The Solitude Revival 2019

Perfect weather, perfect event: the Solitude Revival was simply amazing. Especially the vehicles on the track with more than 40 racing teams. Here is the report by our photographer Rainer Selzer.

At the Glemseck every 2 years the air burns when motor sport lovers revive the old times  their classics in eight vehicle classes at the Solitude Revival. The Solitude Ring stands for racing history with 26 left-hander curves, 19 right-handers and 130 meters of elevation gain over 11.7 kilometers.

The forest is high and dense – the route profile is hilly – the course creates a peculiar and untypical for a modern race track connection between nature experience and technology. Outside the race weekend, the parts of the former round course are normal connecting roads between the cities of Leonberg, Sindelfingen and Stuttgart.

The more than 12,000 visitors were enthusiastic about the more than 430 vehicles and motorcycles. The myth of historic motor racing was omnipresent – no one could escape the fascination of racing car classics. Until the year 1965, the Solitude races were major events – up to 400,000 people besieged the 11.7 km long track.

The Porsche Museum was again represented this year with iconic racing cars. The 550 A Spyder from 1956, the Porsche 917 KH in Gulf optics, the 356B Carrera GTL Abarth or the 718 RS 60 Spyder.

The Solitude revival not only saw racing car generations: Hans Herrman, Bernhard Mahle and Herbert Linge, the legends of the 50s and 60s – Walter Röhrl and Hans-Joachim Stuck the winners of the 70s – and 80s and with Marc Lieb, Stéphane Ortelli and André Lotterer the younger drivers.

Our photographer Rainer Selzer was part of the event. His summary: “Historic motorsport at its finest – a perfect organization and many bright faces. I like coming back in 2021 …”

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