Rare estate car classics, V8 Movie Cars, the “Young Classics”, T3 campers, US bikes from the 20th century as well as racing bikes from the 1940s to the 1980s – the organisers of the Bremen Classic Motorshow have developed new special exhibitions and trading platforms for the 17th edition. Collectors, dealers, grease monkeys, like-minded people and friends are meeting at the first event of the year from Friday to Sunday, 1st to 3rd February, 2019, in the eight halls of Messe Bremen to celebrate together the start of the new season.
“On a space of about 47,000 square metres, around 650 exhibitors from eleven nations display everything experts, enthusiasts and newcomers could possibly want – from the right spare part to the new vehicle”, says Frank Ruge, Project Director for the Bremen Classic Motorshow. Now and then, there is quite a bit of shop talk or restoration tips are getting exchanged: “This is part and parcel in Bremen”, explains Ruge. As are the around 100 car and motorcycle clubs that bring vehicle history to life for visitors which they display at each Bremen Classic Motorshow. For the start of the 2018 season, 40,931 fans of classic and young classic two-and four-wheelers came to the Bremen Fair halls.
In 2019, the special show “Estate Car Nation” in Hall 5 boasts twelve exhibits illustrating the international spectrum of “Kombinationskraftwagen” – as they are officially called – including one-of-a-kind models, exotics and stylistic studies. A highlight: the Aston Martin DB5 Shooting Brake. Only twelve of these estate versions of James Bond’s legendary company car were ever built.
Speaking of metal movie stars: Six replicas of famous eight-cylinders are presented as “V8 Movie Stars”. This includes “Christine” from John Carpenter’s eponymous horror movie in which a 1958 Plymouth Fury flies into a rage, or the “Blues Mobil” from “Blues Brothers”, a 1974 Dodge Monaco.
Not to be missed at the Bremen Classic Motorshow 2019 is the automotive birthday child of the year. Frank Ruge and his team reserve a special area for the Volkswagen T3 for its 40th birthday. Six T3 models are for sale in Hall 4. The highlight: an amphibious T3 bus. Using a T3 Joker, Dirk Klöß, one of the most renowned T3 restorators in Germany, explains to newcomers what to look out for when purchasing a vehicle.
The two-wheeler special show in Hall 1 is casting the glamorous early years of the US American motorcycle industry in the proper light. Around 20 US bikes reveal innovation and creativity brought by engineers from the land of unlimited opportunities. You are in the right spot in the lobby of Hall 1 if you want to learn more about the development of racing bikes.
Also at the Bremen Classic Motorshow: The international sales exhibition of classic cars in Halls 4, 5 and 6 allowing visitors to find the right vehicle for the coming season. Once again, “Young Classics” can be found in Hall 6 – models from the 1960s through the 1990s, all inspected by TÜV Rheinland. Another destination for hunters and collectors: the vehicle mart in the car park where numerous classics and young classics are available from private sellers. Fans of two-wheelers find offerings in Hall 1. The spare parts market in Halls 7 and 8 offers spare parts and accessories.
The Bremen Classic Motorshow runs from Friday to Sunday, February 1 to 3, 2019 in all halls at Messe Bremen and in the mobile hall 8. The halls are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. A day pass costs 16 Euros.
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