Another reason to visit the culturally rich Belgian capital
The fourth edition of Belgium’s classic car show, Interclassics Brussels, celebrates the 60th anniversary of the World’s Fair that was held at Heysel from April to October, 1958. The World’s Fair – characterised by its chrome Atomium sculpture – drew 42 million visitors and a collection of cars from the national exhibition will be displayed at this year’s show, which takes place from November 16-18 at Brussels Expo.
Porsche’s 70th anniversary celebrations continue in Belgium with a collection of 356 Roadsters on display, honouring Ferry Porsche’s first and seminal sports car.
Expect hundreds of classic cars to take up 35,000 square metres of floor space with more than 300 exhibitors displaying a wealth of valuable machinery. In the club area of the show, the Belgian Federation for Old Vehicles (BFOV) will have a prominent presence and visitors will be treated to a series of presentations covering various classics.
Visitors will have the chance to purchase books, parts and antiques from the exhibitors, and numerous art dealers and galleries will be displaying their works on the show floor. You’ll be able to peruse and purchase motor sport-themed art and talk to the artists themselves.
There will also be awards for cars from each decade, from pre-war to the Nineties, while the best-preserved car, best restoration, best of show and best presentation are also eligible for awards.
On Friday, the show is open from 10am-9pm while opening hours are from 10am-6pm over the weekend. Tickets bought in advance start from €12.50 for adults, while children under 12 go free.