Events



Over the past few years, CLASSIC VEHICLE UNION OF CHINA (CVUC) has organized many events concerning classic cars, such as 2007 Century Touring Assembly , 1st Beijing Automobile Cultural Festival, Chinese Automobile Culture Expo, Forum of Collecting and Appreciating of Classic Cars, Shenyang International Automobile Industry Expo, Forum of Automobile Culture Development of China, "Miss Tourism World" in the city of Guangyuan in Sichuan Province, the 4th Changchun Automobile Industry Expo, the 2nd Weihai International Fair of Automobile and Parts, as well as some VIP cocktail parties and other PR events related to artwork, jewelry and other luxuries. We also took part in some important international matches and rallies in China's section, such as Hamburg - Shanghai Classic Car Rally, 2007 China Tour of Classic Car, 2007 Classic Car Euro - Asian Cross , Itala Parigi-Pechino: Cent' anni di passione Italiana, etc.

CLASSIC VEHICLE UNION OF CHINA (CVUC) specialises in making contribution to the development of Chinese automobile cultural industry especially in the field of classic automobile .

Some pictures of previous events by CVUC
- 1st Beijing Automobile Cultural Festival: Appearance of classic cars in front of Beijing citizens for the first time.


 
 


Including CCTV-2, CCTV-4, CCTV-7, BTV-1, BTV-4, BTV-7, more than 20 TV stations all over the country covered this rally, with the total length of nearly 90 minutes. 68 national presses reported the event with over 10,000 words and 100 pictures. 31 websites gave on-site reports or follow-up reports. More than 100,000 viewers were attracted to the event. It's such a large-scale collective apperance of Chinese classic cars, which presented the new attempt of automobile cultural event in China and gained close attention and high praise of the public.

- 4th Changchun Automobile Industry Expo
The 4th Changchun Automobile Industry Expo was held during 15th - 24th July in 2005 at the International Exhibition Center of Changchun. Over 30 classic cars were brought to the Expo by CVUC, which held the exhibition named "Once a Life •Historic Cars Show",which attracted wide social attention.

 


- 2nd Weihai International Habitat Fesitival
On September 16th, 2005, with the theme of "Life•Travel•Cooperation", the 2nd Weihai International Habitat Fesitival took place at the newly built square of international exhibition center .
More than 20 classic cars, organized by CVUC, took part in a parade through the city, as well as the show during the event, which was welcomed by the citizens.

 


- Chinese Automobile Culture Fair
Chinese Automobile Culture Fair was organized by CVUC in Tianjin in July ,2006, where the most comprehensive ,attractive and valuable automobile cultural elements gathered together for the first time.This Fair focused on the cultural and static display, on-site experiencing, interactive activities and knowledge-spreading, which is different from other local traditional automobile exhibitions in China. Comprehensive automobile activities of humanities, automobile art, culture, history, collections, entertainment and stunts made the event much more attractive and interesting..

 


Over 40 classic cars that used to belong to Chairman Mao, Chiang Kai-Shek (the first president of Taiwan), Zhou Enlai (the Premier of China from 1949-1974), Zhu De (the first Marshal of China), Chenault (A very famous volunteered air force general from the US who helped Chinese people fight against the Japanese during the World War II), Lin Biao (the third Marshal of China), Nie Rongzhen (the fourth Marshal of China) etc. gathered to a parade through the Tianjin city, which achieved great welcome from the public.


- 2007 ITALA Parigi-Pechino: Cent' Anni di Passione Italiana
The year of 1907 was a memorial in the annals of motor sport for human beings. Under the proposal of FIA, The Parisian Newspaper announced the news that shocked the world: gathering the world's automobiles and hosting an unprecedented event in the human history - Cross Continental Rally. The Rally would start from Beijing, crossed the Eurasian Continent and ended in Paris. The plan was warmly welcomed by the automobile field all over the world , especially that in Europe. Although there were only four motorcars and one motor tricycle assembled in Beijing, these four motorcars successfully arrived in Paris, which shocked the world. During the competition, Italian Prince Borghese, who drove the Itala made by Fiat, championed the rally. Furthermore, many famous enterprises took part in this activity, such as Louis Vuitton in France, Spyker in Holland, Pirelli, Michelin and Dunlop. Generally recognized as the start of the motor sports in the world, this event also became the first cross-continental automobile race in the human history. The event not only had a profound influence on the development of the world automobile industry, but also created a tremendous impetus for the popularity of automobile sports for human beings. Since then, rapid development has been seen in the automobile industry, the popularity of auto sports has also been increased greatly.

 
  


The year of 2007 was the 100th anniversary of Beijing-Paris Rally. In order to show the charm of automobile history, industry, craft, sports and to annotate the enterprising spirit of human beings, ACI (Automobile Club d' Italia) held the "ITALA Parigi-Pechino: Cent' Anni di Passione Italiana". CLASSIC VEHICLE UNION OF CHINA (CVUC) arranged 18 Chinese classic cars to attend in the China section.On September 17th, 2009, on the border between China and Mongolia, CVUC held a grand welcoming ceremony for ITALA's return to China.Local government and lofficals attended the welcoming ceremony in a friendly and passionate atmosphere. After the ceremony, the Chinese oldtimers companioned the ITALA and the crew from Erlianhot (Frontier), reflecting today of 100 years ago: here in Beijing, a related exhibition was organized by CVUC on the square at the foot of the famous central TV tower.....

 

 

 


The above activities not only enriched the Chinese' cultural life and attracted the collectors' and citizens' attention to automobile culturalo activities,but also made great effort to the development and promotion of Chinese automobile cultural industry.



- China Rally of International Classic Cars 2011


From 18th September to 23rd September 2011, after nearly two years of intense preparation, China Rally of International Classic Cars 2011 was successfully organized by the Classic Vehicle Union of China.


The cars left from the capital of China, Beijing, and drove through Tianjin, Jinan, Xuzhou, Nanjing, Hangzhou, to arrive at Shanghai. This golden route of about 1000 miles (1600km) boasts wonderful sightseeing spots, such as the Great Wall, Confucius' hometown, Water Cities etc. The Rally started from the Great Wall in Beijing and finished at the Shanghai Auto Museum.



2011 China Rally was acknowledged as B-category FIVA event and listed on FIVA's 2011 calendar. It was jointly organized by FIVA and CVUC, honorably supported by FIVA, its ANFs & Members and co-organized by China Auto Road (Beijing) Culture Development Co.Ltd. Horst Bruening, the president of FIVA, attended the opening ceremony.


Thirty-two classic cars with 123 participants from 12 countries gathered at the event. 2011 China Rally started from Shuiguan Great Wall on 18th September, crossed China's heartland through three municipalities and four provinces covering over 1600km, and finally arrived at Shanghai Automobile Museum on 23rd September.


 



20 journalists from 10 different countries followed along the whole journey and over 100 domestic media, including CCTV, reported on the rally. It was the first time that an international high-end event of classic cars had taken place in China, drawing great attention at home and abroad, especially in the cities along the route.



- China Rally of International Classic Cars 2012



The second China Rally of International Classic Cars came to a perfect conclusion in Shanghai on 15th October, 2012. After last year's success, the international high-end event of classic cars is back to amaze with its magnificence this ancient but dynamic country.



China Rally of International Classic Cars is the first international high-end event of classic cars held in mainland China; its journey began in 2011. After two years of thorough preparation and thanks to the strong support from FIVA (Federation Internationale des Vehicules Anciens), the first China Rally was successfully held along a golden route from Beijing to Shanghai. The Rally was approved by FIVA, the International Federation of Classic Vehicles, and listed on its 2011 calendar. It was organized by FIVA and CVUC, honorably supported by FIVA and ANFs & Members of FIVA and co-organized by China Auto Road (Beijing) Culture Development Co., Ltd. Thirty-two classic cars with 123 participants from 12 countries gathered at the event. 2011 China Rally started from Shuiguan Great Wall on 18th September, crossed China's heartland through three municipalities and four provinces covering over 1600km, and finally arrived at Shanghai Automobile Museum on 23rd September. Horst Brning, the president of FIVA, attended the opening ceremony. 20 journalists from 10 different countries followed along the whole journey and over 100 domestic media, including CCTV, reported on the rally. It is the first time that an international high-end event of classic cars has taken place in China drawing great attention at home and abroad, especially in the cities along the route.





To once again charm the Chinese people and the automobile industry, China Rally opened for the second time on 7th October 2012 on the wake of its previous success. More than 30 classic cars set off from Shuiguan Great Wall in Beijing, crossed China's heartland through Tianjin, Jinan, Xuzhou, Hefei, Nanjing, Hangzhou, and finally arrived in Shanghai; they covered over 1800km in seven days, from October, 7th to 13th 2012.The Rally was organized by CVUC, in cooperation with China Automobile Culture Website (CACC) and China Auto Road (Beijing) Culture Development Co., Ltd (Auto Road for short).



The second China Rally surpassed the first edition by number and quality of cars and number of participants. Vehicles and guests came from a dozen countries and regions such as France, Germany, the UK, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, the USA, Greece, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Macao. Many world-class automobile brands joined the event, including Volkswagen, Bentley, Lamborghini, Porsche, Brabus, Land Rover and Jaguar. Some big names and senior directors from the automobile industry also contributed to China Rally in various ways. Prof. Dr. Jochem Heizmann, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, president and CEO of Volkswagen Group China, raced behind the wheel of the 1956 Volkswagen Beetle Miglia Mile Edition.




China Rally attracted big names of the automobile industry from all over the world, such as Hans-Joachim Stuck, the former Formula 1 champion; Achim Stejslal, Porsche Museum Director of historic public relations; Markus Nels, senior director of Volkswagen (China) Investment Co. Ltd.; Edgar Meyer, founder of the Bertha Benz Memorial Route; Paul Hu, managing director of Volkswagen Brand of Volkswagen Group Import Co. Ltd.; Axel Bartkus, general manager of Messe Dsseldorf (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.; Timm Zoellmer, general manager of VDA-QMC (Beijing); Jean Paul Debroise, president of "Le Raid des Baroudeurs"; Mark Steinberg, founder of Marcol Group; Steven Collins, president of Marcol Planning and Zoning Commission; Nicholas Leslau, famous British entrepreneur; Kevin Davis, famous American entrepreneur; Luo Yiming, president of Hong Kong Collector Car Club; Liu Shuying, treasurer of Hong Kong Collector Car Club; and other celebrities and old-timer enthusiasts.



The pioneer of Chinese F1, Hopin Tung, and the famous racer Rose Tan both took part in the rally with good results.



Many of the participating cars are among the most famous classic models or belong to super collections within the automobile industry, with a total value of more than 400 million RMB (around 40 million GBP or 50 million euros). To guarantee a successful event, participating industries all provided their trusted service teams; the total value of their working vehicles exceeded ten million RMB. A service team was also present. 2012 China Rally lived up to its name as an international automobile event in terms of vehicles, participants and service.



2012 China Rally drew great attention from domestic media, and more than 100 media agencies including CCTV gave detailed reports on the event. Moreover, 15 media agencies, including Beijing TV, Target, Trends Car, Auto Motor und Sport, Car Owners, AutoBild, Vintage Car, Auto News, sina.com.cn, auto.ifeng.com, xcar.com.cn, autohome.com.cn, PPTV, Superpower, Youku, etc. followed along the whole journey and provided constant updates on the adventure.



Harley Owners Groups of Guangdong and Shanghai also attended the event, adding to the variety of 2012 China Rally.