50 years of Salzburgring: Built in 1969 at athe same time as the old OEsterreichring, the high-speed circuit at Salzburgs gates was often the scene of legendary slipstream duels and highly dramatic battles in the rain. 50 years of Salzburgring also means victories and defeats, triumphs and tragedies, along with plenty of racing passion. But above all else: motor sports at the highest level. The re-issued and revised anniversary adition of "Legend of Salzburgring" has been supplemented with not just the events of the past five years since the publication of the first book. Rather, it deals with the astonishingly diverse present-day racing circuit - and its future in the fast-moving and extremely challenging 21st century. Because as often in its rich history of ups and downs, Salzburgring is once again facing some important strategic decisions on its 50th birthday. Accordingly, "Legend of Salzburgring" is not just a fascinating look back at the past but also a glimpse ahead of how the next 50 years of this race circuit could be.
Preface The golden era - The World Motorcycle Championship of Salzburg Guest commentary: Andreas Meklau Guest commentary: Jimmy Riegler The opening - how it all began The elephant Rally - For the toughest under the sun Guest commentary: Detlef "Lefti" Racj The first big race - The dawn of an era Historic races - Experience motor sports history first hand Guest commentary: Michael Steffny The track marshals - The guardian angels of motor sports Guest commentary: Walter Scheiber The darkest hours - Salzburgring and its crises All done without safety - The formula 2 and Formula 500 races Guest commentary: Dieter Karl Anton Alexander Reiner - The man behind the success of Salzburgring Guest commentary: Marcello Lotti Sportscars - A touch of Le Mans in Salzburg Guest commentary: Dieter Quester Salzburgring today Touring cars - Hands-on motor sports Guest commentary: Robert Lechner Salzburgring in the future From the European to the World Championship Guest commentary: Gerhard Berger Guest commentary: Franz Engstler Guest commentary: Stefan Schnoell.