Preview: Stuttgart Retro Classics
More space, lots of local talent, DTM racers, buses and easy to get to from the UK – make sure you book now
Retro Classics Stuttgart returns on 2-5 March – and it’s going to be its biggest show yet.
The home of Mercedes-Benz and Porsche will house 1550 exhibitors, more than 3500 cars and motorcycles all inside an area of 130,000 square metres.
This is the first time this amount of room has been made available for the show at Stuttgart’s Messe.
Both Stuttgart marques will pull out all the stops with huge displays. Plus there will be the usual array of classic cars, collector vehicles, and dedicated halls for Italian and American marques. Fans of our Buying Classics
Abroad section will feel at home, as there will be bargains galore inside and outside of the eight halls. To accompany this there’s will be an autojumble brimming with German bits.
Elsewhere, around 30 per cent of the 130,000 square metres of exhibition space will be available for clubs. An area of more than 2000 square metres will be available for the display of trucks, Daimler Benz vehicles and omnibuses.
Those with an interest in motorsport will be thrilled to see DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Mastersdriver) Roland Asch’s selection of racing cars, too.
Stuttgart is a two-hour plane journey from London Heathrow and the Messe is within walking distance from the airport. But if you’re making a weekend of it, may we suggest popping over to the Porsche and Mercedes-Benz museums while you are there too. A few cars from both will be at the event, but they keep the good stuff locked up in these institutions.
Tickets for Retro Classics start from 20 Euros (around £17).
’This is the first time this amount of room has been made available’