This summer, fahr(T)raum Mattsee will present not one, but several exhibits at the world’s highest automobile exhibition on the Großglockner Hochalpenstraße (High Alpine Road).
On display at the visitor centre at the Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Höhe are: a 1918 Austro Daimler AD sports roadster as well as a 1921 Austro Daimler AD 23 HP Oeffag interior drive Malek car. In addition, two Porsche tractors are on display – the Porsche Diesel Junior 108S, built in 1959, and the Porsche Diesel Super N 308K, built in 1960. For Ernst Piëch, Ferdinand Porsches grandson, it was central to the selection of the exhibits to emphasise the Austrian background in the history of his grandfather.
He has been cooperating with the Grossglockner Hochalpenstraßen AG since 2015 and sees the exhibition as an opportunity to bring his grandfather´s work as well as that of the fahr(T)raum Mattsee closer to an international audience. He himself associates wonderful childhood memories with the Großglockner. It was a popular destination for excursions and, via the hunting ground which his family had here, he has come to know the area very well since his childhood. He and his grandfather even met the planner of the Großglockner Hochalpenstraße, Franz Wallack, several times personally. After its opening, the Großglockner Hochalpenstraße replaced the Katschberg test course and Ferdinand Porsche gladly used it for brake tests with his Beetle.
Today visitors can admire the milestones of the history of automobiles and motorcycles at an altitude of 2,369 m above sea level while enjoying the panorama view of the Großglockner. Exciting anecdotes, historical photos and high-quality vehicle exhibitions captivate young and old. Admission to the exhibition is free.