The Classic Motor Show in Bremen has once again attracted a respectable number of visitors. From six to eight February, 44.737 visitors were able to pass the gates of the OVB Arena. They were rewarded with a richly varied selection, which was exhibited in a pleasant and accessible atmosphere.
The central theme this year was “Italian elegance”. Upon entering the large complex, visitors soon came face to face with various historic motorized two-wheelers of Italian design. The organization had also paid a lot of attention to the time when the world became mobile in a motorized sense. Lovers of classic motorcycles and scooters could indulge themselves in the variety of Vespas and Lambrettas. The MV Agusta 350 also attracted a great deal of interest. This year's Sonderschau was decorated in the central hall by a number of design-technical automotive masterpieces. A real tour - with detailed explanations - was given amidst the truly rare as the Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato, the Alfa Romeo 2000 Bertone Sportiva, the Alfa Romeo Sprint Speciale, the Abarth 750 GT Zagato and the Bizzarini Macchinata. Of course, the work of art that made the public enthusiastic to come to Bremen was also on display: no one could ignore the extraordinarily beautiful Cisitalia 202. The public was introduced to the technical innovations of these rare automobiles, which were almost literally placed within an almost sympathetic reach.
Younger classics and sub-themes
Younger European classics, alternated by some representatives of the American and Japanese heritage, also enjoyed special interest. This also applied to the “imported classics” from France and Italy, among others. In hall four they were displayed in immaculate condition to please the visitor but also to be passed on to the next owner. The first Japanese car imported into Germany - the Honda S800 - was also represented in the sub-theme. Speaking of sub-themes: very nice was, for example, the model overview of the Fiat 500, where all available versions of the backpack (from D to R) were shown.
The most important attendees among the motorbikes and cars of the Classic Motor Show went hand in hand with a variety of other classics. In competition, patina, or to be restored condition, they were offered or used - especially from the brand clubs - for show purposes. The heritage of Mercedes-Benz was of course amply represented again. A striking number of Pagodas, a few copies of the 190 SL and 300 SL Roadster and a few Opera Coupés and Cabriolets were shown to the public - mainly for commercial purposes. Furthermore, the historical products of Ferdinand Porsche (911 and 356) were clearly visible.
Satisfaction and diversity
Finally, various clubs were also prominent in Bremen, while it was impossible to conceal the traders in paraphernalia, books, miniatures and parts. Project manager Frank Ruge was pleased to find that the number of visitors was almost at the record level of last year. But in particular he was able to conclude that the entire exhibition organization once again organized an event with 650 exhibitors from 11 countries in which accessibility, friendliness and versatility were the calling card that will again attract many people to Bremen next year. For those who already want to set the agenda: the 2016 edition will be held from 5 to 7 February in the Bremer exhibition halls.