At Solitude Revival on the weekend of July 20 and 21, 2019, visitors and participants were transported back in time. With over four hundred classic vehicles, ranging from GT cars to racing motorcycles, the historic racetrack near Stuttgart was turned into what it officially was until 1965: an active racecourse for motorsports enthusiasts. RECARO was represented by its brand ambassador, the O.N.S. Porsche 914/6 GT, also known as the “fastest fire brigade in the world.”
True motorsports icons were to be found among the drivers as well. These included rally legend Walter Röhrl, DTM champion Volker Strycek and Italian F1 driver Arturo Merzario. This year’s Solitude Revival featured a special highlight: a racetrack event in honor of Herbert Linge, a founding member of Solitude Revival who celebrated his 90th birthday in 2018. On Sunday, the former Porsche works driver rode along in the RECARO O.N.S. Porsche 914/6 GT, driven by former Porsche engineer Hans Clausecker. It was an emotional moment, as the course was lined by fans and track marshals who paid tribute with waving flags and great applause.
In addition to prewar vehicles, GT models and Formula race cars, the classics on the racetrack also included racing motorcycles also well as motorcycles with sidecars.
On Sunday, many participants joined in a special racetrack event honoring Herbert Linge, a founding member of Solitude Revival. He took part as well, riding along in the RECARO O.N.S. Porsche 914/6 GT. It is a vehicle of the former O.N.S. track emergency team that Linge himself originally launched.
The O.N.S. Porsche vehicles side by side, including the RECARO O.N.S. 914/6 GT as well as the O.N.S. Porsche 928, which RECARO supplied to the O.N.S. back in the 1980s and is now in private ownership.
The RECARO O.N.S. Porsche 914/6 GT returned to its original role as an emergency support vehicle, driving around a track measuring 12 km.