|1.-5.4.2009: VISIT TO EUROPE’S BIGGEST INDOOR EVENT:
TECHNO CLASSICA ESSEN
Bigger and better than ever, - as it was to be seen by all visitors that had come along. So wherever there is a financial crisis on this world, you certainly could not even see the slightest trace of it in Essen.
An enormous number of well restored classics was displayed or offered for sale. You could easily choose between at least 15 Porsche Carrera RS 2,7 and even 2 different Bentley Barnato “Blue Train” replicas. There must have been something to tease even the most offbeat taste.
The Foundation’s agents could only spend one day at this event. With so many things to see, one day is certainly not enough as you just get floored by too many items to look at.
Seeing Giotto’s very own Bizzarrini 5300 Corsa going into Coys auction rubs shoulders with lusting for a toy Porsche 904 (1:2,1 scale, electro powered, top speed 26kmh, Price EUR 7.900,-) to buy. A different hall provides a Veritas RS and further down you trip over a clean orange Mini Marcos that must have a tall German owner (just look at the Gurney bubble that should better grace a GT40). Even the Trabant owners club display is good for a laugh.
All in all Essen still rules supreme in Europe.