In view of the 40th edition of Auto e Moto d'Epoca, which is scheduled to take place for the first time at BolognaFiere from 26th to 29th October 2023, the organisers are continuing to take part in the most important European trade fairs: after the Classic Car Show in Maastricht in January and Rétromobile in Paris in February, it is time for the international classic car show, Techno-Classica in Essen set to take place from 12th to 16th April. Auto e Moto d'Epoca is attending in booth no. 117 in Exhibition Hall 5.
Investment in European promotion has already paid off with a significant achievement: bookings from European dealers and specialists was so high that it required the addition of a new exhibition hall - number 36 – to the 235 thousand square metres of exhibition space originally envisaged for the exhibition at BolognaFiere, which already doubled the floor space occupied by the event during the previous edition.
The next edition of Auto e Moto d'Epoca at BolognaFiere will therefore be the biggest ever organised and it constitutes a unique opportunity for the Italian classic car segment to consolidate its relationship with the international market, making the most of the potential of Bologna's exhibition centre, which is famous and popular among European exhibitors.
The Auto e Moto d'Epoca booth in Essen will be showcasing a historic and winning car from the Trident Make: a 1954 Maserati 250F. One of the most famous Formula Uno cars, which Denis Jenkinson defined as the “immortal single-seater”. The vehicle comes from the MAUTO – the Italian National Motor Car Museum – collection which Auto e Moto d'Epoca will be hosting in Bologna with a retrospective exhibition celebrating the Museum's 90th anniversary – which remained one of the stars of the Grand Prix for a generous seven years, from 1954 to 1960, claiming 42 victories on circuits all over the world.
The Maserati 250F's biggest season was in 1957, claiming titles at the Grand Prix in Argentina, Monaco, France and Germany, and saw Juan Manuel Fangio win the World Championship of Drivers as well as the Constructors' Cup title. Mention must be in particular made of the German Grand Prix, which at the time was raced on the tough track at the Nürburgring. Thanks to Fangio's outstanding performance, despite his 46 years, this race continues to be remembered over the years as the “race of the century”.