Among belgian car-lovers, tension rose at the end of last year to reach with the beginning of the Brussels Auto Show January 12. Traditionally press and professionals are invited to visit the Auto Salon a few days before the opening of the salon for the public.
Each manufacturer tries ofcourse to present themselves the best way possible, and lots of great cars are shown to the public. Mercedes, BMW, Ford, Rolls Royce, Bentley,.. there's no car you won't find on the salon. One of the rarest cars that can be seen in Brussels is the exclusive Aston-Martin Zagato, of which only 150 cars will be build. Well, that's not completely true, probably the rarest car in the salon is not a modern one. And it's a car you won't find in a showroom for sale. The rarest car is a true racer from the fifties, the State-of-Art Porsche 550 Spyder , seen in many vintage races like the Mille Miglia the last few years, and presented at the Fleet-TV stand. Another vintage Porsche at the special showstand to celebrate 90 years Auto Show in Brussels, the Porsche 356 Speedster.
Talking about Porsche, and ofcourse that's why we visited the Auto Show in Brussels, they had a great stand. Lots of cars this year, with ofcourse focus on the new Porsche 911 models. The Porsche factory decided to present the brandnew Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet to the European public in Brussels. What an honour. And next to the premiere, you could admire more models like the Porsche Panamera Hybrid , Panamera Turbon and Porsche Cayenne Diesel. One of my favorites, the Porsche Cayman R, and ofcourse any model of the Porsche 911 you can imagine, from the 997 Porsche Carrera 4S to the Porsche 991 Turbo S.
The Brussels Auto Show can be visited from January 12 till January 22.
Text : Tim Havermans
Pictures : Wilfried Geerts