Impressions of the 34th Techno Classica Essen

Porsche 906-012

In its 34th edition, Techno-Classica will once again be the focal point of the international classic car scene. Over 1000 exhibitors, dozens of club presentations, and visitors from all over the globe only confirm that statement. We spend 2 days on the largest indoor classic car show, which covers over 100.000 square meters. Techno Classica has something for all, no matter whether you like German, Italian, British, or French cars: name a brand and you’ll find it, in any possible condition.

I didn’t count the number of times that I visited Techno Classica, but it must be close to 30 times. We’ve seen the classic car world make an evolution, and the cars that used to be the highlight of the show years ago, are hard to find now. Our focus goes to Porsche obviously, but we have an eye for other brands too. In contradiction to the Paris Retromobile show, the number of r exceptional cars has been decreasing in the last few years at Techno Classica.

The exhibitors at Techno Classica spoil the Porsche fans. We all know the Porsche 911 Turbo celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2024. The organization joined forces with Porsche Specialist EARLY911S to create a Porsche Turbo-only exhibition with over 30 Porsches. Without a drone, I could not take pictures that do this stunning exhibition right. Here’s a video that may give you an impression of the cars on display (and we’re sorry for the sound), and we’ll come to closer detail of the cars in a future article

A walk around the Porsche Turbo Circle

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Porsche 911 Turbo in style

Awesome, isn’t it? This exhibition on its own justifies a visit to the show. There are some downsides too, and honesty obliges me to tell them. There were a few empty places in the show. Exhibitors that didn’t show up, despite being regulars for many, many years. Apparently, COVID did change the world on that side too, but maybe the organization could reconsider the show and do things slightly differently to make the show even more appealing and spread more passion on the ground. The large number of visitors proves that the need is there. Enough negativity, for now, let’s look forward. You can still visit the show till next Sunday, and you won’t regret it. We, on our end, are looking forward to the edition of 2025.

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