Arosa Classic Car 2013: Timeless beauty in pictures

The organisers describe it as the ‘Little Monaco of the Mountains’. The International Arosa ClassicCar hill climb, which runs from Langwies to Arosa (not so far from Davos and Klosters), is a refreshing relaxation of Switzerland’s normally draconian rules on speeding...

This year, the ninth in its history, some 150 competitors, ranging from a Porsche 906 to a Morgan Three-wheeler, were entered for runs on the 7.8-kilometre course… that includes 76 corners.

An experienced driver in a fast historic racing car will accomplish the feat in just under five minutes – an impressive sight. And the less talented? Just take a look at the crowds that gather at the more challenging spots, waiting for an unsuspecting novice to make a mistake…

Photos: Urs Homberger

For those looking for a masterclass on how to drive the event, see our video from behind the wheel of a 1959 Porsche 356 A, in 2012.