The AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix presents itself at Techno-Classica Essen (10 to 14 April) with plenty of positives for this year’s event. Right in time for the trade show the organisers were able to extend the partnership with principal sponsor Porsche Classic. During the historic motorsport festival at the Nürburgring in August some 500 historic Porsche cars will be showcased again in the impressive area of the sportscar maker, with the model 915 that made its debut 50 years ago taking centre stage. A preview of how the Zuffenhausen brand celebrates this anniversary can be obtained on the 1,500-square metre Porsche stand at Techno-Classica in Essen (Hall 4). Subsequently, at the Nürburgring, the sportscar maker’s appearance in a total area of 16,000 square metres will be ten times larger. As in the past, in addition to the 914, many fascinating vehicles will be displayed that will make a visit to the arena at the Nürburgring a truly rewarding experience.
At Techno-Classica in Essen the booth of the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix is well worth a visit too. During the important spring trade show for classic cars and related topics, Stand GA-105 in the Galeria will provide ample information and offers centred on the most important racing event for historic cars in Continental Europe. Moreover, visitors who intend to travel to the Nürburgring from 9 to 11 August will be able to purchase their tickets in Essen at a special trade show discount. Two weekend tickets (valid from Friday to Sunday) will only be available for the price of one (65 euros) during the two days of the show. A special eye-catcher on the stand no doubt will be Michael Schumacher’s Benetton B192. The replica of the Formula One car from 1992 pays homage to the most successful driver in Formula One history, who is celebrating his 50th birthday this year and clinched the first of his seven world championship titles 25 years ago. In addition, the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix booth at Techno-Classica is also worth a visit due to the fan collection being offered here at a special trade show discount: the popular 2018 event sweater together with the 2018 event T-shirt will be selling for 45 euros (instead of 70 euros). Older versions of the sweater even sell for only 20 euros.
Now that the key facts for the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix have been finalised, active participants and visitors will be able to obtain plenty of information about the event. As well as Porsche Classic, other renowned brands and marque clubs have signed up and will again set up their marquees and tents in the Mercedes-Arena or parking areas around the Nürburgring to make for a festival atmosphere. The racing programme has been finalised as well. New attractions, for instance, include the two racing series of Fahrergemeinschaft Historischer Rennsport (FHR): the FHR 100-Mile-Trophy will race as part of the Deutsche Rennsport-Meisterschaft revival round and ‘A Gentle Drivers Trophy’ will hold two stand-alone races. As a result, the programme will feature even greater variety, with the traditional highlights being included in 2019 again, such as the only rounds of the FIA Masters Historic Formula One and the FIA Masters Historic Sports Car Championship being held in Germany.
Current information about the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix can be obtained here or via the AvD OGP event app for smartphones, which is part of the free ‘Fuelish’ app (available from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store).
The 26th AvD Historic Marathon will be part of the 48th AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix 2020.
The race on the legendary Nordschleife is designed as a three-hour race for classic cars up to 1976 in compliance with the Appendix K. With the Nürburgring-Trophy the not-Appendix K cars/Youngtimer up to 1996 were integrated into the AvD Historic Marathon, but finishing the race after 100 minutes. The new concept makes the marathon even more attractive after a four-year break.