28.10.2021 - 13:02

RETRO CLASSICS BAVARIA®: race fever on virtual tracks

The ADAC SimRacing Expo is moving – from the Nürburgring to Nuremberg. An exciting foretaste will be provided at RETRO CLASSICS BAVARIA® (3 to 5 December). Motor racing enthusiasts will have the opportunity there to obtain in-depth information on this trend topic and also naturally get behind the wheel themselves.

Exciting, safe and extremely close to reality: the Nuremberg trade fair for driving culture will feature the ADAC SimRacing Expo (3 to 5 December)

Climb into the cockpit, place your hands on the steering wheel, receive the "course clear" signal and off you go – without having to drive one single kilometre. Thanks to ingenious computer simulation, however, that does not matter too much: sim racing offers a huge selection of virtual tracks and is becoming more popular both among e-sports competitors and professional racing drivers. Visitors to RETRO CLASSICS BAVARIA® can look forward to a special sim racing area this year for the first time as part of a RETRO trade fair. The reason: the ADAC SimRacing Expo is relocating from the Nürburgring to Nuremberg where it will be staged from 2022 onwards concurrently with the popular trade fair for driving culture.

"The trade fair presentation will provide a foretaste of the large SimRacing Expo 2022," said Michael Wamser, CEO of the organising company Cowana GmbH. "We will occupy 300 square metres of exhibition space with a number of different simulators and possibly also one or two racing cars. People will be able to exchange experiences, obtain information or hold discussions with experts and racing drivers in a lounge corner." The simulators can naturally be used free of charge.

"Sim racing, which originated in the area of gaming, is now very professional," said Wamser, "and is used by every major racing team worldwide as preparation for real races." The advantages are obvious: "If you make a driving error, you need not fear for your life; it is also much less expensive to drive a car into the crash barriers during simulation. Due to the corona pandemic, this topic gained additional momentum since many hobby drivers also ultimately discovered sim racing. Believe me, even real sceptics, no matter how old they are, climb out of the rig with a smile on their face after a drive in a simulator."

Wamser cites the following reason for the move next year to Nuremberg where "at least two complete halls" at the Nuremberg Trade Fair Centre will be occupied concurrently with RETRO CLASSICS BAVARIA®: "We looked for a new environment with value-added for our exhibitors in order to make the topic of sim racing larger and broader. Nuremberg offers an excellent infrastructure in this respect. We are also seeing growth in our clientèle among driving culture enthusiasts, the participants in RETRO CLASSICS BAVARIA®. After all, the target group is everyone with real or digital interest in automobiles and driving culture."


RETRO CLASSICS BAVARIA® will be held this year for the fifth time at the Nuremberg Trade Fair Centre. During the sister event of RETRO CLASSICS STUTTGART®, the world's largest trade fair for driving culture, national and international automobile manufacturers, dealers, collectors and specialists will once again present the whole world of classic automobiles at the season finale: historic and classic cars, youngtimers, NEO CLASSICS®, parts and accessories on an area of around 40,000 square metres. As a stylish meeting point for the automobile scene, the trade fair is also an opportunity for stimulating discussions and technical exchanges. First-class special shows, an informative accompanying programme and a large vehicle selling market round off the varied offering at the trade fair.

Date: 3 to 5 December 2021, Nuremberg Trade Fair Centre

Opening hours: daily from 09.00 to 18.00

Further information and photos relating to RETRO CLASSICS® Bavaria® can be found in the Internet at: https://www.retro-classics-bavaria.de

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