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Classic Days at Schloss Dyck
For many, Classic Days at Schloss Dyck is Germany’s Goodwood. The huge event next weekend, set against a magnificent stately backdrop, is certainly similar to its British counterpart in terms of its impressive scale. And its varied program has helped win it an enviable reputation. The classic car-related events and exhibits on offer appeal to a broad audience of collectors, aficionados and vintage fans. Every August for many years now, tens of thousands of visitors have made their way to the castle and surrounding gardens near Düsseldorf.
The regularity competition, held on a 2.8 kilometer circuit in front of the castle gates, is definitely one of the main attractions: for many visitors, seeing the motor racing legends, all built before 1962, drive past is the main highlight of the weekend. Outside the competition, numerous manufacturers also send cars from their museum collections to undertake demonstration drives at the castle.
Schloss Dyck has become a fixed date in the calendar for many clubs – including clubs for specific brands, US cars, tractors and commercial vehicles. Participants, mainly from German-speaking countries and Benelux, bring more than 7,000 vehicles to the event. The organizers are particularly proud of the regular participation of some imposing vintage Bentleys brought over from the UK by the Benjafield Racing Club.
There is also a Concours d’Elegance, called “Jewels in the Park”, on the Orangerie Peninsula, where only a few weeks ago the rather smaller Masterpieces & Style Concours took place.
Basic info Classic Days
Schloss Dyck near Düsseldorf (Germany)
4 – 6 August 2018
For further information please visit https://www.classic-days.de/
All photos courtesy of Classic Days.