InterClassics Brussels Celebrates Jacky Ickx’s 75th Birthday
- April 6, 2020
- Posted by George Ketsatis
As you might expect, the coronavirus outbreak has also had a huge impact on the classic-car sector, and many events and meetings have been postponed or cancelled. Given the situation, InterClassic aim to keep you up to date on the InterClassics developments. They would like to give you a sneak preview of the theme of the sixth edition of InterClassics Brussels, Belgium’s premier classic car show, which will be held from 20 through 22 November 2020 at Brussels Expo.
They also want to do their part to help you with your participation. One of the ways is to temporarily suspend their terms and conditions for cancellation. For every exhibitor registering today for participation in the 2020 edition of InterClassics Brussels, no terms for cancellation will apply until 1 August 2020. In other words, you may cancel your registration at no cost until 1 August 2020. The standard 25% advance payment invoice will also be postponed until 1 August 2020.
InterClassics Brussels celebrates Jacky Ickx’s 75th birthday in grand style
The sixth edition of InterClassics Brussels will centre around Jacky Ickx’s 75th birthday. This true racing legend has built an impressive record of achievements as the six-time winner of the 24-hour Le Mans race, eight-time winner of the Formula 1 Grand Prix, five-time winner of the 1000-kilometre Spa Francorchamps event, winner of the 1983 edition of the Paris-Dakar rally and many more. All of these wins garnered the legendary racer the prestigious World Sports Legend Award in 2017. The most iconic cars from the racing history of Ickx, still one of the greatest Belgian sports heroes of all time, will be on display for three days at the Brussels Expo. In putting together this unusual exhibit comprising around 15 cars, the InterClassics Brussels organisers will be working closely with Porsche Belgium, the IMR Club (Jacky Ickx Club), the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart and several private collectors. The 400 exhibitors at the event will also offer a total of more than 1,000 classic cars and related ‘automobilia’.
65 years Elva – the birth of McLaren
In addition to the spotlight on the 75th birthday of Jacky Ickx, InterClassics Brussels will also be looking back at the history of the British race car brand, Elva (‘Elle va’ = she goes). Even though it may not be that well-known among the general public, this brand that marked its start in 1955 played an important role in the birth of the car brand that gets every racing fan’s heart beating faster, McLaren. The last Elva to be built was also the first McLaren, the McLaren-Elva MK 1A and 1B. As a tribute to this classic, McLaren will be releasing the 800-hp McLaren-Elva Barchetta this year. In cooperation with the Minister of State, Guy Verhofstadt (Elva aficionado and collector) and McLaren Brussels, the brief yet intriguing history will be presented during the exhibition at Brussels Expo
InterClassics Brussels: the largest commercial meeting place for classic cars in the Benelux.
Still haven’t confirmed and guaranteed your stand space? You will find the brochure below with the options for participation, the registration form and the show floor plan (subject to change).
In there efforts to assist you during these uncertain times, InterClassic is temporarily suspending their terms and conditions for cancellation. This means:
- the cancellation conditions will not apply until 1 August 2020;
- you may cancel your registration at no cost until 1 August 2020;
- the standard 25% advance payment invoice will be postponed until 1 August 2020.
Do you have any questions or are you interested in participating? If so, please contact the project team members on the telephone numbers below or send an email to: email@example.com.
InterClassic looks forward to welcoming you once again (or for the first time!) as an exhibitor on 20, 21 and 22 November 2020 during InterClassics 2020 at Brussels Expo!
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