British spin to 2015 Devonport Motor Show

British spin to 2015 Devonport Motor Show

Morgan Mac Russell

British motor racing icon Stirling Moss once famously uttered “better to lose honorably in a British car than win in a foreign one’’. The 2015 Devonport Motor Show, one of the State’s biggest motoring exhibitions, will pay special tribute to the British sports car as the feature vehicle. Run by the Rotary Club of Devonport North, the 2015 Motor Show is now calling for entries for the March 22 event on the Devonport foreshore.

The feature of this year will bring the everyday car enthusiast’s dream of getting up close to an elite British sports car into a reality. But it’s not all about the British sports car. “Our aim is to attract people to enter cars that have never been seen before and shine a light on some of the motor industry’s hidden gems,’’ Devonport Motor Show committee member Mac Russell said.

In its ninth year and expected to feature 600 vehicles, it has attracted new generations of car enthusiasts who are steering the growth of the event. Last year’s event attracted more than 500 vehicles and 5,500 people, prompting organisers to question whether this year’s event needed to be moved. “Something was put on social media flagging the idea of moving and the resounding response from the community was, “keep it where it is”.

“The event really highlights the unique waterfront setting. I don’t think there’s any other car show that has a setting quite like this – it’s unique.’’ The motor show is not just for diehard car lovers either. “It brings together some of the finest vehicles in attractive, memorable and safe settings to become a hub for families, car enthusiasts, and tourists. “The variety of vehicles on display really means that it appeals to everyone. Plus, we’ve also incorporated food stalls and children’s entertainment to enable each family member to get something from attending the event,’’ Mr. Russell said.

To enter your vehicle for the 2015 Devonport Motor Show, visit our website.

Money raised from the Devonport Motor Show is used for Rotary projects. This year it will go to an international cause (PolioPlus), national (Rotary Health Research) and local (Devonfield).