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Edition No. 169

Date:- 25 September 2004

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North West Motor Show 2004
THE Motorshow Northwest was held for the first time at Aintree racecourse on 18 and 19 September was hailed as a great success. Crowds of people lined up to get into the show and they soon filled the stands. 

With a break in the weather early Saturday morning the sun shone down on the Motorshow for the rest of that day and Sunday.

A whole host of vehicles could be seen at the event including the latest models from Mercedes, Jaguar, Audi, Renault, Vauxhall, Honda, VW, Toyota, BMW, Mitsubishi, Fiat, Subaru, Jeep Chrysler, Ford, and Daihatsu.

Classic car clubs turned out in force, with representations from Lexus, Mini, Jaguar, VW, Ford including specialist vehicles from the Aintree motor club. There were individual delights from private owners such as the 1950 Lagonda 2.6 Saloon and a 1927 Clyno, where only 60 were made between 1920 and 1929. 

Two wheeled exhibitors were represented by Lancaster Honda performance bikes, MS scooters and the Goldwing appreciation society to name but a few.

Tony Green’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with the James Bond and F1 cars provided by Jaguar, proved to be very popular with everyone.

The Entertainment was fabulous with body tattoo artists, face painters, stilt walkers, and the delightful Dynamic Dancers who kept the crowds entertained with high energy dances throughout the two days.

Two of the biggest highlights were the Russ Swift display team, and The Over The Top Motorcycle stunt team. The crowds cheered for more as amazing feats of skill and manoeuvre were performed. Members of the public had the opportunity to be a part of many of the tricks as Mums, Dads & children applauded their fellow spectators.

A brand new car, the Fiat Idea – courtesy of Fiat (UK) was raffled off with proceeds going to the Northwest Air Ambulance. The winning ticket was drawn by actress Suzanne Collins better known as Nikki Shadwick from channel 4’s Brookside. Suzanne was amongst other celebrities and honoured guests at the event which included Craig Philips winner of Big Brother and the Mayor and Mayoress Of Sefton and the Lord Mayor of Liverpool.

Event Director, Terry Donnelly of Oasis Marketing Ltd said:- "We have thoroughly enjoyed this event and are raring to get started on Motor Show Northwest 2005. We would like to thank all our exhibitors and special guests for their involvement and support. We must say a special thanks to the thousands of people who came and enjoyed the event. We look forward to seeing you next year!"
Report & photographs by Daniel Waldron.

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