VETERAMA MANNHEIM – WHERE THE SCENE GETS TOGETHER
Europe‘s largest market for vintage cars and motorcycles – since 43 years
October 12 to 14, 2018 in Mannheim, Maimarkt area
More than 4.000 exhibitors and dealers / approx. 45.000 visitors
Gigantic market for parts and whole vehicles on 260.000 sqm in the open and 15.000 sqm, hall area
Market place: the sales forum with several hundred complete vehicles
NEW: The Market Hall (Hall 2): Covered spaces!
Premium ticket (3-day-ticket) allows entry already on Friday, October 12
Online ticket sale has started (discounted tickets)
Today the same as yesteryears: – VETERAMA – the market for the „rustiest hobby in the world“
It has been a great summer with many events relating to historic vehicles. At these high temperatures, many an old-timer tested the limits of its still available capacity. Now the time will come for these vehicles to rest for the winter months. But this is also the time to fix calmly all those smaller and larger damages which might have occurred during the summer tours. And it may be the time to search again for a further object of desire!
It‘s time for the VETERAMA!
Here you‘ll find the necessary parts urgently needed to preserve this „technological cultural asset“ – and here you may also find that particular vehicle for which you already reserved space in your private garage.
„As early as June all spaces for dealers were completely booked, and more than 100 dealers are already on the waiting list, in case one of the booked spaces will be returned“ says Julia Seidel of Veterama GmbH who is responsible for the allocation of spaces.
Time and again it is fascinating to see, what is being brought into the city where exactly 133 years ago the auto-mobile was invented. But fascinating are not only the parts and vehicles which are offered at more than 3.000 sales booths, equally fascinating is the international mix of people who come to this event.
Across all language barriers between people from Latvia, the Netherlands, Great Britain, Italy, France, Germany, Finland, Poland or Sweden there is a haggling and bargaining until the price is right for both sides… and with a happy „okay“ or „is good“ that desired part or even a whole vehicle changes its owner. This is often accompanied by a smart advice what to pay attention to when installing the new part, because most often the dealers are also „collectors“ and „screw-driver enthusiasts“.
Here the „rustiest hobby of the world“ has found its regular place „… and this is what creates the unique atmosphere of VETERAMA“, says Winfried Seidel, the founder of VETERAMA, who himself is always searching for another rare piece.
Besides all this hectic searching, haggling, and bargaining VETERAMA also offers enough space to relax. Several hundred youngtimers and oldtimers are shown and offered for sale at the VETERAMA market place.
NEW: Within the VETERAMA market hall precious exotic vehicles are exhibited and offered for sale.
And once again cb events+catering ensures at many stalls and in large but cosy tents that all visitors have the chance to relax after their VETERAMA tour while dining and drinking in style.
We cordially invite you to round off the VETERAMA Saturday in the large catering tent in the open area space #8, together with our band „Festzeltkommando“.
Additional information about camping, parking, and entrance fees are found at www.veterama.de.
Winfried A. Seidel