From Friday 8th May to Friday 15th May 2020 the Bends and Curves Spring Tour is on! Registration is open. This road trip will take you to the most beautiful roads for the drivers in the Eifel and Black Forest region in Germany, in the Jura and Vosges region in Eastern France and in the Ardennes region in Luxembourg and Belgium.
Sunday 10th May will be a multiple highlight day. After finishing the B500, we will drive on to Freiburg im Breisgau to drive the Freiburg – Schauinsland hill climb course.
The Schauinsland hill climb took place between 1925 and 1984 and started in the old days on an old logging track. Nowadays this track is the L124 (Schauinslandstraße). The start of the race was at Horben and after 127 corners the finish was at the Schauinsland Pass (1.284 m). The route climbed 780 metres over a course of twelve kilometres. It still is the longest and most winding mountain racecourse in Germany. We will use this brillant curvy road in our Spring Tour 2020 before heading West to Mulhouse.
In this article racing legend Jürgen Barth looks back on the days his father raced the hill climb in a Porsche 718 RSK and he tells about driving the hill climb course himself in a Porsche 718 Boxter S. Don’t forget to press ‘Play’ above the article for a great video about the hill climb.
Some other Schauinsland hill climb footage as seen from a Brabham BT21 can be viewed here: