This movie takes you on a journey through time, telling the story of twelve-time Austrian Rally Champion and New Zealand winner, Franz Wittmann. Images, interviews, action and atmosphere bring it all back to life. From the seventies to the 21st century. There’s the VW Beetle, followed by a BMW 2002, Opel Kadett GT/E, Porsche 911, Audi 80, Audi Quattro, VW Golf GTi, Lancia Delta HF, Toyota Celica 4WD, and finally the Toyota Corolla WRC. A voluptuous buffet of cars, mostly on gravel, mostly sideways and always fascinating.
Aside from pursuing his rallying career, Franz created one of the most beautiful and spectacular golf courses of international format close to his hometown Ramsau in Styria. In the middle of this success story fate hit hard. A devastating fire destroyed most of his parental home. In early summer 2006 Franz and his wife Rolanda lost their 17-year-old daughter Julia in a tragic car accident. The movie does not omit this terrible time in the life of the Wittmann family. And it ends with a brief look into the future: Franz Wittmann Jr started rallying a few years ago and is keen to learn from his father’s vast experience.
So sit back and enjoy great action from worldwide rallying, see Franz and his compatriot Rudolf Stohl tackling East Africa’s Safari Rally, witness breathtaking images of Austria’s Jänner Rally where Franz won ten times driving front, rear and 4WD cars. !