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 London–based 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.