Thousands flock to Schloss Dyck

| 15 Aug 2012

More than 27,000 enthusiasts swarmed to Schloss Dyck near Jüchen in Germany for the seventh annual Classic Days event from 3-5 August.

Guest of honour was Sir Stirling Moss, driving Juan Manuel Fangio’s legendary Mercedes 300SLR 658, which finished second to Moss and Denis Jenkinson aboard 722 in the 1955 Mille Miglia.

A section of the paddock showcased the English driver’s old racers, which included a Maserati 250F and the Jaguar MkVII in which he competed at Le Mans in ’54.

The 84-year-old retired Mercedes racer Hans Herrmann also made it to the event, along with former Le Mans winners Jochen Mass and Gijs van Lennep, plus Christian Geistdörfer, who twice won the WRC driver’s title with Walter Röhrl.

The show included a concours d’elegance and racing for competition machinery, road cars and ’bikes, plus demonstration runs of classics such as a Bentley Boys’ racer.

Meanwhile, the paddock featured exhibitions of classic camping, automobilia and period fashion.

Next year’s event will be held from 2-4 August.

Pictures: Ralph Dolega