Battersea Evolution set in the heart of Battersea Park played host to the London Motor Show over the weekend of the 6th to the 8th of May. A glorious weekend in London the London Motor Show opened its doors on the Friday morning to what would be the first of over 25,000 attendees over the weekend.
Visitors to the show were treated to an incredible array of cars on display, with every thing from the latest Vauxhall Corsa or Ford Fiesta right up to prestige cars such as Aston Martin and everything in between. In total there were over 130 cars on display from every major manufacture; whether you wanted to see hot hatches, performance cars or hypercars or learn about the latest technological innovations like ecoboost, hybrid and electric technologies there were friendly and knowledgeable experts on hand to answer all your questions. Visitors could even get up close and personal with Bloodhound SCC Jet Rocket Car. With over 135,000 Bhp on the tap the plan is for this incredible car to break the 1000 mph speed barrier! It looks fast just standing still!
The London Motor Show paid host to some truly legendary celebrities from the world of motoring and motorsport. Q&A sessions, meet and greets and signings took place through out the weekend with Legendary British Racing Driver Sir Stirling Moss OBE sharing his years of motorsport memories. Renowned racing driver, former presenter of Top Gear and current Presenter of Fifth Gear Tiff Needell took part in some candid Q&A sessions with 1992 Formula 1 World Champion Nigel Mansell OBE CBE which didn’t fail to entertain. Ben Collins better known as The Stig from the BBC’s Top Gear had gave a lively Q&A session as well signing sessions of his book How To Drive: The Ultimate Guide, from the Man Who Was the Stig.
Cambria Automobiles were representing Ford with staff from Dees of Croydon, Dees of Wimbledon and our sister dealership Invicta helping to man our indoor and outdoor stands as well as carrying out test drives . With 13 cars on display including the amazing new Ford Edge; the most of any manufacturer over the weekend our team was very busy. Sales associate Felix Maughan of Dees Croydon commented ” The motor show was a great experience for me. There were so many interesting people and the whole atmosphere was electric. It was great to talk to so many people about how happy they are with their Fords, as well as all the people who don’t own a Ford who are now thinking of purchasing one having seen just how good these cars are at the show.”
The Motor Show was something of an unknown quantity before the weekend; many of the team had never experienced an event of this type and had no real idea of just what to expect or just how busy it would be. Dealer Principal Neil Wiseman of Dees Croydon commented “We were proud to support the new London Motor Show and represent Ford. I was shocked at just how many people attended this new event. I met with a great mix of people from all over the country, but also a great many local people, many had bought cars from Dees in the past. My sore feet are testament to just how successful the event was for Dees and Ford. “