Saturday 9th June saw Ben and I visit
Reuters’ Motor Expo show, held in the grounds of the famous
Canary Wharf in Central London. The show has been run for the
past 6 years, and is now recognised as the UK’s premier (and
free !!) motor show. All the major players were there (in stark
contrast to this year’s National Motor show!)…including some of
the greats as well.
Our walk through the grounds presented us with
every type of car possible. We were confronted by genuine WRC
cars from Ford and Subaru….
pedigree emanated down to cars such as Mitsubishi’s Tommi
Makkinen edition of the Evo VI…
Not only were rally style cars at the show, but
there was a car for every type of enthusiast as well, from the
Caterham 7, to TVR’s magnificent showing, incorporating the
classics with the weird and wonderful
We were treated to a rare sighting of Jaguar’s
current F1 car (a favourite of mine because of Cosworth’s
involvement with Jaguar’s F1 racing program!)
But the real treat for, not just Ben and I, but
everyone who visited the Motor Expo show that day was the car’s
held in Canary Wharf’s main entrance.
Behind the glorious colour of the Lambourghini
shown below were the show’s star manufacturer – Aston Martin.
Both Ben and I had the rare opportunity to sit in
the new Aston Martin Vanquish – a moment neither of us will
forget. And do you know what made us extremely happy ? The
electric window switches in the £1/4m Aston Martin are the same
as those in my £15k Cosworth !!! I believe the saying starts
The show was…I’m assured….a great success for all
of the 27 manufacturers present. The show catered for each type
of car for each type of person, young or old. We can certainly
say we shall be visiting again next year !! The full list of
those who attended (and I’m sure you’ll agree looks something
like my ideal shopping list) is as follows:
We were also treated to the glorious sight of
Ferrari’s, from the H. R. Owen specialist dealer situated
opposite Canary Wharf –where we established Ben would get
£15,000 part exchange for his MR2 Turbo when buying a Ferrari
550 Maranello !
Through the day Ben and I took many photos of
many lovely cars….so we leave you with just a small selection of
some of our favourites. We hope you like them.
My dream car…..a 911 Carrera !
Yes….an A C Cobra !!!!
A superb 911
The Aston Martin Vantage
A lovely TVR Tuscan
And not forgetting our memorable favourite photos
of the day…. Ben and I !