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Join a new classic car community

Classic professionals, classic car enthusiasts and interested workshop owners will get the most out of Automechanika Frankfurt. A series of new formats and events offer space for further training, exchange and networking.

Classic car meet-up in Hall 11.1

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Classic car professionals and enthusiasts will have their own home in Hall 11.1 to make new international contacts and discuss trending topics. In addition to panels and presentations on the nearby stage on topics such as digitalisation, recruiting new talent and process optimisation, the shared passion for historic vehicles will not be missed out. A vintage lounge invites to celebrate the special spirit and lifestyle of the classic scene.

Thanks to the direct neighbourhood to the body & paint sector, owners of workshops can also connect thematically and receive valuable tips for the business around classic and vintage cars.

Nice "treat": Classic Car Rally during Automechanika

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The ‘Rhein-Main-Klassik’ Rally organised by marketer B&M leads from the exhibition grounds to the streets of "Mainhattan". 100 classic cars from over 100 years of automotive history will connect city and country, history and future, Rhine and Main on their ride from 13 to 15 September 2024.

Listen in now: Automechanika Classic Car Podcast

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How can company owners inspire young talent for their classic car business? In which way will digitalisation change the automotive business? What is the connection between blockchain, tokenisation and classic cars? In the Automechanika Classic Car Podcast, prominent, enthusiastic and creative classic car professionals present their business models, provide insights into their day-to-day work and explain what is so fascinating about historic vehicles.

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#3 Robert Müller: Automobile clubs in the future – how social media is changing the club scene (in German)

Robert Müller

Are automobile clubs a discontinued model? Robert Müller, owner of the consulting agency Clubrebellen, says “no”. On the contrary - the young founder is a big fan. However, in order to remain relevant and attractive in the future, clubs need to reposition themselves. In today's podcast episode, he talks to presenter Jürgen Book about the challenges facing the club scene, what they could look like in the future and what social media is changing for the classic business as a whole.

Moderation: Jürgen Book
Intro: Wolfgang Auer, editor-in-chief of FML and FML-aktuell

#2 Wolfgang Henseler: Tokenized classic cars as an investment (in German)

Wolfgang Henseler

How do tokens, blockchain and classic cars fit together? Which digital solutions make the everyday life of a classic car workshop more efficient? What is phenomenological learning and what does digitalization have to do with it? Prof. Wolfgang Henseler answers these and other questions in the second episode of the Automechanika Classic Car Podcast.

Moderation: Jürgen Book
Intro: Wolfgang Auer, Editor-in-Chief of FML and FML aktuell

#1 Ande Votteler & Dennis Kissling: Generation change in the classic business (in German)

Ande Votteler & Dennis Kissling

The first two podcast guests are Ande Votteler and his predecessor Dennis Kissling. Together they run a successful business in Balingen with historic Porsches and place great emphasis on the originality of the vehicles. In the podcast, they talk about this special company philosophy, how they managed the generational change and the fascination of the Porsche 911 and 356.

Moderation: Jürgen Book
Intro: Wolfgang Auer, Editor-in-Chief of FML and FML aktuell