'Unprecedented' success for motor show

01 August 2006

The British Motor Show will be even bigger and better in 2008, according to show organiser International Motor Industry Events (IMIE) and the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Official visitor numbers have yet to be confirmed, but expectations are that around 420,000 people visited the ExCeL exhibition centre in London's Docklands during the show's 10-day run.

'In the final week we've had unprecedented weekday attendances. Day after day we saw crowds grow. It's hugely encouraging,' said Rob Mackenzie, director of IMIE.

Though the 2008 show had already been pencilled in, the success of this year's event increases the chances of more world debuts, more car manufacturers and more visitors next time.

Throughout the show, What Car? invited show visitors to air their views on this year's event in our exclusive Diary Room - and while many complained about the absence of VW, Audi, Skoda, Porsche and Ferrari, the overall opinion looked positive.

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