September 6, 2018
MOTORWORLD Classics Berlin 2018
The world’s smallest car at the classic car trade fair in Berlin
On show at this year’s Motorworld Classics Berlin classic car trade fair, which will be taking place again on October 4-7, 2018, in the historic halls of Berlin’s ExpoCenter, will be outstanding rarities of automotive history together with several other highlights.
Peel P50 to visit Berlin
It is the smallest car in the world – the Peel P50, produced by the Peel Engineering Company on the Isle of Man. Between 1961 and 1963, around 120 examples of the 1.32 metres long, approximately one metre wide and 1.17 metres high, three-wheeled mini-car were produced. Equipped with just one door, a windscreen wiper and a headlight, this “oldie” has room for one adult and a shopping bag, and was designed to beat the British weather and bring its driver from A to B without getting their feet wet. The vehicle on display at Motorworld Classics Berlin bears production number 1, which almost certainly makes it the world’s first Peel P50. It is being exhibited by PS.SPEICHER from Einbeck, where it is usually part of the current special exhibition “KLEIN ABER MEIN” (“SMALL BUT MINE”).
Bestsellers from the Weimar Republic
What few people know today is that in the 1920s, the Brennabor-Werke in Brandenburg a.d. Havel was Germany’s biggest automobile manufacturer. Established in 1905, the company’s vehicle production flourished in the Weimar Republic. The club “1. Brennaborverein Brandenburg a.d. Havel” will be exhibiting, among other vehicles, a 1926 Brennabor Type R at Motorworld Classics Berlin.
VW Bus Meet below the radio tower
A little nostalgia will certainly resonate at the first VW Bus Meet at the classic car trade fair. Organised by the “Interessengemeinschaft VW Bus T3, IG T3”, the owners of all rear-driven buses (T1, T2, T3) from Germany and abroad are called upon to meet below the radio tower on October 6, 2018.
Engine bolts in the engine compartment
Hall 16 will be turned into a engine compartment. Visitors to Motorworld Classics Berlin can look over the shoulder of an expert at a live event in the “Das Altblechwerk” workshop. Owner Sven Dühring will be bringing a partially restored body of a Volkswagen Golf 1, build date 07.1977, to the trade fair which is welded and painted, but completely bare. The accompanying engine (1.5 l with 51 kw) will be rebuilt on an engine stand, step-by-step, from its single parts with all the seals and bearings.
Picnic with a view in the summer garden
Once again, deck chairs and culinary delights will be inviting this year’s visitors to a picnic in the oval-shaped, stepped summer garden below Berlin’s radio tower. Entertainment value will be provided for since owners of classic cars and classics-to-be, as well as classic motorcycles, will be able to drive free of charge into the summer garden and present their treasures there.
Thursday, October 4, 2018: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. “Lange Nacht der Oldtimer” (“Long Night of Classic Cars”)
Friday to Sunday, October 5-7, 2018: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
„Lange Nacht der Oldtimer“: 20.00 Euro
Single day ticket on Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 16.00 Euro
Family day ticket (2 adults, 3 children): 30.00 Euro
AVUS VIP day ticket *: 99.00 Euro
* Access to the AVUS Lounge with catering, also valid on the Thursday, with VIP parking space
About MOTORWORLD Classics Berlin
On October 4-7, 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 Motorworld Classics Berlin classic car trade fair 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.
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.