TECHNO CLAS­SICA ESSEN

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ESSEN, GER­MANY, 6-10 APRIL

Europe’s big­gest car man­u­fac­tur­ers and more than 200 clubs will be show­ing their wares at Europe’s largest in­door clas­sic car event, the Techno Clas­sica Essen.

The five-day show will in­clude dis­plays from Alfa Romeo, Ford, Citroën, MercedesBenz, Rolls-Royce and Volk­swa­gen, with BMW mark­ing its cen­te­nary.

More than 190,000 vis­tors are ex­pected to come to the Ger­man city, will also be or­gan­is­ing a flag­ship dis­play ded­i­cated to the stars of the 1955 Mille Miglia, with 10 of the cars that took part in the race be­ing brought to­gether for the dis­play in Hall 6.

The 2500 cars on show at Essen this year in­clude ve­hi­cles brought along by clubs from across Europe, in­clud­ing Ger­many’s Fiat 500 Club, which last year had an Air­fix­in­spired dis­play fea­tur­ing a cut­away car. The Pan­ther Car Club has also con­firmed it is among Bri­tish clubs at­tend­ing.

This year’s event will be the big­gest yet, with all four of Essen’s out­door dis­play ar­eas be­ing used, in ad­di­tion to the 20 in­door halls, for the first time.

‘The con­stantly grow­ing fan com­mu­nity can hardly wait for the doors to open to the most fas­ci­nat­ing clas­sic ve­hi­cle show in the world,’ says event spokesman Tom Kraay­vanger. ‘In an ex­hi­bi­tion area of over 127,000 square me­tres, 2500 clas­sic and vin­tage cars will shine.’

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