After RETRO CLASSICS® was postponed by one month due to the corona pandemic, the preparations for the 21st edition are now in full swing. At the start of the 2022 season, the world’s largest trade fair for driving culture will again welcome dealers, collectors and lovers of classic cars from all over the world. In spring, 7 exhibition halls focusing on driving culture will make the hearts of vehicle enthusiasts beat faster. The current broad scope of driving culture will be demonstrated in the special show “Classic Cars – Future Heartbeat” and the special Sim Racing area at RETRO CLASSICS®, as well as during i-Mobility with intelligent mobility in Hall 8.
An American legend
An iconic automobile will form the centrepiece of a large special show during the 21st Retro Classics, trade fair for driving culture, in Stuttgart from 21 to 24 April 2022: the Ford Mustang will then roll into the limelight. (L-Bank Forum/Hall 1, Stand No. 1K71).
The Ford Mustang boasts a legendary history – more than ten million units have been built over the last 58 years. The car has played a leading role in numerous films, for example in two James Bond thrillers. Steve McQueen drove a Mustang in the film “Bullit”, whose title Ford still uses today for special models. Rock’n’roll star Chuck Berry sang the praises of a red Mustang (construction year: 1966), which could only be stopped by means of a brake parachute.
A dozen Mustang models will be presented during the large special show. The special show was put together by Peter Schropp, founder and owner of the company Schropp Fahrzeugtechnik in Mössingen. Schropp has specialised to date in the maintenance and tuning of Mustangs from every construction year. Why this pony car in particular? “Our original company site was located directly at the entrance to an American barracks, and the GIs brought their Mustangs to me,” said the specialist. “I was fascinated by the fact that the car was continuously improved over the course of decades, but still retained its original character as an affordable sports car for everyone.”
The blue Mustang GT (construction year: 2003) is a treasured highlight in the collection and provides both connoisseurs and enthusiasts with a detailed overview of the history of this American legend: a red convertible dating from the year 1965 will form the introduction to the documentation of all six generations right up to the present day. In addition to notchback designs, a fastback can be seen – an eye-catcher both on the road and in the exhibition hall. A Bullit model will also be exhibited.
About RETRO CLASSICS®:
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 special Sim Racing area, a huge vehicle selling market and highly interesting special shows.
The topic of driving culture and automobiles will be presented during RETRO CLASSICS® and i-Mobility in 7 exhibition halls. Supplemented by the popular spring events GARTEN, Slow Food, BBQ-Days and Haus-Holz- Energie. You can visit every event with just one ticket. Book your ticket now at: www.retro-classics.de/vorverkauf
Dates: 21 to 24 April 2022, Messe Stuttgart
Further information and photos relating to RETRO CLASSICS® STUTTGART can be found in the Internet at: http://www.retro- classics.de