A great day on friday up at the London motor show at Excel – I took sprog1 and my dad up and had an excellent (if rather tiring!) day. Jake was pleased that apart from the Veyron (they had a couple but kept them locked up upstairs where you had to pay 100 quid to go!) he managed to see *all* of his favourite top trump super car! He managed to touch a koenigsegg, a spyker and a zonda thanks to Broughtons and I thought he was going to die when he realised that they were actually going to race some of the supercars including the only Ford Avro mirage in existance around a circuit barely wide enough and made of concrete blocks. Impressive sight – even more impressive sound!
Also got a go on the new landrover experience “The mountain”. I’ve been on these before and they are always impressive but there is still something impressive about driving down a 10m high ramp and letting the car control the descent – no brakes needed, it all just “works” 🙂 For anyone who has never been to a motorshow this gives a good view of what to expect. Well worth a visit if you get a chance.
Jake was also impressed to find the Top Gear stand who had all three of the recent police cars on display and finally, he got a chance to be driven in a permanent powerslide by a
mad man highly skilled driver in the westfield drifting demo. They got through an amazing number of tyres! They also give you the chance to buy a dvd about Westfield that has your drive tagged onto the end. Here is Jakes – he has only just stopped grinning 🙂