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August 23, 2017

MOTORWORLD Classics goes two-wheeled

Berlin classic car trade fair on October 5-8 to include a separate motorcycle hall for the first time

Motorcycles were and are the symbol of rebellion, non-conformism and freedom – and thus the epitome of passion. Motorworld Classics Berlin will now be offering a platform for this world full of emotions and dynamics for the very first time. The classic car trade fair will be celebrating with visitors the cultural history of the motorcycle in an entire hall, where selected models will be on display. For regardless of whether it is a tough crosser bike, nimble scooter or heavy chopper: Every motorcycle tells a story. Motorworld Classics will be bringing the motorcycle out of the shadow of the automobile and into the limelight.

The history of the motorcycle is as old as that of the automobile – and equally eventful, dramatic, and enthralling. For more than 120 years, wild guys and also many a courageous woman have thundered on two motorised wheels through towns, along dirt roads, or around racing circuits. Rockers, racers, mods, world travellers or hipsters today still appreciate the motorised two-wheelers as an exceedingly emotional vehicle. Twisting open the throttle grip became the hallmark of a zeitgeist. And the motorcycle became a much cited symbol of rebellion, non-conformism and freedom – as it still is today.

Classic bikes and customising

Not only the great classics, connoisseurs and doers, but also modern interpretations by renowned customisers, will be demonstrating the diversity of this field. Classics-to-be and individually enhanced classic motorcycles enjoy huge popularity in the scene, which, while appreciating tradition, also regards customising as being an integral part of the subculture. After all, revamping bikes is not a new trend, but a craft that is rooted in the early years of the two-wheelers. Alternative perspectives both on and off the saddle are therefore guaranteed.

Preserve tradition, bring together generations

Preserve tradition, bring together generations, enjoy classic motorbikes in the future – these are the goals that Motorworld Classics will be actively setting out to accomplish this year at Berlin’s ExpoCenter.

Visitors to Motorworld Classics Berlin on October 5-8, 2017, can look forward to these and other highlights in motorcycle hall 14:

• Classic motorcycles, racing bikes and one-offs: from BSA to Harley and Vespa
• Custom specialists: presenting their rebuilds
• Eyewitnesses: legendary motorcycles from nine decades – from the First World War through to the 1990s
• Live craftsmanship: sheet metal working, sprayers and throbbing engines
• 50 years Moto Guzzi V7: a special exhibition about the Italian prima donna
• The Long Trip: Rolf Lange reports on his around-the-world trip on a BMW
• People & Machines: Three well-known photographers portray the dialogue with the motorcycle from their own perspectives
• Products and exhibitors: lifestyle, accessories, technology, literature and clothing
• Food and beverages: in the style of the Ace Café, including chill-out area


Bildnachweis: Ulf SchulzMOTORWORLD-ClassicsB_Motorrad-Halle_PM6_Bild2_2017-08-23 Bildnachweis: Wheels of Steel, Sven Wedemeyer MOTORWORLD-ClassicsB_Motorrad-Halle_PM6_Bild4_2017-08-23

1: Ulf Schulz
2: Thomas Starck
3: Wheels of Stil, Sven Wedemeyer
4: MOTORWORLD Classics Berlin, Dirk Dehmel

About MOTORWORLD Classics Berlin

On October 5-8, 2017, in Germany’s most international metropolis with its long automotive history, the historic halls of Berlin’s ExpoCenter and the summer garden in the shadow of the radio tower will once again create acres of space for an entire world in the style of the good old days. The classic car trade fair MOTORWORLD Classics Berlin is an experience not just for vehicle aficionados and collectors, car clubs and scene fans. A stylish ambience with much lifestyle also attracts more and more public visitors.

MOTORWOLD Classics Berlin 2016 was a huge success with more than 26,000 trade and public visitors, a 30% increase over the previous year. In 2017, the trade fair will be offering even more space (in Halls 11 to 21 and the summer garden) for premium exhibitors and a generous helping of lifestyle.

National and international automotive manufacturers with historical roots, leading dealers, technology specialists for automotive rarities, vendors of accessories and memorabilia, 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.

Opening hours:
Thursday: October 5, 2017 (Preview Day): 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, October 7 and 8, 2017: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, October 8, 2017: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Admission charges:
Preview day: 30.00 euros
Single day ticket: 16.00 euros
Family day ticket (2 adults, 3 children): 30.00 euros
AVUS VIP day ticket *: 99.00 euros
* Access to the AVUS Lounge with catering, also valid on Preview Day, with VIP parking space