Techno Classica Essen is Europe’s biggest, most awesome indoor classic festival


According to our iPhones, you’ll rack up more than 13,000 steps walking Europe’s biggest indoor classic car event, Techno Classica Essen, held every March in Germany’s northwestern city of Essen. That’s with no backtracking, no returning to that one particular vintage headlight vendor in Hall 8.2, no going back to make a deal on a $2 million vintage Ferrari. No, you’re in for more than six miles of walking if you simply beeline it, through all 20 display halls, past some 1250 vendors, around the more than 2700 cars for sale—most of them carrying what looks like pretty hefty show markups—and dodging a crowd that flooded the place during the show’s five-day run and which organizers pegged at 188,000.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/04/03/techno-classica-essen-europes-biggest-classic-festival