The event is being organised by the motor trade through the Motor Industry Association of Zimbabwe, which will benefit from funds raised during the two days of the show. The exhibition venue will be the Borrowdale race course in-field area, which is being prepared for it at present.
On show will be motor vehicles, 4×4 and outdoor adventure suppliers, vehicle and insurance companies, tyres, parts and accessories manufacturers and suppliers, vehicle rescue firms, fuel companies and suppliers of a wide range of goods and services within or peripheral to the motor trade.
Clubs belonging to the Zimbabwe Motor Sports Federation have been invited to have complimentary stands, as have trade organisations such as the Miaz. Marine products such as boats will be on show, too, adding to the variety and the appeal to the consumer.
Carl Varga, a spokesman for the organising team, said this would be the first national motor show since a series of shows was held in the late 1990s, with a mini-show taking place at Donnybrook in 2004 and 2005.
“This will be an event that is aimed at the entire community and there will be something for everyone to see and enjoy, including displays, entertainment, catering, competitions and general activities surrounding the core of the event, which will, of course, be the cars, trucks and buses on show.”
The first day of the event will be a trade day on Friday May 13, with only business people able to attend and take part. The following day, Saturday May 14, will be for the public and everyone is welcome to come along between the opening time of 8am and the closing time of 7pm.
Entry for adults will be set at US$5 and children under-12 will be admitted for US$1, reasonable prices aimed at encouraging people to come and enjoy what promises to be a striking set of exhibition stands and a wealth of information and entertainment opportunities.
Confirmed exhibitors at present include industry leaders such as Toyota Zimbabwe, Nissan Zimbabwe, Willowvale Mazda Motor Industries, Zimoco, Duly’s and other representatives of the world’s leading motor trade brands. Activities related to the products and services on display will be held in the motor show area, ranging from children’s exposure to games and toys, through to testing of vehicles in off-road and on-road conditions.
Interested people can visit the website, www.zimbabwemotorshow.co.zw or e-mail email@example.com for more information.