Petrol heads, classic car enthusiasts and those who merely love anything shiny will be in their element when Grey Street in Newcastle plays host to some of the world’s finest cars in the first ever, NE1 Newcastle Motor Show on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th July.
The NE1 Newcastle Motor Show will be free to attend and will be staged in one of the most prominent sites in the heart of Newcastle, with cars displayed from Grey’s Monument down Grey Street.
Grey Street will be closed to traffic during the two-day event to allow the public to marvel at the spectacle of an open-air car show with in excess of 100 rare, unique and exclusive vehicles on display.
The area from Grey’s Monument to the bottom of Grey Street will be separated into two distinct zones. Grey’s Monument will host the NE1 Newcastle Motor Show sponsors area displaying vehicles from the brands on show and also some ‘show-stopper’ vehicles, which have yet to be announced.
In addition to the sponsor’s area, a collection of rare and unique vehicles will be on display. This area will also be home to other activities for visitors to enjoy including two driving simulators, games to get people in the motoring mood as well a host of activities for families with kids including retail units and entertainment.
The second area, running down Grey Street from the Theatre Royal to Mosely Street is where private owners will display some of the finest cars in the region. From Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Bentleys to classic MGs and AC Cobras, expect to see Grey Street filled with some of the finest cars ever made.
Stephen Patterson, Director of Communications at NE1 Ltd who are delivering the event commented:
“This area of Newcastle is home to some fantastic businesses and world-class architecture. We have been in discussions for some time about staging an event that capitalises on this iconic part of the city. Thanks to the event’s sponsors and the region’s motoring enthusiasts, we are now able to deliver this fantastic event.
“This will be the first time that this number and calibre of cars have gathered in the city centre at any one time. Ultimately, the focus of the event is to deliver a unique spectacle and experience that the UK has not been seen before.
“We’re delighted that the event is happening and we believe that, it has the potential to grow in to an even of national and international significance”
Mark King, Commercial Marketing Manager, Benfield Motor Group explained why they are one of the mainline sponsors of the new NE1 Newcastle Motor Show, he said:
“As the North East’s largest motor group we needed to be involved in what will be the most unique Motor Show not just in Newcastle but the whole of the UK.
“The event will provide a wonderful opportunity for car enthusiasts and the general public to see a range of rare and exclusive vehicles and not just from behind a glass window of a car showroom. The vehicles will line the most famous and best loved street in the city, Grey Street and people will be able to get up close to the action and enjoy the festival spirit that will surround the event.
“We expect thousands of people to come along and join in the fun. Benfield are looking forward to giving the public exclusive access to some of our prestige cars from within our range of brands, including the Audi R8, Nissan GTR and the all-electric ground-breaking Nissan LEAF built here in the North East.” For details of the event and latest information on the exhibitors visit – www.getintonewcastle.co.uk