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Techno-Classica Essen 2014 – A German Vintage and Classic Exposition

  • ES1 Bentley Speed-Six Barker Sports Torpedo

Last week the city of Essen, Germany hosted Europe’s largest vintage and classic car exposition, Techno-Classica Essen 2014. The German show over the last 25 years has become one of the largest old car events in the world and hosts approximately 1,200 exhibitors every year. In addition, 220 car clubs, and more than 180,000 visitors with an interest in vintage cars, motorcycles, sports cars and spare parts from around the world participate.

Mercedes-Benz Classic created a very large display in celebration of its 120 years of motor racing history; the manufacturer brought along more than 30 racing and road cars, which were displayed on a unique three tier rack system that provided for a very interesting display. The BMW Classic Group also put on an impressive display of its sports and racing cars representing the company’s past. Another important exhibit was that showcasing Carozzeria Zagato, the oldest existing Italian coach-building firm. In addition most manufacturers have an exhibit at the show.

Pavel Novitski of Novitski Classics, a Londonbased photographer and classic car specialist was also on hand to record the event; he has sent along this fine sampling of his images of some of the vintage cars that were for sale and on display. You can also learn more about the event at Techno-Classica Essen.

  • ES2      ES3      ES4
  •        Speed-Six Bentley  –  Speed-Six Bentley – 4.5 Liter Bentley

  • ES6      ES7      ES8
  •                              Circa 1902 40 HP Mercedes Simplex

  • ES9      ES10      ES11
  •             Alfa-Romeo RL – Alfa-Romeo 8C 2300 – MG PB Coupe

  • ES24      ES25      ES26
  •                                             Mercedes-Benz SSK

  • ES12      ES13      ES14
  •                                      Alfa-Romeo 8C 2900 B Spider

  • ES15      ES17      ES16
  •                          BMW 328 Mille Miglia Touring – BMW 328

  • ES18      ES20      ES19
  •                         Delahaye 135M Chapron Cabriolet Roadster

  • ES22      ES21      ES23
  •                                         1914 Mercedes GP Racer

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