The Techno Classica event took place recently at the Messe Essen exhibition centre in Essen, Germany. The Techno Classica showcased various classic cars from exhibitors such as Brabus, Bugatti and Lamborghini among many others. Techno Classica, known as the ‘Worlds Classic Car Show’ is really big. You need at least two days to see most of the vehicles and vendors on display. Thankfully we had Pavel from Novitski Photography covering the event for NoBraking.com.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Techno Classica saw a staggering 200,000 visitors through its doors enjoying over 1,250 exhibitors from more than 30 nations. They displayed classic cars, sports cars, motorcycles, automobilia, art, and much more.
Bugatti showed the Type 57 C Coupé, the Type 57 Ventoux and also a Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse which recently set a world record for the fastest roadster on earth. Brabus is showing cars like the 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEL and SL models, Mercedes-Benz 280 SL, Mercedes-Benz 380 SL and many more.
With Lamborghini celebrating its 50th year, they came to the show in force with classics such as the 1964 Lamborghini 350 GT and the 1972 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV. The Porsche 911 joined Lamborghini in a celebration of 50 years. Porsche had a particularly successful Porsche 911 GT1 on display, a car built out of requirements for Porsche to join the FIA GT Championship GT1 racing class as part of homologation.
On display for the first time was a collection from the Louwman Museum. The Louwman Museum is the oldest private collection of automobiles in the world that is open to the public. The collection is housed at The Hague in The Netherlands. The collection has over 200 classic cars that have been aquired by the Louwman family starting in 1934.