Classic Races turns back the clock and takes viewers on an exciting voyage through time to the most famous races in the world like the The Pikes Peak Hill Climb, Argentina Road Grand Prix and many more. Classic Races presents the most legendary races in the history of motorsports and provides viewers with original footage from the gripping race action and the epic road battles of those days.
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Touring Car Grand Prix, Argentina 1964
Tropical temperatures, never-ending dust and curves: those are just some of the many difficulties for man and machine during the 1964 Grand Prix in Argentina. This race was responsible for taking the Mercedes brand to the top.
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Grand Prix Races since 1934
Since 1934 the Grand Prix has been the most exciting and fascinating world championship in the world. With its state-of-the-art vehicles featuring horsepower from the biggest brands, it never fails to wow its viewers.
Le Mans 1952
1952. Start of the legendary 24 hour endurance race at Le Mans. A race steeped in history. The Mercedes returns to the famous circuit after 22 years. And Ferrari uses factory works team cars for the first time.
Can-Am Series 1973
You are looking at a Group 7 sports racer. Built with a few restrictions regarding engine, chassis or body, these cars are considered to be the unlimiteds of road racing cars. Traditionally they had been powered by Chevrolet engines of up to 510 cubic inches in size and producing around 750 horsepower. Since 1967 the Canadian American Challenge Cup Series for Group 7 cars has been dominated by the orange machines of the powerful McLaren Team.
1000 km Race Nurburgring 1984
Nuerburgring one of the world´s classic race circuits set on'. germany Eifel mountains. But time has changed. The historic 22 kilometers has been ' off and a modern clinical 4,5 kilometer race track has taken its place. For the past year'. have planed the land and financiers have '. 20 million pounds into 'Der neue Nuerburgring' this was a scene last year 1.000 kilometers.
Rallye Argentina 1997
In the dusty winding road in the Andes Mountains the rallye was based on the city of cordoba. Spectators whether on horseback or on foot thrown into the 23 stages over 3 days.
Rallye Portugal 1997
After the hot dusty planes of Africa the series returned to Europe for the fourth round. The first real gravel rally of the year. Based in the seaside resort of forget a davos the 1997 rallye of Portugal visited some countries picturesque locations.
Rallye Corsica 1997
Round six of the FIA World Rally Championship was held on the Mediterranean island of Corsica. With its narrow, twisty mountain roads. 1997 was the 41st running of the tour de course. Based in the island´s capital at Ajaccio, the three day event included over two hundred kilometers of new stages.
Porsche Carrera Cup 1990
1990 saw the launch of the inaugural season of the fastest brand trophy in the world: the Porsche Carrera Cup. The new Carrera 2 Cup Coupe with an output of 265 hp generated by a powerful 6-cylinder double-piston engine and 35 hot-blooded, ambitious race drivers made for the juciest racing tale in the world.
Rallye Munich - Marrakesh 1990
Difficult conditions over 5.000 kilometres. Extreme heat and treacherous water hazards, require everything from the amateur rally drivers.
Rallye Sport 1984
1984. The rally professionals and Drift-artists, Hannu Mikkola, Walter Röhrl, Björn Waldegaard, Marku Alen and the rally- Amazon, Michele Mouton, fighting fiercly in Europe and Africa for the World Championship title.
Rallye Sport 1983
1983 - Audi introduced the Quattro drive and with it, brought a new dimension to rally racing. The races became harder and more brutal. The strain on drivers, vehicles and mechanics is sometimes limitless.
German Touring Championship 1995
Exciting, brutal and thrilling. The 1995 German Touring Car Championships. And with powerful races - also successful on the international stage. Mercedes driver Bernd Schneider dominated and won the title.
Rallye Year 1972 - A Ford Success Story
The international championship for manufacturers was a rally series which ran from 1970 to 1972. Car manufacturers such as Porsche, Renault and Ford all took part, with Ford having an exceptionally successful year in 1972
BMW Motorsport 1976
In 1976, the 3-liter BMW CSL was one of the dream cars of BMW Motorsports history in the 70's. It won numerous championships. BMW was also very successful with other models in motorsport.
German Touring Championship 1993
Tough, fierce battles and always exciting: In 1993 the 'German Touring Championship' was already in the year 1993 was considered one of the best touring-car-series in the world. With Alfa Romeo, a new manufacturer took part in the championship.
Quattro - Victory of an Idea
With the launch of the four-wheel drive 'Quattro', Audi changed the rally word. Advanced engineering not only changed the drivability of the rally cars, but also confronted the drivers with new problems.
Mercedes Races Again 1954/55
In 1954, after more than 20 years of abstinence, Mercedes returns to Grand Prix racing. With a lot of engagement, advanced engineering and with the best Grand-Prix-drivers of the world, Mercedes wanted to be enjoy success in motorsports again.
The Rallye World Championship 1982
The African continent is always a difficult terrain for rally drivers. That wasn't any different for the 1982 World Rally Championship, when heat, dust, mud and hardly passable routes posed major challenges for drivers, co-drivers and engines.
Quattro The New Dimension 1985
With the introduction of the Group D-Monsters in the World Rally Championships, the fight for the title got harder and harder. Thats why Audi brought a strong trump onto the road in 1985 - The Sport Quattro. And with it began a new dimension.
German Rallye Championship 1983
The German rally championship is one of the most popular motorsport series and has been running since 1970. At the 1983 race, the sporty models from Opel saw exceptional success.
Indy 500 1994
The Indy 500 is one of the world's most spectacular motor races in the world. Watched by a huge number of people, this motorsports event doesn't fail to impress at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
German Touring Championship 1992
The 1992 German Touring Car Championship is one of the most important racing series in German motorsport for sure. It's hard, merciless and well known for its die-hard battles between the ruthless competitors.
The Golden Age of Rallying
Heart racing, heavy breathing, the goal in sight... the chequered flag. Classic Races highlights the most memorable moments of motor sport history.