Bremen pays homage to the 'wild years' of racing and rallying


The 11th Bremen Classic Motorshow attracted more than 40,000 visitors from 1-3 February as the event celebrated the extreme machines of the 1970-’80s.

Cars on show in the ‘Racing and Rallies – the Wild Years’ centrepiece included Michèle Mouton’s 1986 German-rally winning Peugeot 205 Turbo 16, Walter Röhrl’s S1 Audi quattro and the Lancia Beta Monte-Carlo in which Hans Heyer won the German Racingsport Championship in 1980.

World-famous drivers who made an appearance included former sports car legends Hans-Joachim ‘Strietzel’ Stuck (who opened the event) and Jochen Mass, plus rally driver Klaus-Joachim ‘Jochi’ Kleint.

Other displays featured classic machines from Bentley, Jaguar and Mercedes, plus there were numerous desirable Youngtimers, such as a Lancia Delta Integrale Evoluzione and an Opel Manta S 1.9.

The ‘Racing and Record Machines’ exhibit showcased 30 historic ’bikes from the past 100 years such as the 1904 Alcyon from 1904, a 1914 British Nut and the double World Championship-winning Kawasaki KR350.

The event also included several halls of club stands, plus memorabilia from hundreds of traders, taster displays from museums, including Beaulieu’s Bond in Motion, and a vintage car-valuing service with 400 experts on hand.

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