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RETRO CLASSICS® 2021: New date in the summer

Dynamic corona situation necessitates further postponement: The 21st edition of the world's biggest trade fair for driving culture will now take place in July 2021.

The international trade fair sector has been particularly badly hit by the corona pandemic in 2020: Since the spring, there have been regular cancellations and postponements, and some of the sector platforms have been put on the Internet at short notice. The dynamic development has now compelled the organisers of RETRO CLASSICS® in Stuttgart to change the date again. The new date for the world's biggest trade fair for driving culture will now be at the beginning of July 2021 (8 to 11 July 2021).

"The already tense situation has changed dramatically in the past few weeks," says Andreas Herrmann, Managing Director of RETRO Messen GmbH. "Out of responsibility towards our visitors, exhibitors and employees, with a heavy heart we must once again postpone the date for RETRO CLASSICS®. It's a commandment of the hour, because the current situation unfortunately leaves no alternative."

On one weekend at the beginning of July – before the "summer break" and the start of the school holidays in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg – the gates should at last open again for dealers, collectors, enthusiasts and fans of classic cars. This could really be taken literally, because the expected high temperatures will also allow the use of outdoor spaces, unlike in the colder half of the year. It is therefore conceivable that the trade fair could make more use of the open air, and open up more towards the Rothauspark, says Herrmann. "It will also be more attractive to drive to the event with your own classic car, making it a summer excursion with even more leisure value."

What characterises RETRO CLASSICS® is that "as a coherent but flexible total package, it was always able to react in good time to changing trends and framework conditions, and to some extent to reinvent itself as necessary," says Herrmann. "I am therefore still firmly convinced that the 2021 edition will be a complete success for all involved - and perhaps even a very special "summer Retro" which will long remain a fond memory."



RETRO CLASSICS® in STUTTGART is the world's largest trade fair for driving culture and was chosen as the "Show of the Year" in the Historic Motoring Awards in 2018. Lovers and collectors of historic automobiles, brand representatives and representatives of relevant historic and classic car clubs have long regarded this international platform as a must-attend event at the start of the historic and classic car season. The unique concept impresses with its comprehensive range of historic and classic cars, youngtimers, NEO CLASSICS®, US cars, historic motorcycles and commercial vehicles, as well as with its first-class accompanying programme, a huge vehicle selling market and highly interesting special shows.


Dates: 8 to 11 July 2021, Messe Stuttgart

Opening hours: daily from 09:00 to 18:00

Further information and photos relating to RETRO CLASSICS® STUTTGART can be found in the Internet at: www.retro-classics.de



RC21_PM3_RETRO-CLASSICS-New date in summer_1: The RETRO CLASSICS 2021 will take place from 8 to 11 July 2021. Picture credits: RETRO Messen GmbH


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