The scent of times gone by.
The small village of Partenen. The swirling mists were hanging low over the Montafon valley. They rolled down from the mountain peaks to then mix with the wafts of petrol fumes. It was still only 6.47 a.m. when a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL from 1958 rolled by the spectators, but all tiredness was forgotten in a moment. Whilst the early sightseers marvelled wide-eyed at these jewels, two gentlemen dressed in 40s-style clothing ordered coffee at the bar. In the hospitality tent very different languages mixed with the region’s dialect. The owners and drivers of the 159 vehicles due to start that day had come from all over Europe in order to be able to participate in one of the year’s finest rallies: the 16th Silvretta Classic.