Dynamic start to anniversary edition of InterClassics & TopMobiel in MECC Maastricht

On Friday 11 January, the anniversary edition of the biggest classic car event in the Benelux was kicked off in MECC Maastricht. … visitors came to admire the unique and exclusive classics presented by 300 exhibitors in the 30,000 m2 exhibition space. InterClassics & TopMobiel is celebrating its 20th anniversary under the themes ‘100 Years of Aston Martin’ and ‘Bugatti Grand Prix Cars’.

The 2013 edition boasts a myriad of exclusive classics. In collaboration with organisations such as the Aston Martin Owners Club Holland, the event presents the history of Aston Martin through 30 exclusive models including the Aston Martin A3 (the oldest surviving Aston Martin in the world from 1921), the Ulster (one of the most esteemed pre-war race cars from 1935), the Atom (a unique prototype from 1939), the DB2 (an exclusive sports car sold by Aston Martin in the 1950s) and the DB5 (one of the most famous and successful sports cars of all time from 1965, immortalised in the James Bond film Goldfinger).
The Bugatti Type 35 (possibly the most successful race car in history) and the only surviving Bugatti Type 32 ‘Tank’ (the first race car to apply the principles of aerodynamics) were also on display in a separate show pavilion exclusively reserved for the Bugatti Grand Prix Cars theme. These exceptional classics can be admired for the rest of the weekend.

A TopMobiel Preview night was held on Thursday 10 January, the evening before the expo officially started. During this very special evening, visitors could enjoy culinary delights in the company of the most exclusive models from the 100-year history of Aston Martin.  This culinary journey was led by top international chef and GaultMilau Chef of the Year winner Paul van de Bunt in collaboration with Maison van den Boer.

Together with Xavier Maassen, the TopMobiel Preview Night supported Stichting ALS Nederland (the Dutch ALS Foundation), raising over  €….. in their auction. Some of the unique items auctioned that evening included a tour of the Aston Martin factory for two, VIP packages for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and a Fiat 500 designed by Jan Jansen, who has worked for famous fashion labels such as Dior and Charles Jourdan. The evening was hosted by Vivian Lataster, a presenter and TV producer for the Limburg broadcasting company L1.