London Motorfair

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London Motor Show
London Motor Show 1999.jpg
StatusActive
FrequencyAnnual
VenueEarls Court Exhibition Centre (1977–1999)
Battersea Park (2016–2017)
ExCeL London (2018–)
Location(s)London
CountryEngland
Inaugurated1977 (re started 2016)
Most recent ()
Previous event16 May 2019 – 19 May 2019
Next event14 May 2020 – 17 May 2020
Organised bySociety of Motor Manufacturers and Traders
Websitethelondonmotorshow.co.uk

London Motor Show, formerly the London Motofair, is a motor show in England. It was held at Earls Court Exhibition Centre biannually from 1977 to 1999.[1] In 1993, when the event won the support of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders and P&O Events, the name changed from the London Motorfair to The London Motor Show.[2]

The London Motor Show revived in May 2016, being held at Battersea Park,[3] with Prince Michael of Kent as its patron.[4] The 2017 event also took place at Battersea Park, before it moved to ExCeL London from 2018.

2018[edit]

The third of the “relaunched” London Motor Show took place at ExCeL London (for the first time since its revival) from 17–20 May 2018, within the Royal Wedding. It featured a zone entitled "Built in Britain", promoting British engineering with exhibitors like Aston Martin, Bentley and JCB.

2017[edit]

The second of the “relaunched” London Motor Show ran from 4–7 May 2017, again in Battersea Park, with forty exhibitors. There were four premiers in the United Kingdom

2016[edit]

The relaunched London Motor Show ran from 5–8 May 2016 in Battersea Park, with forty exhibitors. There were two premiers in the United Kingdom, and the launch of the prototype hydrogen car, Riversimple.

1999[edit]

The show ran from 20–31 October, and included Classic Car Day (26 October 26) and special Motorsport Days (27–28 October).[8]

1997[edit]

1995[edit]

1993[edit]

1991[edit]

The 1991 Motor Show was larger than previous years, with the use of the new extension of Earls Court 2, opened by Princess Diana on 17 October for the Motorfair.[21]

1989[edit]

1987[edit]

1983[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Exhibitions: Shows on the road - When David Sumner-Smith toured the stands at this year's London Motor Show, he heard rumblings of discontent from exhibitors about its facilities, status and value for money". Campaign. 30 October 1997.
  3. ^ "2016 London motor show preview". Daily Telegraph. 4 May 2016. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Team". London Motor Show. Archived from the original on 2016-05-13. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  5. ^ "2017 London motor show - picture gallery and show report". Auto Express. 4 May 2017. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
  6. ^ a b "2016 London motor show round-up". Autocar. 5 May 2016. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  7. ^ "New MG GS hits London Motor Show with turbo petrol power". Auto Express. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  8. ^ "PASSES FOR EARLS COURT CAR FEST UP FOR GRABS".
  9. ^ "AC powered by Lotus - a new force to be reckoned with".
  10. ^ "SELESPEED JOINS 156 RANGE".
  11. ^ "BEST SELLER JOINS BMW RANGE".
  12. ^ "BMW".
  13. ^ "Ford Racing Puma - UK specifications, 11 September 1999".
  14. ^ "Year of the UK debut for London Motor Show".
  15. ^ a b "The London Motor Show has been moving further and further".
  16. ^ "RALLIART UNLEASHES 'EXTREME' VERSION OF EVO VI ROAD CAR".
  17. ^ "FEW DEBUTD AT THE LONDON MOTOR SHOW".
  18. ^ "PH Carpool: Spectre R45".
  19. ^ "Rover 200 (1995 - 1999)". RAC. Retrieved 9 February 2015.
  20. ^ "1993 London Motor Show".
  21. ^ The London Encyclopaedia. Pan Macmillan. 2008. p. 259.
  22. ^ "1987 London Motorfair".
  23. ^ "1983 London Motorfair".

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