NEC Autosport Show

NEC Autosport Show

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FocusRS3

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3,223 posts

40 months

Saturday 11th January
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Gotta say went today with my lad and we left after 90 minutes .

Anyone else feel short changed?

Fiisch

54 posts

77 months

Saturday 11th January
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No. Went for the first time today and really enjoyed it. Arrived at 10am, and left about 5pm. Had my wife and 2 year old in tow, so stayed far longer than I had expected/hoped.

A lot to see. Thought the live event could have been better, but overall I thought it was well worth going.

stevemcs

3,828 posts

42 months

Saturday 11th January
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I was going to go tomorrow, but I think i might give it a miss.

sheepman

272 posts

109 months

Saturday 11th January
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I left after 3 hours

FocusRS3

Original Poster:

3,223 posts

40 months

Sunday 12th January
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Porsche had a stand with just a 991 cup car and a GT4 and I don’t recall seeing another manufacturer.

I’m sure it was far better when it was the PistonHeads show

S_robinson91

11 posts

41 months

Sunday 12th January
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Went yesterday, wasn't impressed. Pretty much a re-cap on last years cars, hardly any reveals for this year. Not really worth it any more.

Arrived at 11:30 was bored and just waiting for the live show by 13:30

GeorgeR

45 posts

124 months

Sunday 12th January
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Went yesterday, very disappointing.

chrisgtx

872 posts

159 months

Sunday 12th January
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Did the live show have the usual blasting music which drowned out the cars?
Really pisses me off that, the commentator introduces a car and say how wonderful it sounds, it drives in and they crank the bloody volume up so you can’t hear it! Morons.

S1KRR

11,100 posts

161 months

Sunday 12th January
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Pics of promo girls please.


Its the only barometer I can think of that tells you how well the show is going. wink

I last went in '08. And the girls were still tidy. Having seen pics from the last decade, the show is a sad pastiche of it's former glories


Kev_Mk3

1,477 posts

44 months

Sunday 12th January
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I go every 5 years or so as I forget how bad it is. Within a hour I get bored.

The engineering section isnt even open at the weekend to public which is a shame. Really poor show these days sadly.

E63M

18 posts

5 months

Sunday 12th January
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Just returned from it, a group of 4 of us went.

I enjoyed it and we all found the live show entertaining.

My only complaint is the cost of food/drink within the NEC, but otherwise I found the day excellent.

Grayedout

292 posts

161 months

Sunday 12th January
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Went yesterday after a few years away and enjoyed it but still not a patch on what it used to be. Sure it used to be one hall larger and there was quite a lot of empty space in places.

Did enjoy it though as a day out but only because we only paid half rice for the tickets.

davie3door

33 posts

160 months

Monday 13th January
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I thought it was a decent show. NEC is poor for food n drink though. Bmw owners stand was poor imo some wrapped stuff that doesn’t work for me.Decent show though, live action arena
Was decent

227bhp

10,010 posts

77 months

Tuesday 14th January
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Every thread on this on the internet contains nothing much other than people moaning about it.
I go every 5 or so years on a Thursday and spend most of it in the Engineering Hall, it's good to to talk to people who you deal with in the trade and find out about new stuff.
If I was Kev with his Focus or Mike with his Porsche and not much else I probably wouldn't bother with it at all.
Maybe it's trying to be too much to too many different types of people, maybe Motorsport is slowly dying, who knows....