.

For fans of the truly breath taking pre-war Grand Prix cars, the quite unbelievable Group B rallying era and of Hans Stuck who has won Le Mans, Sebring, the Nürburgring 24 hrs, the Sports Car World Championship and the DTM, it will be a weekend that one cannot miss at any costs.

Our thanks go to Audi Tradition and Audi UK for their tremendous help for this stunning gathering of genuinely priceless cars and also to Steve Perez the owner of the Audi Sport Quattro.