"When supercars were still superstars".
is the motto of the latest addition to the International St. Moritz Automobile Week, the "Super Stick Shift" rally. Close your eyes for a moment and think of the opening sequence of "Cannonball Run": Did the girls in the Countach have ESP, ABS, DSC and servo? Probably not, but they had fun - driving, not being driven. Exclusively intended for supercars built between 01.01.1974 and 31.12.1995, when there were no electronic driving aids. The hand-shifted driving fun was pure and had to do with skill instead of strolling. Exactly the cars that were not only the most sought-after trump cards in the quartet of cars, but that still trigger emotions today: Lamborghini Countach or Diablo, Audi Sport Quattro, BMW M1, Ferrari GTO, F40 and F50 or Lancia Stratos, Porsche 959, just to name a few. Or may it be a Cizeta, a Callaway Corvette, a Maserati Shamal, a deTomaso Pantera, a RUF Porsche or even a Monteverdi Shark?