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28e Techno Classica Essen becomes an impressive car festival

ER Classics Desktop 2022

The 2016 edition of the Techno Classica in Essen is slowly looming again on the horizon. The large international car festival is graced by more than 1.250 participants from more than 30 countries. The festival, which will be held from 6 to 10 April, is considered a mecca for fans of a large selection of classic cars, motorcycles, automobilia, clubs, parts and much more. A wide range of themes will be central in the Ruhr area.

The organization proudly announces that the manifestation with numerous German Manufacturers and manufacturers from other countries may be considered the largest international classic event. Those responsible for the 28-e edition of Techno Classica have put together special attractions again. It is striking that a number of manufacturers have chosen the Techno Classica to put a few newcomers in the spotlight, with a nod to history. Alfa Romeo seizes the event to hold the attention for the new Giulia. Fiat launches the 124 Spider and will not let the 50 anniversary of the original pass unnoticed. Mercedes-Benz is present with numerous historic convertibles and the new S-Class Convertible. Volvo is livening up “Essen” with the launch of the new V90 and will emphasize the roots of that car by taking along a number of classic stations. The Volvo 145 is one of them. And so there are more connections between classical and "Nigel Nagel Neu".


One of the many themes in Essen: the Opel GT. Image: Erik van Putten
One of the many themes in Essen: the Opel GT. Image: Erik van Putten

Rich range of automotive heritage
Autostadt Wolfsburg will be present in Essen with high-profile classics from the VW / Audi group. From Porsche 356 to Lamborghini Diablo, from the Spectacle Beetle to a youngtimer like the Seat Ibiza, from Skoda Popular Roadster to the Bugatti Type 35: it's just a sample of what Autostadt takes to Essen. Volkswagen Classic puts the Golf GTI in the limelight and reflects on the 40 anniversary. BMW is once again enhancing its 100 anniversary with an exhibition participation. In cooperation with the most important BMW clubs and the subsidiary brands Mini and Rolls Royce, the Bavaria will occupy a large part of Hall 12. Jaguar Landrover will make its appearance in Hall 2. France is also well represented. Peugeot leans this year on the 504 convertible and coupé club while the history Citroën does well at every trade show. That will also be the case in Essen. The former group subsidiary Panhard was founded 125 years ago and is celebrated in Germany. Also some will be historic Citroëns- from 2CV to DS acte give the presence in Essen. Ford and Opel also put a number of special models in the spotlight. The P6 and GT40 play an important role on behalf of Ford, while Opel continues to roll out the currently popular GT theme.

Ferrari 750 Monza
One of the exotics from the Mille Miglia of 1955: The Ferrari 750 Monza. Image: RM Auctions

Mille Miglia 1955
And so there is more to experience during this event. There will be 220 classic clubs. Coys Auctions will once again hold a controversial auction on 9 April. The organization has also mentioned youngtimers and classics from the age of 20-30 years old as the center of gravity. The highlight of the Techno Classica, however, has its origins in the Mille Miglia of 1955. The SIHA exhibits 10 participating cars of the 1955 edition of that beautiful Italian race. The Mercedes 300 SLR - with which Juan Manual Fangio achieved second place - will be within reach of the public. The Porsche 550 Spyder, the Maserati A6 GCS and the Ferrari 750 Monza are also part of the exhibition.

The Techno Classica Essen. He again offers too much to mention. And will be open for five days to enthrall the enthusiast, buyer and seller. To get in the mood, click here .

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