I know what you’re thinking. There is NO Paris Motor Show this year, as it’s now biennial. Which, ‘the Google’ tells me means ‘every two years’. And with the last Paris Motor Show being staged last year (in 2016), this means the next one doesn’t come around again until 2018. Probably accompanied by Haley’s Comet, another US presidential election, a new Ice Age and the reforming of NSync, a full 12 months hence.
But just in case any of you are already suffering from withdrawal symptoms, then short of creating/manning an impromptu helpline for distraught, Francophile-motorshow-J’ai-adoring petrolheads, I’ve instead penned a quick piece on what you’re missing. Although categorically NOT missing, as there’s no fucking show this year, yeah yeah. Simply an approximation of what traditionally happens at the Paris Motor Show to keep you tied over until next October. But not this one coming, to reiterate.
I’ve afforded it the altogether jazzy working title of ‘30 Things to Look-Out for at the 2017 Mondial De L’Automobile (That’s the 2017 Paris Motor Show for those of you who failed your GCSE French), if There Was, Technically, One, Which There Isn’t’. While there isn’t going to be a Paris Motor Show this year (bummer, or what?!), I can confirm that there will be a London Motor Show. Or at least, there was. Back in May, in London. It used to be called the British Motor Show and was often spotted lurking in the halls of Birmingham’s NEC, yet since the rest of the UK outside of London was officially abolished in roughly 2004. Anyway, here’s the highlights from our near-neighbour’s one this year. Sorry, next year. And last year. It’s usually all the same, tell you the truth….