Techno-Classica Essen 2024

In a few weeks, TECHNO-CLASSICA ESSEN will open its doors again. Over 1,250 exhibitors from more than 30 nations will be travelling to the 34th edition of this absolutely successful format, bringing with them unique classic cars, as well as many spare parts, accessories and automobilia.

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image002As a pioneer and role model for all classic car fairs, TECHNO-CLASSICA ESSEN enjoys a unique international reputation. With it, the organiser S.I.H.A. has defined new standards in terms of size, variety and range. For experts, fans and clubs, a visit to the leading trade fair is one of the must-do events of every classic car year that should not be missed.

A glance at the anniversary calendar provides an initial glimpse of the highlights of TECHNO-CLASSICA ESSEN 2024. Opel and the AvD (Automobile Club of Germany) are celebrating a proud 125 years of history, and Rolls-Royce has been around for 120 years – just as long as the rare Bismarck motorbikes. This is exactly what is typical of TECHNO-CLASSICA ESSEN: its wide range of themes guarantees numerous new surprises every year.

Manufacturers, clubs and interest groups will be celebrating the birthdays of Bugatti and Morgan (both 115 years), Scuderia Ferrari (95 years), the BMW 315 as the brand’s first sports roadster and the Citroёn Traction Avant gangster saloon (both 90 years) – as well as the legendary Mini (65 years) – with exciting stagings.

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Foto: Alex Muchnik/©MESSE ESSEN GmbH

Two German icons that have written automotive history in very different ways are also at the centre of this firework display of anniversaries: the VW Golf and the Porsche turbo. Both rolled onto the roads for the first time in 1974 and will therefore be looking back on half a century in 2024.

However, the organiser S.I.H.A. is of course not only expecting birthday guests at the classic world exhibition, but is also looking forward to an enormously wide range of vehicles from all age and price categories: Over 2700 vintage, classic and prestige automobiles will form an incomparably diverse and varied information and sales forum during the five opening days of TECHNO-CLASSICA ESSEN.

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Foto: Alex Muchnik/©MESSE ESSEN GmbH

In addition to the Grugahalle, all ten exhibition halls and four extensive outdoor areas with a total of around 120,000 square metres of exhibition space will be available for this purpose – the equivalent of no less than around 17 football pitches.

Tickets are available online – and again at the box offices on site

Tickets for a visit to TECHNO-CLASSICA ESSEN are available in the organiser’s online ticket shop. It is advisable to buy tickets in advance and save waiting time at the ticket offices on site.

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Foto: Alex Muchnik/©MESSE ESSEN GmbH

Online ticket shop and further information:

The opening hours of TECHNO-CLASSICA 2024
● Wednesday, 03.04.2024, Preview/Happy View Day from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
● Thursday, 04.04.2024, to Sunday, 07.04.2024, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., but until 7 p.m. on Friday

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