The Mobility Roadshow, incorporating Get Going Live!, is set to open its doors this week, giving visitors the chance to test, trial and compare a vast range of adapted vehicles and assistive products in one location.
The free-to-attend event, which runs from 26-28 May at Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, is organised by charity Mobility Choice. It promises to feature more than 40 adapted and wheelchair-accessible vehicles (WAVs) from leading manufacturers and conversion specialists, with test drives taking place on the famous circuit.
Visitors can experience test drives as a disabled driver or passenger for free and accompanied at all times by professional drivers.
The Mobility Roadshow also demonstrates the largest and most diverse selection of adaptive driving and steering controls ranging from push/pull devices to specialist electric triggers and 4-way joysticks.
These will be complemented in The Silverstone Wing and pit lane garages by a diverse display of innovative wheelchairs, mobility scooters, ramps, hoists and much more.
This year leading vehicle manufacturers Ford, Hyundai and for the first time, Suzuki, will be providing test- drives in their latest and most popular cars.
Ford is providing eight vehicles including the EcoSport, Galaxy, Kuga and S-MAX plus static vehicle demonstrations of the Connect Grand Tourneo and Focus Estate amongst others. The Hyundai test-drive models will include the new Tucson, ix20, i30 hatchback and the Santa Fe with static displays including the multi-award-winning i10 city car. Suzuki is supplying five vehicles including the Vitara and S-Cross – rated amongst Europe’s safest cars according to Euro NCAP.
Visitors can also drive vehicles from BMW, Citroen, Skoda and Peugeot and WAVS from Bever Cars, GM Coachwork, Gowrings Mobility and TBC Conversions. S
In addition, visitors will be able to discover the latest assisted driving seats, wheelchair docking stations, lifts, and ramps from specialist manufacturers such as Vapor Ricon, Dahl, Q’Straint, BAS and Brig-Ayd.
Ann Frye, chair of Mobility Choice, said: “The Mobility Roadshow crucially allows visitors of all ages living with disability to research vehicle choice through hands-on comparison and make informed, timely decisions about adapted vehicles to enhance mobility.”