Usually go on the Tuesday, but apparently there isn't one this year. So will probably go the first day (Thursday?) but that means possibly missing a nights racing at Liphook, so Friday is also a chance.
I was actually going to give it a miss this year but as it draws nearer I find it impossible to resist. My main gripe is that most companies now wait till Nuremburg(which is immediately after London) to announce their range and for a couple of years it got really frustrating seeing all of last years stuff on the shelves.
When it was at Olympia it was possible for tickets to be bought on the door but I can't be sure that is still the same at Excel. Even if non trade could get in the reps tend to home in on the guys wearing the UK Buyer badges to get the nice orders for the year tied up. I get a shop assistant badge, which is a laugh in itself, as there would then not be room in this particular model shop for any customers with 2 members of staff!
excellent idea - live in Northampton so if you go down the M1 rather than the M40 you'll go straight by it. Let me know if this route is not too far out of your way and we'll arrange a time and place to rendevous.
In terms of manfacturers presence I've got on my planner SCX, hornby, Carrera and Ninco. Autoart and revel also represented. The only major manafacturer I don't think is there is Fly. However how many of these will present their 2004 range??
All those you mention were there last year, Matt, with the exception of Ninco, so that's good news for a start.
Hornby, Technitoys and Carrera all had 2003 ranges to see (some just artistic impressions), Revellogram had the first showing of the Daytona, albeit behind glass, but the Autoart distributor only had the Scoobies on display which had already been out a while anyway.
Hey Int why not come over to Phoenix on thursday (train is easy..Brum then Redditch.) race at Phoenix on the night then we can take you to the show stay mine Fri then I can take you Wrexham on Saturday dead early?
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