The Motorexpo at Canary Wharf was chosen as the UK leg kick off for the international promotional tour of two of the most exciting animated automotive characters ever: Lightning McQueen and Finn McMissile from Disney Pixar’s ‘Cars 2’.
Visitors to the free-admission motoring event will get to see the two star cars from June 6 to 12. Appropriately, this UK event will be the first ‘live’ exhibition for the British spy car Finn, who is voiced by acclaimed actor Michael Caine.
The two life-size movie star cars are in London to promote ‘Cars 2’, their new film which will have its UK premiere on June 22 in amazing 3D. The movie features Lightning and Finn, who are voiced respectively by actors Owen Wilson and Michael Caine, helping each other in adventurous ways so that Lightning may win the World Grand Prix race series and Finn may accomplish his top-secret mission.
Motorexpo CEO Graeme Carver expressed delight that Lightning McQueen and Finn McMissile selected their event to launch their ‘Cars 2’ British promo tour. As a highly interactive British motoring event, their appearance is touted as a great way to entice and entertain younger visitors.
In truth, Lightning and Finn are just two of the many attractions for families at Motorexpo scheduled to take place on the weekend of June 11 and 12. Another attraction will be Titan the Robot, a giant computer-controlled futuristic robot sure to capture the imagination of fans of all ages. Live music will also be playing to keep the entertainment going.
Apart from attendance being free, Motorexpo Britain is also the most highly interactive, and the metropolitan setting of the Canary Wharf estate is a perfect location. Visitors can actually handle and explore the many different vehicles exhibited indoors and outdoors, and even get in the driver’s seat of a lot of hot new vehicles.
As mentioned, Motorexpo attendance is totally free for anyone interested, without any ticket queues. The event location is easily accessible. Visitors can commute using buses, subways or the Docklands Light Railway. Those planning to drive can park in Canary Wharf’s four underground public car parks, which accommodate a total of 2,900 cars.
Motorexpo opens from 10am to 6pm on Monday, 6 June to Saturday 11 June, and 11am to 5pm on Sunday 12 June. Admission is free. Further information about the event and how to reach the venue can be viewed at www.motorexpo.com.