Spain's biggest classic car show draws 35,000 visitors


Classic Auto Madrid – Spain's most popular classic car event – has attracted in excess of 35,000 visitors in its sixth year. 

More than 300 exhibitors packed the 20,000sq m show, with Seat, Alfa Romeo and Porsche all having an official presence at the event. 

In total, more than 400 classic cars and motorcycles were displayed, including four vehicles from the Fire Museum in Madrid and a special exhibit dedicated to the Seat Ibiza, which was launched by King Felipe VI in 1986. 

The Spanish firm also showed off a number of concept cars and four first-off-the-line examples, including the 1200 Sport, 124-D, 131 and Malaga. 

Elsewhere, a Dodge Dart with a transparent Perspex roof and a Simca 1000 convertible starred from the Barreiros Foundation's collection.

The Concours d'Elegance Frederic Constant was held for the fourth year, this time honouring pre-war cabriolets. Fifteen vehicles took part, with the top award going to a 1934 Hispano-Suiza HS26 owned by Roberto Santa Cruz. 

The crowd favourite and winner of the people's choice award was a 1938 Buick 40 Special owned by Ignacio Bernal, while the judge's special prize was won by the 1917 Cadillac V8 Roadster of Enrique Gomez. 


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