Nairobi again hosted the largest motor expo in middle Africa that ended yesterday (Sunday) with an approximately 30,000 people attending the event.
The Total Kenya Motorshow held from August 28-30 2009, at Ngong Racecourse was organised through the Kenya Motor Industry Association (KMI) and featured every leading motor company and related service in the Kenya market, and several international exhibitors.
Toyota East Africa emerged as the best overall stand, followed by NIC Bank and third was Sameer Africa.
Ecta Group with their Subaru and Mahindra vehicles were declared the best cars, pick-ups and light vehicles stand.
Tata Africa emerged the best Trucks’ stand while Pirelli AutoXpress emerged the best component stand.
Specialised Fibreglass took the best accessories stand while Kenya Police took the best non-commercial stand.
The best Insurance / Financial stand went to Heritage Insurance while the best newcomer stand went to Russ Motors with their Russian made UAZ Hunter 4×4 vehicle and the Kamaz truck. The best Motor related service went to the AA of Kenya.
Officials from the Marketing Society of Kenya did the judging.
Alongside a bigger and better array of exhibits than ever before, the event featured a 4WD off-road demonstration area, test-drives for saloon cars, stunt driving, fire fighting, aerobatics, musical concerts to mention just a few.
Total have been title sponsors of the show since its inception 17 years ago and the theme this year was “Ultimate Motoring Experience”.
The first day, a Friday, was a corporate and media day, with a serious business focus. Buyers were able to see and compare every new vehicle on the Kenya market – everything from the smallest motorcycle to the largest truck – in the same place at the same time, along with all related parts, accessories and services.
Besides the biggest exhibit of cars, SUVs, 4WDs, pick-ups, trucks and buses ever arrayed in Kenya, there were also agricultural equipment, the heavyweights of the construction industry, and the ‘mean machines’ of motorsport.”