Offenburg (dpa/lsw) – Highlight for classic car fans: More than 120 old and youngtimers take part in the “Paul Pietsch Classic” rally through the Black Forest, which started in Offenburg on Friday. The oldest car dates back to 1934: it is the open British sports car MG Magnette NA Open Tourer. The two-day rally covers around 500 kilometers through the southern and northern Black Forest and ends back in Offenburg on Saturday.

The classic rally is not about top speeds. The driver teams should be able to master tricky requirements on individual sections of the route and enjoy the landscape at the same time. The winner receives a laurel wreath and there are also non-cash prizes.

The ninth “Paul Pietsch Classic” rally takes place after a two-year break due to the pandemic. With the rally for cars built up to 2002, Motor Presse Stuttgart commemorates its founding publisher – the racing driver Paul Pietsch (1911-2012) from the Black Forest. Motor Presse Stuttgart has been organizing top-class classic rallies since 1998. The foundation stone was laid with the Silvretta Classic Rallye Montafon.