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Central Classics: the new old-timer motorbike and moped fair in the heart of the Netherlands

Again unveiled in Houten: The Kreidler van Veen Sprinter, with which Aalt Toersen collected three world records on 5 October 1968.
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This weekend the go-ahead will be given for a new national exhibition in the heart of the Netherlands for old-timer motorbikes and mopeds. Central Classics is organized in the Expo Houten hallen, 4 kilometers from Utrecht.

Expansion of exhibition area due to much enthusiasm
On 19 and 20 December 2015 an ambitious start is being made with 7.000 m2 floor space. Initially, those responsible assumed 5.200 m2. However, there was so much interest in participating in the exhibition that the organizers decided to reserve extra space. It is therefore not surprising that the exhibition has been completely sold out for the participants for some time.


Central Classics is the new fair for old-timer engines and mopeds. The exhibition in Houten will open its doors this weekend. Image: Central Classics
Central Classics is the new fair for old-timer engines and mopeds. The exhibition in Houten will open its doors this weekend. Image: Central Classics

Central location makes exhibition accessible nationwide
The fair will be a great opportunity for visitors to see classic motorbikes and mopeds and meet other enthusiasts from within a driving distance. Of course, the various clubs with their classic two-wheelers will not be missing. There are free parking spaces, there is a nice restaurant and since the Central Classics fair takes place the weekend before Christmas, the Christmas atmosphere will not be missing.

Twice a year
Central Classics wants to make a series of good and attractive fairs, with a focus on total motorized two-wheeler experience. It strives to be a national meeting point for enthusiasts twice a year. Naturally, stands with tools, clothing, thumbnails and documentation are available. The main objective is to restore the old stock market atmosphere of a wide range of motorbikes and mopeds. The time is ripe for it. According to the organization, visitors are asking for more fairs with two-wheelers.

Exhibitors from home and abroad and mini lectures
Exhibitors from home and abroad have acquired a place in Houten. There are also clubs that have registered. In addition, mini classes will be given at Central Classics. Various owners of classic motorcycles will tell a unique story to the interested in sessions of 20 minutes. For example, they will share special travel experiences or stories about restorations, DIY and tuning with the visitor, accompanied by images and film material. Approximately 12 themes will be dealt with in three separate halls per afternoon. The interested party can also immediately make a reservation for one of the subjects at the entrance of the exhibition. A maximum of 36 visitors can be present per subject.

Again unveiled in Houten: The Kreidler van Veen Sprinter, with which Aalt Toersen collected three world records on 5 October 1968.
The flavor maker in advance in the Moped Hall: The completely restored Kreidler van Veen Sprinter, with which Aalt Toersen collected three world records on 5 October 1968. Photo: Central Classics

Special unveiling of Kreidler Aalt Toersen
Among others, a special unveiling will take place on Saturday. The Kreidler van Veen Sprinter from 1968 - with which Aalt Toersen set his three world records in Elvington on 5 October - 1968 will once again be unveiled in the Moped Hall. For the public it is a wonderful opportunity to discover a unique piece of heritage. The Kreidler was without a trace for decades. After nearly fifty years, he was found in a container and restored by order of the current owner, Marcel Hermans.

Two editions also planned for 2016
Incidentally, it is already clear that Central Classics also opens the gates twice in 2016. The following fairs are planned in 2016 in the first weekend of April (2 and 3 April) and again the week before Christmas (17 and 18 December).

Visitors will pay a ten-dollar entry this weekend and have the option to park for free.

You can find more information about the location and about Central Classics here.

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