No other historic event in Germany boasts such a comprehensive schedule as the Classic Days, held in the grounds of Schloss Dyck in North Rhine-Westphalia. Highlights are abundant, and include a regularity race for pre-1961 sports-racing cars on a scenic 2.8km avenue course, a concours competition in the castle park and a ‘Cherry Lane’ where visitors are invited to picnic alongside their classics. The array of automobiles set to be displayed is, as ever, top-notch, including a selection of eleven racing cars from the legendary stable of Jägermeister Racing, some of which will be driven by former team drivers such as Derek Bell, Hans-Joachim Stuck, John Fitzpatrick, Jochen Mass and Prince Leopold of Bavaria.
And there’s more. A special exhibition will be held dedicated to historic racing transporters, in addition to a 105th anniversary celebration of the Monte-Carlo Rally and a look at the classics of the future. Just like the Goodwood Revival, the Classic Days is not reserved for four-wheeled machines. Over 200 Vespa riders are expected to converge for the 70th birthday of the cult scooter. And if you hear thunder above and the skies are blue, fear not – it’ll be the engines of the Junkers JU 52, which will be displaying throughout the weekend.