Thought we’d just pop a quick blog up to say Anecdote UK paid its first visit to the Commercial Vehicles Show at the NEC yesterday, and came away mightily impressed. And it was lovely bumping into some old friends from various brands.
The sheer scale of the show blew us away. Obviously, there are some very large pieces of kit that need to be squeezed in, so you need a huge venue, but the number and scale of the exhibitors was certainly beyond our expectations.
There were some fabulous stands to look at. Entering Hall 5, our attention was grabbed immediately by the Ford stand. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles were on top form (the eCrafter looks sure to be a game-changer and we loved the Camper van drinks) and there was plenty happening on the Nissan stand. We were also rather taken with the SsangYong Musso.
But for sheer drop-dead gorgeousness, the Isuzu D-Max Arctic Stealth wins hands-down. Apparently, there are just 10 of these, so our chances of our getting our hands on one are nil. Still, we can dream.
It was also great to check out some of the supplier and service companies on show. In particular, it was good to meet System Edström and check out their innovative range of van racking systems.