London Motorfair

London Motor Show, formerly the London Motorfair, is a motor show in England. It was held at Earls Court Exhibition Centre biannually from 1977 to 1999.[1] In October 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 event of 2017 also took place at Battersea Park, before it moved to ExCeL London from May 2018 and continued in 2019. The event of May 2020 was cancelled, due to the ongoing pandemic, and rescheduled to sometime in 2021.

2019

The fourth London Motor Show took place at ExCeL London (for the second time since its revival) from 16–19 May 2019, once again it featured a zone entitled "Built in Britain", promoting engineering by the British, as well as a live drift experience hosted by Caterham Cars.

2018

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

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

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.

2003

Following the cancellation of the 2001 show, the 2003 show was planned to be called New London Motor Show and was due to take place at Earls Court from June 19 to 29, but following a 12-month consultation process with the British motor industry the organisers decided to cancel in November 2002 due to lack of support.[8]

2001

The 2001 show was scheduled to run at Earls Court between 17 and 28 October, but was cancelled in July 2001 due to difficult trading conditions.[9]

1999

The show ran from 20–31 October, and included Classic Car Day (26 October 26) and special Motorsport Days (27–28 October).[10]

1997

1995

1993

1991

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.[25]

1989

1987

1985

1983

References

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