With an extra hall, the 2018 Retro Classics Stuttgart features more than ever. Highlights include SK Collection, BMW M1 40th anniversary celebration as well as a special 70 years of Porsche exhibit
Retro Classics Stuttgart is well under way, and in 2018 runs from 22-25 March. The recently expanded Messe Stuttgart in Germany features an all-new hall 10 – making this year’s show around 15,000 square meters bigger than previous years.
This stunning collection includes ‘Cars of the Kremlin’ and a magnificent display of Horch cars.
40 years of the BMW M1
BMW’s mid-engined supercar celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2018, and as well as road cars, there are various racing cars, as well as a rarely-seen Schnitzer BMW M1 Turbo. Rarely-seen M1 Prototype also part of the official display.
50 years of Irmscher
From its earliest days helping names like Walter Röhrl and Johnny Cecotto make a mark of the motorsport world, Irmscher has become an icon of the tuning world. Today, the company is a vehicle manufacturer in its own right too, with the Caterham-rivalling Irmscher Roadster. Vehicles on display include the stunning Opel GT racing car (above).
Museum Art & Cars exhibit
Visitors entering the show through the East entrance will be the first to see a special exhibit from the Museum Art & Cars. Located in the Hohentwiel mountain in Singen, this museum explores the relationship between art and automobiles. Cars on display include the BMW M1 art car by Andy Warhol, and the Mercedes-Benz C111.
Giants of the field
While the Youngtimer movement is very much alive in Germany, Retro Classics looks even further to the future with a special display of ‘Neo classics’. These are special cars from the last 20 years, that are classic long before they are old.
After the theme of Passione Italiana proved exceptionally popular in 2017, the Italian hall this year has increased in size. As well as cars and motorcycles, the hall feature automobilia, art, wine, food and fashion.