Dyck Castle near Düsseldorf in Germany is a well-known venue on the classic car scene in Europe. It’s the home of Classic Days, a colorful festival celebrating everything to do with historic automobiles. Classic Days attracts tens of thousands of visitors and in many ways has outgrown the venue; but now a second, smaller scale event has been scheduled at the picturesque castle: “Masterpieces and Style”.
Intimate meeting of classic car collectors
The runaway popularity of Classic Days seems to have prompted the organizers, the Classic Days Society, to develop “Masterpieces & Style” as a more intimate event. There will be no public ticket sales, so the organizers obviously want to give classic car collectors a chance to meet and really talk, which was getting very difficult to do at recent editions of Classic Days. This has become a common problem not only for “Schloss Dyck” but also for other major events owing to increasing interest in classic cars over the last few years.
High-caliber concours jury
The gathering, which takes place from June 17-21, 2015, centers on a Concours featuring a maximum of 65 cars in seven classes. According to the event website, the cars have been hand-picked from the holdings of selected collectors. The chief judge for “Masterpieces and Style” is Christian H. Kramer, a noted classic car and F.I.V.A. expert. He’s joined by an impressive jury of motorsports and automobile industry VIPs, including ex-BMW motorsports director Prof. Mario Theissen, LeMans-legend Jochen Mass, and design professor Paolo Tuminelli. The jury also features a high caliber selection of international experts on the history, authenticity and design of historic vehicles, including Dr. Adolfo Orsi Junior, Dr. Harry Niemann, Robb Horton and Julius Kruta. “Masterpieces and Style” has been classified as a F.I.V.A. “A” event.
For more information, please visit the “Masterpieces and Style” website.
To give you an idea of the event – here are some pics of the 2014 Classic Days at Schloss Dyck (courtesy of Classic Days, ©Petra Sagnak):