2011 Motorexpo sees Lightning McQueen and Finn McMissile in flesh

Article by Christian Andrei, on June 5, 2011

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.

Press Release


Two of the world’s most exciting animated automotive characters chose this week’s Motorexpo at Canary Wharf to kick off the UK leg of their worldwide promotional tour.

Disney.Pixar’s ‘Cars 2’ stars, Lightning McQueen and Finn McMissile, will be on show at the free-to-visit motoring event between June 6 and 12. Fittingly, it’s the first time that Finn, a British spy car voiced by celebrated actor Michael Caine, has appeared ‘live’ in the UK.

The full-size film-star cars are in the capital to promote their new film, ‘Cars 2’, which hits UK cinemas in stunning 3D on the 22 July. In the movie, Lightning and Finn (voiced by actors Owen Wilson and Michael Caine respectively) join forces in order to achieve their goals – Lightning to win the World Grand Prix race series; Finn to complete his top-secret spy mission.

Commenting on the special appearances, Motorexpo’s CEO, Graeme Carver, said: “We’re delighted that Lightning McQueen and Finn McMissile chose Motorexpo to start their British ‘Cars 2’ promotional tour. Our show is the most interactive motoring event in the country and it’s only appropriate that we offer our younger visitors something to keep them entertained too.”

The ‘Cars 2’ characters are among a plethora of family-oriented attractions at Motorexpo over the weekend of Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 June. Also present will be Titan the Robot, a futuristically styled computer-controlled giant robot that will entertain young and old alike. There will also be live music to keep the crowds enthralled.

Not only is Motorexpo Britain’s biggest free motoring event, it is also the most interactive, taking advantage of the urban environment in and around the Canary Wharf estate. Visitors are encouraged to touch and explore the diverse range of vehicles on display throughout the indoor and outdoor public spaces, and they also have the chance to get behind the wheel of many exciting new vehicles.

Motorexpo is completely free for all members of the public to attend. There are no tickets and no queues, with easy access to the event via one of the wide variety of transport options available. Visitors can take the bus, London Underground or Docklands Light Railway. Alternatively, there’s also space for 2,900 cars within Canary Wharf’s four underground public car parks.

Motorexpo is open daily from 10am to 6pm (Monday 6 to Saturday 11 June) and 11am to 5pm on Sunday 12 June. Entry is free. Details on how to get there and information on the show are available at www.motorexpo.com.

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