I can attribute the late publication of this article down to Canada’s long winter. Those in the Canadian car community are forced to endure 5-6 months of drab, bleak, and desolate winters. All of which culminate in little to no original content within those months. So I’ve saved a few photo sets from summer for these months. Berlin Klassik is up first. This is my first visit to this show. It has certainly grown since its inception a few years ago, and has quickly become one of the top 2-3 Euro shows in Ontario. The number of BMWs, Mercedes-Benzs and Porsches is higher here than anything other Ontario venue.
However, the bread and butter for Berlin Klassik is still VW. And Mauricio’s MK2 is still amungst my favourites. I’m not sure how I accomplish this at every show, but I consistantly forget to take photos of VWs. I just tend to take more photos of other brands. Luckily, Geoff was able to capture the VAG cars in Septemeber. LINK.
This Passat might be rubbing some VW purists the wrong way with its Benz wheels. As is the CRX below. The owner didn’t bother bringing it into the show grounds. It was sitting pretty in the parking lot.
Speaking of parking lot, the highlight of the show was there as well. A pristine 911 with Sparco seats and RSR bits. As well as a 997 GT3 with what might be the best vanity plate I’ve ever seen. An homage to Porsche’s reknown engine designer Hans Mezger.
Any show with 356s, 930s, 964s, 911s, 928s AND 914s is good in my books.
Stuttgart had a good showing too. I loved this bagged W210. And Manolo’s bagged W116.
And finally, Munich’s showing. As I am now a BMW owner, I’m able to appreciate these cars from more of a personal and snobbish outlook.