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Techno Classica Essen

The Worlds Greatest Classic Car Show

March 21 - 25 2012

Essen, Germany

2011 Event - 178,300 visitors from 41 countries! 1200 exhibitors from 28 countries! Over 110,000 square metres of exhibition floor space in 17 halls! Approximately 2500 automobiles for sale! Over 130 presentations from clubs and museums!

In 1862 -150 years ago - Adam Opel established a company for the manufacture of sewing machines in Rüsselsheim, which from 1886 also produced bicycles and within a short time, achieved world leadership in this sector. He laid the foundation for the automobile company, which - continued by his sons - has manufactured automobiles since 1899 and had been the largest European vehicle manufacturer in the 1930s. After World War II, Opel continued construction of solid and reliable cars, partly with very sporting genes. The 150th anniversary will be properly celebrated at TECHNO-CLASSICA.

On the occasion of the birthday celebration "150 Years of Opel", the historic division Opel Classic Europe of the company from Rüsselsheim ties in with an old, well-maintained tradition: together with the Old Opel Community of Interest, Opel exhibits on a large area in hall 2. At this year's TECHNO-CLASSICA, Opel will show interesting exhibits from each decade of the Opel history: "These also include early sewing machines, bicycles from the history of Opel two-wheelers, historic Opel motorcycles and even Opel refrigerators - and of course Opel automobiles will not miss out", promises the newly established Opel historic team. For the range of suitable exhibition objects, the Opel staff can draw on plentiful resources: the classic collection of the Opel Classic Europe pool includes almost 500 design study cars and production vehicles.
The individual exhibits are not yet specified. However, one issue has been decided by Opel: the big Opel display is divided into five subject areas.
Opel Experiments: with vehicle studies and experimental cars such as the RAK 2 of 1928 to the electrified Opel RAK e from the year 2011
Opel Innovations: with new Opel developments - such as the first monocoque body in German production automobile construction to current electric drive.
Opel Sports: with retrospectives to Opel's success in motor sports - such as the overall victory at the 1982 rally world championship.
Opel History since 1862: with the presentation of many products and inventions of the traditional company from Rüsselsheim outside of the scope of automobiles - such as sewing machines and bicycles to a cutting-edge innovation, the head of Opel Classic Technology Mr. Scholz remains silent.
Opel Automobiles: with interesting, spectacular and important production automobiles with the flash logo - among them also the Kadett A, which celebrates his 50th birthday in this year.

Those who have seen the Opel presentation last year at TECHNO-CLASSICA with the preview of this year's spectacular event will know that the brand with the flash logo is always good for both spectacular and attractive surprises...

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