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Not a big-wheel, not yet. This enthusiast’s version of a proper outdoors vehicle with unlimited offroad  capability, proved to be a major drawcard at the motor show that formed part of the Tourism Expo. The baby monster is the property of LA Sport, an offroad specialist centre.

Not a big-wheel, not yet. This enthusiast’s version of a proper outdoors vehicle with unlimited offroad capability, proved to be a major drawcard at the motor show that formed part of the Tourism Expo. The baby monster is the property of LA Sport, an offroad specialist centre.Not a big-wheel, not yet. This enthusiast’s version of a proper outdoors vehicle with unlimited offroad capability, proved to be a major drawcard at the motor show that formed part of the Tourism Expo. The baby monster is the property of LA Sport, an offroad specialist centre.

The most noticeable feature of the recent Motor Show, apart from the large crowds, was the effort that all exhibitors put into their exhibitions to make them even more attractive. There were also a number of new faces participating for the first time.
The presences of Harley Davidson, an America motorcycle manufacturer which sells heavyweight motorcycles with engine displacement of over 700 cc was one of the highlights of the recent Bank Windhoek Republikein Motor Show.
According to Sandra Blaauw, Manager: Vehicle and Asset Finance at Bank Windhoek, the visit by the motorcycle manufacturer was a first for the show. The huge LA Sport stand was also a new and very exciting stand for motor enthusiasts.
“The Harley Davidson visit and attendance at the expo provided an opportunity for all possible clients to see and get the feel of this prestigious motorbike brand, she said. Harley Davidson are a rare sight in Namibia and for many of the thousands of visitors to the motor show, this was the first time they have actually seen a real Harley.
The Motor Show which is in its 7th year usually takes place in conjunction with the popular Namibia Tourism Expo in the last week of May to the first week of June.
Participating dealers who showcased a number of vehicle brands consisted of Audi, Alfa Romeo, BMW, C.A.M., Chery, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Citroen, Daihatsu, DFSK, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, Foton, Geely, Hyundai, Isuzu, Iveco, Jaguar, John Deere, Jeep, KIA, Land Rover and Range Rover, Mahindra, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Opel, Peugeot, Renault, SsangYong, Suzuki, TATA, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo.
“In general, the public is always very excited about the Motor Show because all Namibians know that almost all new brands available are there to view with the assistance of the sales people on the premises,” said Blaauw.
She said some of the improvement at this year’s Motor Show included the fact that all exhibitors have improved on their own exhibitions.
She further said that its was too early to say exactly how many vehicles were sold at the event because they are currently busy finalising all the applications received. But she confirmed that the number of applications exceeded all expectations.
“We are very fortunate to be associated with the dealers and the Republikein as partners,” she said.

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