James Dean and
his Porsche 550 Spyder

James Dean loved fast cars and racing. Before he became an actor, he...

James Dean


The retro gas station on the B28:
Only one exit from the 60s

When the days get warmer, our team goes wild with excitement: We can feel...

The retro gas station


Electric classic cars -
A solution for the future?

Electric cars are on the rise, also as classic cars or replicas...

Electro classic cars

Beliebte Themen

Your Story

Your car, your story: How the Golf 2 changed Sarah's life

Of all the moving and humorous submissions, we chose Sarah's story that describes how a Golf 2 changed her life. Read more about Sarah's story in the following article...

4 Reasons

4 Reasons why the classic car market is changing

In September 2018, BBE Automotive published a study analysing the development of the classic car market. According to its results, the market is growing - and...

Mercedes W123

Celebrities and their Mercedes W123

It is the most produced vehicle of Mercedes-Benz and, due to its high production numbers an affordable classic car: the Mercedes W123. Many celebrities were enthusiastic...

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Retromotion at Chromtour 2019

Last year we could only talk about the Chromtour from a bystander’s perspective, but this year we were able to actively paticipate: The Chromtour 2019 is one of the most beautiful events we have visited so far. Read on to find out about our impressions and experiences! [...]

Fiat Panda - an affordable classic car?

Classic cars are usually not exactly cheap. Even though they are tax-privileged, their higher gas consumption, expensive spare parts and the higher cost of maintenance make classic cars quite a pricey possession. And the cost to buy a classic car in the first place, should also not be underestimated. But fear not, because there are also cheaper options. The small Fiat Panda is a great example. [...]

The Pontiac GTO - The First Muscle Car

The American car brand Pontiac has been discontinued for ten years now. The most interesting classic car the GM owned brand has built in its more than 80-year history is the GTO - a mid-range car with a bulky V8, that flexes its muscles under the hood. In the mid-1960s, this car was the beginning of an entire segment of powerful cars in the USA: the muscle cars. [...]

Paint stripping for professionals: Retromotion at Carblast

The company Carblast has been around for more than 15 years now and is one of europe’s most competent experts for paint stripping, rust removal, CDC, body construction and paint jobs. We visited their facilities and learned a lot about the company and its unique processes. Read on to find out more! [...]

Zora Arkus-Duntov: The Father of the Corvette

The first Chevrolet Corvette was already released when Zora Arkus-Duntov joined General Motors as an engineer in 1953. But the Belgian engineer with Russian roots recognized its potential and paved the Corvette’s road to success to become the most successful US sports car of all time. To this day, his name is inseparably linked with the car: He is regarded as the "father of the Corvette". [...]

Retromotion at the Solitude Revival 2019

Bright sunshine, the smell of petrol and the sound of racing engines accompanied our team at this year's Solitude Revival. Every two years, this event pays homage to motor sports of the past and forms a meeting point for fans of automotive culture. All the highlights of this year are compiled into our report! [...]

Summer Classics Part 3: Fiat 500 Jolly

If you see the beach car Fiat 500 Jolly for the first time, you will know right away that it lives up to its name. The little Italian "Joker" has a fringed roof and basket chairs which make it look funny indeed. At the end of the 1950s, the car was such a hit among the bold and beautiful, that we want to dedicate the last part of our series "Summer Classics" to it. [...]

Summer Classics Part 2: Cadillac Series 62 Convertible

If a car has been built for over 23 years, it can rightfully be called a classic. And If it's a convertible such as the Cadillac Series 62 Convertible, that has also become a movie star alongside Clint Eastwood and other Hollywood greats, it definitely belongs in our "Summer Classics" series. [...]

Summer Classics Part 1: Renault 4 Plein Air

The late '60s were a wild time. Student movements and hippies question the ideals of the bourgeois society and protest against the establishment. In the Western world, a new society is emerging that is freed from old constraints and taboos. And just at that time the French car manufacturer Renault strays from its tradition and turns the Renault 4 into a convertible. [...]

A story of Golfs and forklifts

What does a VW Golf have in common with a forklift? This question will most likely cause puzzled faces or a shrug. That is not surprising, because the top selling Volkswagen can hardly be compared to a crude working tool. And yet: they share the most essential component of any motor vehicle. [...]

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