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October 4, 2018

MOTORWORLD Classics Berlin 2018 opens

First impressions from the “Long Night of Classic Cars” and the programme highlights over the coming days

The doors to Motorworld Classics Berlin 2018 opened today at 5 p.m. The fourth edition of this charming classic car trade fair begins with the “Long Night of Classic Cars”. Until October 7, 2018, every day between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. visitors will have the opportunity to admire classic cars in ten halls, present their own historic vehicles in the 20,000 square-metre-large summer garden, and immerse themselves in the golden years thanks to the varied programme and nostalgic atmosphere.

Trade fair highlights: BMW Group Classic presents the BMW Art Car by Andy Warhol, while a Peel P50, the world’s smallest car, will be on display at PS.SPEICHER. On the Saturday, young classic car drivers will be presenting their vehicles at the inaugural “Concours de Nonchalance”, and the IG-T3 club has invited owners to attend the first VW Bus Meet below the radio tower. Also on the Saturday, on the podium in the Palais next to the radio tower eight experts will be discussing “Classic Cars and the Future”; on Friday and Sunday Jörg Tissat and Frank Lucas will be reporting on their Charity Challenge through the USA in the MotorTalk; on Friday and Saturday Heidi Hetzer will be bringing her new book “Ungebremst leben” to the fair. Visitors can also look over the shoulder of an expert in the “Engine compartment” in Hall 16, where Sven Dühring, owner of the workshop “Das Altblechwerk”, will be assembling the engine of a 1977 VW Golf 1 from its individual parts before the eyes of the onlookers.

On the Sunday, Motorworld Classics Berlin will be presenting Goldener Bär awards to the three best club appearances, together with the most unusual vehicles displayed by exhibitors in the following categories: “Dit Originalste”, “Dit Seltenste”, “Dit Knuffigste” and “Dit Beste” (“The most original”, “The rarest”, “The most adorable”, and “The Best of Show”). Visitors will also be able to take part in a style contest, where judges will be awarding prizes every day to the best nostalgic look.

See and be seen – there will be plenty of opportunities to do precisely that at Motorworld Classics Berlin as well. All privately owned classic cars that are at least 30 years of age are cordially invited to park free of charge in the summer garden. Private vehicle sellers who do not want to exhibit their classic cars in the hall can reserve a parking space here as well. All vehicles entering the summer garden will be charmingly and professionally greeted by commentator and scene expert Johannes Hübner.

Opening hours:
“Lange Nacht der Oldtimer” (“Long Night of Classic Cars”):
Thursday, October 4, 2018: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday to Sunday, October 5-7, 2018: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Admission charges:
“Lange Nacht der Oldtimer”: EUR 20.00
Single day ticket on Friday, Saturday and Sunday: EUR 16.00
Family day ticket (2 adults, 3 children): EUR 30.00
AVUS VIP day ticket *: EUR 99.00
* Access to the AVUS Lounge with catering,
also valid on the Thursday, with VIP parking space

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Credits: Motorworld Classics Berlin, Sven Wedemeyer

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About MOTORWORLD Classics Berlin
On October 4-7, 2018, 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.