Hot mods at Motor Show

01 August 2002 #SMMT News

The latest kit to tune and style your motor will be on show at Birmingham’s NEC when the British International Motor Show, sponsored by the Daily Telegraph, opens its doors to the public this October.

Names like Alpine, Bose, Comma Oil, Superchip and Tracker are already confirmed exhibitors, with more to be announced in the months to come.

As well as thumping subs and the latest alloys, the show will host some of the most mental metal available. Ferrari’s new Enzo, billed as quicker than a McLaren F1, makes its UK debut, and for those who like their motoring with an open air feel, look out for the new MGX powered Caterham Superlight R300.

Other confirmed corkers are the twin pairing of Ford’s Focus ST170 and Mondeo ST220 along with the Subaru WRX, Toyota Corolla T Sport, Vauxhall VX220 and the full line up of MG’s X-rated Z cars.

But why wait until October to get in on the Motor Show action? Fill your car up at participating Shell garages and you could be driving the car of your dreams come October.

Every time you fill up with Optimax Unleaded you’ll be given a packet of six special Motor Show Top Trump cards. There are 18 special Motor Show cards to collect with the lucky punter who collects them all selecting their prize model from more than 700 cars on show – up to 50 grand in value.

Notes to editors:

  1. The British International Motor Show 2002 takes place from 23 October to 3 November at Birmingham’s NEC with public access from 24 October. Discount tickets for the Show are now on sale for those who book in advance through the web site at Visitors can save £3 by booking on-line, with adult tickets priced at £12 for public days. On the door, tickets are priced at £15. For the Daily Telegraph preview day on 24 October, tickets cost £25 in advance but £40 on the door, an on-line saving of more than a third. All discounts are available until midnight on Sunday 13 October, when tickets revert to normal on-the-door prices. The NEC charges £8 per day fro car parking during the show.
  2. AUTOMANIA is the Motor Show’s incredible shopping zone, with over 150 stands selling everything from ICE to air filters.
  3. For visitors without access to the Internet, tickets are available through the Motor Show box office ticket line on 0870 906 2002. Lines are open 9am – 8pm on weekdays and 10am – 8pm at the weekend.
  4. During the Show, doors will open from 9.30am to 7pm on all public days, closing at 5.30pm on the final day.

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