Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

NewsTimes.co.ukNewsTimes.co.uk

LIFE AND STYLE

The stars of the annual Retro Classics Stuttgart extravaganza

The home of both Porsche and Mercedes-Benz is Stuttgart. So when the Retro Classics show rolls into town, it’s a sure-fire bet both brands will be well represented. So it proved at the 2017 event – but they weren’t the only stars to shine at the thriving event.

The roll call of classics was eclectic in the extreme, from pristine supercars to vintage warriors. Want a taste of how varied it was? Under the same roof, you could one moment be staring a wonderful lime green Fiat X1/9, and a monstrous Pontiac Bonneville, then move straight onto a Ford Model T roadster and a Facel Vega Facel II.

mercedes-benz-300-sl.jpg

Mercedes Benz 300 SL

Lamborghini started out making tractors. You never see them these days – unless you’re at Retro Classics. Naturally, it wasn’t a stock Lambo tractor, either, but a tuned-up hot rod one. There was a Triumph Spitfire van and a Porsche 356 with a bodywork fully decked out in broken mirrors. We also took a shine to a mobile home powered by a BMW 501 V8 in the back.

lamborghini-tractro-hot-rod.jpg

Lamborghini tractor

A Fiat once given as a gift to Pope John XXIII was on show, as was an Italian Mini sporting a strikingly stripy paint scheme. The Mercedes-Benz R129 SL whose interior trim had been fully removed to show all the complex wiring hiding beneath was also worth a look.

Wearing all their clothes were the three Mk1 Volkswagen Passats the car’s owners club had pulled together – all painted in the same Marino Gelb colour. Two of them were immaculate: one was in dire need of restoration. Helpfully, the club had lifted it onto a ramp and stuck plenty of plastic arrows on it pointing to the rusty areas that needed work.

porsche-356-broken-mirrors.jpg
Porsche 356

Another highlight was all the classic motorcycles on display, while the huge range of classic commercials made for yet another wonderful spectacle. Who could fail to be tempted by an early Mercedes-Benz Unimog? If that’s not a reason to visit Retro Classics Stuttgart next year, we don’t know what is.

Read more at independent.co.uk

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

You May Also Like

UK NEWS

Professing to be the lead in Thai relationship with over 1.5 million enrolled single people, Cupid Media’s ThaiCupid brings the one in every of...

WORLD NEWS

An exclusive article form Orestis Karipis In the 1930’s and 1940’s acid was the weapon of deceived husbands and wives in the Western world...

UK NEWS

Read more about switzerland women here. Swiss ladies and men are not reknown for being the most chatty, outgoing or spontaneous when meeting strangers...

FOOD TIPS

In food, if there is one thing you can say without fear of contradiction, it is this: Britain loves burgers. The UK market is...

Copyright © 2020 NewsTimes.co.uk All Rights Reserved