Poll: does Britain need its own motor show? | CAR Magazine

Poll: does Britain need its own motor show?

Published: 02 June 2015 Updated: 02 June 2015

► Must the British show go on?
► London show 2016 on a knife-edge
► Have your say in our poll below 

Does Britain need its own motor show? As the prospect of a London motor show comeback raises its head again, we’re asking for your views on whether we should have our own motor expo here in the UK.

The British motor show died in 2008, with the demise of the officially sanctioned international motor shows in London and Birmingham as recessionary pressures bit – and various attempts to resucitate it have so far come to nowt. It emerged this week that the proposed 2016 London motor show has no major manufacturers signed up, casting its future into doubt.

The UK is the second biggest car market in western Europe yet has no motor show of any stature, unlike the giant exhibitions in Geneva, Frankfurt and Paris. Should that change? Or have the days of the old-fashioned motor show been superseded by more experiential events such as the Goodwood Festival of Speed and this weekend’s Wilton Classic and Supercar show?

Have your say by voting in our poll below.

By Tim Pollard

Group digital editorial director, car news magnet, crafter of words