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London Motor Show 2018


I always really look forward to any Motor Show but I do tend to leave not as enthused as I previously have done in yesteryears. Why is this? Because the car world is in a major transition with parameters put up so high for manufacturers that they are effectively banging their heads against the wall wondering how they can produce a car that will not have political and/or media implications. The ultimate one that hit the United Kingdom was of course – ‘Britain to ban sales of all diesel and petrol cars from 2040’.

To me, it said it all in 2012 when the Toyota GT86 was released. If that car had of arrived in the noughties, it would have probably had a brief 30-second mention on Top Gear; but because of the lack of cars released nowadays – it got what I felt was half an episode in the spotlight. Remember the influx of performance and prestige cars from 2000 to 2009? We were literally spoilt for choice! To me, it said it all in 2012 when the Toyota GT86 was released. If that car had of arrived in the noughties, it would have probably had a brief 30-second mention on Top Gear; but because of the lack of cars released nowadays – it got what I felt was half an episode in the spotlight. Remember the influx of performance and prestige cars from 2000 to 2009? We were literally spoilt for choice!

Anyway, I know I am digressing away from the day at The ExCel, London but that was and still is my main thought of the day. As you will see from the video, I did see many cars and meet some great people including Fuzz Townshend from the television show, Car SOS. Super cool guy to listen to and highly appreciate him taking the time to speak with a few of us and have a photo to boot.

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