Engines rev up in Milan for the Milano AutoClassica

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

The best of vintage automobiles will be exhibited at the Milano AutoClassica, the Milanese classic car show held at Fiera Milano in Rho from 18 to 20 March.

Milano AutoClassica features 50,000 square meters of exhibition space, over 1500 cars, more than 350 exhibitors and 12 automobile brands. There will be the classic sections dedicated to original spare parts and a big private market, an outside track for races, exhibitions and test drives and a programme of initiatives and special events and plenty of international previews.

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The biggest names will all be there - Abarth, Alfa Romeo, AstonMartin, Bentley, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Maserati, Mc Laren, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche. There will also be the second edition of the Historic Rally Milano AutoClassica which, in the Classic Circuit Arena, will see racing on a 1.4 km tarmac track by a Lancia Stratos driven by Febis from Novara, a Talbot Lotus with rally driver Federico Ormezzano, a Porsche 911, an Opel Kadett and Ascona and the legendary Mini. The first edition of the Historic Speed Milano AutoClassica will also be held, a speed race for classic GT and Turismo cars, which will see Porsches and Alfa Romeos battling it out on different track layouts.

Present as always the section for spare parts, which this year will have a whole pavilion to itself and, for the first time, will host the prize-giving ceremonies for the ASI (the Italian historic automobile club) events in 2015. Lots of initiatives and special events as well, like the 100th anniversary of BMW with an extraordinary gallery of vehicles, the 80th anniversary of the Fiat 500 Topolino, the 70th anniversary of Vespa and 50th anniversary of the Alfa Romeo Duetto. As usual, there will be the “Queens Car Show” with fantastic cars, like the Porsche 550rs, on display at the entrance to the show to welcome visitors. Finally there will be the Elegance Competition, with prizes for three categories: “Style and speed class the best mix of elegance and performance”; “Perfection class, the most sensitive restauration” and “Best of show”. The latest new entry for 2016 will be the presence at Milano AutoClassica of a section dedicated to classic motorcycles.

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