Not even bad weather can stop true classic car lovers from taking to the road in their treasured vehicles. The best proof of this were the Motorworld Classic Days in Fürstenfeld, which took place for the 13th time on the weekend of September 16-17, attracting around 800 vehicles and almost 10,000 visitors to the historic grounds of Fürstenfeld Monastery. There was much to see and experience for both fans of refined classic automobiles and families with children.
Concours d’Elegance with Children’s Choice Award
The highlight of the Motorworld Oldtimertage Fürstenfeld took to the field on the Sunday. Noteworthy classic cars, among them some particularly rare examples, rose to the challenge of the Concours d’Elegance in different categories such as Classic, 70 Jahre Ferrari (70 Years of Ferrari), Werbeautos (Advertising Cars) and Little Italy. A charming special feature of this year’s Concours: The specially formed children’s jury was allowed to present the Children’s Choice Award based on their own criteria, and they showed not only good taste, but also a sense for what makes things special. The prize awarded by the youngsters went to a 1949 Lagonda Drophead Coupé convertible.
Best of Show – greetings from la dolce vita
No question about it, all the vehicles participating on the Concours were more than well-worth seeing, and made the hearts of car connoisseurs, lovers and enthusiasts alike beat faster. For instance there was the 1956 Fiat 600 Frua from its namesake, Italian body builder Pietro Frua, which arouses a feeling of dolce vita as soon as one sets eyes on it. The Fiat was not only thought to be a potential winner. Following a critical evaluation by the jury, this exceptional Italian – on account of its uniqueness paired with its original condition – was crowned Best of Show. The list of participating vehicles which also won prizes in the individual categories (see box) proves that the competition was keenly contested. The oldest car in the field was a vintage 1929 Ford Model A.
Rare motorcycle under the hammer
The auction hosted by classic car expert and auctioneer Till Rosenkranz was a veritable Who’s Who of automobility: From Ferrari through to Porsche and Mercedes-Benz, visitors were able to place their bids for well over 30 select classic cars and classics-to-be. Extremely scarce and valuable: a 1948 Vincent Rapide B motorcycle.
Capricious weather conditions notwithstanding – the Motorworld Oldtimertage Fürstenfeld 2017 underscored once again the wonderfully special charm and motoring diversity of this event on the outskirts of Munich.