We asked you for your views on the first British motor show in London for 30 years – and you haven’t pulled any punches.
The show at ExCeL closes its doors this weekend, having moved from its traditional base at the NEC in Birmingham with hopes for a greater success (both in the UK and abroad), more visitors, improved interactivity and high-profile launches.
So will the motor show return to the capital next time? That all depends on what you, the Great British Public, thought of it. From our forums, it seems the London show got a mixed reaction. Here’s what you said:
“The test drives were a brilliant idea, just a shame more manufacturers didn't offer them. The manufacturers who showed up made a very good effort. Good layout, though I don't know how well it would work if more makers showed up. But I like having a smallish area to walk around, unlike the marathon that is the NEC. In conclusion, I'd go again ...”Propellorhead
“Such a show has no place in an urban environment that it is difficult for car drivers to get to. Linking up with one of the top racing circuits would provide a new experience. These places usually can cope with a lot of parking. London is the wrong venue. It’s such a drudge getting there.”Porcorosso
“I'm happy to support the show, but if it's the same again I won't turn up. I think there may be a sort of chicken-and-egg situation going on here: more manufacturers attending with better stands or increased visitor numbers, one will increase first and then the other will increase as a result. I hope it's the former in 2008. It’s not a proper show without a Ferrari stand, let alone an Audi stand.”Tom
“The venue’s okay - it's a big open space and some there’s dockside space for outdoor activities. Actually the venue is about 1,000,000,000 times better than I remember the NEC being.”Big Blue