The Ennstal Classic was first held in Austria in 1993 as a rally for classic cars made before 1972. The rally allows drivers to tackle the beautiful and challenging mountains and valleys in the Dachstein-Tauern region of Austria, and has quickly gained a reputation as one of the premier European classic car rallies.
TAG Heuer was an original sponsor of the event and issued a Carrera to the winners and notable participants. While these were generally standard production watches, TAG Heuer did make a special limited edition Carrera for the 2005 event.
The Ennstal Carrera takes its design cues from both the Heuer Carrera re-edition and the 40th Anniversary “Jack Heuer” Carrera. The dial and colour scheme are reminiscent of the 1970s Heuer Monza, with red contrasting hands, sub-dials and stitching.
Like the Jack Heuer Carrera, the Ennstal Classic Carrera uses the Calibre 17 movement, which is the ETA 2894-2 as found in the TAG Heuer Monaco.
Sadly, it appears that Chopard are now sponsoring the event, so the chances of seeing another limited edition Carrera for the Ennstal Classic are slim.
My thanks to Mark Moss for sending through the information on this special Carrera- and if anyone has one for sale, please let me know, as Mark would love to add it to his amazing Heuer and TAG Heuer Carrera collection.
Photos: Mark Moss/ Miquel Schmuck & Uhren