New is the new old
The vintage car scene is getting younger—and with good reason. Strictly speaking, vintage cars are pre-war vehicles. By now they are so old that, although they are still in working order, any kind of driving pleasure has fallen by the wayside. But this is just the kind of fun that many vintage car fans are looking for. They want to get behind the wheel of a car that has its own personality and is ready to run. And this is exactly what neoclassics have to offer.
“The new target group sees ownership of a classic car primarily as an expression of individuality. Road-ready vehicles like the Porsche 918 Spyder or the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG are therefore more than just a means of transportation. These cars are all about emotion!” says Karl Ulrich Herrmann, RETRO CLASSICS founder and managing partner of RETRO Messen GmbH.
But what exactly is a neoclassic?
Neoclassics, also known as newtimers, are vehicles that are up to 20 years old and are already considered classics, for example because of the low numbers that were built.
Vintage car categories:
Neoclassics / newtimers
up to 20 years
Modern classics / youngtimers
20 to 30 years
Vintage cars / oldtimers
over 30 years
MAHLE—a classic in its own right
Having clocked over 100 years as an automotive supplier, MAHLE itself is a true classic. Nevertheless, all our gauges point to new. That is why we have expanded and optimized the MAHLE CLASSIC LINE for you. The new CLASSIC LINE now offers a greatly expanded product range for classic vehicles—including special editions and very small production lots.
Stop by and visit us in hall 3, stand 3C32.
More information about the new CLASSIC LINE can be found on our website.
How can you get tickets?
From MPULSE, of course!
You are invited!
Just like last year, we are giving away 25 pairs of day tickets for RETRO CLASSICS in Stuttgart/Germany. Just send an e-mail with the subject line “Go for Neo” to email@example.com. Your e-mail will automatically land in the lottery box.
This offer will end at midnight on Sunday, March 18. The winners will be drawn on Monday, March 19. If you receive an e-mail from the MPULSE team with a ticket code in the following few days, then you are one of the 25 lucky winners!
Simply redeem the code for the day of your choice at retro-classics.de/en.