Techno Classica Essen

| World Show for Vintage, Classic and Prestige Automobiles, Motorcycles, Spare Parts and Restoration - World Club Meeting

he Techno Classica Essen is a world-leading fair for classic automobiles that takes place annually at the Messe Essen in Essen. The event was first launched in 1989 and has since become one of the most significant fairs for vintage cars, youngtimers, historic motorcycles, and prestige automobiles. The Techno Classica attracts tens of thousands of visitors, exhibitors, and enthusiasts of classic vehicles from all over the world each year. The Techno Classica Essen provides an extensive platform for manufacturers, dealers, collectors, and clubs to present their vehicles, services, and products to a broad audience.

The fair includes several halls and outdoor areas where thousands of cars are exhibited. Additionally, there are areas for spare parts, automobilia, literature, model cars, and artworks related to automotive history. A central feature of the Techno Classica Essen is the diverse program of events and activities designed for both professionals and enthusiasts of historic vehicles. These include expert lectures, presentations, and discussion rounds led by automotive industry experts. They offer visitors the opportunity to expand their knowledge, discover the latest developments in the field of vintage car restoration, and exchange ideas with like-minded people. The Techno Classica Essen is also renowned for its spectacular special exhibitions that focus on specific themes or brands and showcase special historic vehicles. These exhibitions are often of great significance to automotive historians and collectors.

The Techno Classica takes place annually, and therefore for the 35th time previsibly in April 2025 in Essen.

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Local time:
16:30 h (UTC +02:00)

Fair location:

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


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Fair organizer
S.I.H.A. Ausstellungen Promotion GmbH
Postfach 3164
52118 Herzogenrath, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)2407 17300
Fax: +49 (0)2407 17711
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Past editions:
  • 03. - 07. April 2024
  • 12. - 16. April 2023
  • 23. - 27. March 2022
  • 10. - 14. April 2019
  • 21. - 25. March 2018
    • 1250 exhibitors from 30 countries
    • 188000 visitors
  • 05. - 09. April 2017
    • 1250 exhibitors from 30 countries
    • 185000 visitors
  • 06. - 10. April 2016
  • 15. - 19. April 2015
  • 26. - 30. March 2014

Fair location:

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


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Product groups: airplanes, boats, car mechanics, classic cars, classic motorsports, clubs, historic trucks, maintenance products, model cars, motorcycle, prestige cars, restoration, spare parts, tools, tuning, …

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 Techno Classica taking place?
The Techno Classica fair takes place in Essen, at the Messe Essen.

When is the Techno Classica taking place?
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How often does the Techno Classica take place?
The Techno Classica takes place annually.

What kind of fair is the Techno Classica?
The Techno Classica is an exhibition for Classic Cars, Commercial Vehicle and Motorcycle.