The inaugural Motor Show EAST took place 2-3 June 2018 at Newmarket Racecourse. The event was proudly sponsored by Mattioli Woods plc and Greene King with their Old Speckled Hen brand. The skies were threatening all sorts of unpleasant weather on Saturday, but Sunday couldn't have been better.
We were honoured to have the British GT Championship driver Graham Davidson with us for the whole weekend as part of the Mattioli Woods plc display in the Millennium Grandstand. He even brought his Aston Martin V12 Vantage along with him, fresh from a podium finish at Snetterton the weekend before and visitors were even allowed to sit in the car for photos.
We were very pleased to welcome dealers and franchises from the region; Cambridge MG, Crown Garage Honda, EMG Kia, Cambridge Tesla, Rawlinson Mitsubishi, Cambridge Audi, Cambridge Subaru, Cambridge Ducati & EMG Mazda, along with specialists such as; CBS Automotive, Torque & Talk Owners Club, Wallis & Son, Jules Sturgess Automotive & Van System.
The collection of exotic cars was impressive; a black Porsche Carrera GT, a spectacular Aston Martin Vanquish Red Arrows Special Edition (1 of only 10!), a CAV GT40, two Ferraris, a whole brace of Aston Martins, a Jaguar E-Type FHC, two TVRs, several Lotus examples and a Jensen Interceptor!
We learned that a Tesla Model X could 'dance', sort of, much to the amusement of our visitors on Sunday. Two talented visitors drove the fastest lap times on our driving challenge simulators and won a karting experience for 4 at Red Lodge Karting.
We all had a great time, welcomed thousands of wonderful visitors and walked so many miles every day that we are seriously considering investing in a fleet of Segways for next year! Our sincere thanks to all those involved, the exhibitors, the sponsors, the venue team, the food caterers, the attraction stall holders and traders. But most of all, a huge thank you to the visitors that came along to the show and gave us such positive feedback. It is for you specifically that we will return next year, bigger and better.
On behalf of Red Dot Events and Iliffe Media, thank you. Thank you all.
We are happy to announce that Suffolk Accident Rescue Service is our official Charity Partner for 2018.
Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS) is an emergency medical charity that has been operating in the Suffolk area since 1972. Originally set up to help the victims of road accidents, SARS has treated thousands of patients and saved countless lives over the last 46 years.
SARS responders are specialists in emergency medicine and anaesthesia and volunteer in their spare time and without charge to help treat critically ill and injured patients in the local community.
The charity’s medics carry equipment and drugs not found on frontline ambulances, which enables them to undertake advanced procedures at incident scenes that would not normally be possible outside the hospital environment. These can be truly life-saving interventions.
SARS receives no central government funding and relies on voluntary donations to support its work.
Click here to read more about what SARS does
We are very pleased to announce the launch of the very first Motor Show EAST on June 2nd and 3rd 2018. Motor Show EAST is an exciting new event for the East of England hosted by the fantastic Newmarket Racecourse and proudly brought to you by Red Dot Events and Iliffe Media.
This family friendly event is a celebration of everything automotive, showcasing new cars, classic cars, motorbikes, alternative fuel vehicles, motability, supercars, automotive accessories and services, custom cars and bikes. There will also be special interest displays, a shopping 'village', a fairground area to keep your children occupied, an artisanal food and drink market and a wonderful selection of food and drink retailers to tempt you during your visit to Motor Show EAST.
We have ample FREE parking on site along with special family tickets with plenty to see and do during your visit. Newmarket Racecourse is perfectly located at the centre of the East Of England with fantastic access to the UK road network.
30th June 2019