Martyn Raybould

Martyn Raybould

British Motor Show post-show review

British Motor Show post-show review. The SVA attended this event in it’s 2nd year and it was Bigger! Better! And a joy to see.

For Business:

The event was a Motor Show for both businesses as well as families and enthusiasts. But the fees for exhibitors was in our view very affordable and proved good value for money we felt. The positioning and easy of flow for customers meant that exhibiting should have exposed all those attending to the highest possible footfall and sales potential. The Specialist Vehicle Association Trade Members were provided a discount for pre-booking and we will ask for this to be the case in 2023 when we again get behind this excellent show.

Easy and comfortable hall layout created a good flow for visitors

For Owners, Collectors, Enthusiasts and Families

Mike Brewer did his usual professional and fun management of the main show ring..

The British Motor Show is an excellent day out for both owners as well as families who share a love of cars. From dozens of interesting small stands and exhibitors to browse, to an action packed main ring. Hosted by the well-known automotive personality ‘Mike Brewer’, the centre arena was packed with a list of expert stunt drivers to some of the most beautiful super and hyper- cars in the world. Add to that many of the activities were interactive as the image below shows was enjoyed by many.

British Motor Show is probably the widest age group, interactive event in the UK calendar
The whole show layout was easy to navigate

What do the organisers say?

Bigger, better and busier than ever, The British Motor Show 2022 broke its own attendance record – along with some GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS – as nearly 60,000 visitors flocked to Farnborough for the most exciting car show in the calendar.

Now fully established as one of the UK’s must-attend motoring events, The British Motor Show 2022 saw over 21,000 people attend on the busiest day of its four-day calendar, with guests being treated to an array of live and interactive events, live stunt shows, the National Geographic Car SOS Live Stage, drift demonstrations from Shred Shed and Petrolheadonism Live (which were hugely well-received) and an incredible display of supercars from Premier GT. 

With motoring celebrities including Mike Brewer, Fuzz Townshend, Tim Shaw, Vicki Butler-Henderson, Tiff Needell, Mike Rutherford, Yianna, Abi Stephens, Ewan Thomas, Scott Ratarozza, Sam Hard and The Stig, there was lots of excitement and engagement from the guests, along with a family-friendly feel that remains truly unique in the car show environment. 

There was plenty for potential car buyers, too, as proven by one of the major new car retailers attending, which reported a sales lead every 52 seconds. 

Featuring everything from the latest high-tech electric cars to a glorious display of classics celebrating our unique motoring heritage, The British Motor Show developed its unique concept of being the most interactive car show in the world, with a 30% bigger site and more than twice as many exhibitors as the show enjoyed in 2021. 

The British Motor Show CEO, Andy Entwistle, said: “One thing that really came out from both visitors and exhibitors this year was that many of them were overwhelmed by the diversity of the event, and moreover of the people that attended. Families, in particular, were extremely visible, taking advantage of a truly exciting and terrific value day out. 

“From the very outset, one of our core aims was to re-engage the younger generation in a love of cars and the automotive industry. Seeing so many beaming young faces as we put on so much more than just a car show was my personal highlight of an incredible few days, and we can’t wait to do it all again next year.”

The British Motor Show 2023 takes place at Farnborough International from August 17-20. Tickets are available at

The British Motor Show event organisers tell us that the 2022 event enjoyed Recored Numbers for 2022! To keep posted on the 2023 show, owners, collectors and enthusiasts can add their email to to stay Up to Speed!

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