Old sheet metal and rare pieces

Food, 1 February 2017

Between the 5th and the 9th April 2017, it is happening again: then the now 29 edition of the classic car show techno Classica opens its doors. What the organizers already announce suggests that the halls in Essen will be extremely well filled.

An exhibition of extreme

This one refers to the sheer number of visitors: with more than 200,000 people in 2016 is worldwide the techno Classica according to the organiser the visitors most powerful classical music fair. On the other hand the offer could kill some: more than 1,250 exhibitors from over 30 countries and over 220 classic car clubs show up the masses. To be added more than 2,500 vehicles, which are also in the outdoor area for sale. Not only there is something for every taste. The range of exhibitors ranging from restaurants, party literature to replacement merchants. Car manufacturers have now discovered the techno Classica as stage. Over 25 brands show their own treasures.

Motor sports of the past

Two special shows to delight visitors to the fair: racing cars illustrate the theme in Hall 6 ' Grand Prix Monaco the Golden fifties ". Underneath is the Maserati 250F of Juan Manuel Fangio, the he won ahead of Tony Brooks in the Vanwall VW5 in 1957. Also the Vanwall will be seen as a Ferrari 801, a Ferrari D50, a Cooper Climax T43 and a Connaught Alta type B.

Drove cars with steam

Another exhibition shows the crossroads, where the automobile industry was already more than 100 years ago: the future belongs to which drive? The world's first battery-electric car, an Ayrton & Perry, a Detroit electric of 1915, a steam-powered Stanley steamer from 1919 and a Mercedes Simplex 1903 show the then state of the art. Get pleasure? Regular day tickets cost 25 euros at the fair, young people between 15 and 17 years of age pay 20 euro, children from 8 to 14 years old 12.50 euro. Who checks online, saves up to three euros. The techno Classica 2017 April 6 from 9 am to 18 pm, on Friday, April 7, even until 19: 00 is open. (rh)