Having only just put our turkey carving knife away and booked ourselves in for some intense gym workouts, the classic car world is back and in full momentum thanks to InterClassics Maastricht. New year, new classics, same wonderful experience!
This year’s event promises to be bigger than ever, too, with over 1,000 classic, youngtimer and supercars all ready to be ogled at, spread over a 35,000 m2 exhibition hall in Masstricht’s MECC. As well as the finest road cars, 2023’s event will have a special focus on the Formula 1 history of Circuit Zandvoort. Showcasing the finest F1 cars ever to grace the Dutch circuit’s apexes, the show has cars ranging from 1950 right through to the present day, with none other than Max Verstappen's championship winning car, the Red Bull RB16B taking the biggest spotlight of all.
Dutch fans have been a talking point in Formula One ever since Max burst onto the grid back in 2015 during Australian Grand Prix when he was just 17 years old. As well as Max’s Red Bull, visitors can see the very first winning car of the Dutch Grand Prix: a Talbot Lago T26C driven by Frenchman Louis Rosier. Other highlights include the Ferrari 156 Sharknose and Jim Clark’s Lotus 21, where both cars finished on the 1961 Zandvoort F1 podium.
Continuing the celebration of Dutch motorsport stories, InterClassics will showcase a number of period-raced cars owned or driven by Dutch teams, including Carel Godin de Beaufort's Porsche 718/2, naturally dressed in colour most associated with Holland - orange! Whilst showcasing historic racing, InterClassics also aims to celebrate the popularity of restomodding and restoration, A fine example of this comes from Dutch company Maturo Cars, who are launching a completely revised version of the popular 1990s rally car at the show. A trained eye will recognise the many advanced upgrades that make this Group A racer a reliable rally and roadgoing car.
Now in its 28th year, InterClassics Maastricht promises to bring the passion, excitement and style to the MECC, with hundreds of the world’s finest cars celebrated alongside stylish restomods and upcoming dealerships. Entrance tickets can be bought online at a discount: online price adults €17.50 compared to daytime box office price adults €20. Children under 12 are free. More information about the show can be found here.