The inhabitants of the central part of Poland finally got a real automotive fair. Time will tell if the event called Warsaw Moto Show, organized in the new Warsaw Expo center, will actually prove to be a competition for the Poznań Motor Show. However, what could be seen on November 20-22 bodes well for the future.
The specificity of the Warsaw Moto Show is slightly different than that of the Poznań fair. While in the capital of Wielkopolska, exhibitors are largely manufacturers and main importers of cars of a given brand to Poland, in Nadarzyn near Warsaw, dealers, luxury car dealerships, or companies dealing in broadly understood tuning and restoration of vehicles, exhibited.
Something on wheels for everyone
The fair is located in three halls with a total area of 54 thousand square meters. m2. We were most interested in the car showroom - an exhibition during which 70 exhibitors presented themselves, including distributors of brands such as Mercedes (AMG models), Vokswagen, Honda, Toyota and Kia. In the same hall there were, among others, caravanning companies .
However, the hall with oldtimers was also impressive, in which - according to official information - over 200 cars of different ages were gathered. Among them were cars from the beginning of the automotive industry (eg Ford T), American road cruisers, as well as Warsaw, Polonezy and Fiat 125 (including models that used to take part in the Monte Carlo rally).
The third hall was intended for motorsports enthusiasts , where sports supercars mixed with classic cars, and even with sporty tractor units.
There were also some interesting facts
The biggest events of the Warsaw Moto Show include the show of the Polish super-car Arriner Hussarya (in the version intended for technical tests) and the presentation of the much less spectacular, but available to more customers, the Renault Talisman model (successor of the Laguna).
In the part of the hall where the theme of camping was present, a tricycle called Sam , little known in Poland, though constructed and produced in our country, was also shown. As the manufacturer's representative told us, the car has an electric motor whose range is 100 km. The vehicle, which is distinguished by an opening door, is reportedly enjoying increasing popularity in Germany and Switzerland. Unfortunately, it is much harder to convince Polish customers to come to Sam. Those interested can visit the manufacturer's website: friends-of-sam.com .
In the Camper Zone, one of the largest stands belonged to Benimar Polska , a distributor of Spanish Benimar tourist cars. Cars of this brand are produced on the basis of Fiat Ducato and - which is less typical - Ford Transit. The company's offer also includes Comanche small cargo trailers, and next year the Polish distributor intends to include caravans and vehicles of a different brand in the offer. People looking for a business idea or wanting to expand the scope of their activities may find it useful to know that Benimar is currently looking for dealers in various parts of Poland.
The Everpol company had a large and interesting stand, which in Nadarzyn showed both a rich set of camping dishes and accessories, as well as a motorhome and a Hobby caravan. The display of a BMW car covered with silver foil with an amazing sound system also helped to attract a lot of interest to the stand. Audio equipment is also one of the company's specializations.
Centrum Campingowe Kutno presented Hobby caravans at its stand, while the Polish manufacturer Globe Traveler presented the Voyager, Pathfider and Explorer models. Two motorhomes (including one expedition) were presented by the EBAC brand (better known as Ebacamp). The company SmartCamp also had a stand, with a modular camping structure for passenger cars, which we wrote about HERE , and the magazine " Polski caravaning" .
But there were more camping touches. For example, in the hall with oldtimers you could see the Volkswagen T1, the so-called Bulls with a trailer and an old school Opel Kadett set with a restored Dutch Mostard Yvonne Benjamin trailer from 1968.
So surely everyone who is interested in motorization or caravanning could find something for themselves during the Warsaw Moto Show. Therefore, we wish the organizers and ourselves that the event will grow every year, attracting even more exhibitors and visitors. The more that the beginnings turned out to be quite good.
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