2011 SHOW HIGHLIGHTS
The Shell V-Power stage was the focal point for the Show and a continual hub of activity across the three days.
The purpose-built stage, complete with giant LED sports screen above, was the ideal please for entertainment and information. New release vehicles were driven on stage for reviewing; unique and exotic cars were also brought up to be admired and reviewed. Stage presenters were equipped with all the facts and figures, and audiences were given an up close and personal look at their favourite cars from the comfort of their sseats.
The Show's special guest Shane Jacobson, co-host of Top Gear Australia, was at the Perth Motor Show across the weekend. Shane entertained audiences with his presentations on stage, and was always around for question time and autographs after his stint. One of the most asked questions for Shane over the weekend involved one of Top Gear's biggest personalities Jeremy Clarkson - and the audiences were never disappointed with Shane's answers!
Another special guest at the Show was WA's own racing legend Rosco McGlasha. Rosco took to the stage to tell motor enthusiasts his stories about his racing career and how he came to be the Australian record holder for the fastest land speed.
One of the biggest and most popular displays was the Shell V-Power display, which included the awesome 2010 Scuderia Ferrari F10, plus the Shell V-Pods. Visitors were able to test their driving skills at the V-Pod driving simulators and go in the running for fuel voucher prizes.
The Perth Motor Show was certainly a family event - and the amount of helium balloons that had escaped the grasps of little fingers and ended up lining the Centre roof proved this! Freebies for the kids were plenty; and many were able to enjoy go cart rides outside the Centre. Plus many children walked away happy that they were able to meet Shane Jacobson for a photo or an autograph!
However the Show's undeniable Showstopper was the Lamborghini Aventador! Following its world-wide release earlier this year, the Aventador was on display for all of Perth to admire. The Aventador, which is able to go from 0-100kmh in 2.9 seconds and has a top speed of 350hm/h; was set up in an eye catching display of exotic cars, and certainly got its fair share of attention!