Friday, 31 August 2007

Total Motorshow

This year's Motor-show will be held from September 7-9, 2007 at Ngong Racecourse. Once again it's sponsored by top oil company Total Kenya.It is organised through the Kenya Motor Industry Association (KMI) and is expected to attract leading motor company and related service providers in the Kenya market as well as international exhibitors.

Isn't she a beauty ?

This year's event will see a departure from the past where the event was right in the city centre at the KICC grounds. Event chair Mr. Claude Mwende stated that the event had grown in leaps and bounds thus the shift. It will also have more interactive events such as 4x4 off-road demo, test drives for saloon cars as well as having the golf course which comes at a heavily subsidised rate and requires no membership.

Total Kenya have been the title sponsors of the show since its inception 15 years ago. According to Total Kenya Managing Director Bertrand Fontanges, "The new venue is an exciting opportunity, easier to drive to and park in and provision for exclusive bus service for spectators."

Another activity taking place is the Fuel Consumption Test set to establish really meaningful benchmarks for motorists' info. The Show director Gavin Bennett of Church Orr and Associates, the event organizer unveiled the programme of the 3 day event. "The first day, a Friday, will be a corporate and media day, with a serious business focus. Buyers will be able to see and compare every new vehicle on the Kenya market – everything from the smallest motorcycle to the largest truck - in the same place at the same time, along with all related parts, accessories and services.

Besides the biggest exhibit of cars, SUVs, 4WDs, pick-ups, trucks and buses ever arrayed in Kenya. There will be areas for agricultural equipment, the heavyweights of the construction industry, and the 'mean machines' of motor-sport."

What to expect !

For those Kenyans who haven't had the chance to see the over-hyped Hummer (that is if you missed the official launch by General Motors-Kenya on 30th August and also haven't seen the other vehicles ridden by our 'pollutricians'. This is a must-go for all vehicle enthusiasts and I'll surely be in there.

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