The inaugural Wilmslow Motor Show attracts 20,000 visitors

PUBLISHED: 11:14 22 October 2012 | UPDATED: 22:07 20 February 2013

£70,000 worth of Range Rover by Revere London Taylored Edition Vehicles

£70,000 worth of Range Rover by Revere London Taylored Edition Vehicles

The first-ever Wilmslow Motor Show brought 20,000 people into the town. Shops, restaurants and bars welcomed visitors from far and wide.

The first-ever Wilmslow Motor Show brought 20,000 people into the town. Shops, restaurants and bars welcomed visitors from far and wide.


Catherine Mackenzie of Wilmslow Business Group said: The Motor Show was organised by Wilmslow Business Group to encourage people to come into Wilmslow and generate more business for the town. It has certainly achieved that. The Christmas lights switch-on normally attracts 5,000 people so it is a spectacular success to have brought 20,000 people into Wilmslow. Initial feedback is brilliant one coffee shop told us that they took more on that Saturday than they have ever taken.


The Motor Show was the brainchild of Steve Kennedy, owner of Mail Boxes Etc. He said: The concept was to showcase luxury and top-end cars down the main pedestrianised street in Wilmslow. The Show really took off when we secured our two sponsors Wilmslow headquartered Natural Retreats, who provide luxury self-catering accommodation in outstanding areas of beauty; and the global brand of Etihad Airways, who brought a Formula 1 lifelifelifelifecar to the Show. Etihad also brought along the Manchester City mascots Moonbeam and Moonchester.


Adrian Lea who owns Energie Fitness in Wilmslow commented: The Motor Show was a great day out for families, as well as petrolheads. There were 40 luxury cars placed down the main pedestrianised road, giving visitors an opportunity to have a look at the cars and chat to the dealers. The car brands on show included Porsche, Jaguar, Mercedes, Lamborghini, Audi, BMW, Mini, Revere, Rolls Royce, Bentley, McLaren, Maserati, Ferrari, Aston Martin and Range Rover.


Three local residents provided trips in their own cars in return for a donation to the Sporting Bears Charity. The fabulous cars were Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder, Lamborghini Diablo; and a Bentley GT. Sporting Bears was delighted with the 1,400 raised.


The event was compered by Wilmslow resident and Radio 6 DJ, Chris Hawkins. Outside Revolution, Knutsford resident and professional racing car driver, Oliver Webb chatted to the visitors and allowed children to sit in the car he had brought with him a BAC Mono - a supercar made in Holmes Chapel, and which has just won an export deal to the USA.

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