The huge organisational machine behind Auto e Moto d'Epoca is making progress, having opened on-line ticket sales on the event website. From 21st to 24th October 2021, the vintage car Show will be returning to the exhibition halls of Fiera di Padova with plenty of news and a generous 115 thousand square metres of exhibition space. The 2021 edition is set to be the only major European trade fair in the industry and all eyes are trained on it. Bookings for all the sectors of the show have soared, all the major car manufacturers have confirmed their attendance and international attendance is set to be really strong.
“Passion returns to Padua” – explains Mario Carlo Baccaglini, who has been organising Auto e Moto d'Epoca for more than thirty years. “The classic car industry continues to show great energy, fans of all ages are growing and there's a great desire to take part. Dealers and traders have already proven enthusiastic and the exhibition spaces are quickly running out. Collectors and motoring fans from all over the world get together in Padua and we are ready to welcome them with plenty of news”.
In addition to the large vintage car market for sale and the jam-packed spare parts sector, Auto e Moto d'Epoca will be an immersive journey into the past, while keeping an eye on the future. The vintage car culture, the most representative models, the choice of Clubs, Registers, Museums and important private collections.
One of the new features is a special focus dedicated to the adventure of Classic Motor Sports and competition cars that boast an increasing number of fans, an industry that's on the rise and continues to fuel the dreams of many an enthusiast. Indeed, the 2021 edition of the show, spanning 11 exhibition halls in addition to the outdoor areas, will also host a special stage: from barchetta sports cars and “torpedoes” that sped along the race tracks before the war, to Formula cars, World Touring Car Championship racing cars and the stars of the great international rallies from the Sixties and Seventies.
However, Motor sports will not be the only novelty at the 2021 edition of Auto e Moto d'Epoca. Another focus of definite interest to fans will be dedicated to the “other” classics: we mean the new craftsmen for cars and Restomod, one of the latest trends when it comes to “creative” restoration work, contaminated by modern technologies while maintaining continuity with the past of the vintage vehicle. So, all the charm of classic cars, with a current twist, while also making them more fun. This trend is on the rise in the motoring world, and today is recognised in a consolidated current of thought, thanks also to famous private collectors and the interest of a handful of car manufacturers.
And yet more news: the significant participation of ASI | Automotoclub Storico Italiano (Historic Italian Automoto Club) which for the first time will be taking up half of hall 4 together with the many federate Clubs. The ASI VILLAGE will be distinguished by the Italian motoring heritage and the Historic Collection of the Carrozzeria Bertone body shop, which was recently acquired by ASI and boasts 79 items, including vehicles, chassis and models.
The attendance of ACI Storico is confirmed in hall 3, presenting two themed exhibitions: celebrating 100 years of the Guzzi make and the Italian Speed Touring Championship. One of the most famous makes in Italy will therefore be supported, to discover a story that is yet mostly unprecedented and reserved for connoisseurs of Italian motor sports. There are also many connected initiatives, along with the presence of drivers, journalists and experts.
Here is a preview of the news we have in store for the public and exhibitors for 2021. Because fans state that “passion for classic cars is not conveyed, it is discovered”. Auto e Moto d'Epoca looks forward to welcoming you in Padua to delve into the past, to relive the same emotions and atmospheres, to feel that passion for yourself.