27 — 28 January 2024
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9.30 a.m. — 6.00 p.m.
Beursplein, 8000 Bruges
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A rich history

From Auto Retro to Auto Classics

In 1980, Auto Retro was created in the enchanting Boudewijnpark in Sint-Michiels Bruges. This was the beginning of a growing oldtimer fair, where "special cars", oldtimers, motorcycles, camping cars, jukeboxes, parts and miniature sellers gathered. It turned out to be a true meeting place for oldtimer lovers.
After three successful years in the Boudewijnpark, Auto Retro moved to a new location. For the years 1985 and 1986, we opted for the spacious parking of het Zand in Bruges. Year after year, the number of visitors continued to grow. The underground parking of ‘t Zand offered the advantage that visitors did not have to worry about parking problems, which was an important plus.
Since 1987, Auto Retro has found a permanent place in the Beursgebouw, located near ‘t Zand. Initially, the event took place during the third weekend of October, but from 1992 it moved to the third weekend of January.
In 1992, Auto Retro managed to conquer the hearts of lovers with the introduction of central themes. Over the years, we have paid homage to various brands, such as Jaguar, Alfa Romeo, Renault, Mercedes, Minerva, Maserati, Corvette, Ferrari, BMW, MG, Citroën, Porsche, and more.
In 2005, we celebrated the 25th anniversary with a tribute to the legendary Citroën DS ID, along with the 50th anniversary of the Mini models. Auto Retro continued by, among other things, putting Bentley, Volvo and Lotus in the spotlight in later years.
In the following years, brands such as Mercedes-Benz SL, VW Beetle, Porsche Speedster, Fiat 500, Citroën ID-DS, Morgan and many others were central to our events. The rich past of Auto Retro has brought lovers of classic cars and car enthusiasts together for many years, and continues to celebrate the history of these iconic vehicles.
After many years of unforgettable meetings, we continue our commitment to classic cars under the name Auto Classics.
2006 — 2020

Frequently asked questions

Tickets for Auto Classics 2024 can easily be purchased online through our website, but tickets are also available at the entrance to the event.
To access the event, you must have a valid ticket. More information about tickets and prices can be found on our tickets page.
Auto Classics is a leading event for lovers of classic cars. It offers a community for owners, dealers and collectors to share and admire their treasures, and for car lovers to delve into the nostalgia of the car world.
The dates and location of our event vary from year to year. Consult our website for the current information about the upcoming events, including dates, location and opening hours.
To stay up to date with news, announcements and updates about Auto Classics, we recommend keeping an eye on our website and social media channels, where we regularly share updates. Would you like to be the first to know? Then definitely subscribe to our newsletter!
Although we love pets, for safety and hygiene reasons, we ask that pets are not taken to Auto Classics, unless they are certified service dogs.
Children are more than welcome at Auto Classics, as we are a family-friendly event. Are you planning to come with your family? Then definitely buy a ticket for everyone. Children under 10 will be permitted to visit Auto Classics for free.
The nearest parking option is the underground Interparking Centrum — ‘t Zand.
The theme varies per edition. Consult our website and social media for information about the specific theme of the upcoming edition. The themes of the previous editions can be consulted in our history.

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Do not wait until the last moment! Grab your tickets now and be assured of your access to Auto Classics! Limited number of tickets available at the door.