MEMORIES CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF THE MOBILITY ROADSHOW: 2003 ‘The European Year of Disabled People’

Mobility Roadshow 2003 ‘The European Year of Disabled People’ 12-14 June – Donington Park, Derby

VIP guests this year included:

  • His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh
  • The Earl of Snowdon
  • Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson
  • Falklands veteran Simon Weston

Highlight features included:

  • The launch of the Vexel Quovis, Europe’s first inclusively designed standard car that could be driven from a wheelchair. Spanish motor manufacturer, Vexel Automoción S.L. chose the Roadshow for its UK launch.
  • The first public showing of Asda’s new concept round spinning shopping basket designed to make shopping easier for people with disabilities.
  • The visit of The European Year of Disabled People campaign bus calling in for two days as part of its year-long tour of Europe, having set off from Greece in January of that year.
  • In the motoring arena, Kia exhibited for the first time and new vehicles being showcased were the Volkswagen Touran, the Ford Focus C-MAX, the Vauxhall Meriva mini MPV and the Peugeot 807 Estate.

Were you there? If so, we’d love to hear your memories of this event. 

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