The new cabin was unveiled in a ceremony at the upper terminus of the areitXpress by Dr Wolfgang Porsche, his grandson and initiator Ferdinand Porsche and his business partner Vinzenz Greger, Schmitten board member Dr Erich Egger and Renate Ecker, tourism director of Zell am See-Kaprun, on 9 January 2020. The idea was developed last year during the new edition of the legendary ice race at the airfield in Zell am See. Dr Erich Egger (chairman of Schmittenhöhebahn AG), Georg Segl (chairman of the Zell am See Tourism Association) and Renate Ecker (tourism director of Zell am See-Kaprun) agreed to the creation of a Schmittenhöhebahn gondola in a special GP Ice Race design for the second edition of the event. Following the ceremonial unveiling of the new cabin, the gondola is now advertising the second edition of the GP Ice Race as an ambassador on the Schmittenhöhe. On 1 and 2 February 2020, the legendary ice race will take place for the second time.
Joy about the continuation of the GP Ice Race
Ferdinand Porsche, co-founder of Greger Porsche Classic Cars (Vienna) and, together with Vinzenz Greger, initiator of the GP Ice Race, emphasises: "We are proud that a cable car gondola of the Schmittenhöhebahn will from now on carry the logo of the GP Ice Race and will in future promote our event in front of thousands of skiers, whom we would of course like to welcome as guests at our event".
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