Salzburg is set to welcome an influx of classic car and motorcycle aficionados ahead of the 8th Classic Expo at the city’s Messezentrum exhibition centre.
More than 150 vintage car and motorbike dealers, restorers and sellers will descend on the Austrian city, displaying over 30,000 square metres of classic motoring memories to approximately 15,000 visitors, buyers and collectors from the local area and beyond.
The Classic Expo will feature a range of valuable vintage vehicles, from iconic motorcycle collections to historical emergency service vehicles from various decades.
Ambitious club stands, collectors’ items and classic rarities will be displayed throughout the three-day exhibition, set against the backdrop of this year’s Italian theme, “La dolce vita” or “The Sweet Life”.
Messezentrum manager Henrik Häcker said in a press release: “It’s nice that we can have extra exhibition space this year due to the recently opened hall 10… collector’s items and rarities will be perfectly presented here.”
He continued: “[This] modern infrastructure [will welcome] veterans of the asphalt – [it is] a meeting of the highest level.”
Hobbyists can lose themselves in the automotive parts market, filled with rare and obscure hidden gems, whilst more serious buyers can get down to business in the Dorotheum Auction House, most notably known
for the recent auction of a 33-year old Porsche 911 Turbo belonging to Microsoft founder Bill Gates.
A highlight of the vintage car expo will be a display of the largest Puch motorcycle collection in the world.
This exhibition will feature classic bikes spanning the lifetime of the Austrian manufacturing company, which was founded in 1889.