Retro Classics 2020 – The belle of the ball

Retro Classics 2020
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In the last days, 02/27 – 03/01/2020, Stuttgart hosted the 2020 edition of the Retro Classicsthe world’s largest and most beautiful meeting place. Ten full halls were filled with automobiles, motorcycles and other “engine and wheels” machines. As a car lover and passionate driver, the show is a must. This year I have seen and re-seen magnificent and rare exemplars, Steve McQueen but also novelties and prototypes. From all the cars seen at the show, I have selected my favourites. I didn’t categorise a top but I definitively have an all favourite. Enjoy!

Retro Classics

The beast – KTM X-BOW GT4

While most of us know KTM for their motorcycles, the GT4 is an exception.

KTM X-BOW GT4
KTM X-BOW GT4
KTM X-BOW GT4
KTM X-BOW GT4

The crazy pink – Dodge Challenger R/T 440

Aaaaah, pink muscle car? Yeap, and a cute one too… Dodge Challenger R/T 440 Six Pack – a 390HP beast in a lovely colour.

Dodge Challenger R/T
Dodge Challenger R/T
Dodge Challenger R/T
Dodge Challenger R/T

The crazy British – BAC Mono R

Briggs Automotive Company Ltd. is a British company from Liverpool. I will tell you just one thing – carbon fibre (lots of it). Ok, another two things: 9000rpm, bespoke.

BAC Mono R
BAC Mono R
BAC Mono R
BAC Mono R

Vrooom! – What was that? The Lancia 037 Rally

Lancia has some impressive stories in racing. Here a Lancia legend signed by Walter Röhrl.

Lancia 037 Rally
Lancia 037 Rally
Lancia 037 Rally
Lancia 037 Rally

Anniversary speciality – Ferrari style, the F50

The Ferrari F50 numbers only 349 pieces. This one is one of them with registration date back in 1996. A living 520 HP legend.

Ferrari F50
Ferrari F50
Ferrari F50
Ferrari F50

A look into the future – Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA

I work in automotive and I can confirm the Mercedes-Benz is a pioneer between pioneer. Always in search of new tech. Concept EQA is an example of the latest technologies combined with a bit of automotive art. By all means electric.

Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA
Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA
Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA
Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA
Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA
Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA

Beautiful but rare – Artega GT

Artega GT was the first model of the German manufacturer. A gorgeous little beast.

Artega GT
Artega GT
Artega GT
Artega GT

The red – Ferrari F355 Berlinetta

Ferrari F355 Berlinetta in red is a dream for any enthusiast.

Ferrari F355 Berlinetta
Ferrari F355 Berlinetta
Ferrari F355 Berlinetta
Ferrari F355 Berlinetta

The ONE – Porsche 356 Roadstar “Nr.1”

The first 356! How many of us have seen James Dean movies and dreamed at a classic Porsche. Porsche 356 Roadstar is for many enthusiasts the Holy Grail. This pieces can be seen at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart.

Porsche 356 Roadstar "Nr.1"
Porsche 356 Roadstar “Nr.1”

The belle of the ball – Aston Martin Vanquish V12 Inspired by Q Unique Piece

Elegance is an attitude, even for the sports car. For those who know me, my choice is no surprise. Aston Martin is my all-time favourite from childhood to maturity. This Vanquish is a unique piece from the Q by Aston Martin Collection. This particular model from 2015 has Glacial blue paint that I have never seen before in the wild. It is my favourite.

Aston Martin Vanquish V12 Inspired by Q Unique Piece
Aston Martin Vanquish V12 Inspired by Q Unique Piece
Aston Martin Vanquish V12 Inspired by Q Unique Piece
Aston Martin Vanquish V12 Inspired by Q Unique Piece
Aston Martin Vanquish V12 Inspired by Q Unique Piece
Aston Martin Vanquish V12 Inspired by Q Unique Piece
Aston Martin Vanquish V12 Inspired by Q Unique Piece
Aston Martin Vanquish V12 Inspired by Q Unique Piece

Hi there Steve!

And forgot to mention. Steve McQueen was there. In the wax…

Steve McQueen
Steve McQueen

In the gallery, you will find some more nice cars that I liked on the show.

A big thank you for the Retro Classics organisers for the invitation.

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