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September 12, 2018

“Darkness is the friend of lovers”
Curtain call for the first “Lange Nacht der Oldtimer” in Berlin

This year, for the first time Motorworld Classics Berlin will begin with an opening event that is totally dedicated to Berlin’s diverse cultural nightlife: the “Lange Nacht der Oldtimer” (“Long Night of Classic Cars”). It starts at 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 4, 2018. This international show, designed in the style of the 1920s to 1950s, is not only a popular meeting place for automobile enthusiasts from all over the world, but is increasingly developing into a lifestyle event.

After finishing work, and before the busy trade fair tumult over the following days, the “Long Night of Classic Cars” offers plenty of space and time for looking, enjoying and sauntering. All visitors will be warmly welcomed with a glass of sparkling wine in the Hall of Honour at the North Gate of Berlin’s ExpoCenter. Afterwards, they will be able to immerse themselves in the Golden Years – with fascinating automobiles such as the world’s smallest car, a large sprinkling of lifestyle, and artists moving through the halls and entertaining the visitors with swing and jazz tunes.

This evening, in the historical part of the ExpoCenter and in the Palais, the ambience alone will take them on a journey back through time. The Motorworld Classics Berlin team will naturally be suitably attired, and visitors are also welcome to attend in a stylish look. Numerous exhibitors are planning various events for the “Long Night of Vintage Cars”, and will be giving special insights. Legends of motor sport legends, among them Heidi Hetzer, as well as prominent car enthusiasts like Axel Schulz, will also be guesting here.

On both this evening and over the following three days, classic car owners who drive to the trade fair will be able to park their vehicle (provided it is 30 years of age or older) free of charge on the exhibition grounds in the summer garden (entrance at Gate 9 on Messedamm).

It’s showtime! Swing and jazz at the “Long Night of Classic Cars”

Walking acts will be playing to audiences all around Motorworld Classics Berlin. With their nostalgic charm, for example, the three weird yet endearing “Herr’n von der Tankstelle” will be playing hits from old UFA film soundtracks such as “Veronika, der Lenz ist da” and “Ich wollt ich wär ein Huhn”.

The glamorous Rufus Temple Orchestra from Berlin will be reviving the legendary jazz age of the 1920s. With hot jazz from New Orleans, it will taking visitors to Motorworld Classics Berlin on a journey back to the Roaring Twenties. They will be joined in providing for impressive moments by the swing trio DIE LADYs with their fantastic voices. With songs like ‘Bei mir bist Du scheen’, ‘Mr. Sandman’ or ‘Moonriver’, the stylishly dressed singers will guide their audiences through the hits of the 1920s to the 1950s, and invite them to dream and sing along.

Opening hours
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.

Admission charges:
„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.

Credits: MOTORWORLD Classics Berlin