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MEDIA RELEASE: MTA100: CAR SHOW OF THE CENTURY

MEDIA RELEASE: MTA100: CAR SHOW OF THE CENTURY

Post by NZFWDA Secretary on Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:01 pm

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The MTA centenary event is coming up and it is going to be pretty cool! There’s photos of a few of the cars to be displayed here (a Tesla S, BMWi and 1931 Hispano Suiza once owned by the Shah of Persia) which you are welcome to use.

MTA100: CAR SHOW OF THE CENTURY

Anyone who loves cars is going to love the line up at the MTA centenary being celebrated in Wellington with the Car Show of the Century at the end of April.

The Motor Trade Association has carefully selected over 100 cars, and a few motorbikes, to showcase the past, present and future of motoring. With support from museums, private car collections and private car owners as well as the big brands – the MTA centenary brings together some of the country’s most historic, iconic and beloved vehicles. These include a John Britton motorbike, a replica Burt Munroe Indian, Chris Amon’s Maserati, and the Kiwi made Trekka.

The event also gives a taste of the future, with concept cars and autonomous vehicles on show along with some of the latest models from major brands.

The centerpiece of the MTA100: Car Show of the Century is the Rinspeed Budii – one of the annual concept cars developed to tour the international car shows to demonstrate the very latest in technology and imagination. The Swiss auto think tank, Rinspeed, works closely with the auto and software industry to create a car that pushes the boundaries. The Budii is electric, autonomous and intelligent – it has been built to learn. It’s the first time Rinspeed has ever shown one of its cars in Australasia.

The event includes a Speakers Programme with presentations from the head of Rinspeed, Frank M Rinderknecht, his Kiwi designer Alain Brideson, Kiwi entrepreneur Ian Wright who helped set up Tesla and then went on to develop electric power trains for trucks, and other future thinking commentators.

The MTA100 Car Show of the Century is on in Wellington and open to the public 29-30 April. To book a ticket go to http://www.mta.org.nz/mta100
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