First Semmering Race

  • Date
    27 August 1899
  • Description
    The Semmering hillclimb, starting in Schottwien, Austria, is held for the first time. Initially a club outing and not an official race, it soon becomes one of the most important motoring events. Emil Jellinek posts the fastest time in the motor car category, driving a 16 hp Daimler Phoenix.
1st Semmering race, 1899
The category winner Emil Jellinek is seen here at the wheel of his Daimler 16-hp Phoenix racing car, next to him is Hermann Braun. From left to right, on the back seat: Ferdinand Spiegel, Otto Zels and Ferdinand Jellinek.
1st Semmering race, 1899