Record-breaking crowds of automotive enthusiasts thronged the BMICH over the last weekend to be a part of the Ceylon Motor Show 2017, Sri Lanka’s single largest showcase of the very latest in the motor vehicle industry alongside their counterparts from the classic and vintage era dating back to the 1900s.
Registering attendance in excess of 25,000 visitors at the end of its third day – almost double the number of visitors at its previous edition, Ceylon Motor Show 2017also carried a display of over 60 brands by 25 franchise holders from the Ceylon Motor Traders Association.
Enthusiasm for the event was at a fever pitch as visitors were given unique access and insight into some of the biggest and most popular brands of cars, SUVs, trucks, buses and bikes – even getting the opportunity to step into the driver’s seat and experience the hum of some of the most powerful vehicles in Sri Lanka.
Standing side-by-side with the industry’s very latest were a collection of over 130 of the finest and rarest classic and vintage cars and bikes displayed by the Classic Car Club of Ceylon, together with a restoration corner, where visitors were provided valuable insights into the skills and processes at work in keeping some of these timeless classics in pristine condition.
“We have been overwhelmed by the immense and unwavering support that we received for the Ceylon Motor Show 2017, from the general public and from our main sponsor, Sri Lanka Insurance Motor Plus, our electronic and print media partners, and outdoor partners who came together to make this event the tremendous success that it was.
“The feedback that we have received has been extremely encouraging for our team of organisers. We had many visitors making an effort to tell us how they appreciated the standard at this year’s iteration of the Ceylon Motor Show which many said had truly been of an international quality. Hence this year’s exhibition will almost certainly set the standard for future events in time to come,” said Ceylon Motor Traders Association Chairman, Reeza Rauf.
Further three brand new ranges of vehicles – including premium sports cars, SUVs, and Hatchbacks – were also officially launched into the Sri Lankan market at this year’s event.
Jointly organized by The Ceylon Motor Traders Association and The Classic Car Club of Ceylon in partnership with main sponsor Sri Lanka Insurance Motor Plus, the Ceylon Motor Show is currently the only exhibition of its kind in Sri Lanka to enjoy mass industry support and participation.
“This year’s event was a tremendous success and we were very satisfied with the massive exposure and the outpouring of support for the classic cars at this year’s Ceylon Motor Show 2017. We thank our members, organisers, sponsors and fans for their continuing efforts and look forward with great enthusiasm to even greater success at the next Ceylon Motor Show,” said Classic Car Club of Ceylon President, Ramani Ponnambalam.