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Motorworld Classics Bodensee


November 27, 2019

Animalistic car types wanted for trade fair zoo: Panda, Beetle, Duck, Mouse and Mustang

Friedrichshafen, November 27, 2019. The Duck (2CV) and the Beetle are legendary, rather less well-known are the Coati and Tree Frog (translations of their German names). Common car types were also called Pandas or Mustangs – perhaps because of their horsepower. No one knows exactly why the Golf was called a Rabbit in the USA. And the Cobra doesn’t derive its name from the car snake either, but from the toxic performance of its 8-cylinder engine. The special show at the 13th Motorworld Classics Bodensee, which will be taking place on May 8-10, 2020, at the exhibition centre in Friedrichshafen, will be like an expedition to the animal kingdom. If the collection of car types named after animals is complete, around 80 different exhibits would have to be on display at the “Motorworld Zoo”.

Eagle, Jaguar, Dodge Viper, Puma, Cobra, Wasps, Mice and many other animals are also welcome. By the way, horses are popular with US manufacturers and Japanese companies: Ford Mustang and Ford Bronco, Hyundai’s Galloper and Pony, as well as the Plymouth Fury. Anyone who has such a vehicle in their garage (in the stable, so to speak), can contact the trade fair team at

“The animal names represented the emotional bond with the vehicle,” says division manager Roland Bosch, explaining why his team was motivated to organise a special animal show.

The vast classic car scene is looking forward to the 13th Motorworld Classics Bodensee. The sales and event fair for classic mobility at the exhibition grounds in Friedrichshafen will be taking place on May 8-10, 2020, and therefore somewhat earlier than usual. “A thrilling mix of mobility from the good old days,” promise trade fair manager Klaus Wellmann and division manager Roland Bosch. The classic car trade fair will again be displaying its (horse) power with much dynamism and diversity. Whether on land, on water, or in the air – the twelve halls at Messe Friedrichshafen are filled with cars, motorcycles, boats and aircraft from every era. Many events will also be taking place: The circuit for the “Vintage Demo Racings” will be made ready for historic racing cars, motorcycles and legendary sports cars.

“The trade in classic cars, whether through specialist dealers or at the auction, in conjunction with the chance of a test drive on the trade fair’s own circuit, or with private vendors, plays an important role,” says project manager Roland Bosch. Another unique feature is the classic car parking arena, where visitors can park their gems right in the middle of the exhibition grounds.

About the MOTORWORLD Group

The independent MOTORWORLD Group emerged from the DÜNKEL Holding corporate group based in Schemmerhofen (Baden-Württemberg, Germany). The origins of the family-run company go back to 1933. The Motorworld Group develops, builds and operates experience worlds that are dedicated to mobile passion.

The first location was Motorworld Region Stuttgart in Böblingen, which opened in 2009 and has since been expanded several times, winning several awards along the way. Further projects and activities under the MOTORWORLD® brand have been initiated in recent years. Following on with the same concept as Motorworld Region Stuttgart, Motorworld Köln-Rheinland opened in June 2018. Other locations in planning and construction, as well as those already partially active, are Motorworld München, Motorworld Ewald-Ruhr, Motorworld Mallorca in Spain and Motorworld Luxembourg. Following the concept of the MOTORWORLD manufactories, construction is underway in Berlin, Metzingen, Rüsselsheim and Zurich in Switzerland. These locations are also already partially active.

The Motorworld idea also regularly goes on tour, including to the annual classic car trade fairs Motorworld Classics Berlin and Motorworld Classics Bodensee in Friedrichshafen, to scene events such as the Motorworld Oldtimertage at Fürstenfeld (near Munich), as well as in numerous other guises. A highlight took place in Frankfurt in September 2019: The IAA Heritage by MOTORWORLD as part of the IAA.

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