photos: Alejandro Arretureta
On a typical stroll around Berlin, lots of things are meant to catch your eye: the beautiful architecture, the interesting people, and of course Berlin’s cars. Lots of Berliners don’t just drive to simply get to their destination, they’re making a statement with it. Classic cars in the city, perfectly maintained, become Alex’s subject who scouts and presents them to us. He usually gets lucky in finding his beauties during the weekend, when there’s less traffic and Berliners choose to take their oldtimers to commute.
Alex is so passionate about cars that he has a whole project dedicated to the finest of them: Carphiles is an online magazine and Instagram account based in Berlin. It aspires to photograph and tell the story behind every classic car and its owner, whether in Berlin or not (he has also featured cars in Bangkok, Kulala Lumpur, Paris, and more). With his project Carphiles, he wants to inspire, inform and fuel the interest in cars that many already have. Always aiming at the highest quality result his photos achieve a high aesthetic, very sleek look, presenting the cars combined with architecture and other urban elements.
Together with Alex, we picked out 10 of the loveliest shots of beautiful classic cars in Berlin for you.
Vintage and nostalgia are common hobbies for Berliners who love to remember and dwell in the good old times of the turbulent but also radiant history of our beloved city.
Besides the love for good vintage fashion and design there is probably no other passion ranking so high lately than oldtimer cars. But it’s actually silly to call it a revival. As long as I can remember everybody stopped and watched in amazement when a vintage automobile passed by on the streets of Berlin. Like a time machine they throw our imagination back to the past. To an era where artisanal work and industrial design perfection were working hand in hand.
The perfect chance to discover the most awesome oldtimers in Berlin is the upcoming fair Motorworld Classic. Inside the enormous and beautiful fair building from the 30s in the West of Berlin, you will be able to discover everything related to classic cars, young timers, connoisseur-cars, motorbikes and many curiosities. Taking place from October 6th to 9th 2016, this second edition of the oldtimer fair will bring plenty of amazing automobile history highlights to Berlin.
Classic car clubs and private sellers will present and sell their products there. Many chances for awesome photos with the best of automobile design history awaits you.
After the jump we collected some of the highlights of this special event in pictures.
Wow, the Dandy Diary Race Party on Monday, the unofficial Fashion Week Opening Party that is in fact the most important one of the entire week, was once again a big blast. The Dandy Diary boys gave us lots of amazing outfits, race cars, motorcycles on the dancefloor, two hot twin/almost twin DJ teams and 90s techno legend Scooter live. How can you ever top that? Enjoy the impressions on 4 pages after the jump.