A day at the British Motor Show

As regular readers will know, we love a motoring event at Auto Curators. We even wrote a post with our most recommended shows for Summer ’21 (read it HERE). So when Xpel invited Matt and I to the re-launch of the British Motor Show, we didn’t hesitate in saying yes!

It was a long time since I’d last been to the British Motor Show at the Birmingham NEC with my Dad. At the time, I’d enjoyed the event. Especially seeing all the latest concepts from manufacturers and rare curiosities that only ever see the light of day at such an event. So, I was eager to see how the new organisers had changed things at the re-launched event in Farnborough.

While Matt and I were attending in a work capacity to speak to attendees about the Xpel brand, PPF in general, and, of course, promote the work we do at Auto Curators, we did get a chance to have a wander in the afternoon.

Our British Motor Show Round-Up:

As I’ve said, this event has just been through a relaunch, and it definitely has room to grow. It’s not a huge show at the moment, so a morning or afternoon was plenty of time to get around the static displays. There was also some live entertainment going on outside. The family ticket price was around £40, which seems fair for the content on offer.

While Matt and I didn’t get to look around outside, feedback from friends suggested that some of the best action was taking place there. It included a stunt driving display, an old fashioned ‘wall of death’ motorcycle attraction, and even the chance to drive a big American truck!

Our highlights:

Premier GT was a big sponsor of the show, and in the entrance hall, they had a display of exquisite Ferrari’s. The highlight for Matt was the F50, a very rare thing to see. Personally, I loved watching the chap from ‘Pop Bang Colour’ producing his amazing artwork from the back of a Nissan Micra! I also loved hanging around with the Ferrari 812GTS on the Xpel stand! What a car!

 

Looking forward to 2022:

The British Motor Show website says it will be back in 2022 with more cars, entertainment, and fun. Personally, I’d like to see more manufacturers. McLaren had a stand there and a couple of small independents; the main other stand was by HR Owen, and they had a selection of Aston Martin, Bentley and Ferrari from within their dealer group. I think there’s definitely more room to grow here.

I hope it does mature for next year. There’s no doubt that COVID has made the organisation difficult, and hopefully, in twelve months, we’ll all be in a better place.


If you missed us at the Xpel stand but want to know more about PPF, give us a call, we’d love to chat!