CARS 2014 HIGHLIGHTS
CARS 2014 – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
1. WHAT IS CARS?
CARS stands for Complete Auto Recycling &
Secondary Metals. It’s a site-based
industry event that takes place in the UK every 2 years. Each event takes place at a different site,
so there is always something new for the returning visitor. The first show took place in summer 2012 at
Hills Salvage & Recycling in Skelmersdale, Lancashire. CARS2014 takes place at Motorhog (near Doncaster).
2. WHO IS IT AIMED AT?
The show is aimed at anyone and everyone with an interest in the
- Vehicle dismantlers
- Vehicle salvage agents/
- Scrap metal recyclers
- Ferrous & non-ferrous scrap
- Non-metallics material recyclers
- Vehicle Recovery operators
- Bodyshops and garages
- Aftermarket parts suppliers
- Part remanufacturers
- Recovery vehicle
manufacturers & suppliers
- Waste handling &
processing equipment manufacturers & suppliers
- IT software designers &
3. WHAT IS THE POINT OF CARS?
CARS is designed for UK vehicle recyclers. It is down-to-earth & relevant to your
business. It is not all theory. It is about understanding what is happening
today, seeing how things are done & what is available on the market. It is about learning. It is about meeting fellow recyclers. It is about making contacts. In short – it is ‘unmissable’!
Prior to CARS2012 the UK vehicle recycling industry didn’t have its
own event – there were others around the world, but these were either very
expensive or didn’t deal with many of the practical issues encountered by UK operators. This event is designed specifically for UK
industry. But there will also be many
attendees from all round the world.
4. WHAT'S ON AT THE SHOW?
CARS provides a whole range of
attractions. It takes place in one of
largest (25-acres) & most modern vehicle recyclers, & there will be
organised site tours. So that alone will
be worth the visit. But there will also
be a huge range of trade stands, displays and demonstrations, many inside the
hall & many outside. There will also
be a programme of informative and relevant seminars and training sessions. So there’ll always be something to do &
look at whatever the English weather decides to throw at us!
As soon as the event programme is finalised,
we’ll provide details here.
5. WHO WILL BE THERE?
This event is designed specifically for UK industry. So there will be a large number & wide
variety of UK
vehicle recyclers, body repairers, insurance companies, vehicle manufacturers,
vehicle and metal buyers & sellers, equipment, IT , training & service
Already the following organisations have confirmed attendance:
- FAB Recycling (BMW
specialists, suppliers of ‘green parts’ to the Police, operators of FAB
- 1st Choice Spares
(the UKs largest dedicated ‘used car parts’ location service)
- Autodrain (suppliers of depollution
equipment & training)
- IHN (Ingrams Hawkins Knock,
business insurers for the auto recycling industry)
- JCB (world-renowned equipment
manufacturer & supplier)
- Motor Vehicle Dismantlers
Association (the UK
trade association for vehicle recyclers)
- ATF-Professional (the monthly
on-line bulletin for vehicle recyclers)
- ABP (Autobody Professionals,
a very proactive organisation representing the interests of over 2000 UK businesses)
- Reco Auto
- DH Systems (IT software
supplier to the salvage & dismantling industry)
- Pinnacle (IT software
supplier to the dismantling industry)
- Premier Components (buyers of
core units for remanufacture)
- JMC Recycling Systems (UK-based
equipment manufacturer & supplier)
- Pro-dek (manufacturer &
supplier of vehicle racking systems)
- Salvage Wire (Salvage
industry consultancy, providing advice & training)
- British Vehicle Salvage
Federation (representative body of the UK salvage industry)
- Auto Recyclers Association
(the very pro-active trade association for the American auto recycling
- Canadian Auto Recyclers
- EGARA (the European Auto
Recyclers Association, representing the trade Associations of each EU
6. WHERE IS IT?
This year CARS is being held at Motorhog’s 25-acre
facility near Doncaster, South Yorkshire. The site address is:
Bentley Moor Lane, Adwick-le-Street, Doncaster, DN6
Use this link to find out more about Motorhog
7. WHEN IS IT?
It’s a 2-day event, being held on Thursday 5th
& Friday 6th June 2014.
You are welcome to attend either or both days.
Opening times are:
Thursday: 9.30am - 6pm
Friday: 9.30am - 4pm
8. HOW MUCH IS IT?
Tickets can be booked in advance on line or purchased on the day. There is a £20 discount for each ticket booked in advance. Tickets give access on both days. All prices excl VAT
No of entrants Price (pre-reg) Price (on the day)
1-2 £50 £70
2-4 £40 £60
5+ £30 £50
9. WHAT DOES THE TICKET PRICE INCLUDE?
The ticket price allows you access on both days to all on-site facilities, including the conference programme & skills lab, and also includes lunch, daytime refreshments and even free beer!
10. HOW DO I BOOK A PLACE?
either book in advance on-line or on the day, although pre-bookings are £20 per ticket cheaper than on-the-day.
Use this link to register/ book & pay for your tickets
11. IS THERE SOMEWHERE LOCAL TO STAY?
There are many local hotels. But the CARS2014 team has organised special
discounts & packages with a number of local hotels to suit the full range
of budgets. There will also be a shuttle
bus service from each ‘event’ hotel to the show ground. Use this link to see what's available
12. GETTING THERE & AWAY, AND GETTING ABOUT
The event is being held at Motorhog Doncaster. The site address is:
Bentley Moor Lane, Adwick-le-Street, Doncaster, DN6
link to the Motorhog website
Further details about where CARS2014 is taking place can be found
13. WILL I BE ABLE TO JOIN MVDA AT CARS2014?
Yes. MVDA will have a stand at the show, at stand E11. And there will be a
special discount for all new members that join at the show.
MVDA will also be holding its AGM at the show, on Friday 6th June at 11am. This is only open to members.
14. ARE THERE ANY SOCIAL EVENTS?
In the evening of Thursday 5th June, starting
at 6pm, there is a networking event in the on site show marquee. It will be an Oktoberfest-style
beerhall extravaganza, with music, local beers, a traditional ‘pie & mash’
dinner & the comedian Sid Dennis.
There’ll also be a charity auction in aid of local charity. The whole evening is being compered by D.J
Harrrington, a motivational speaker coming all the way from the USA specially
for this show.
15. MORE INFORMATION