This year, the Essen Motor Show will once again attract car fans from all over Europe to Messe Essen. From December 2 to 10 (Preview Day: December 1), around 500 exhibitors will present their colorful range in the fields of Performance & Racing, Tuning & Lifestyle, Motorsport and Classic Cars. The popularity of the festival for sporty vehicles continues unabated. This is also due to several anniversaries: exhibitors and fans are celebrating 75 years of NASCAR and 20 years of Tesla, among others, this year. These two themes alone show: The diversity of the car is the focus in Essen.
"At the Essen Motor Show, every vehicle is exciting, beautiful and unique in its own way. This year, we are placing particular emphasis on variety and a wealth of variants," explains Project Manager Ralf Sawatzki. This already starts in Hall 3, where everything revolves around the topics of performance and racing. Here, for example, ADAC, Mercedes Fan World, Nürburgring, Ravenol and Red Bull Deutschland will be showing their vehicles and products. There is a special anniversary for motorsport fans: "75 years of NASCAR" is the title of a special featuring 16 vehicles from several series of the US racing association.
It's all about more: tuning and lifestyle in halls 5, 6 and 7
Tuning is not just a craft hobby, but lifestyle and passion. The Essen Motor Show is the annual fixture of a community that is characterized by individuality, creativity and openness. This becomes clear in Halls 5, 6 and 7, where visitors can expect well-known manufacturers such as Borbet, H&R and Hankook tires. In addition, there will be scene brands such as Foxed, JP Performance and Low Madness. In addition to vehicles and high-quality tuning parts, the exhibitors also offer fashion, especially hoodies, caps and T-shirts.
The heart of tuning fans beats particularly fast in Hall 5: The tuningXperience welcomes visitors with around 150 elaborately tuned private vehicles. This year, a particularly large number of rare vehicles will be competing for attention. The highlights include models such as the Datsun GX 1200, Honda Acty and Jaguar XJS. Among the exhibits are also several e-cars such as a Cupra Born and models from Tesla. Speaking of Tesla, the Californian automaker is turning 20 this year, which mobility service provider Next eShare.one is celebrating at its booth in Hall 3, displaying several vehicles from the popular brand.
Motorsport celebrates end of season in Essen
The fastest industry in the world, motorsport, traditionally celebrates its end of season in Essen. The exhibitors in Hall 8 include the Automobile Club of Germany, the German Motor Sports Federation with the German Rallycross Championship, the Hockenheimring and the Special Touring Car Trophy. In addition, racing fans can look forward to fast-paced live presentations in the Event Area in Hall 4.
Last but not least, the Classic & Prestige Salon of the organizer S.I.H.A. in Halls 1 and 2 is the meeting place for lovers of classic cars and youngtimers. The range includes a particularly large number of models with a sporty touch. In addition, spare parts, model cars and accessories attract the public to the stands. Exhibitors and organizers also celebrate current anniversaries and present unsaleable highlights of automotive history.
Tickets are available in the online store
This year, the Essen Motor Show comprises nine halls and thus occupies almost the entire Essen fairgrounds. On Preview Day (Friday, December 1) as well as Saturday and Sunday, the festival for sporty cars will open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.. Tickets are available online at www.essen-motorshow.de. A regular day ticket costs 20 euros (reduced 16 euros). On Preview Day (December 1), admission costs 32 euros (reduced 27 euros). Afternoon tickets are available for 14 and 17 euros.
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