Opel will show and demonstrate several of its classic and vintage racecars at the 43rd Automobilclub von Deutschland Oldtimer Grand Prix at the Nürburgring later this month. The automaker says it will bring several rally cars spanning 50 years to the annual event, along with pre-war Grand Prix cars and both vintage and contemporary GT cars.
The majority of the cars Opel will bring to the Oldtimer Grand Prix are from its illustrious history in rallying. The Kadett A helped kick start Opel’s involvement in rally, however it was the Kadett B that put the Russelsheim-based automaker on the world motorsports stage. As such, Swedish driver Anders Kulläng’s Kadett B Rallye Coupé will be on display at the Oldertimer Grand Prix, along with a Kadett A, Kadett C GT/E and Kadett E GSi.
Representing contemporary GT cars will be the Astra GTC OPC, which currently races in the VLN Endurance Series. It will be joined by another modern day racer from the Opel Motorsport stable, the Adam R2 of 2015 FIA ERC Junior champion Emil Bergkvist.
Also on display at the Oldtimer Grand Prix will be the Opel Motorwagen 9/10 PS System Darracq, which won the ‘Light’ Class II category in a motor race at the Niederrad horse racing track in Frankfurt, Germany in 1903. This one-of-a-kind racecar will appear alongside two of Opel’s forerunners to today’s F1 cars, the 1913 4.0-liter Opel Grand Prix car and the 1914 12.3-liter Grand Prix car.
Racing enthusiasts will be able to see all these vintage machines both in action and stationary when the Oldtimer Grand Prix kicks off in Germany the weekend of August 7th.