Year after year they return to add a dash of colour to the Esplanade and good spirit a few days after Saint-Valentine’s day. In the heart of winter these ‘Beetle Lovers’ come to celebrate love and happiness.
Výstava Retromobile 2020 konaná v tomto roce již jako 45. ročník nabídla poznovu široké spektrum klasického veteránismu. Přes 130 tisíc nadšených diváků mohlo obdivovat zajímavé neobvyklé vozy významných automobilových výrobců, nabídka klubů byla letos mimořádně široká, stejně jako nabídka více jak 160 automobilů aukčního domu Artcurial. Zvláštní výstava byla pak věnována karosářskému studiu ASI Bertone anebo traktorům.
Retromobile is an unmissable event for companies in the automotive industry, particularly for manufacturers. And this 45th edition was no exception to the rule. Brimming with unusual cars and with celebrations galore, the most eagerly-awaited international event for classic car enthusiasts had even more surprises up its sleeve!
If there’s one event that you really should not miss in early 2020, it’s the Rétromobile Show. A heartfelt ode to all things on wheels from all ages, this exceptional event will be kicking off world vintage car week from 5 February to 9 February 2020 at the Paris Porte de Versailles Exhibition Centre.
The 27th edition of InterClassics Maastricht, held from 16 through 19 January at MECC Maastricht, drew 34,473 buyers and enthusiasts. This breaks the former record made at the anniversary edition of the event in 2018. Over the last few days, visitors reminisced about the most memorable car brands and their epic designs from the past. 'Forgotten Classics' was the theme of this edition of InterClassics Maastricht, a happening that has become one of the top classic car events in the Benelux. In addition to the 24 'forgotten classics', more than 800 classics and 'young' classics were also on display and offered for sale by 300 exhibitors. Several different brand-specific clubs were also represented, classics from a range of price categories were auctioned on Friday and Saturday, and the first edition of the Sim Formula Europe event was held.
The 27th edition of InterClassics Maastricht will be held from 16 through 19 January 2020 at the MECC Maastricht and will offer a great opportunity for visitors to reminisce about the most memorable car brands that no longer exist, yet which produced beautiful designs in the past. ‘Forgotten Classics’ will be the theme of the upcoming classic car exhibition which has grown to become one of the largest classic car events in the Benelux. Epic models of these ‘Forgotten Classics’ such as the Talbot Lago, Hispano Suiza, Pegaso, Spyker, Minerva, Bristol, Horch and more will all be on display during the 2020 edition of InterClassics Maastricht. These cars are being made available on loan by various international museums and private collectors.
ACA Esport, the sports division of the Automòbil Club d'Andorra, has closed the list of 65 pre-registered ANDORRA WINTER RALLY, the regular winter rally for classic cars to be held on Sunday 22nd December 2019. The itinerary includes three rides of two sections (the CS-240 road of the Coll d'Ordino, in both directions), with 6 regularly controlled specials to complete a total of 56 km. The pre-registered list, which is already published on www.winterrallyandorra.com, is made up of 65 teams, the maximum number that can accommodate the rally structure. It includes series and competition vehicles built / approved until 12/31/1990, with 2 or 4 driving wheels and divided into classes depending on whether they have a displacement of less than or greater than 2,000 cc. The category with the highest number of pre-registered cars is the J (competition vehicles), with 39 units, followed by the Hi (historical vehicles), with 26.
After the great success of last year, the 38th Classic & Prestige Salon at the Essen Motor Show occupied two of the eight halls in 2019, too: On around 17,000 square meters in Hall 1 and Hall 2, the classic car exhibition within the performance festival document that it is one of the most important supporting pillars of Germany's largest annual motor show. This year again, more than 300,000 visitors were expected at the show for "Automobiles, Motorsports, Tuning, Classic Cars, Show & Action" - enthusiasts with passion and excitement for powerful, individual and historically significant automobiles. Since 1982, Germany's oldest classic car salon has developed into a showcase for the vintage car and youngtimer scene and an attractive, high-level classic car marketplace. Moreover, lovers of historic automobiles will discover everything that belongs to their hobby: accessories, services, tools, literature, model cars, art, automobilia and club presentations. This makes the Classic & Prestige Salon at Europe's largest annual motor show a season finale and, more than ever, an absolute must for established connoisseurs and young beginners alike as well as, at the same time, a foretaste of the world fair for classic automobiles - the 32nd Techno-Classica Essen in March next year.
In ihren ersten drei Ausgaben konnte sich die RETRO CLASSICS BAVARIA® als starke Regionalmesse etablieren. Vom 6. bis 8. Dezember 2019 präsentieren sich wieder rund 370 Aussteller auf dem Nürnberger Messegelände und laden Sie ein, kurz vor Weihnachten noch einmal tief in die Welt der automobilen Klassiker einzutauchen.
The fifth edition of InterClassics Brussels will pay tribute to five of the most legendary car designers in history. A unique collection of classic cars designed by Pininfarina, Bertone, Zagato, Touring and Ghia will be on display from 15 through 17 November 2019 at the Heyzel during InterClassics Brussels at the Brussels Expo. A total of fifteen classic cars will bring the history of these great Italian designers to life. A few of each of the designers’ cars will be presented including the most typical, exclusive and iconic models such as Ghia’s Otto Vu, Pininfarina’s Cisitalia and Bertone’s Miura. One model conceived by each designer which ensured the brand became known by the general public will also be on display, such as a first production model of the Fiat X1/9 or Karmann Ghia. There will undoubtedly be a special focus on Zagato, who is celebrating his 100th birthday this year.
Londýn byl tou dobou ještě ponořen ve tmě, ale čtyři stovky veteránů včetně jezdců a posádek se již shromažďovaly v Hyde Parku v neděli 3. listopadu 2019 časně ráno, aby po startovním signálu přesně za rozbřesku vyrazily na trať jízdy veteránů z Londýna do Brightonu. Je tomu více jak 120 let, co se konala původní Jízda emancipace v roce 1896 na oslavu nové svobody po zrušení přísného zákona přikazujícího každému vůdci vozidla zajistit před svým strojem muže s červeným praporkem. Letošní symbolické roztržení onoho červeného praporu při startu této jízdy provedli Alan Tichmarsh jakožto televizní osobnost a sběratel veteránů, a Ben Cussons, předseda Královského automobilového klubu a otevřeli tak nejstarší stále trvající motoristickou událost.
Firmly established as the UK’s most popular free-to-attend motor show, this year’s event presented the complete evolution of motoring from the pioneering horseless carriages of the Victorian times right up to the latest generation of electric cars and motorcycles. Adding to the celebrations, the significant birthdays of several much-loved automotive icons were also honoured with special displays on Regent Street which was pedestrianised from Piccadilly to Oxford Circus especially for the occasion. Milestones being marked include 60 years of the Mini and 50 years of the Ford Capri, the charismatic coupe billed as ‘the car you always promised yourself’ in period advertising. Among the veteran cars would be a highly distinctive 1901 Pope Waverley electric vehicle (EV) in the traditional green and gold livery of the legendary department store, Harrods, who introduced its first EV more than 110 years ago and were one of the first companies to operate an all-electric fleet in the UK. The store went on to build a fleet of 60+ electric vehicles, including solid-tyred American Walker electric vans which delivered goods to the store’s London customers in the first half of the last century. It’s a tradition that continues today as the store uses a 100 per cent electric Nissan e-NV200 for local deliveries. At the Show, Harrods was displaying four cars from its Heritage Collection, including an example of an electric van specially commissioned by the company in the 1930s. Motoring enthusiasts, shoppers and Londoners savoured a blustery autumnal Saturday to remember on Regent Street (2 November) as the capital’s premier shopping destination was transformed into the country’s biggest free-to-view motor show – an annual event that always attracts close to half a million enthralled visitors.
As an unseasonably mild London was still shrouded by darkness, nearly 400 pioneering veteran cars, their drivers and passengers gathered in Hyde Park on Sunday 3rd November morning waiting for daybreak to signal the start of the Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. It’s now more than 120 years since the original Emancipation Run, which was held in 1896 to celebrate the recently passed Locomotives on Highways Act. This raised the speed limit for ‘light locomotives’ from 4 to 14 mph and abolished the need for a man to walk ahead waving a red flag. Expressing that new found freedom, the annual Run always commences with the symbolic tearing of the red flag – a pre-dawn ritual this year performed by well-known TV personality and classic car enthusiast Alan Titchmarsh together with Ben Cussons, Chairman of the Royal Automobile Club, custodians of the world’s longest running motoring event.
An extraordinary entry of more than 400 pre-1905 cars will leave Hyde Park on their annual pilgrimage to Brighton on Sunday 3rd November, ready to tackle the epic 60-mile drive from capital to coast as the world’s longest-running motoring event gets underway.
Established as a not-for-profit club by many of the sport’s top organisers and participants, the ambitious new group could not have hoped for a more positive introduction, nor for a more perfect launchpad for its forthcoming programme of peerless global competitive driving adventures.