I’ve been attending Techno-Classica Essen for a few years now.
The week-long present held on the Messe Essen occasions heart in Germany options all kinds of automobiles, bikes and extra, spanning from the pre-war period to extra trendy occasions. Exhibitors embrace automobile producers, sellers, restoration firms and personal collectors. Since its inception in 1989, Techno-Classica has turn into one of many largest occasions of its type anyplace, so it’s no shock that fans and collectors from everywhere in the world attend.
This yr was no completely different, however it nonetheless felt a bit overseas to me. One of many large modifications – and one thing that has been happening for a couple of years now – is diminishing assist from the massive three German automobile producers.
Just a few years again, Mercedes-Benz, the VAG group and BMW every had their very own corridor at Essen, which they full of prized possessions from their respective vaults. Nowadays, the VAG group (Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche and Lamborghini to call a couple of) and BMW have stopped doing this altogether. Mercedes-Benz however nonetheless showcases automobiles from their museum at Techno-Classica, however it’s a a lot smaller affair now.
That stated, Techno-Classica appears to be altering its focus too, and yearly there are increasingly more merchants on the present flooring. This isn’t a foul factor, as a result of it means many extra automobiles to take a look at. The draw back is, lots of these autos are packed in actually tight, making the occasion an actual problem to shoot.
I’m at all times up for a problem although, and after strolling Essen’s halls and familiarising myself with the whole lot Techno-Classica Essen 2023 needed to provide, I fired up the digicam and started my hunt for the standouts of the present.
My primary protection of the occasion will give attention to these machines, so examine again quickly for that.