21/03/10 - 2010 National Indoor Show
So were you there??
A lovely, but long, trip to Stafford for the TOR Indoor 4x4 show. It was nice to have a totally indoor show even though the weather was warmer this year. Although the venue was slightly larger it seemed to be a lot emptier of visitors although there was a very long queue at the door for the "Pay on Entry" visitors and an equally long queue for the only catering establishment on the premises!, it was quite a long drive for what was a strongly Landrover orientated set of stalls.
It was really good to meet up with some of the faces from the Suzuki off-roading world, Gary (funkyjimny), Richard (Rockwatt), Dave Jones (Bits4Vits), Richie(Shropshire Suzuki), Jamie (from Tong), Ezz must have been there somewhere as his car was on display. More Jimnys in the car-park than on display in the event.
As you can see in the pictures below there was some space in the crowds.
Still, Dave from Bits4Vits was entertaining a few customers on his stand.
Over on the Off-Road Armory stand, James was showing off his smart blue Jimny (and yes, my son did point out what a lovely interior it has, a lovely gearbox action and a smooth clutch and no, I didn't let him buy it!!)
I even got Jamie to pose - but he was still a victim of my sales technique ;)
Ezz's Jimny features in the modified car display.
Under the bonnet lurks its V6 engine.
And perhaps the least recognisable Jimny at the show was this "Smart" Jimny.
And a little Suzuki to drool over.
Whilst a few more lurked in the car park - are any of these yours!