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Essen Galleries Live

posted by on 1 December 2011 in Cultural and Events News

While we Americans have SEMA to look forward to every November, later in the month the German’s have Essen. Featuring the aftermarket industry, much like SEMA does, Essen takes it to the next level, and has earned itself the title of the largest show of its kind in the world.

This year, we saw a surprisingly subdued tuning style reign over the show floor. In fact, you might even call it OEM+. For a show that’s typically overrun with outlandish body kits and garish modifications, this year saw bolt-ons offered by the manufacturers themselves, and things like paintwork and wheels were used to enhance those lines.

Might this be a testament to just how good car design is getting these days? We’ll leave that up to you, but we’re sure you need some reference to form an opinion on, which can be had by clicking the button below.

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