In Pictures: The 2013 Wilmslow Motor Show

Thousands of residents and visitors gathered in Wilmslow town centre today to view dozens of high-end luxury vehicles, chat to the dealers and soak up the fantastic atmosphere.

Now in its second year, the Wilmslow Motor Show was organised by Steve Kennedy (owner of MailBoxes Etc) along with members of Wilmslow Business Group and proved another huge success - attracting families as well as petrol heads.

Highlights of the day included the super car parade, which completed two circuits of the town centre, and professional racing car driver Oliver Webb who brought along three BAC Mono super cars which are made locally in Holmes Chapel.

Oliver Webb, who competes in the Worldseries competition and The Indy Lights championship in America, told wilmslow.co.uk "Another great year at the Wilmslow Motorshow! Beautiful weather meant crowds of over 30,000 in our little local town, amazing! It was great to have the police help us make some smoke and drifts for the crowds today.

"It's nice to have an event that is local yet still so well supported, no flights or long travel to this one, always an event I look forward to each year as everyone gets behind it."

Amongst the new exhibitors were Morgan, Lotus, Ginetta and Ducati motorbikes and Royles Jaguar brought along Team Sky's official support vehicle (the Jaguar XF Sportbrake) along with one of Bradley Wiggins' bikes.

Visitors were also offered the opportunity to have a ride around the streets of Wilmslow in a super car, in return for a donation, which raised over £2,300 for The Childrens' Adventure Farm Trust (CAFT) which provides holidays and activities for terminally ill, chronically sick, disabled and disadvantaged children.

Visitors and business owners took to Twitter to express their views on the day.

Tate Jones, owner of the Goal Post said "We wish we could bottle today! Thanks to the punters & to the organizers of the Wilmslow Motor Show. What a great day in a fab town!"

Willow Tree Bears tweeted "Amazing atmosphere and footfall in Wilmslow today" and Coach and Four commented "Lovely to see the town centre packed it's a fantastic atmosphere out there".

Gary Chaplin said "Brilliant again, even better than last year. Well done."

We will be updating this article as we receive more information from the organisers.

Share your thoughts on the Wilmslow Motor Show using the comment box below.

Photo: Organiser Steve Kennedy and Andrew Broomhead, Managing Director of Royles Jaguar. The following eleven photos are courtesy of Brian at Inspiration Photography.

Click her to watch a video of the show by Richard Bullock. 

If you have any good photos from the day which you would like us to include in the gallery please email them to admin@wilmslow.co.uk.

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Steve Kennedy, Wilmslow Business Group, Wilmslow Motor Show
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Nick Jones
Sunday 8th September 2013 at 12:56 pm
I personally believe that Wilmslow Business Group under the stewardship of Steve Kennedy excelled this year in its presentation of ‘The 2013 Wilmslow Motor Show ‘.

As they say...“From little acorns mighty oaks do grow”,... this year was obviously bigger with more vehicles on display, I am led to believe a number of significant difficulties were overcome by the management team in an almost seamless transition to ensure the show fulfilled expectation.... it certainly did that and I’m already looking forward to next year’s event..... Only 364 days to go !!

I don’t know the name of the other WBG associates involved here, but all must be commended for their combined efforts in bringing this event to our small town. I’m sure a lot of goodwill, time effort and unpaid hours were required, and after the deluge of rain we had on Friday, the arrangements for Saturdays fine weather however that was done... certainly paid-off !...

Not only were there more people about the town, (hopefully supporting local WBG +other businesses) but there was a great ambience and overall sense of support for this event.
In previous threads re Artisan Market / Saturday trading etc ... I hope this has brought additional revenue to local businesses and it would be nice at some stage to have some general feedback re same to encourage next year’s event.

Even the local constabulary were on fine form and assisted fully, something PCC Dwyer should note. They also presented a thought provoking display from the extremes of supercars to tragedy... a meaningful reminder... to explain no matter what you drive, extra care is required to keep safe and avoid accidents.

@Helen Culwick on 3rd September; In previous thread made comment about Steve Kennedy for Mayor; Evidenced for a second time here re his skills re Motor Show / local business/ supporting community... The idea might be worth progressing Helen !! Not sure if SK would be able to fit it in his diary though !!

Thanks WBG and all those involved in making this such a memorable event. I thoroughly enjoyed it; the fact that it also raised cash for Children’s Adventure Farm Trust charity is also commendable.. Well done !
Peter Harrington
Monday 9th September 2013 at 10:00 am
Congratulations Steve and your team, a proud day for Wilmslow, our thanks.
Jamie Ross
Tuesday 10th September 2013 at 11:06 am
What a great day, plenty on show from all the big names. And the weather staying dry for the car parade was a bonus! And a great selection from the super car rides....could not resist a run out in the Bentley GTC W12 and the Phantom Drophead, and all the cash going to a children's charity from it....perfect! Big respect to the car owners and Bentley who provided their cars and time free of charge!
Miles Grady
Tuesday 10th September 2013 at 1:08 pm
Great for Wilmslow. The town was buzzing!