The Techno-Classica Essen 2017 Overwhelms
On sheer size alone, the number one of the classic car fairs is the Techno-Classica Essen, which ended recently after running from April 5 to 9.
In sheer completeness, the Techno-Classica Essen offered the whole classic world under one roof, with official historical company presentations of about 25 brands, more than 2,500 collector cars for purchase, more than 1,250 exhibitors, over 220 clubs and communities of interest, and over 200,000 visitors.
With that many visitors, the Techno-Classica Essen was not only the classic fair with the most visitors worldwide but also documented the permanent and increasing economic power of the vintage car and connoisseur vehicle scenes. The success of the Techno-Classica Essen was based on the principle of the organizer S.I.H.A. to present the visitors from more than 40 nations a selection from the best of all fields of the classic hobby. With more than 1,250 Exhibitors from over 30 nations it reinforced its significance as number one of the international classic fairs and offers a comprehensive picture of the international classic scene.
With lavishly produced presentations of more than 25 international car manufacturers, the classic world fair was also the greatest historical show of the car industry worldwide again. With their mostly spectacular appearances, the car manufacturers demonstrated the importance they attribute to the classic car world. Additionally, in the almost 30 years of its existence, the Techno-Classica Essen has developed to the most important meeting place and most promising market for the international classic car scene.
Furthermore, at the Techno-Classica Essen was a variety of top restorers, supplier enterprises, suppliers of car literature, spare part dealers, accessories sellers, technology dealers, artists and art dealers, publishers, and not least, model car suppliers. Finally, there were many VIPs from movies and TV, racing driver stars from the past and present of motor sport and the most important decision makers from the classic car scene.
Number of Ferraris there = 134!
See a list of the most important Ferraris in Cavallino 219, June 1 issue.
Images from Hugo Garritsen and Arnaud Meunier.