Still recovering from his recent accident, Sir Stirling Moss had the privilege of opening The 2010 Mobility Roadshow last Thursday in Peterborough. Following an opening speech that contained Sir Stirling's usual sharp wit, he relaxed and enjoyed a chauffeur-driven tour of the show on a 2-seater TGA Supersport courtesy of TGA Managing Director David Stone. Sir Stirling met and talked at length with many exhibitors, travelling on a TGA Supersport, which also transported this motor racing legend to the press conference. He was 'absolutely fascinated' with the variety of mobility products on display and 'marvelled at how technically advanced many of the solutions are these days.'
Surrounded by press and photographers, Sir Stirling met up with 'Marilyn Monroe' (aka - world famous performance artist Suzie Kennedy) on the TGA stand whilst trialling a mobility scooter that was being launched at the show - the Vita 3. Tim Ross TGA National Sales Manager said, "We were absolutely delighted to welcome Sir Stirling onto our stand. He explained to me the marvellous and inventive mobility solutions he had seen offered by TGA and around the show and concluded experiencing The Mobility Roadshow was a must."
The Mobility Roadshow this year was held for three days at the East of England Showground, Peterborough. Free to attend, the Roadshow is the only event of it's kind in the UK where visitors can test drive a whole range of mobility products and adapted vehicles before purchasing. There was plenty to get involved with at this year's show which included - wheelchair basketball, rugby, tag rugby, sledge hockey, wheelchair dance and skills sessions for younger visitors. Plus in the Activity Zone you could try your hand at laser clays, archery, the climbing wall, adapted go-karts and a 4x4 experience.
Many exhibitors launch new products at the Roadshow, which means you get to see the latest innovations in mobility technology before they reach the market. This year TGA launched the Vita 3 which resulted in high levels of interest, especially when visitors can touch and test the product before purchasing. As ever, The Mobility Roadshow provided a free fun day out for the family and will do the same next year.
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