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160504 ŠKODA Duo starts in fifth Bodensee Klassik

160504 ŠKODA Duo starts in fifth Bodensee Klassik

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ŠKODA AUTO a.s., Tř. V. Klementa 869,
293 60 Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic

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ŠKODA Duo starts in fifth Bodensee Klassik

› ŠKODA 440 Spartak and ŠKODA 1000 MB Rallye start in 5th Bodensee Klassik
› Dream cars on enchanting roads: Two Countries, 630 km and 180 participants
› ŠKODA 440 celebrates Bodensee premiere

Mladá Boleslav, 4 May 2016 – ŠKODA is sending a fantastic duo to the fifth year
of the classic car rally Bodensee Klassik along the 630-kilometre route through
Germany and Austria. The ŠKODA 440 Spartak and the sports-modified ŠKODA
1000 MB Rallye will be the two models from the ŠKODA Museum collection
going into in the uniformity and reliability test drive together. A total of 180
participants will be heading to Bregenz, Austria – both the starting point and
finish.

“To the participants in the Bodensee Klassik, the rally means pure emotion,” says Michal
Velebný, coordinator of the restoration workshop at the ŠKODA Museum. “This is one of
the most beautiful and diverse trips for vintage and classic cars. We have selected
vehicles for this rally that the crowds love and that will help the driver teams achieve
good results in the demanding mountain stages.”

This is the fifth year of the Bodensee Klassik. The 180 classic cars can be admired from 5
to 7 May 2016 against the Alpine panorama of Lake Constance. The vintage and classic
cars will be starting at the Festspielhaus in Bregenz on all three rally days. The 630-
kilometre route takes the drivers through the most beautiful parts of the Allgäu, as well
as in the Vorarlberg and Tyrolean Alps.

The two automobiles from Mladá Boleslav complement each other’s sporty personalities:
The ŠKODA 440 Spartak from 1957 will make the hearts of classic car fans beat faster,
especially as the vehicle actually debuted in the Bodensee Klassik. This is the first time
the compact saloon will be at Lake Constance since being extensively restored two years
ago. The Spartak is powered by a 40-horsepower engine with 1,083 cubic centimetres,
which drives the rear wheels through a four-speed transmission.

The ŠKODA 1000 MB Rally built in 1967 started in last year’s Lake Tour. The sports
car, which was rebuilt at the beginning of the 1990s for long-distance journeys, is sure to
captivate audiences this year as well. The 1000 MB Rallye was a sure-fire success in
demanding long-distance trips, such as the Panama Alaska and the London-Mexico
rallies. It has a modified four-cylinder engine with a displacement of 1.3 litres and an
output of 90 hp, giving a top speed of 170 km/h.

For more information:
Vítězslav Kodym, Sponsorship & Classic Communications
P +420 326 8 11784
vitezslav.kodym@skoda-auto.cz

ŠKODA Media Services:
http://media.skoda-auto.com, media@skoda-auto.cz
ŠKODA AUTO a.s., Tř. V. Klementa 869,
293 60 Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic

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ŠKODA Duo starts in fifth Bodensee Klassik
The ŠKODA 440 Spartak from 1957 makes the
hearts of classic car fans beat faster. Following major
restoration two years ago, the compact saloon is
heading to the start at Lake Constance.

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ŠKODA Duo starts in fifth Bodensee Klassik
The ŠKODA 1000 MB Rally built in 1967 started in
last year’s Lake Tour. The sports car, which was
rebuilt at the beginning of the 1990s for long-
distance journeys, is sure to captivate audiences this
year as well.

Download Source: ŠKODA AUTO

ŠKODA AUTO
› is one of the longest-established vehicle production companies in the world. In 1895, the Czech
headquarters in Mladá Boleslav began producing bicycles, followed by the production of motorbikes and
cars.
› currently offers the following models in the range: Citigo, Fabia, Rapid, Octavia, Yeti and Superb.
› in 2015 delivered more than 1 million vehicles to customers worldwide.
› has belonged to Volkswagen since 1991. The Volkswagen Group is one of the most successful
automotive groups in the world. ŠKODA, in association with the Group, independently manufactures and
develops vehicles, as well as components, engines and gear transmissions.
› operates at three locations in the Czech Republic, produces in China, Russia, Slovakia and India mainly
through Group partnerships, as well as in Ukraine and Kazakhstan through local partners.
› employs over 26,600 people globally and is active in more than 100 markets.

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Published: 19. 5. 2016