Updated: Monday, 6th April 2020 @ 1:59pm

PICTURES: Spectacular super cars wow 20,000 at first ever Wilmslow Motor Show 2012

PICTURES: Spectacular super cars wow 20,000 at first ever Wilmslow Motor Show 2012

By Suraj Radia

Car enthusiasts flocked from across England for the first ever Wilmslow Motor Show this weekend, which saw 20,000 people come together to see spectacular vehicles such as the formidable Etihad F1.

Visitors were treated to a Super Car Parade showing off 20 privately owned super cars, which the public were even allowed to look around.

The revving of car engines greeted a further 40 cars down the main road where people could also admire them.

The idea of the show itself was the brain child of Steve Kennedy, who wanted to use the viewing of luxury cars as a motive for people to visit Wilmslow.

Steve said: “The concept was to showcase luxury and top-end cars down the main pedestrianised street in Wilmslow, and then use that spectacle and the footfall it would generate, to showcase Wilmslow and its retail and restaurant offerings.”

Organised by the Wilmslow Business Group, the Motor Show was designed to bring in more business for Wilmslow and show off the town.

The group’s chairman Catherine MacKenzie expressed her delight at the success of the show and its effect on the community.

She said: “The Motor Show was organised to encourage people to come into Wilmslow and generate more business for the town.  It has certainly achieved that.

“It is a spectacular success to have brought 20,000 people in to Wilmslow.  We are awaiting feedback from businesses on how their takings were affected by the Show.  But initial feedback is brilliant.”

The super cars on show included:  Jaguar, Mercedes, Lamborghini, Audi, BMW, Mini, Revere, Rolls Royce, Bentley, McLaren, Maserati, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Range Rover among others.

Radio 6 DJ and Wilmslow resident Chris Hawkins also attended, along with professional race car driver Oliver Webb, who allowed children to sit in his BAC Mono supercar.

Sporting Bears charity also received £1400 from the show after three local residents offered rides in their luxury cars for a charitable donation.

Following the success of the show, Catherine confirmed the Wilmslow Business Group were already talking about doing the show again next year.

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