Automania @ IAA 2018
On the weekend of the IAA 2018, the “Automania” model vehicle collectors’ fair will once again be the place for everyone who wants to buy, sell or trade miniature trucks, tractors, vans, buses or cars.
Alongside the really big trucks, the IAA weekend offers visitors a chance to experience the world of commercial vehicles on a smaller scale. The Automania model car collectors’ fair will welcome many exhibitors with more than 100,000 model vehicles: trucks, tractors, trailers, vans, buses and cars. The range covers historic and current brands – from names steeped in history, such as Allgaier, Magirus-Deutz and Neoplan, all the way to present-day makers such as Iveco, Schmitz Cargobull and Volvo. Fans of miniature vehicles should save the date: September 22 and 23, 2018, because that is when the Automania will open its doors on an area of more than 350 square meters in Hall 21. For the last two decades it has been a regular feature at the IAA. With exhibitors from all over Europe, it is also Germany’s largest and most important fair for trading and collecting model vehicles.
Many IAA visitors come to the Automania following a long walk around the show in order to pick up a nice souvenir. The numerous exhibitors’ stands offer vehicles made of various materials, such as sheet metal, zamak or plastic, in various colors and to scales from 1:87 to 1:18. Prices range from one euro to over one thousand euros for exceptional items. You can even find spare parts here, plus a wide range of memorabilia: historic trade literature and brochures, devotional items from car dealers such as buttons and many other things besides. And anyone who wants to find out what a favorite item is worth can ask an expert collector free of charge. Just come along to the stand of Automania organizer Kai Seehase.
Experience the Automania on September 22 and 23 in Hall 21 at the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018 in Hannover.