Thursday 18 January 2018

Wheels in motion for motor show on Wexford Quayfront

David Tucker

Wexford Motor Show launch
Wexford Motor Show launch

MOTOR fans and those looking for a new set of wheels are in for a treat on Saturday, June 13, when the 2015 Wexford Motor Show comes to town with all the latest models and some from yesteryear too.

The show will feature 18 franchised dealers and 124 new vehicles plus 50 light commercials, as well as a large contingent from the Sports and Classic Car Club. The show will take place on the town's Quayfront, between Wexford Bridge and Crescent Quay.

More than 100 vintage and classic vehicles will be on view at the show which will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and at the other end of the scale, the latest electric vehicles will be on view to demonstrate just how far the industry has come.

The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI), which is running the event in partnership with the Road Safety Authority, the car club and the council, says the Quayfront is perfectly suited to this type of event and it is expected that over 10,000 people will visit the show.

While the emphasis at the show will be on new and classic cars, there will be other attractions for families too.

The family entertainment area, centred on Cresent Quay, will include clowns, face painting, a climbing wall and a rally simulator.

At the other end of the Quays, next to Wexford Bridge, The Road Safety Authority will provide their road show vehicle and a roll-over simulator, as part of a road safety awareness campaign on the day.

Tom Cullen, from the SIMI, said there are jobs in the motor industry, which was growing along with the economy and representatives from SOLAS would be on hand to talk about job opportunities.

'There is growth, so if you interested in a career in the motor industry bring along your CV,' he said.

Wexford People

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