Haldenwang, 25 October 2017. From 05 to 08 October 2017, the International Jochpass Memorial Rally took place for the 19th time in Bad Hindelang on Germany’s highest federal road. The winding Jochstrasse snakes its way between the towns of Hindelang and Oberjoch in the Oberallgäu region (situated in Bavaria). The International Jochpass Memorial Rally is the last major vintage vehicle rally in Germany. Yet again, this year numerous drivers hailing from both Germany and abroad took part in the event with their vintage vehicles and historical sports cars. The event dates back to the early twenties, welcoming a large number of visitors each year. Over the years, the rally has also gained great importance on an international level.
MAHA ensures safety
On both days, all vehicles must pass a proper technical inspection before the start. As in previous years, MAHA provides suitable equipment for this purpose: the vehicles were thoroughly tested in a mobile test container provided on-site. Under the watchful eyes of professionals, the vehicles’ general condition was checked, and they were also examined to ensure both that they complied with the provisions set down in the German Road Traffic Licensing Regulations and that their brake systems were working. Their compliance with all technical requirements was also ensured. Participants were only cleared to start in the rally once the tests were successfully completed.
Following the starting signal, the drivers demonstrated their skills on Germany’s highest federal road in their historical cars and motorbikes. In several races, the participants travelled up to Oberjoch along the almost 8 km long Joch Pass, with its 105 bends and 15 hairpin turns. The results of the rally heats and the winner lists are available at www.jochpass.com, the website of Jochpass Oldtimer Memorial e.V.
An anniversary is coming soon
Next year, the Jochpass Memorial Rally is celebrating its 20-year anniversary. MAHA is delighted that it can continue to support the event in the future, and contribute to vehicle safety as the technology partner.