People love cars, that's just the way it is. It's also a fact that most of us rely on automobiles every single day, whether it's for commuting, grocery shopping or just getting from A to B as soon as possible. That's why it's not surprising that DDOR BG Car Show and the International Motorcycle Show are some of the most visited events in Belgrade, year after year.
From March 22nd until the 28th, multiple halls of Belgrade's Fair will be occupied by various exhibitioners and motorheads alike. This is the biggest and the most prestigious car event in the region and thus it appeals to people from a lot of different countries which makes it a truly magnificent multicultural gathering.
Finding the right accommodation can be tough, hotel rooms can be quite pricey and many people are bothered by the lack of privacy in some hostels. We've even heard stories of people sleeping in their cars. Seeing how there's absolutely no way this could be even remotely comfortable, our Belgrade accommodation will offer you all the comfort and privacy of a hotel and then some, but most importantly, it won't empty out your wallet.
Here's what you can expect from this year's DDOR BG Car Show:
The exhibition itself
The main event in which most of the world's biggest car manufacturers will be showing off their latest achievements and innovations to visitors, in hopes of turning them into customers.
BMW, Mercedes, Toyota, Volkswagen and Fiat are only some of the names will be coming to present. This, of course, doesn't include only cars but all of the additional equipment and parts one may need.
One of the most interesting parts of last year's fair was definitely the parade of old-timers named "Prince Tomislav Karadjordjevic Memorial". Cool is the word that best describes the way in which these veterans still dominate roads today just like they did many decades ago, when they were top-of-the-line cutting edge models. They haven't lost a single ounce of their swagger, and in fact one can say that they are even cooler today than they were 50 years ago. Among them was even the first-ever Serbian made bus from 1939.
This part is reserved for those of you who prefer riding on two wheels instead of four. Race bikes, choppers, mopeds, scooters, as well as all equipment that's necessary for a safe and enjoyable ride. Aside from all that, various organizations, clubs and media will present themselves and their common goal of spreading the gospel and making motorsports a prominent thing in Serbia. Whether you're into easy-going scooters, cool choppers or two-wheeled racing beasts, the International Motorcycle Show has got you covered.
Car shows are a long established tradition in Belgrade, with the first one being held way back in 1939. Seeing how there were only 12.000 registered cars in the whole Kingdom of Yugoslavia at the time, a show like this definitely had a huge impact on the growing popularity of motor vehicles. Back then, cars were a luxury only available to the richest members of society and common folks rarely, if ever, got a chance to ride in one.
Just how much attention this first car show received is evident from the fact that the heir to the throne Prince Peter along with his mother Maria, an avid car-lover, came to see the latest models.
Another huge thing was that among those presenting were names such as Buick and Cadillac.
As for the entrance fees, a single ticket will cost you 300 dinars, while if you're coming in a group or with family you can get a discount. Whether you're a regular visitor or a newcomer be sure to prepare accordingly and find good accommodation so that you won't have to worry about getting a good night's sleep after a long day of admiring powerful machines at the show.