For the 8th time, the doors of the Brussels Heysel opened doors on Friday morning for the InterClassics Classic Car Show Brussels. This happened under wide interest of enthusiasts and buyers who came to enjoy the many shiny oldtimers, classic cars, and youngtimers. The cars sparkled in full glory on the 40,000-square-meter show floor.
After the opening day, the organization said enthusiastically: “We are surpassing the visitor record of the previous opening day in 2022. With that, we are well on our way to a new record”. BEHVA (Belgian Historic Vehicle Association) attracted a lot of attention with their lectures, as well as the interactive replica on the patio of the famous Le Mans circuit where this year’s 100th edition of the ’24 Hours of Le Mans’ took place. Besides the beautiful racing cars of former participants, the exclusive autograph sessions of Emanuele Pirro, Jürgen Barth, and Belgian driver Christine Beckers were a hit. Together, the trio account for six Le Mans overall victories and six class wins on the French circuit.
Porsche is traditionally well-represented at Interclassics. And nothing else was the truth this year. Dealers grouped together showed among others the Porsche 911 Dakar. Not exactly a classic car, but with the glorious victories of Porsche at Dakar in mind, we’ll not discuss this. More interesting was the hippie livery Porsche 917-021, now residing in a Belgian collection, and subject of a fantastic book by Jacques Breuer. Jürgen Barth’s Porsche 936 which he drove to victory at the 1977 Le Mans 24H, teaming up with Hurley Haywood and Jacky Ickx, had a prominent place among the Le Mans cars at the show. Among the street cars, the exceptional and extremely rare Porsche 964 RSR 3.8 took home the trophy ‘Best of the Young-Timer’.