Discover the history of the car on TimeWinder, revisit forgotten brands and models and marvel at the development that accelerated rapidly throughout the 20th century.
The automobile has experienced many and many things over time, two world wars, the elevation from utility object to cultural heritage. The love for the old cars has not diminished.
The aesthetic arcs, the stories they tell and the feeling of freedom they give us.
From utility vehicle to private property
In the early years, the automobile was reserved for rich daredevils. When the car gained real utility value, it was up through the twenties and thirties still mostly for business purposes that the car got its justification. Ordinary people didn't have a car.
After the Second World War, development took off and with Denmark's 'Yes thanks' to the Marshall Plan, the American dream of freedom began to gain ground in society. The importation of cheap car brands through the 50s and 60s made the car affordable for everyone.
Vintage cars on TimeWinder
Enthusiasts and vintage car owners participate every day at TimeWinder as exhibitors with their cars. Here you can meet brand clubs, associations and private collectors, and the same for all of them is that they are passionate about their interest. Ask for their car - they will love it! But give yourself time, because there is guaranteed to be a long and exciting story behind it. Both about the car's 'working life', restoration process and about the joy of driving the car :-)
TimeWinder – a vintage car meeting?
No, - let's first of all establish that TimeWinder is NOT only a vintage car meeting, but a nostalgia festival in the broadest possible sense where vintage vehicles are also very welcome and in a way an important ingredient in the "TimeWinder nostalgia pot", where the focus is the golden age of Denmark's industrialization 1875 – 1975. The end of the period coincides with the phasing out of enamel license plates in Denmark for cars. (officially 1 April 1976) . In TimeWinder's world, "the good old days" stop here - more or less, as there is always a gray area that requires courtesy and friendliness to enforce - something TimeWinder prioritizes highly. If you have a mechanical gem that does not quite live up to the age requirement, but which largely contributes to a story that makes sense in relation to the exhibition at TimeWinder, you are encouraged to contact us for further information (see below).
Fine car parking
TimeWinder also acknowledges recent classics and rebuilt vehicles and the work that goes into building, restoring and maintaining these vehicles, which in many cases drives their enthusiastic owners to success. For these, a common separate parking lot has been established outside the event site itself, but in the immediate vicinity, where you can leave your treasure among like-minded and careful enthusiasts. Everything from customized vehicles to Hot Rods to new classics and youngtimers can be parked here. It will also be here that non-pre-registered exhibitors, if there is a lack of space in the exhibition area itself, will be assigned parking.
Danish Car Production
In the autumn of 2020, an extremely interesting book about cars produced in Denmark, written by Erik Karsholt, was published, and for the common man it is probably surprising that many cars sold in the 1960s were assembled in Denmark. In addition to Citroen, Ford and GM, which were already at work in the 1920s, it was also Mercedes, Saab, Morris & DKW and others.
In addition, of course, there are the actual Danish car factories, Triangel and then Ole Sommer's adventure.
There will be examples of more of the above and we are going these days hoping that Erik will be able to come and give a lecture about his book.
Ford T – driving school
This iconic car is the first car of its kind sold worldwide. With it came the spread of the assembly line in industrial production.
The car type was produced in over 15 million copies from 1908 until 1927, when it was replaced (much against old Herny Ford's wishes) by the modern Ford A.
It is somewhat different to drive a Ford T i.a. because it has what is called 'planetary gear', and in vintage car circles the art is sometimes made a bit of 'rocket science'. But, as a few of our inveterate enthusiasts say: 100 million people have been able to drive the type of car (if each Ford T has had an average of 6 different drivers), then I wonder if the people of 2021 can find out too?
At this year's TimeWinder, you can try your hand at the challenge yourself. A Ford T driving school will be established here, where you can try driving the iconic car in a safe environment and with an experienced driver by your side.
The older historic cars get, the less often you see them on the streets and alleys - and after dark. It's a shame and something we at TimeWinder are trying to compensate for. So-called "brass cars" and similar old motorcycles are now only seen at exhibitions or for special races such as The strength test, which is held every three years in Denmark. TimeWinder is visited by some of these early and magnificent vehicles in operation, primarily on Pentecost. So if you have a brass Ford, a Cadillac, Oldsmobile, Reo and whatever else these glorious old vehicles are called, consider spending one or preferably 3 days at Grønnessegård Gods by Hundested, in beautiful North Zealand, together with like-minded people. Whitsunday at dusk, a parade is held exclusively for these old vehicles where gaslights or kerosene lamps would like to be the dominant light sources on the vehicles. So here is an invitation to put carbide in the water tank, kerosene in the lamp and fresh petrol in the tank and take part with your magnificent example of a brass car or motorcycle at the TimeWinder nostalgia show in Pentecost.
Contact us if necessary for further practical matters (see below).
Club stands and stumps
TimeWinder offers established clubs that they can get a stand at the meeting on favorable terms. This means that you can look forward to meeting many different brand clubs at the meeting as well as some of the more broadly encompassing clubs such as Nordsjælland's Veteranknallertklub and the local Halsnæs Classic Motorklub.
If your club wants to join, you can read about the offer here.
In connection with the club beaches, you can explore the flea market. Stump stands and club stands are located centrally on the square, so that no one in attendance can avoid passing the area on arrival at the meeting place.
If you want to have a stump stand yourself, you can read more about this here.
Further information on club stands, veteran races and vehicles in general: Michael Deichmann, +45 22 27 86 51.