Belfast Motor Show

Honestly, I was going to the Belfast Motor Show with quite high expectations. It turned out to be not as quite as big as I had hoped although the standard of cars were quite high! The BMS team had gotten Noble Automotive on board and my god did they choose wisely. The Noble M600 was on display and it was just, well, noble! It looks amazing. They had two cars there, an Orange and a Very Dark Blue one.

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Noble is a small British car manufacturer that is based in Leicester. It debuted with its M10 in 1999 but really made a name for itself in 2001 with the M12. It had a 3 litre V6 producing 352bhp. Not bad for a car that only weighed 1,050kg and can be bought second hand today for as little as £22,000. Noble now have only one model on the go, the M600. It has a 4.4 litre Yamaha V8 producing 650 bhp. It only weighs 1198kg.  That gives it a power to weight ratio of 542bhp per tonne. I can only imagine how crazy this car is to drive!

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The next exhibit to impress me were the two cars that Charles Hurst had on display. The Maserati Ghibli Diesel and Quattroporte Diesel.  Unfortunately there wasn’t anyone to talk to about the cars so thats all I have to say about that…

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he QP is still quite a looker. It definitely doesn’t appeal to me as much as the first generation one but I wouldn’t say no. What I would say no to though is a diesel one. It just wouldn’t seem right.

Outside in the courtyard there were, what looked like, car club stands. There were a few modified cars, classics and the Rover Club of Northern Ireland even made an appearance with 3 P4’s, 2 SD1’s and a P6.

So overall the Belfast Motor Show wasn’t as spectacular as it set out to be.  Although, with a few more exciting stands there , they could be on to something. It was the first Belfast Motor Show in 12 years so atleast they made an effort. I really do hope that they run it again next year.

I will leave you with a few pictures:
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Please do forgive me for my photography skills.