Motor show on cards


The country will next month hold a motor trade exhibition for the first time in years, when the 2011 Zimbabwe Motor Show takes place in Harare.

The event is being organised by Motor Industry Association of Zimbabwe (MIAZ).

On show during the two-day event will be motor vehicles, 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 May 13, with only businesspeople able to attend and take part while the second day would be open to members of the public.

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.