Paris, Chicago, London and Madrid are among the major cities that will hosting some of the major events dedicated to cars and driving enthusiasts in February 2019. The great international exhibitions will greet their audience with iconic models from the past and present.
Retromobile Paris Expo • February 6-10 • Paris, F
650 exhibitors, 600 classic cars, more than 100 prestigious clubs: this is what you have to look forward to at the 44th Salon Rétromobile of Paris, among the largest and most influential events dedicated to the four wheels and their collectors.
Among the protagonists of the 2019 edition of Rétromobile there will undoubtedly be the Jaguar XJ220, the D-Type Continuation, the Jaguar XE SV Project 8. Other guests of honor will be the Aston Martin’s from the historic plants of Newport Pagnell, the Miura S modified into SV visible at the Lamborghini stand and the just restored BRM TYPE 15, the legendary single-seater driven also by Juan Manuel Fangio, Stirling Moss and Reg Parnell.
Chicago Auto Show • February 9-18 • 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 111th edition of the event will again be hosted in the magnificent rooms of the McCormick Place, near Lake Michigan.
The 2019 Chicago Auto Show will also feature a presentation, to the press and public, of 1000 stunning vehicles including sports cars, hybrid cars, electric cars, luxury cars, concept cars and many others!
London Classic Car Show • February 14-17 • London, GB
The London Classic Car Show is, among recently born events, one of those that has been able to attract the attention of passionate owners, critics and car enthusiasts. Among the peculiarities for which it is particularly known and appreciated there is the unique indoor track where you can see and hear exceptional classic cars in action.
This year, the London Classic Car Show will be honoring the the incredible career of Ian Callum, Jaguar Design Director, to whom will be dedicated an exhibition and given The London Classic Car Show Icon Award 2019. Other goodies will be the area dedicated to the historic Aero-Engines and the one dedicated to the protagonists of the movie The Italian Job: Lamborghini Miura, Aston Martin DB4 Convertible, Jaguar E-Type Coupe, Jaguar E-Type Roadster, Bedford Val Coach and more.
Classic Auto Madrid • February 22-24 • Madrid, E
Salón Internacional del Vehículo Clásico de Madrid: a sophisticated name for a concentrate of sporting passion. Now entering its 10th edition in the halls of the Cristal de la Casa de Campo, the Madrid salon will give space to some top-notch anniversaries such as the first centenary of the Citroën brand, the 60th anniversary of the Mini and the 50th anniversary of the Honda 750. In addition, the event will say “Adiós” to the legendary Volkswagen Beetle, out of production starting from 2019.
This year the emblematic Classic Auto Elegance Contest will feature the classic Bentley’s in order to celebrate the 100 years of this exclusive British brand.
In short, a hot February full of races and engines... Gentlemen, are you ready to get back behind the steering wheel?
Photo credits: Federico Bajetti, horspowr1001, ClassicAuto Madrid