Autoshow Prague 2006

Autoshow in Prague Exhibition centre We’ve just arrived from this year’s car show at Prague Exhibition Grounds, and I must say, I expected more. Or maybe I’m too mardy from AMI (Auto Mobil International) show in Leipzig, which I visited three times over last years. Well, this Autoshow Prague is said to be the biggest motor fair in Prague, but it is not even listed in OICA calendar.

Several quick facts. This exhibition ground is located just one stop by tram from Nadrazi Holesovice to Vystaviste. The car show is still running until Sunday Oct 22, when it will be opened from 9:30 to 17:00. Entrance fee is 120 CZK for adults, 60 CZK reduced.

The organization comittee is trying hard, and to make it more attractive, they hooked it up with other exhibitions at the same time, more precisely, it is Car & Audio Show, Tuning & Racing, Allroad Show, and Veteran Car Show. This tuning meeting was quite interesting, besides having the best looking car, these guys competed in having the most powerful audio system in the trunk as well. Utility vehicles’ performance on artificial course full of ups and downs was attractive, too. Visiting these kinds of fairs makes me imagine my dream car and consider my chances how to gain it.

Skoda Joyster - Prague autoshow Another spectacular masterpiece for me was the new design study of Skoda Joyster (three doors sporty designed car with glassed-in roof, very impressive, I hope they will decide to produce it) and Skoda Octavia Scout (sport utility version of Octavia). Plus seeing Bentley GT Continental cabrio, couple of Lamborghinis, and hostess girls next to them was an adventure itself.

What I really missed was impossibility of test driving. Well, ok, I’m not planning to buy a car in the nearest future, but come on, that’s not the condition. I think I must visit Leipzig again next year, that is for me something like test driving marathon. My closing? Autoshow Prague 2006 is the best car show Prague currently offers, but if you are a motor addict, you better visit Autotec in Brno on June 7-14 2007.

Oct 23, 16:02 (Filed under: Prague events, Other )

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