30 Nov. - 08 Dec. 2024 | International fair for tuning, motor sports, classic cars and motorcycles

The ESSEN MOTOR SHOW is a leading international fair in Europe, specializing in tuning, motorsports, classic cars, and motorcycles. Traditionally held in December at the Essen Fairgrounds, it traces its roots back to 1968. The event is organized by Messe Essen GmbH, renowned for organizing high-quality, thematically focused events..

This fair is a vibrant hub for car enthusiasts who value performance, power, and individuality in their vehicles. It ranks among the most-visited automobile fairs in Europe, highlighting its significance and popularity. The ESSEN MOTOR SHOW is not just a meeting point for fans of sports vehicles, but also a key nexus in the racing scene.

At the heart of the fair is a diverse program based on five thematic pillars: sports production vehicles, motorsport, tuning, classic cars, and motorcycles. Here, the latest trends and innovations from the automotive and motorcycle industries are showcased. For tuning enthusiasts, there's a special area that has evolved into a leading platform in this sector.

The ESSEN MOTOR SHOW serves as a stage that marks the end of the automobile season, where everything prestigious in the industry is presented. Motorsport fans can experience the thrill of cars live and up close, including in an extensive motorsport area and a motorsport arena for live driving demonstrations.

In addition to tuning and motorsport, entertainment with show and party elements is an important part of the fair. Classic car enthusiasts will find a wide selection catering to every style and taste in the Classic and Prestige Salon.

The ESSEN MOTOR SHOW is more than just a fair – it's an experience that excites and celebrates the passion for sports vehicles in all their facets. With its location in the modernly equipped Essen Fairgrounds, it provides the ideal setting for this unique event.

The ESSEN MOTOR SHOW will take place on 9 days from Saturday, 30. November to Sunday, 08. December 2024 in Essen.

In 275 days
30.11.2024 - 08.12.2024*
Saturday - Sunday, 9 days
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Local time:
01:32 h (UTC +01:00)

Fair location:

Messe Essen,
Norbertstr., 45131 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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Fair organizer
Messe Essen GmbH
45131 Essen, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)201 72440
Fax: +49 (0)201 7244248
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Past editions:
  • 02. - 10. December 2023
  • 02. - 11. December 2022
  • 26 Nov. - 05 Dec. 2021
  • 29 Nov. - 08 Dec. 2019
    • 500 exhibitors
    • 360000 visitors
  • 04. - 09. December 2018
  • 02. - 10. December 2017
    • 500 exhibitors
    • 356500 visitors
  • 26 Nov. - 04 Dec. 2016
  • 28 Nov. - 06 Dec. 2015
  • 29 Nov. - 07 Dec. 2014
    • 500 exhibitors
    • 352000 visitors

Fair location:

Messe Essen,
Norbertstr., 45131 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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Product groups: compact cars, convertibles, DTM racing cars, Formula 1 racing cars, jeeps, motorcycles, rims, sedans, sports cars, station wagons, SUVs, tires, tuning, vintage cars, …

Disclaimer: No responsibility is taken for the correctness of this information. Errors and alterations excepted! Fair dates and exhibition sites are subject to change by the respective trade fair organiser.


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Where does the ESSEN MOTOR SHOW taking place?
The ESSEN MOTOR SHOW fair takes place in Essen, at the Messe Essen.

When is the ESSEN MOTOR SHOW taking place?
Visit the ESSEN MOTOR SHOW from 30 Nov. - 08 Dec. 2024.

How often does the ESSEN MOTOR SHOW take place?
The ESSEN MOTOR SHOW takes place annually.

What kind of fair is the ESSEN MOTOR SHOW?
The ESSEN MOTOR SHOW is an exhibition for Classic Cars, Tuning and Motorcycle.