• Bremen Classic Motorshow | 10.02.2021

    Fans celebrate Bremen Classic Motorshow online event

    Exciting, entertaining, informative, varied, impressive: These were some of the reactions of numerous visitors to the online Bremen Classic Motorshow in live chats and on social media. „Exhibitors, experts, classic ...

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    Organisers very happy with the response

    Exciting, entertaining, informative, varied, impressive: These were some of the reactions of numerous visitors to the online Bremen Classic Motorshow in live chats and on social media. „Exhibitors, experts, classic vehicle enthusiasts or first-time visitors, they all loved our digital event“, said Hans Peter Schneider, Managing Director of M3B GmbH, which also includes MESSE BREMEN. Reluctantly, Frank Ruge, Project Manager of the Bremen Classic Motorshow, and his team were forced to cancel the in-person trade show because of the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, they put together a five-hour online event for fans within just a few weeks. They presented their digital programme on 6 February 2021 at www.classicmotorshow.de. The community expressed their appreciation with heartfelt thanks and high praise.

    13,323 participants followed the livestream. The organisers are happy with the result and assume the audience was larger because lots of people probably followed the event with another person. This was underlined by the figures on Monday lunchtime: „Since Saturday, the number of subsequent logins to the stream for the season kickoff has more than doubled, totalling over 34,200 views“, said Claudia Nötzelmann, the Head of Department at MESSE BREMEN. „And lots of people have watched the videos in our media library.“ The numbers are still rising. The trade show team in Bremen expect the videos to spread virally.

    They report that the online marketplace alone attracted more than 5,250 visitors during the livestream, and since Saturday it has notched up over 82,960 clicks. Ruge and his team set up the platform on the website, with some 1,620 ads for classic vehicles, services, parts and automobilia. Potential buyers were able to access the online marketplace in parallel to the livestream.

    „This success confirms the importance of the online event, and how right we were to set it up,“ said Nötzelmann. Project Manager Frank Ruge is extremely satisfied. „It went brilliantly, and we’re delighted to get so much positive feedback. But of course we’re hoping the 20th Bremen Classic Motorshow will take place as an in-person trade show.“ Visibly moved, he added: „The support we got from the sector and the effort many people made to contribute show just how committed the classic vehicle community is.“

    Ruge was joined by journalist and veteran classic car expert Johannes Hübner to moderate the cost-free programme. There was high praise from the public for the Project Manager and his entire team for their commitment and hard work. „This has been a tough year for many of us“, said Ruge. „We felt the event was an important way for us to say: don’t let this get you down, we’re here for you and together we’ll get through.“

    Anybody who missed the online event, would like to see it again or wants to browse the online marketplace will be pleased to know that both the digital programme of the 19th classic car show and the offers in the online marketplace will be available on the website up to 1 May. Meanwhile, the date for the anniversary edition of the Bremen Classic Motorshow is already fixed: It will take place from Friday 4 to Sunday 6 February 2022.

     

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  • Bremen Classic Motorshow | 18.01.2021

    Bremen Classic Motorshow offers varied online event

    The excitement is mounting. Fans of classic vehicles should reserve some time on 6 February 2021 for their passion. From 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., the team behind the Bremen Classic Motorshow ...

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    Vehicle and spare parts marts, special classic vehicles and a taster of 2022

    The excitement is mounting. Fans of classic vehicles should reserve some time on 6 February 2021 for their passion. From 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., the team behind the Bremen Classic Motorshow will stage an online event to kick off the classic car season again this year. The pandemic has forced a restriction to a digital format this time. The Project Manager Frank Ruge of MESSE BREMEN explains: „The event consists of two elements. The first is an online marketplace for vehicles, parts and automotive memorabilia. And second, there’ll be a varied, fun and informative programme with vehicle presentations, expert talks and more.“ The programme is in German, but the online marketplace for vehicles, parts and automobilia is understandable in any language.

    The Bremen Classic Motorshow team has prepared key elements of the show in digital format for a livestream. Fans can access the event from the comfort of their own homes, free of charge and without having to register, at www.classicmotorshow.de. Whatever topic they are interested in, participants can join in interactively through the website, where they can ask questions via chat or phone (+49 (0)421 3505 – 525). The detailed programme will be published on the website from next week.

    Vehicle and spare parts markets available online up to 1 May

    The event organisers are giving exhibitors the opportunity to post several ads to the online marketplace free of charge. And visitors will be able to hunt for bargains online. „We don’t intend our online marketplace to compete with established online platforms. We just want to give people a chance to browse for interesting offers“, says Ruge. The ads and further content of the online format will stay on the website until 1 May, or until the vehicles and parts are sold.   

    Young Classics in online format

    Two further typical elements of the on-site show in Bremen are the TÜV-inspected Young Classics and the Young Generation cars from the 70s to the 90s. Three cars from each category will be presented at the online event. Fans can buy the vehicles online.

    Special show: A taster of the 2022 anniversary show

    The emotion is building: Classic car lovers can look forward to two pairs from the special show „The Mild & The Wild“ originally planned for the 2021 on-site event: a Renault 5 and a Renault 5 Turbo as well as a Mercedes-Benz 190 and a Mercedes-Benz 190 Evo. „It’s a sequel to our popular ‚Rivals‘ theme from 2020. But this time the contrast is not between brands but within a brand or type. You could say we’re presenting automotive brothers“, says Ruge. There will also be a small preview of works racing motorbikes from DKW and NSU. Both special shows, „The Mild and the Wild“ for cars and „German Champions European Champions – World Champions“ for motorbikes, will present a much wider range of exhibits in February 2022.

    What’s more, the Golden Piston 2021 will be awarded during the online event. The forum for vehicle history, better known as F-kubik, has been presenting this award at the Bremen Classic Motorshow since 2006. Each year, it goes to somebody who stands out for exceptional achievements in the field of authenticity in vehicle history. This year’s prize goes to museum and exhibition specialist Matthias Kaluza.

    The programme will be rounded off by a talk on the state of the market and prospects in 2021, an expert talk on the tuning scene of the 70s, 80s and 90s as well as presentations of special cars and motorcycles. They include a Maybach DS8 Zeppelin, one of the dream cars from the 1930s, and an exotic Fiat 850 T Bertone Visitor Bus, reportedly used as a Popemobile by Pope Johannes Paul II.

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  • Bremen Classic Motorshow | 21.12.2020

    Bremen Classic Motorshow kicks off the season digitally

    It’s an established tradition: For almost 20 years, the Bremen Classic Motorshow has been kicking off the classic car season on the first weekend in February. And it refuses to ...

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    Online programme with marketplace for vehicles, parts and automobilia

    It’s an established tradition: For almost 20 years, the Bremen Classic Motorshow has been kicking off the classic car season on the first weekend in February. And it refuses to be stopped in 2021. On Saturday, 6 February 2021, from 3 pm to 8 pm, Frank Ruge and his team will launch the season digitally with an online event. They promise a varied programme. „We’re planning a compact, five-hour live stream from the Bremen exhibition venue“, says Ruge. Fans can access the event at www.classicmotorshow.de from the comfort of their own homes. Participation is free and there’s no need to register.

    Varied programme with online marketplace

    In their live stream, the team in Bremen will present a taste of what they had planned for visitors to the 2021 trade show. „For example, we’ll show selected cars from our special show ‚Biedermann & Brandstifter‘ as a teaser for the 2022 show“, says Ruge. There will also be car and motorcycle presentations as well as nuts-and-bolts discussions with personalities from the scene. The programme will include specialist talks, workshops and the technical inspection of three candidates for the „Young Classics“ category, which will subsequently go on sale.

    In addition, the Bremen team will organise an online marketplace for classic vehicles, parts and automobilia on the website. „This is our way of giving exhibitors the chance to make a sale and visitors the opportunity to browse and hunt for bargains online“, says Ruge.

    Covid forces switch to new format: Online event replaces trade show

    Originally, the 19th Bremen Classic Motorshow was planned as an in-person event from 5 to 7 February 2021. However, in November 2020, the Covid pandemic forced the organisers to call off the show. They announced an online event instead. The team in Bremen hopes this will offer some consolation while fans wait for the 20th anniversary edition of the Bremen Classic Motorshow in February 2022.

    For many lovers of classic vehicles and younger classics on two wheels or four, the show in Bremen is a firm fixture in their calendar. People have been coming here for almost two decades to enjoy the exhibits, have a chat, talk shop and negotiate sales. „This has been a tough year for many of us“, says Ruge. But he notes that people in the classic vehicle community are sticking together and supporting each other. „In these exceptional times, we want to be there for our exhibitors and visitors. We’ll still kick off the season with them, and bring a bit of light into the dark time of the year.“

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  • Bremen Classic Motorshow | 15.10.2020

    German Champion – European Champion – World Champion

    Even today, people still talk about the fact that on 4 July 1954, the national soccer team brought the first world championship title to Germany. But until then, a motorcycle racer had ...

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    Bremen Classic Motorshow to feature racing legends from NSU and DKW

    Even today, people still talk about the fact that on 4 July 1954, the national soccer team brought the first world championship title to Germany. But until then, a motorcycle racer had been in the limelight in movie newsreels, on the radio and in the press: Werner Haas was a household name. On 25 July 1954, winning his fifth Grand Prix race in a row, the NSU rider secured his third world championship title in road racing well before the end of the season. In the previous year, he had won the classes up to 125 and 250 cc, and in 1954 he was able to defend his title in the 250 cc class. From Friday to Sunday, 5-7 February 2021, the Bremen Classic Motorshow at Messe Bremen will be devoting a special exhibition to legendary racing machines such as Haas‘ NSU 125 Rennfox and its competitor from the Zschopau-based motorcycle manufacturer DKW.

    „Under the title ‚German Champion – European Champion – World Champion: Racing Legends from Neckarsulm, Zschopau and Ingolstadt‘, we are for the first time presenting a complete overview of the racing history of the motorcycle makes NSU and DKW,“ announced Frank Ruge, Project Manager for the Bremen Classic Motorshow. The line-up will feature models such as the Are 175, PRe 500, UL 500 and 700 from DKW’s racing department as well as the „Bullus“, Kompressor, Rennfox and Rennmax from NSU. „In addition to NSU’s ‚Dolphin‘ and ‚Blue Whale‘, the DKW’s ‚Singing Saw‘ will of course also be on display“, says Frank Ruge. A total of 17 factory motorcycles from the years 1926 to 1956 will pull up at Messe Bremen. The motorcycles will be loaned to Messe Bremen by Audi AG – the legal successor of both marques, NSU and DKW – and private collectors.

    NSU motorcycles from Neckarsulm were already being used in motor sports at the beginning of the 20th century, first locally and a little later internationally as well. When an official German championship was initially started in 1924, NSU took part. At that time, a new brand, Zschopau-based DKW, likewise bet on the advertising generated by sporting successes and began to dominate the smaller engine classes with special racing machines. Their two-stroke engines had water cooling and a charge pump for a considerable increase in performance. After winning one German championship after another, DKW went on to win European championships from 1927 onwards. By 1939, it had accumulated a total of ten European titles. In the 1930s, both manufacturers sought direct confrontation with their sidecar teams. The DKW and NSU works teams were riding racing models built especially for them.

    In Germany, these prestige duels went on for a few more years, but as of 1951, the cards had to be reshuffled. Compressor and charge pump engines were not allowed in the World Championship, which had been held since 1949. The DKW marque – which had moved to Ingolstadt in the meantime – stuck to the two-stroke principle, but now with completely newly developed single, two- and three-cylinder engines. In Neckarsulm, however, new four-stroke engines were being developed. At the first World Championship round held in Germany on 20 July 1952 at the Solitude race track west of Stuttgart, Werner Haas, riding an NSU 125 Rennfox, and Rudi Felgenheier, riding a DKW RM 250, took home their first Grand Prix victories.

    This was to be followed by 19 further victories, three world championship titles by Werner Haas, one each by Hermann-Paul Müller and the Austrian rider Rupert Hollaus, likewise on an NSU, and the vice world championship title of August Hobl on the DKW 350 in 1956. A significant increase in performance was achieved, on the one hand, through sophisticated engine technology and, on the other hand, with aerodynamically shaped bodies.

    The Bremen Classic Motorshow will take place from Friday to Sunday, 5-7 February 2021, in all exhibition halls at Messe Bremen. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the organizers are implementing a comprehensive safety and hygiene concept. Measures include online registration ahead of the event, ticket sales exclusively via the Classic Motor Show’s website, mandatory face coverings, wider aisles, and ventilation systems that permanently pump fresh air into the halls. Up-to-date information about the event and the hygiene concept at www.classicmotorshow.de.

     

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  • Bremen Classic Motorshow | 07.07.2020

    Bremen Classic Motorshow kicks off the season for the 19th time

    Fans of older and younger classic vehicles on two and four wheels have already saved the date: From Friday 5 to Sunday 7 February 2021, they will again flock to the MESSE BREMEN ...

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    The classic car community has been coming together in North Germany on the first weekend in February since 2003

    Fans of older and younger classic vehicles on two and four wheels have already saved the date: From Friday 5 to Sunday 7 February 2021, they will again flock to the MESSE BREMEN exhibition site. Currently, the organisers of the 19th Bremen Classic Motorshow are as always planning special shows featuring rarities, an international classic vehicle market, and an original autojumble for all repairers and restorers.

    There’s a long tradition of kicking off the season in Bremen: Every first weekend in February since 2003, the exhibition halls become a Mecca for collectors, first-time buyers and enthusiasts, dealers, restorers and clubs. In 2020, the Bremen Classic Motorshow achieved record numbers: 738 exhibitors from ten countries presented a live vehicle history experience to 45,582 visitors.

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    Please add the Bremen Classic Motorshow to your events calendar:

    Bremen Classic Motorshow 2021
    Friday 5 to Sunday 7 February 2021
    Messe Bremen, Halls 1 – 8
    Day pass: 16 Euro, reduced rate: 14 Euro, two-day pass: 24 Euro
    For more details: www.classicmotorshow.de

     

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  • Bremen Classic Motorshow | 04.02.2020

    Record numbers visit Bremen Classic Motorshow

    45,582 – this is the figure that caused jubilation among the organising team of the Bremen classic vehicle show on Sunday evening, 2 February. Last weekend, from 31 January to 2 February, more visitors than ...

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    Broad-based show appeals to new and old fans

    45,582 – this is the figure that caused jubilation among the organising team of the Bremen classic vehicle show on Sunday evening, 2 February. Last weekend, from 31 January to 2 February, more visitors than ever before transformed the eight trade show halls into a Mecca for classic and young classic vehicles. „This clear endorsement shows that interest in classic vehicles remains high and that our broad range also hit the spot for younger visitors“, says Project Manager Frank Ruge in view of the almost ten-percent upturn in visitors (2019: 41,678). In all the halls, technically-minded visitors were able to talk to grease monkeys, customisers and restorers, get tips from them or watch them at work.

    As the first meeting place and trading forum of the season for the classic community, the Bremen Classic Motorshow is always an indicator of the mood on the market: „Here, dealers see which models collectors and first-time buyers are interested in, and what prices they are willing to pay. That shows our 738 exhibitors the way the wind is blowing, and also explains why more and more of them want to be part of the show (2019: 677)“, says Hans Peter Schneider, Managing Director of Messe Bremen/M3B GmbH. The organisers believe that every generation creates its own classics. This year, they focused even more on topics that also interest 20 to 30-year-olds, with the trading platforms Young Generation and Young Classics, the displays V8 Surfcars and Classic Custom Motorcycle Lounge, the T4 Workshop and a special racing bike section.

    A visitor survey revealed that other big hits were the special shows with automobile rivals and scooters from the past 70 years. Another statistic also speaks for the reputation of the Bremen Classic Motorshow: Just under half of the people surveyed travelled more than 100 kilometres to get to the event that kicks off the season.

    The dates for the next show are already fixed: The Bremen Classic Motorshow will take place from Friday 5 to Sunday 7 February 2021.

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