vendredi 1 avril 2016


the world fair of the automobile passion from
06th* until 10th April 2016

• The greatest classic fair of the world with
official company presentations of about 25 brands
of the international vehicle industry
• Largest offer of national as well as
international specialized offerers: more than
2,500 collector's cars for purchase
• Special exhibition: Mille Miglia 1955
• All 20 fair halls and open areas are already now almost fully booked
• The TECHNO-CLASSICA ESSEN consolidates its position as number 1
*06th April 2016: Preview, Happy View Day
Essen, January 2016. With more than 1,250 exhibitors from more than 30 nations the 28th Techno-Classica Essen 2016 reinforces its significance as number 1 of the international classic fairs - in double sense: The in 1989 for the first time organised today "world fair for vintage cars, classic- & prestige-automobiles, motor sport, motorcycles, spare parts, restoration and world club meeting" is not only the pioneer of the scene and the longest-standing international classic fair. Also in 2016 it sets standards again, which serve other events as model as always.

The mostly lavish orchestrated presentations of more than 25 German and international car manufacturers make the Techno-Classica Essen also in April this year to the greatest historical exhibition of the car industry worldwide. With their mostly spectacularly appearances the car manufacturers demonstrate which importance they attach to the classic world fair. For the more than 220 exhibiting classic-clubs and communities of interest the Techno-Classica Essen is 2016 again the most important classic fair of the year as well: They make the leading fair of the classic scene to the greatest club meeting of the world of the vintage-car and young-timer scene. In the more than 25 years existence the Techno-Classica Essen has become to the most important meeting place and measurable most successful market of the international classic scene: More than 2.500 classics, collector's and enthusiasts vehicles, modern classics and prestige cars are for purchase.

Furthermore are so many restorers, supplying enterprises, suppliers of car literature, spare part dealers, accessories sellers, clock- and technology dealers, artists and art dealers, publishers, and not at least model car suppliers are represented at the TECHNO-CLASSICA in April this year as at no other classic show worldwide. The consequence: The specialist dealers - like also the expected more than 190,000 visitors - in the meantime are coming not only from all over Europe but also from overseas. So, among others, exhibitors from North- and South-America and even China present their range.

But the attractiveness of the Techno-Classica is not only rooted in quantity and quality: With a spectacular special exhibition it presents automobile historical gems for the extremely connoisseurs of the classic experts every year. In the centre, in hall 6, the organizer, S.I.H.A., presents 2016 a fascinating special exhibition with rare and spectacular historical racing-cars, which have one common feature: They started all in 1955 at the legendary Mille Miglia, the probably toughest road race after World-War Two.

Following the perception that extraordinary events need no round anniversary to be appreciated attractive, exciting and entertaining, S.I.H.A. probably shows eight of the most fantastic and most spectacular competition vehicles, which were at the start on 1st May 1955 in Brescia for the at this time third race of the sports car world championship. In the focus of the Mille Miglia presentation is a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR. It is a car of that type with which Juan Manuel Fangio - without co-driver - gained a sensational second place in 1955 after 1,597 racing kilometres. The car with the number 658 from the Mercedes-Benz museum decorates the S.I.H.A. stand together with other bolides, as probably a Ferrari 750 Monza, which gained the 6th place, a Porsche 550 Spyder, as it gained the 8th place or a Maserati A6 GCS, which crossed the finishing-line in Brescia on 2nd May 1955 as fourth. At the five-day fair it is presented everything, really everything around collector's cars - so there meet also a lot of VIP's from movies and TV, racing driver stars from the history and present and the most important deciders from the classic scene as well. But the broad varied program has made also sure that the Techno-Classica Essen has developed to the automobile-infotainment-event of first rank for the whole family ...

Furthermore are so many restorers, suppliers, suppliers of car literature, spare part dealers, accessories sellers, clock- and technology dealers, artists and art dealers, and not at least model car suppliers are present at the TECHNO-CLASSICA as at no other classic show worldwide. At the five-day fair one can see everything, really everything, around vintage cars and young-timers. So the classic-scene meets again at the TECHNO-CLASSICA ESSEN from 6th until 10th April 2016.