Motorshow : 24th October 2002
Drove the Noble
up to the Motorshow and had a long weekend at a country hotel in Devon FOC
due to winning it in a charity ball.
Went to the Motorshow -
made a beeline for the Noble Stand, and within 20 minutes had ordered a
GTC! Just seeing the car meant I had to have one - as it's exactly what I
was after - something to replace the Elise with but with significantly
more poke. Alan Wallace said that there were at least 7 people in front of
me (dam dam dam) and I was there at 9:30am on the first public day!
Walked around the rest of
the show, some cute cars, some horrible looking ones.
The new Invicta
MG Rover Stand
weird from Mazda
VW Touareg and it's amazing W12 engine
Cars - poor show from Lotus
Great "classic" area
New Volvo XC90 - would I swap
my X5 for one - would I hell!
stand was interesting - lots of "hot hatches" around - nice to
see Ford getting back to its roots
Lovely display of the
James Bond cars
Nice display of Jags and
Aston's as well...
Wacky and Weird stuff
Spyker's cars were nice - but
I think I'd rather have a Lambo for my €300,000!
Ferrari was nice to see in the
flesh - shame there was no-one to talk to about the rest of their range
stand was awash with people - so just took some shots of the new cars and
Porsche SUV - not sure I like the styling
stole the show really - their Contiental GT is one hell of a car
Vauxhall's huge stand -
old, new and future cars
And finally the Lexus
car out of Minority Report - I want one!
Got back to the car to find
I had left the lights on (5 hours later) and had a flat battery.
Fortunately managed to convince two lads walking by to give us a push
(that's what the spoiler is for!) and everything was fine.
Horrible run down to Devon
from Birmingham - the rain was chucking it down. Car felt stable
considering how "skittish" some tightly sprung cars can feel.
Blasts around Devon country lanes were good fun - shame it just rained so