Paris, Chicago, London and Madrid are among the major cities that will be hosting some of the major events dedicated to cars and driving enthusiasts in February 2017. The great international exhibitions will greet their audience with iconic models from the past and present, with special programs dedicated to one of the most iconic celebrations: Ferrari’s 70th birthday!
Retromobile Paris Expo • 8th-12th February • Paris, FR
550 exhibitors, 550 classic cars, more than 100 prestigious clubs: this is what you have to look forward to at the 42nd Salon Rétromobile of Paris, among the largest and most influential events dedicated to the four wheels and their collectors.
The guest of honor this year at Rétromobile will be Ferrari, which they are dedicating an entire pavilion in homage to 70 years of the Prancing Horse. Inside, we expect a theme show and a real hall of fame with eight cornerstones of the Italian brand, including the Ferrari “166 MM”, which triumphed in the Mille Miglia of 1949, and the unforgettable 250 GT Berlinetta.
Chicago Auto Show • 11th-20th February • Chicago, US
Opened in 1901, the Chicago Auto Show is now considered the largest car show in North America, as well as the event with the most number of editions in the whole continent. This year, the 109th edition of the event will again be hosted in the magnificent rooms of the McCormick Place, near Lake Michigan, where they expect more than 1,000 stunning cars.
The 2017 Chicago Auto Show will also feature a presentation, to the press and public, of 40 new car models. Some brand names? Mercedes-Benz, Alfa Romeo, Audi, Ford, Land Rover, Maserati, Porsche and many more!
London Classic Car Show • 23rd-26th February • London, UK
Try to mention the London Classic Car Show and you will get the attention of collectors, critics and auto experts everywhere. In fact, the London exhibition has been noted by fans for their unique indoor track where you can see and hear exceptional classic cars in action.
This year, the London Classic Car Show will also be honoring the 70th anniversary of the Ferrari brand with 20 iconic models including 275 GTB, 250 California, 250 GT SWB, Daytona, Dino, F40, 250 Lusso, Enzo and a 250 GTO. At the steering wheel of these jewels, some of the legendary drivers from 24 hours of Le Mans: Jacky Ickx, Emanuele Pirro, Jürgen Barth.
ClassicAuto Madrid • 24th-26th February • Madrid, SP
Salón Internacional del Vehículo Clásico de Madrid: now entering its 8th edition in the halls of the Cristal de la Casa de Campo. The salon of Madrid will pay tribute to the former Formula 1 driver Emilio de Villota and the Seat 600, which in 2017 will be celebrating its 60th anniversary and is considered the car that best represents the evolution of Spain in the last decades.
At this year’s Iberian salon there will be an expected 300 exhibitors from all over the world including major brands such as Aston Martin, Mercedes, Jaguar, Hispano Suiza and Rolls Royce. Large spaces will be devoted to classic cars with the Concours d'Elegance reserved for convertibles built before 1955.
In short, an agenda of events particularly long and rich for the shortest month of the year... Gentleman, are you ready to get back behind the steering wheel?
Photo credits: Retromobile Paris Expo, Chicago Auto Show, London Classic Car Show, ClassicAuto Madrid