British Motor Show attendance at the NEC has been on the slide for years. From a high of 908,000 in 1978, only 461,000 turned up last year. We spoke to bosses to see how they felt about losing the show. Here is their statement...
How long does it take to make a concept car? Six months is about as quick as most mainstream manufacturers can manage it - but Italian engineering firm Stola has gone from sketch to full-size prototype in only five weeks.
How much would you pay for a motoring one-off? This is Maserati's Boomerang, a 1971 concept that's widely regarded as one of the most influential prototypes ever. It's just gone under the hammer at Christie's in Paris - for £538,000.
A staggering 69 per cent of potential buyers would be influenced by the Government's new colour-coded eco-labelling scheme for cars. In a poll by online retailer www.jamjar.com carried out exclusively for Auto Express, 276 of the 400 people surveyed said the system would make them go for a model with lower emissions.