Six nations of cars do battle for The British Motor Show
- The British Motor Show marks Six Nations of cars in interactive social campaign
- England, Wales, Scotland, France, Ireland and Italy go head-to-head in car-themed contest
- Takes place at Farnborough International from 20th to 23rd August 2020
- Tickets just £18.50 and kids go free.
Last weekend may have been a huge disappointment for fans of English rugby but their home nation was at least dominant in one Six Nations competition, with the British Motor Show engaging its followers in a car competition themed on the tournament.
In week one, The Jaguar F-Type R flew the flag of St George, while the other home nations were represented by the new TVR Griffith (Wales), the Ecurie Ecosse LM69 (Scotland) and the DeLorean DMC-12 (Ireland).
From Italy, the Maserati GranSport led the charge, while in France’s corner it was the flyweight Renault Alpine.
The first weekend of the competition saw the nations engage in a contest to reflect the weekend’s Six Nation’s fixtures, with visitors to the The British Motor Show page on Facebook invited to vote for the cars from each country against each other.
First up was Wales v Italy, with the yet-to-be-released TVR Griffith thumping the established Italian contender, the Maserati GranSport, 69-31.
Scotland v Ireland was a close affair (it always is), with the Scots just edging it, unlike out on the pitch. The Ecurie Ecosse beat the DeLorean by 55 points to 45.
But it was the Jaguar that achieved the most tries, the prop-like power of the Jaguar thumping the cocky French scrum half by 75 points to 25, leaving England on top of the Six Nations of cars table running into the series’ second weekend.
The second round is announced today (Friday Feb 7), so be sure to head over and search for ‘The British Motor Show’ on Facebook and like the page before voting for your favourite of the cars from each nation.
The British Motor Show CEO, Andy Entwistle, said: “Yes, the Six Nations game is a bit of fun, but it also shows the diversity of our car industry and the sheer variety of cars out there. We aim to have all six nations represented at the Show along with cars from all over the world, both new and old.”
The organisers are expecting over 50,000 visitors through the doors of Farnborough International between August 20th-23rd, dates which have been chosen to coincide with school holidays and make it as accessible as possible for all visitors.
Tickets for the show will represent terrific value at £18.50 for adults or £37 for families.