Thousands of visitors poured into Schloss Dyck for the annual Classic Days celebration from 5-7 August, with priceless rarities dotted all around the castle’s grounds. Mario Laguna reports.
Schloss Dyck Classic Days celebrated its eleventh anniversary this year, and to mark the event drew together a spectacular selection of early Porsche 911 and 912s built between 1965 and 1967, which were put on show in front of the orangery.
However, it was a 1968 example which picked up the latest FIVA Preservation Award and the chance to be put on show at UNESCO’s Paris headquarters later this year.
Also capturing the imagination of the crowd was a charming 1965 Fiat 1100 TV Boano Giannini presented in two-tone livery. The attractive coupé boasted lightweight aluminium bodywork.
Nearby, a 1947 Delahaye 135 cabriolet wore rare bodywork by Dutch coachbuilder Pennock, which was flanked by a stunning Talbot-Lago T26 from the same year.
The event also honoured German race ace Wolfgang von Trips by putting on display his personal 1959 Ferrari 250GT Pininfarina. Chassis 1263GT enjoyed a great deal of attention throughout the weekend.
Jaguar Heritage made the journey from Coventry with several interesting vehicles in tow, including the reconstructed mid-engined XJ13 with recent bodywork by Abbey Panels.
Group A – 1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
Group B – 1937 Buick Open Coupe 40 Series
Group C – 1959 Borgward Isabella TS Cabriolet (People’s Choice)
Group D – 1965 Porsche 356SC Cabriolet
Group E – 1971 Thurner RSR
FIVA Preservation Award – 1968 Porsche 911
Thanks to Norbert Freiberg