Techno-Classica Essen: the trade show
Techno-Classica held at Messe Essen is the centrepiece of the worldwide classic car market. Just on the last edition around 190,000 automobile enthusiasts streamed into the fair halls and the outdoor area. You will have the chance to meet around 1,250 exhibitors and dealers from the international vehicle industry presented themselves to the public from all around the world; and over 2,500 vehicles were on sale. The dealers registered very good transactions throughout.
Techno-Classica at Messe Essen is the world's largest trading centre for classic automobiles. Both, the organisers and the exhibitors are profiting from a boom for collectors' automobiles: According to the German Oldtimer Index, the prices of historic motor vehicles have risen by 8.1 percent in the last year - this figure was still 4.2 percent in 2012.
And according to Anton Leon Franssen, Managing Director of the organiser of the fair, S.I.H.A. Ausstellungen Promotion GmbH"Historic automobiles are currently one of the safest investments. And one of the most beautiful because numerous design classics can be found amongst the vehicles. Of course, there is also the passion for technology and past epochs".