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 vehicles, bikes and extra, spanning from the pre-war period to extra fashionable occasions. Exhibitors embrace automotive producers, sellers, restoration corporations and personal collectors. Since its inception in 1989, Techno-Classica has turn out to be one of many largest occasions of its form wherever, so it’s no shock that lovers and collectors from all around the world attend.
This 12 months was no completely different, nevertheless it nonetheless felt somewhat overseas to me. One of many huge adjustments – and one thing that has been occurring for just a few years now – is diminishing help from the massive three German automotive producers.
A number of years again, Mercedes-Benz, the VAG group and BMW every had their very own corridor at Essen, which they crammed with prized possessions from their respective vaults. Lately, the VAG group (Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche and Lamborghini to call just a few) and BMW have stopped doing this altogether. Mercedes-Benz however nonetheless showcases vehicles from their museum at Techno-Classica, nevertheless it’s a a lot smaller affair now.
That mentioned, Techno-Classica appears to be altering its focus too, and yearly there are increasingly merchants on the present ground. This isn’t a foul factor, as a result of it means many extra vehicles to take a look at. The draw back is, a whole lot 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 all the pieces Techno-Classica Essen 2023 needed to supply, I fired up the digital camera and started my hunt for the standouts of the present.
My most important protection of the occasion will deal with these machines, so examine again quickly for that.