The Kitzbühler Alpen Rallye was first held in 1987
Cars like this Rolls-Royce Phantom III lined up to take part
This Lagonda Le Mans M45 Rapide was built in 1934
This Aston Martin Mk3 was built in 1957 and has 168bhp
Volkswagen has heavily backed and promoted the event in recent years
More modern cars, like this Audi Rallye-Quattro Gr.4 from 1983 are also now allowed to take part
Competitors race in both Sport and Classic series
The event takes place over three days
Over 200 entries entered this year's event
Autocar got a ride in this 1974 classic ...
... it's a Volkswagen SP2 - Brazilian built, 860kg, 65bhp
A Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster tackles the mountain roads
The route is renowned for its spectacular scenery
As the name suggests, the rally takes in some glorious mountain roads
This series III Lamborghini Espada was built in 1975
One of the Espada's modern descendants also took part
This Skoda Felicia hails from 1961
In total, 238 cars took part in this year's event
This Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Coupé was built in 1974 and is powered by a 1.5-litre engine
The Series III Lamborghini Espada was sold between 1972 and 1978
Weather conditions varied wildly according to altitude
This Lagonda Le Mans M45 Rapide has 197bhp available
This Auto Union Wandered W25K was built in 1936
One of the highlights of the route is the Grossglockner pass - the highest surfaced road in Austria
Two Porsches race together on the route
The event allowed this rare and eclectic collection of classic cars to come together
The Kitzbühler Alpen Rallye is among a growing number of classic car events that now dominate Europe’s automotive spring calendar.
First held in 1987, it has steadily grown in popularity thanks, in part, to Volkswagen, which has heavily backed and promoted the event in recent years.
The 2014 Kitzbühler Alpen Rallye attracted over 200 entries and a wide range of rare and expensive cars – from a pint-sized 1952 Fiat 500 Bizzarini through to a whopping great Bentley Speed Six from 1928.
Competitors can compete for honours in one of two classes: Sport and Classic.
Although not in the same league nor tackled quite as competitively as the famed Mille Miglia, the easy-paced three-day event is renowned for its spectacular scenery. The highlight is a stage that takes in the Grossglockner pass - the highest surfaced road in Austria at 2504 metres.
Winding up the side of Austria’s highest mountain, the 29.8-mile toll road takes in no fewer than 36 hairpins as it rises above the clouds. Click through the gallery above to see pictures from this year's event.
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