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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 business!

  • Vehicle dismantlers
  • Vehicle salvage agents/ buyers/sellers
  • Scrap metal recyclers
  • Ferrous & non-ferrous scrap processors
  • 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 & suppliers

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 the UK 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 providers.

Already the following organisations have confirmed attendance:

  • FAB Recycling (BMW specialists, suppliers of ‘green parts’ to the Police, operators of FAB Bundle)
  • 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 industry)
  • Canadian Auto Recyclers Association
  • EGARA (the European Auto Recyclers Association, representing the trade Associations of each EU member state)

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 7BD

Use this link to find out more about Motorhog

www.motorhog.co.uk

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?

You can 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

http://www.eventdata.co.uk/Forms/Default.aspx?FormRef=Car64Visitor

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

http://www.eventexpressuk.info/index.asp?e=CARS14

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 7BD

Use this link to the Motorhog website

www.motorhog.co.uk

Further details about where CARS2014 is taking place can be found here:

http://www.cars-expo.com/location.aspx

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

www.cars-expo.com