For its 30th anniversary
Autoworld is treating itself to a new zone
and placing more than 12 supercars “… in the Spotlight”
Autoworld is 30 years old!
While giving prominence to the location’s history this is an anniversary not only looking to the future but also extensively harking back to the motorcar (r)evolution of the last 30 years!
For the occasion the museum is treating itself to a new permanent area – namely the “Media Room”.
But over and above all Autoworld remains a car museum, and to celebrate its 30th anniversary, “in the Spotlight “ it will display “30 Years of Supercars”.
Autoworld has brought together more than twelve exclusive cars that were the stuff of dreams for numerous fans over the last thirty years.
The “Media Room”, a new zone to celebrate 30 years in style
To mark this anniversary Autoworld has just created a new zone on the museum’s first floor: the “Media Room”, which will be open to the public as from the 15th September 2016.
In a decidedly contemporary environment, even futuristic, contrasting with the 135 year-old historic building, this “Media Room” is comprised out of three distinct areas fitted with screens where the seated visitors will have the opportunity to view specially created informative and interactive films played in a loop.
The following themes will be tackled:
- The little known history of the building where Autoworld established itself and which was where the first Car and Cycle Shows (who still remembers?) were organised; as also the overall history of the Cinquantenaire site;
- The history of the Autoworld museum since its creation in 1986;
- The evolution of the motorcar over the course of the last 30 years
In the main space, fitted out with some thirty seats, the films will be viewed on a large screen in four languages (French, Dutch, English and German).
Depending upon the museum’s activities and temporary exhibitions, themed videos might also be added to the current films.
A selection of historical documents, photographs, posters and miscellaneous objects recalling the museum’s history will also be exhibited, supplemented with a selection of noteworthy motorcars of the last three decades.
From the 15th September through to the 23rd October 2016 - 30 Years of Supercars… in the Spotlight
If on the one hand the Oldtimers are acknowledged to be a sound investment since many years, as yet this is not the case for these “new classics”, namely the Youngtimers. Apart from the younger generation who are full of enthusiasm for these cars linked to their memories of youth and adolescence.
The Youngtimers are but a mere 20 to 30 years old. They date back to the ‘80s and the beginning of the ‘90s and have an ever increasing number of followers. Far more affordable than the Oldtimers, they also boast numerous other advantages such as the availability of spare parts, relatively low maintenance costs and an inexpensive insurance.
As from the 15th September and through to the 23rd October 2016, the Youngtimers will be back on show at Autoworld next to the models already exhibited in the museum’s permanent collection.
And as cherry on the cake for its 30th anniversary, Autoworld went in search for some fifteen supercars that were all the rage over these last 30 years. Exclusive, exotic, sporty machines … such as a Mclaren P1 GTR , a Bugatti Veyron, a Porsche 918, a Ferrari F40, a Honda NSX, a Jaguar XJ220, a Lamborghini Countach… and other mythical vehicles that have left their mark these last few years.
An exhibition definitely not to be missed under any pretext for the aficionados of exceptional coachwork!
Herk de Stad Classic 2016 - Bokkenrijdersroute
Herk de Stad Classic 2016 - Bokkenrijdersroute
29/30/31 July 2016
BIKE LEGENDS ADD TO CLASSIC SHOWCASE
• World GP Bike Legends makes its UK debut at Silverstone Classic
• World Champions including Wayne Gardner, Freddie Spencer, and Phil Read
Already firmly established as the premier event on the global historic motor racing calendar, this summer’s Silverstone Classic (29-31 July) will – for the very first time – feature top class bike track action with a dazzling array of past World Champions to the fore.
“We are thrilled to be broadening the Classic’s appeal still further via the addition of these amazing bikes plus their legendary riders,” said Nick Wigley, CEO of organisers, Goose Live Events. “It’s the first time the Classic has ever served up high-quality two- and four-wheeled racers and to have heroes such as Wayne, Freddie and Phil at Silverstone is going to be just fantastic.”
In total, around ten top bikes from the golden era of GP motorcycle racing will wow the crowds when lapping the full Silverstone Grand Prix circuit on the Saturday and Sunday. Moreover, the Classic’s widely-praised open paddock policy will also enable visitors to meet and greet the star riders and see their amazing machinery up close.
The impressive motorcycle grid comes from World GP Bike Legends, an organisation set up last year with Gardner as Rider Ambassador to provide fans – both new and old – with an unparalleled experience of watching former Grand Prix stars riding original screaming 2-strokes which were so popular in the eighties and nineties.
“It’s an honour for the bikes to be invited to such an unbelievably successful car event,” admitted the Aussie ace. “We’re putting together a field of 500cc and GP bikes, and Freddie Spencer, Phil Read, Jim Redman, Didier de Radigues, Jose Cardoso have already signed up to be at Silverstone. These bikes will provide a spine-chilling spectacle when they start up and roar past on the straights – it will be an absolutely fantastic show.”
As another crowd-pleaser for motorcycle fans, Triumph will be showcasing an impressive display in the busy infield area. Over the three-day festival, the infield is also home to more than 100 car clubs exhibiting in excess of 10,000 privately-owned classic machines.
General admission tickets give access to all pits, paddock and infield displays as well as an expanded number of trackside grandstands and the majority of the family entertainment including funfair rides and live music concerts from bands such as The Boomtown Rats, Reef and The Stranglers. All tickets must be purchased in advance, and full details – together with information about hospitality packages and weekend festival camping – can be found on the official www.silverstoneclassic.com website.
13-15 MAY 2016
Spa-Classic, created in 2011, has gone from strength to strength and today it is among the major European events for historic cars. In 2015, the fifth Spa-Classic fulfilled all its promises by setting new records, both in terms of crowd figures and entries, as 20 000 spectators and 1 500 historic cars assembled for the occasion at what was one of the most prestigious meetings of the season thanks to the majestic setting and the quality of the cars on the track..
The Spa-Francorchamps circuit follows the up-and-down contours of the Ardennes foothills. The names of its corners go hand in hand with so many famous no-holds-barred battles and their history calls to mind glory and victory. The legendary unpredictable weather is part of a decor and an ambience unlike any other for an exceptional event that can only increase in stature. The sound of the cars as they plunge down into the Eau Rouge and then roar up the Raidillon calls to mind heroes and machines of a bygone age.
Homage to this ‘temple’ of endurance, which hosts the famous Spa-Francorchamps 24 Hours for Touring Cars, is paid by the Heritage Touring Cup by Peter Auto.
The ultimate accolade is conferred on the event by the reunion of the historic clubs for makes of which numbers increase every year.