Hundreds of people made their way up the mountain in the early hours of the morning – hordes of fans of historic cars, many of them in contemporary Bavarian costume. Their objective? To secure the perfect spectators’ spot along the Rossfeld-Höhenring road in the Berchtesgaden Alps, where all the action was set to take place on 29 and 30 September. The fifth edition of the International Edelweiß Bergpreis Rossfeld hill climb boasted an impressive field of starters comprising more than 150 historic vehicles. This hill climb dates back to the 1920s and has also seen Formula 1 stars such as Jim Clark and Niki Lauda storm up to Obersalzberg. Since 2013, the hill climb has been held as a retro event for a good cause, and the event’s main partner Volkswagen took no less than six wheeled crowd-pullers to the mountain.