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

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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’

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