Croydon Car Show, sponsored by
the Croydon Advertiser, they only showed two pictures so
we thought we'd better fill in for them. We popped
down on the 2nd day, last Sunday afternoon, to see what
it was all about. We weren't expecting alot as it
was purely a local event, and after all it was free.
We got what we expected. All the Croydon car dealers
were there, standing around looking slightly awkward, on
grass instead of tarmac - and that about sums it up.
There were the obligatory burger van and ice cream man,
but apart from that there was a helter skelter type arrangement
and a round-about for kids.
That's the slating done, and now to be fair to the good old
Advertiser, it was a well organised affair, with displays well laid out and
plenty of walking space between the various marques on show. Car park
marshalls were on hand to direct traffic in and out of the section of
Addington Palace grounds cordoned off for the event.
lads - Let's have a go!
Crowds of Youngsters Converge
on the MGF
been looking for a new car in the last couple of years
there were a few well recognized faces clustered round
their mobile homes and marquees, but to be fair, imagining
the budgets available they'd done their best.
Most cars were open and available for a sit inside,
something we appreciated given that most of the vehicles
you're really interested in are the ones you can't
afford to rent let alone buy.
MG Z stuff- we like it
sexy after all these years - the Alfas
on show - matching wheels!
+ wallets look at the Lexus Convertible
All in all we had a nice relaxing walk round the Croydon
Motor Show on what was after all the closing couple
of hours of the event. Don't expect to see anything
you don't already see in the mornings in the average
Croydon traffic jam, but do take advantage of the
chance to sit in the things and do a bit of day-dreaming.
Particularly if you are actually in the market for
a new jam jar we'd recommend this as a very relaxing
way of walking round in a green and grassy environment
and looking at all the major marques in Croydon in
one go. And without experiencing Croydon Councils
remarkable revenue raising expertise every time you
park up outside the showroom, (traffic wardens we
for Tarquin & Sebastian to watch?
beat a fat cat - in their element
So overall well done. Suggestions
for next year - perhaps Halfords and some of the gadget
and accessories vendors? We could have spruced
up the company car, currently a Rover 620 SLi (sports
casual). Apart from a burger and chips this
is all we'd have been able to afford on the day.