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Design, passion, horsepower and the perfect backdrop

An Alfa Romeo 1750 GS dating back to 1931? A BMW 328 dating back to 1938? A Ferrari 250 PF? Or a Mercedes 300 SL? There's something for each and every classic car enthusiast at the Gstaad Classic. The Oehrli body work experts, unique specialists, are on hand for anyone who wants to do something good for their car.

The roar of the engines. The sexy sweeping curves of the car chassis. The perfect road positioning in the curve on a pass road. A procession of veritable works of art on wheels. At the Gstaad Classic Audemars Piguet, the international participants savour the mix of sporting rallying and a diverse accompanying programme of events. Outstanding beauties turn up for the event every two years. Whether Aston Martin, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo, Jaguar, Ferrari, Maserati, Mercedes and Porsche. Built between 1930 and 1970, they are not unlike Hollywood divas: with each year they become more sought-after and gleam and radiate their beauty at every event without any sign of ageing.

Rally and the Parc Fermé

The three stages of the rally route pass through the picturesque countryside of the Swiss Alps, often on mountain roads closed to the public. In the Regularity Rally, it is all about covering a specific distance as closely as possible to the target time given. Competition still reigns, yet discreetly and stylishly. On the last day of the event, spectators can admire the amazing cars in the Parc Fermé right in the very heart of Gstaad. New friendships are made and people talk shop, admire and swap hints about their cars.

In place of Botox & etc.: Simon Oehrli Vehicle Workshop

Simon Oehrli is to historical documents what many a plastic surgeon is to movie stars! As a wainwright, working in Lauenen near Gstaad, he reconstructs vintage cars, water wheels and other historical museum pieces based on historical models. The different between what Simon Oehrli does and botox: stars want to look younger, whereas Simon ensures everything remains true to the original. He worked for seven months on a 1935 Bentley in his workshop in Lauenen. Next in line for his attention is a 1951 Fiat 500" Topolino" with a ruined wooden chassis. Not a problem for the expert, with 21 different types of wood in his workshop! However, Simon Oehrli can also machine metal perfectly and always works with panel beaters when restoring old cars. It is simply so handy to have an expert like this so close to one of the most beautiful classic rallys, the Gstaad Classic. More information: www.wagnerei-oehrli.ch.

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The region has a further 9 chalet villages alongside Gstaad, located at an altitude of between 1,000 and 1,400 metres. Yet despite its style and class, Gstaad has remained genuinely Alpine and down-to-earth. It is proud of its tradition and lives and breathes it every day.

Over a thousand cultural and sporting events are available to visitors every year, including top events with an international reputation. In addition, visitors will find first-class hotels, outstanding shopping facilities along the traffic-free promenade and an airport in Saanen.

Contact

Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus
Promenade 41
CH - 3780 Gstaad
Tel +41 33 748 81 81
Fax +41 33 748 81 83
info@gstaad.ch

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