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After a successful first run in 2017, EQUIP AUTO CLASSIC will come back and take up quarters in EQUIP AUTO at Paris Porte de Versailles.

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“Automotive aftersales and services from the past, present and future, illustrated by legendary cars.” 

From 15 to 19 October 2019, visitors and exhibitors with a passion for vintage vehicles and interested in the business diversification opportunities offered by this market will meet up over five days on the EQUIP AUTO CLASSIC exhibition space located in hall 3 of the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre during EQUIP AUTO.

Whether embodied by historical models or youngtimers, the classic car world will be in the limelight once again this year during the 5 days of EQUIP AUTO: For the second time, the French trade show has chosen to offer it a space through the EQUIP AUTO CLASSIC area. Open from 15 to 19 October in the heart of hall 3 of the Porte de Versailles complex, this area will welcome collectors and networks specialising in the maintenance of vintage vehicles.

Year after year, the classic car is becoming an increasingly common visitor in the workshops of specialist and non-specialist professionals, and has become a genuine business opportunity. Through this initiative, EQUIP AUTO combines Business with Passion but also takes a stand alongside professionals and enthusiasts who wish to defend this technical and industrial legacy.

After L’Aventure Peugeot Citroën DS, Bosch Classic Services, Top Garage Classic and Allopneus and the OEM Schaeffler which were all among the trailblazers at the first edition, EQUIP AUTO CLASSIC 2019 will welcome, among others, BOSCH CLASSIC, RETROMOBILE, VINTAGE MECANIC, SIA ABRASIVES... 

A permanent fixture

To make this space a true crowd-puller, all participants are invited to showcase a vintage vehicle on their stand together with their range of associated parts and services. Enthusiasts will be delighted with this unique display.

EQUIP AUTO is seeking to cater to a new demand emerging on the market and therefore intends to address this subject in the long term through the creation of a sector at the show entirely dedicated to the vintage world. While EQUIP AUTO is not a pioneer in this market, EQUIP AUTO CLASSIC stands apart from other initiatives in that it is exclusively trade-only.


Working in the middle of the VINTAGE MECANIC set, on your own or in a team, your mission is to take apart and reassemble a 2CV “WAZAM” in the FASTEST time! With the support of François ALLAIN and his team, EQUIP AUTO CLASSIC and VINTAGE MECANIC have joined forces to offer you an original and fun-filled experience.

A highly-recommended special event taking place at EQUIP AUTO 2019!



Launched in 2016 and screened ever since on the TV channel RMC Découverte, VINTAGE MECANIC is a show dedicated to cars and motorbikes, more specifically vintage and collector models. The idea: get garages to overhaul old or more recent vehicles at the cheapest possible cost in order to put them back on the road – and resell them! With a total of 44 one-hour episodes to date, the programme has ever since its launch been presented by François Allain, an enthusiast of vintage cars and more broadly of all things mechanical.

Visit the official website of VINTAGE MECANIC (in French)