From 1937 to 1974, the Ice Race in Zell am See was a mixture of breakneck skijoring* and car races on a frozen lake and the runways of nearby Alpen Airport. The newly relaunched and renamed GP Ice Race will bring back all the spectacle on 19th and 20th January 2019.
Rally cars of today will fight for victory, historic racing cars can be admired as well as the ancient sport of skijoring*. The organizers are Vinzenz Greger and Ferdinand Porsche. They claim – not without abundant self-interest – fans can “savor exciting motorsport and amusing entertainment.” GP Ice Race Ambassador Hans-Joachim Stuck promises: “The legend lives on, we are offering a weekend of down-to-earth motorsport.”
Race and rally cars of today will go head to head in different competitions. Historic motorsport cars will not only be shown on static displays but will do demo runs as well – all close together for fans.
“We will not issue VIP tickets to pits and paddock for privileged guests only. During our event every spectator will have the chance to get close to the action and the stars,” ‘Strietzel’ Stuck promises.
Skijoring is an ancient sport, where a person on skis is pulled with high speed over snow. From 1928 on, horses without a rider were used. Soon after, motorsport enthusiasts followed. In 1938, for the first time the skiers were pulled by motorized vehicles. Ice races for motorbikes and cars then followed.