October 6, 2016
Bulletin on opening of MOTORWORLD Classics Berlin 2016
An entire world in the style of the good old days
The second edition of the MOTORWORLD Classics Berlin trade fair for classic cars, which celebrated its debut in 2015 in the historic halls and summer garden in the shadow of Berlin’s radio tower, will be taking place on October 6-9. The event is an experience not just for vehicle aficionados and collectors, car clubs and scene fans. The trade fair is just the right place to be for anyone wanting to immerse themselves in an entire world in the style of the good old days. Veritable motoring treasures from bygone eras, two special exhibitions and an auction, a private vehicle market and other scene highlights, a picnic in the summer garden, as well as shows and music from the 1950s, and last but not least the stylish design concept – all this and much more besides will make MOTORWORLD Classics Berlin 2016 a memorable experience for the general public as well. Expanded to include yet another hall, this year even more high-calibre exhibitors will be in attendance. And there will be another theme area: classic motorcycles.
The starting signal for MOTORWORLD Classics Berlin 2016 was given by the press conference held at the Palais next to the radio tower on Thursday morning, October 6. The fair organisers, MoWo Messe- und Veranstaltungs GmbH & Co. KG and Messe Berlin GmbH, expressed their great satisfaction with the rise in the number of exhibitors. For 2016, they have succeeded in attracting even more high-calibre exhibitors – both where manufacturers are concerned, as well as dealers, scene service providers and clubs.
Prestigious names such as BMW Group Classic and Porsche, Ferrari Eberlein and ROSIER Classic Sterne will be present for the first time. The organisers have also reacted to feedback from last year’s visitors by creating more space for classic motorcycles. Fans of historical two-wheelers will definitely come into their own this time around, and they can look forward to seeing some truly exceptional rarities in Hall 14.
There will be a total of 220 exhibitors at MOTORWORLD Classics Berlin 2016 spread among the eleven halls, the expansive exhibition grounds, and the summer garden in the shadow of the Berlin radio tower.
Two special exhibitions
Berlin’s exhibition halls began writing motoring history as long ago as 1921, when they hosted the fledgling German motor show (today’s IAA), and now it comes full circle with MOTORWORLD Classics Berlin. At the same time, the trade fair will more than justifiably focus on the heyday of automobile and motorcycle construction in Berlin during the 1920s. Berlin’s automobile history is richer and more diverse than people may think. Before the Second World War, the largest industrial city in Europe was home to the avant-garde of the automobile and motorcycle industries. In the special exhibition in Hall 14, visitors will be able to marvel at many a now unknown vehicle from that era.
The second special exhibition boasts both no end of horsepower and a world champion character. Under the motto “Racing Legends”, above all fans of Michael Schumacher will get their money’s worth at the Palais next to the radio tower, where original vehicles from his unparalleled racing career will be on display.
Picnic with a view
Designed with steps arranged in an oval, the summer garden in the shadow of Berlin’s radio tower, dating from 1931, invites visitors to linger for a while. Visitors can relax in deck chairs and choose from many culinary delights, while exhibition drives will offer more than enough entertainment. Owners of classic cars, modern classics, and classic motorbikes can enter the summer garden at Gate 25 free of charge and put their treasures on display, or even offer them for sale on reserved areas for a small fee.
Shop talk and a tour premiere
Anyone wanting to sniff the “fuel of the classic car scene” should not miss Hall 12 and the summer garden, where over 30 classic car clubs will be presenting themselves.
Cruising through the capital city in modern classics, the ADAC Youngtimer Tour celebrates its premiere in 2016. The start and finish are at MOTORWORLD Classics Berlin. Around 50 vehicles will be exploring the surrounding area of Berlin during the two daytime stages and a section at night. It’s all about fun, culture and pleasure, as well as skill, steady driving, and thrilling games. The starting signal will be given on Friday, October 7, at 11 a.m. outside the main entrance to the trade fair, which will also be the finishing line on Sunday, October 9.
Live stream auction
At 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 8, a live broadcast of a classic car and motorbike auction will be taking place at MOTORWORLD Classics Berlin in cooperation with Auctionata, the Berlin-based online auction platform. Among the vehicles that will be coming under the hammer are a 1992 prototype of the Porsche Carrera 964 Speedster, as well as desirable classics including a 1971 Rolls Royce Shadow Corniche convertible, a 1972 Alfa Romeo Montreal, and a Ferrari 512 BB. Bidders, prospective buyers and visitors can take a close look at these and other treasures to be auctioned in Hall 16, and then follow the auction and place bids via a live stream.
All-inclusive – show programme from the 1920s to the 1950s
“Sgt. Wilson’s Army Show” or “Die Herr’n von der Tankstelle” – even visitors who didn’t experience these artist ensembles at the inaugural MOTORWORLD Classics will call the right images and music to mind straight away: Chicago jazz and swing, boogie woogie, and rock ‘n’ roll. Throughout the entire trade fair, the artists will be giving their all on the stages in the halls, in the summer garden, or even by simply wandering around the booths. This year, they will be joined by an attractive trio from Berlin with fantastic voices, “DIE LADYs”. The journey back in time with music from the 1920s to 1950s is the theme for the show programme, and is included in the admission fee.
Automotive art and racing legends
The pop art artist Bernd Luz will be presenting a selection of his colourful collages of truly exceptional vehicles and typical contemporary motifs at MOTORWORLD Classics Berlin. A photographic tribute by Werner Eisele to the early years of Formula 1 and international sports car racing will also be on display. The pictures tell of drivers with charisma and courage, who constantly pushed themselves to the limit, and more often than not paid for the great spectacle with their lives.
Both artists will be at the trade fair, signing their works and giving autographs at the MOTORWORLD Group booth in Hall 12. One or the other legendary racing driver, such as Hans-Joachim “Striezel” Stuck, will be at the booth as well for autographs, selfies and “shop talk”.
MOTORWORLD Classics Berlin at a glance
Classic cars and enthusiasts’ vehicles, cars from the years of the post-war Economic Miracle, together with modern classics and classic motorcycles, will be on show on October 6-9, 2016, in the historical surroundings of the Berlin ExpoCenter (in Halls 11 to 20 and the summer garden). National and international automotive manufacturers with historical roots, leading dealers, technology specialists for automotive rarities, vendors of accessories and trimmings, together with numerous dedicated classic car clubs and private sellers, will be presenting and selling their products and services. The annual classic car trade fair is organised by MoWo Messe- und Veranstaltungs GmbH & Co. KG and Messe Berlin GmbH.
Exhibitors, clubs and visitors are warmly invited to embark on a journey back in time by dressing in the style of the good old days for their visit to the trade fair.
Thursday: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
VIP Avus day ticket: 99 euros
Preview (Thu., October 6): 30 euros
Day ticket: 15 euros
Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children): 28 euros
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