Many decades ago, a few old gentlemen would meet in their drafty garages after work. For handicrafts: With beer bottles, cigarettes and rolled-up shirtsleeves, they screwed on ancient pre-war cars. Then they went back into the house. An extravagant hobby that wasn’t much fussed about. And today? Today, the oldtimer is popular sport.
The 15 most important classics of the scene
Strong community of enthusiasts
These figures show: It is a strong community that keeps the beloved technical cultural asset rattling, running and shining. And all around them are specialist workshops from the car upholstery shop to motor clinics to the paint shop. In short: millions of people have a material and ideal share in the classic cult. In addition to their passion, they owe the fact that it has come to this to the really important cars. You are particularly innovative or successful. Important classics have only one characteristic: they get a lot of people excited about old cars. They are the beacons in a sea of great, innovative, and sometimes problematic vintage cars.
The 15 important classics are great, many dream of owning one – but if only they existed, the colorful world of classics would be pretty dreary. So let’s honor them, but let’s not praise them to the skies either.