Volvo Cars’ Motorsport History Reflected At Techno - Classica: "Volvos At Speed"
With almost 200,000 visitors from more than 40 countries, Techno-Classica is the world’s largest indoor expo for classic cars. It reflects the worldwide billion-dollar industry that has grown out of the passion for motoring history. Techno-Classica clearly demonstrates how a growing number of car manufacturers have realised how important it is for their brand to showcase its history. Volvo Cars takes part in Techno-Classica for the 11th time this year.
Volvo Cars’ theme for 2014 is motorsport – “Volvos at Speed.” Six cars will represent Volvo Cars´ success both in rallying and on the race track, from the 1960s until the present day. At the Volvo booth visitors will be able to see:
The winning car from the Safari Rally in 1965, a Volvo PV544. The car was driven by brothers Joginder and Jaswant Singh who represented the host nation, Kenya.
A rally version of the Volvo 122S Amazon – an exact replica of the car that won the classic Acropolis Rally in Greece in 1965.
A Volvo 240 Turbo Group A, an original car from the period in the mid 80’s when Volvo enjoyed huge touring car racing success winning the European Championships in 1985
A Volvo 850 Estate – the car that took Europe’s racing scene by storm in 1994 when it debuted in the prestigious British Touring Car Championship (BTCC). It was the first time a factory team turned an estate car into a serious racing contender.
The winning car from the British Touring Car Championship in 1998 – a Volvo S40. In the hands of Swedish racing star Rickard Rydell, it was one of the most victorious cars in Volvo’s motorsport history.
A Volvo S60 Polestar – a modern incarnation of Volvo Racing, and one of the winning cars from the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship in 2013.