Techno Classica - The Ultimate Car Event. | EU19
One of the main reasons for our #EU19 trip was to visit the Techno Classica Automotive show. It’s geared towards “classics” *hence the name - but it’s much much more than that. Besides, at my age “classics” don’t feel THAT old LOL - or maybe it depends on what you consider classic. I remember thinking I’d never be into any type of classic cars, but now - the E46 ///M3 CSL is considered a classic in some aspects! That was what…2002? Oh wait, that was 17 years ago. DAMN.
Techno Classica pretty much has something for everyone. You won’t find cutting edge new electric cars there (or at least not from what I recall) but if you’re a car guy - you’ll find a section that works for you. I can’t really compare it to anything in the states that I’ve been to - maybe LA Autoshow meets SEMA meets the Petersen meets the LA Lit and Toyshow? Even then, it’s more (and better) than that. We spent 2 days and depending upon your appetite for automotive-EVERYTHING, that may be enough or not enough for you.
Most large manufacturers are represented (European only of course) - each showcasing their “Classic” programs now that that’s a thing. Gotta make the money where you can and it does make business sense. There’s also a bunch of vendors to buy parts, art, you name it - so bring some stacks. It’s honestly a lot to take in, even for me who’s been to a good amount of shows - I find myself being a little spastic trying to detail what was there, so I’ll just start posting up some of my pics and post excerpts below.
Let’s start with the most amazing prosciutto sandwich? LOL. You know it’s good when my buddy (who’s gone for the past 6 years) has to make sure we know where the stand is FIRST. That became a good defacto meeting point as well since the show is so huge.
Upon entering, the first section had some stuff you don’t see at the typical carshow…
Mini VW Squishy Bus. LOL!
I’ll post up a gallery of images I shot with the Sony 6400 / all the above was via iPhone. Buying a new camera and not knowing your way around it is not advisable right before a trip LOL. But I seriously didn’t feel like lugging my 5DMKII this go around…