Techno Classica Essen – the whole classic world under one roof
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Techno Classica Essen – the whole classic world under one roof
Techno Classica Essen – the whole classic world under one roof
Techno Classica Essen – the whole classic world under one roof
Techno Classica Essen – the whole classic world under one roof
Techno Classica Essen – the whole classic world under one roof
Techno Classica Essen – the whole classic world under one roof
Techno Classica Essen – the whole classic world under one roof
Techno Classica Essen – the whole classic world under one roof
Techno Classica Essen – the whole classic world under one roof
Techno Classica Essen – the whole classic world under one roof
Techno Classica Essen – the whole classic world under one roof
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Essen, 11 April, 2017

With more than 200,000 visitors in the past year the Techno-Classica Essen is not only the classic fair with the most visitors worldwide but documents also the permanent increasing economic power of the vintage-car- and connoisseur-vehicle-scene with its popularity. The success of the Techno-Classica Essen is unattained till today and is based on the principle of the organiser 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 form over 30 nations it reinforces its significance as number 1 of the international classic fairs and offers a comprehensive picture of the international classic scene.

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With lavish produced presentations of more than 25 German and international car manufacturers the classic world-fair is also 2017 the greatest history-show of the car industry worldwide again. With their mostly spectacular appearances the car manufactures demonstrate which importance they attribute to the classic world fair. 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-scene: More than 2,500 classic-, collectors-and connoisseur-vehicles, young-timer and prestige-cars are for purchase. Also for the more than 220 exhibiting classic clubs and communities of interest the Techno-Classica Essen 2017 is regarded again as the most important classic fair of the year: They make the leading fair of the classic scene to one of the biggest club-meeting of the vintage-car- and young-timer-scene.

Furthermore at the Techno-Classica Essen in April 2017 a variety of top-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 will be represented, which make it to the classic-world-fair. The specialist dealers – as well as also the visitors – are not coming only from entire Europe, but also from overseas. So, among others, exhibitors from North and South America and even China present their range.

As the Techno-Classica was organised by the S.I.H.A. for the first time in 1989 it was the first great international classic show in Germany and undertook as from the start the pioneer role. With permanent detail improvements, innovations and fresh ideas the todays “29th world fair for vintage cars, classic- & prestige-cars, motor sport, motorcycles, spare parts, restoration and world club meeting” holds its lead and still serves as – unsurpassed – model for the great number of vintage-car-fairs joined in the course of the years.

But the attractiveness of the Techno-Classica Essen is not only rooted in quality and quantity of the sales offers: It also presents each year automobile-historical gems to the connoisseurs under the classic experts with a spectacular special exhibition. In the centre of the classic world fair, in hall 6, the S.I.H.A. 2017 presents under the topic”Grand Prix Monaco 1957“selected racing cars which have one common feature: They all started in the year 1957 at the Grand Prix of Monaco, which won Juan Manuel Fangio in a Maserati 250F with more than 25 seconds lead ahead of Tony Brooks in a Vanwall VW5. These both bolides decorate the S.I.H.A.-Stand around the Palais de l’Automobile in Halle 6 just as a selection of the 16 mono-posts, which started on 19th May 1957 in Monte Carlo. Among them is a Ferrari 801, as it was driven by Wolfgang Graf Berghe von Trips, a Ferrari D 50, a Cooper Climax T43 and a Connaught Alta Type B.

In addition the visitors of the Techno-Classica Essen can take a look back to the future: About 120 years ago the automobilism was at a crossroads – exactly as today. Which kind of drive will carry through: internal combustion-engine or electric motor? In an special exhibition the classic world fair recalls an most extensive forgotten fact: Already in the years 1900 up to 1920 there was an astonishing great portion of cars with electric motors – just as from the year 1912 the petrol engine began to carry through finally in the car manufacturing after the invention of the electric starter. Previously the petrol cars had to be winded up by hand with great exertion.

The first battery-electric driven car of the world of Ayrton & Perry from the year 1882, a Detroit Electric from 1915, a Stanley Steamer steam-car from 1919, as well as a Mercedes Simplex from 1903, illustrates impressively the state of technology of different driving mechanisms in the automobile early times. Further modern electric cars show how the electric motor in the car manufacturing of newer time carries through little by little.

Past and future: At the five-days fair everything, nearly everything, is offered around the topic vintage-cars and young-timers – so there meets also from 5th until 10th April 2017 a lot of VIP’s from movies and TV, racing driver stars from the history and present of the motor sport and the most important deciders from the classic scene as well again. The attractive and fascinating exhibition spectrum makes the Techno-Classica Essen to the automobile infotainment event of first class for the whole family – to the world fair of the car.

Images … Peter Singhof

Exhibits of particular interest

Techno Classica (2017-04-10)
    Abarth 750 Bialbero
    Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 B Pescara
    Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 S PF Cabriolet
    Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Villa D´Este Cabriolet
    Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 MM
    Alfa Romeo 8C Rep s/n 825882
    Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato
    Alfa Romeo RL Super Sport MM
    Alfa Romeo Superflow IV Pinin Farina Coupe
    Aston Martin 1 1/2 Litre Long Chassis Tourer s/n G3/297/L
    Aston Martin 15/98 s/n C9/864/SO
    Aston Martin DB2/4 MKI s/n LML/939
    Aston Martin DB5 Convertible s/n DB5C/1251/L
    Aston Martin DB6 MKII s/n DBMKII/4206/R
    Aston Martin DB6 s/n DB6/3347/R
    Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Volante MKI
    Aston Martin DB6 Volante s/n DBVC/3607/L
    Auburn 12-161 Convertible Coupe
    Austin Healey 100 M Le Mans
    Bentley 3 Litre VdP Tourer
    Bentley 3/8 Litre Supercharged
    Bentley 4 / 6.5 Litre Dual Cowl Tourer
    Bentley 4 1/2 Litre VdP s/n DS3575
    Bentley 4 1/4 Litre Malcolm Campbell Open Tourer by VdP s/n B119GP
    Bentley 8 Litre Le Mans 4-seater Sports s/n YX5119
    Bentley GTZ
    Blitzen Benz
    BMW 320 Group 5 Junior Team
    BMW 327/28 Sport Cabriolet s/n 74402
    BMW 502 Cabriolet
    BMW 507 s/n 70044
    BMW 735iL "Goldfish" test car
    BMW 750iL James Bond
    BMW 750iL Karl Lagerfeld
    BMW Group Display
    BMW Z1
    BRM Type 25
    Bugatti Atlantic Sculpture
    Bugatti T15 Saloon Fiacro four-seater by Widerkehr s/n 482
    Bugatti T51
    Bugatti T51 GP s/n 51150
    Bugatti T57 C Cabrilet Gangloff s/n 57749
    Bugatti T57 C Stelvio by Gangloff s/n 57597
    Bugatti T57 C Stelvio Cabriolet
    Bugatti Type 30 Torpedo by Carrocerias Casimiro Sola s/n 4424
    Bugatti Type 54 s/n 54208
    Cooper T45 Climax S4
    Courage LC70
    Delahaye 135 MS by Franay
    DeTomaso Pantera GTS s/n 4888
    Duesenberg Model J Sunroof Berline by Franay s/n 2385/J-365
    Evex Porsche 910 Rep
    Ferrari 212 F1 s/n 0102
    Ferrari 212 Inter Pininfarina Coupé s/n 0275EU
    Ferrari 212 Inter Vignale Coupe s/n 0221EL
    Ferrari 212 Inter Vignale s/n 0285EU
    Ferrari 225 S s/n 0190ED
    Ferrari 246 Dino F1 s/n 0011
    Ferrari 246 GT Dino s/n 06548
    Ferrari 246 GTS s/n 03792
    Ferrari 250 GT Boano s/n 0505GT
    Ferrari 250 GT Coupé Speciale Pininfarina s/n 2821GT
    Ferrari 250 GT PF Coupe s/n 1873GT
    Ferrari 250 GT PF Coupe s/n 2003GT
    Ferrari 250 GT Rebodied Boano s/n 1351GT
    Ferrari 250 GTE rebodied 500 TRC s/n 3887GT
    Ferrari 250 GTE s/n 4147GT
    Ferrari 250 GTE s/n 4179
    Ferrari 275 GTB 6C Alloy
    Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose s/n 08675
    Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Nart Spyder Conversion
    Ferrari 275 GTS s/n 07521
    Ferrari 288 GTO s/n 58131
    Ferrari 330 GTC s/n 11099
    Ferrari 330 GTC s/n 12291
    Ferrari 330 GTC s/n 9497
    Ferrari 348 Michelotto Competizione s/n 84248
    Ferrari 360 GT s/n F131GT*2028
    Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona s/n 14183
    Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona s/n 16821
    Ferrari 458 Challenge EVO s/n 193876
    Ferrari 512 BBi s/n 77609
    Ferrari 512 S s/n 1004
    Ferrari 812 Superfast
    Ferrari Enzo s/n 129581
    Ferrari Testarossa s/n 89380
    Ferruccio Lamborghini
    Fiat 508 S Balilla Sport Coppa d´Oro
    Fiat 8V Vignale s/n 0046
    Fiat Abarth 750
    Fiat Turismo Veloce Allemano
    Fiat Vignale Coupé
    Fighter Cockpit
    Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica s/n 521/1
    Glas 1204 Convertible
    Glas 1700 GT Cabriolet
    Healey Silverstone Briggs Cunningham Prototype
    Hemi Cuda
    Horch 853 A Sportroadster
    Horch 951 A Sedan Cabriolet
    Iconic Glamour
    Iso Rivolta IR340
    Kraftwerk - Autobahn
    Lagonda 3 Litre Tourer
    Lamborghini Centenario
    Lamborghini Miura P400 s/n 3447
    Lamborghini Miura P400 SV s/n 5030
    Lancia Aurelia B24 America Roadster
    Lancia Aurelia B24 S Convertible s/n B24S-1191
    Lancia Aurelia GT
    Lancia Flaminia 2500 Sport Zagato s/n 824.00-1089
    Maserati 250 F s/n 2528
    Maserati 26 B GP s/n 35
    Maserati 26M
    Maserati 300 S s/n 3059
    Maserati 3500 GT s/n 101.100
    Maserati 3500 GT s/n 101.572
    Maserati 6CM
    Maserati A6 2000 Allemano Coupe
    Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS Spyder
    Maserati Sebing
    McLaren M10B/F5000 s/n 400/16
    Men in Benz
    Mercdes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut
    Mercedes 45 HP Kettenwagen s/n 6926
    Mercedes Simplex 40 PS
    Mercedes-Benz 190 2.3-16
    Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet B
    Mercedes-Benz 630 K Supercharged Short Chassis
    Mercedes-Benz 630K La Baule Transformable Saoutchik
    Mercedes-Benz W196 R s/n 00008/54
    NSU 1000 TTS
    NSU Sport Prinz
    Osca Maserati Fissore
    Pegaso Z-102 B Touring Coupé s/n Z-102-150-0170
    Pegaso Z-102 Coupé Touring s/n 102-150-0153
    Pink Panther
    Porsche 356 A 1600
    Porsche 356 A 1600 Speedster s/n 83136
    Porsche 356 Continental
    Porsche 356 Roadster BT6
    Porsche 550 RS Spyder s/n 550-0031
    Porsche 911 2.0 Coupés/n 303629
    Porsche 911 2.2 E ST Evocation s/n 911 120 0663
    Porsche 911 3.0 RSR
    Porsche 911 Imsa RSR
    Porsche 911 SC
    Porsche 924 GT
    Porsche 924 GTR
    Porsche 928 S
    Porsche 928 Studie PES "Type 960"
    Porsche 934 s/n 930 670 0177
    Porsche 935 s/n 000 00025
    Porsche 964 RSR 3.8 Liter
    Porsche 964 Turbo S
    Rolls Royce Black Badge
    Rolls Royce Silver Wraith
    Seat 600
    Siata 500 Record
    Simca 8 Sport Coupe
    Skoda 935 Dynamic
    Skoda Popular Monte Carlo Roadster
    Some Porsche 911
    Squire 1.5 Litre Ranalah Long Chassis Tourer s/n 1501
    Tatra 80 Sport Cabriolet
    Techno Classica 2017
    Triumph TR3
    Volvo Display
    Wanderer W25 Streamliner