I didn’t really know what I was getting into. It was on The Internet as a cool car spot so I went.
It turns out Classic Remise is this huge cluster of dealerships, all in one building in Düsseldorf, Germany. I’m not entirely sure how it works, but they had all manner of old and new cars and appeared to be an actual Donkervoort dealership which is sort of amazing.
Now. As per my recent posts, I’ve been to a Ferrari and Lamborghini museum in the last week, and the Pagani factory, and BMW before that. It’s been a good week or two and I don’t mind saying that I’m not easily impressed just now. They had M1s, whatever. LM002, whatever. They had a Huayra, cool but whatever. Last week I stood where that car was built.
But they got me. The Donkervoorts, the 918 and CGT (the best and most beautiful car that will ever be built), the Ferrari 512BB which had me captivated for whatever reason. The Zagato Aston Martin shooting brake. Lots of cool stuff.
Somehow I did almost a lap of the place without noticing a car. A car I’ve had a love affair with since the first concepts but never seen in real life. When I first saw the Alfa 8C, sitting with a Citroën SM and F40, I actually gasped. It was the wrong color, and looked frumpy with the roof up, but dammit it was cool.
Excuse the pics. Many were behind glass or barely visible, like the new Ford GT and the 918. The car spotting game is more about checking boxes than glamour ;)
Also. There were many RS Porsches. But I can't remember which ones are the super rare ones and which are not. So eh