42nd VETERAMA - Mannheim - Maimarkt

October 6 - 8. 2017, Xaver-Fuhr-Straße 101, 68163 Mannheim

  • Europe’s largest market for antique cars, motorcycles & spare parts.
  • The mecca for the antique car and modern classic scene
  • Highlight for moped fans
  • Holders of insider tickets (three-day tickets) can come as early as Friday, 7 October 2016
  • Advanced ticket sales online

The Mechanics’ Harvest Festival
Advance VETERAMA tickets now on sale!

VETERAMA Mannheim is the traditional highlight of the mechanics’ season and this year will be opening its doors for the 42nd time on 7–9 October. With 260,000 square metres of open grounds and 15,000 square metres of hall area on the Mannheim May Market, Europe’s largest antique car marketplace for motoring fans will be inviting about 4000 exhibitors and over 45,000 aficionados to take a hunt around – above all for the rare or curious appealing to those with petrol in their blood.

“Whether it’s parts for a classical Ford, an old Porsche, or even the rare Miele bike, you will find them here at VETERAMA,” promised Winfried Seidel, organiser and father of VETERAMA. And like every year before, the Mechanics’ Harvest Festival never fails to write yet another chapter to its own, quite special success story: Here, an original Bugatti gearbox appears among countless motorcycle parts, there the engine of a legendary Porsche 550 Spyder “Carrera Panamericana” changes hands – only VETERAMA can transport gems like these, long believed lost, back into daylight.

At the same time, visitors may expect far more than just a parts market and vehicle fair. In addition to the entire vehicle market, also the Show Arena presents a huge antique car and modern classic exhibition covering the whole spectrum of classic car passion from the unadulterated original to the top restored museum piece. And there are breathtaking, death- and gravity-defying feats by the wall of death rider Henny Kroeze and his team.

Highlight for moped fans

One special highlight at this year’s VETERAMA will appeal to petroil fans: In a contemporary setting, the Moped Garage will be presenting the history of the moped and, ultimately, the road to affordable mobility. Exhibits from all epochs narrate the evolution of the moped from the origins to the glittering heyday of The Miracle on the Rhine, and the introduction of the crash helmet, the obligatory driving licence, dedicated specialist magazines, and market trends are presented together with the social and economic significance of this lightweight motorcycle.

Winfried Seidel is convinced: “It’s the mix that does it! Or the concept of parts and mechanics’ market, vehicle fair, museum, and entertainment that makes VETERAMA the most traditional event in the scene’s calendar."

VETERAMA Mannheim – where the scene meets.

The regular opening times are Friday 12:00–20:00 (insider ticket only), Saturday 8:30–18:00, and Sunday 8:30–16:00. Advance ticket sales are also provided on the website.

As you can see, there are a whole load of reasons for visiting Europe's largest vintage vehicle market this year. So, book your online ticket right now at www.veterama.de(external link) and avoid the long queues.

VETERAMA Mannheim - Entrance fees

Daily ticket: 12.00 € (only available for Saturday or Sunday)
10.00 € (reduced price, only available with adequate document (student ID etc.) or on Sunday after 2 p.m.)
Family ticket: 20.00 € (only on Sunday)
(parents with two children not older than 15 years)
Combined ticket: 18.00 € (two days Sat / Sun)
Insider ticket: 25.00 € (valid for three days: fri/sat/sun)
(Please note that only the insider ticket allows you to visit the exhibition on Friday at 12.00 pm.)

Children under 15 get in free! All tickets can also be purchased at the entrance.