This blog is mainly for readers within striking distance of Brighton.
We’re exhibiting at the Brighton and Hove Motor Show at the fab AmEx Stadium on Saturday 10 June (10am to 5pm) and on Sunday 11 June (11am to 4pm). Please visit us to see what we do to empower women drivers!
There hasn’t been a Motor Show in Brighton for many years but with a venue like this one, riding on the back of the AmEx being a Premiership Stadium now (!!) we’re confident it’s going to become a really memorable and growing annual event.
So we’re delighted to be supporting this, on behalf of women drivers, alongside headline sponsors Mobil1 and Rivervale Leasing as well as leading local dealerships Caffyns (VW/Audi), Tesla, Lookers (Mercedes/Smart), Yeomans (Toyota), Brighton Mitsubishi, Hendys (Renault/Dacia), Tates (Citroen/DS/Hyundai/Kia) and Porsche Centre Mid Sussex.
We’ll be asking them all, via Twitter (@FOXYTweets) which car models they’re bringing for us to see.
You’ll also find Heart Radio, the Platinum Publishing Group and Brighton and Hove Independent, all doing their bit to make sure this show is a success and becomes an annual event into Brighton’s future.
Finally it’s a free to enter event (unlike 2017’s London Motor Show that cost £17), providing you’ve registered in advance and via their website. So you can afford to come!
This is FOXY’s first Motor Show ever and we’re determined to bring a distinctly female flavour to balance out a likely male bias “because women drive as well as men… and often a lot better.”
Haha. Sorry guys. But the important thing is that we women influence between 80-90% of all car sales so it’s best to get us involved at the earliest possible stage!
A Family Day Out in Brighton
Yes, if fast (gorgeous looking and exotic) cars float your boat, driven by James Bond lookalikes of course, there’ll be lots of performance cars at the Brighton and Hove Motor Show and leading Sussex dealerships a-plenty organising test drives we’re told.
As you might expect, FOXY’s more at home in the Family Zone (that’s the Falmer side of the AmEx) relatively close to the Go Kart track and with a Bouncy Castle and Top Gear simulator as our family fun neighbours. Cool!
We look forward to meeting Brighton based Mumpreneurs and Athena business network members as well as all local motoring mums and daughters of course.
And there’s something in it for you all so DON’T PASS US BY…
OK, we’re not planning to be as physically active or demanding as they will be
Instead, we’re offering pre-registered female drivers a number of FREE lifetime online gift subscription to FOXY Lady Drivers Club, on a first come, first served basis.
Come and activate yours at the FOXY stand, to enjoy really useful support services that put females first – like preferential car insurance, affinity car buying deals, motoring offers, VIP treatment and a whole package of stress-busting* support services.
*We know from experience that motoring can be very stressful for many females. Too many of us suffer from serious anxiety as a result of accidents, road rage, partner criticism, motorways and the total responsibility for the safety of any child passengers.
Please consider timing your visit to coincide with one of our VIP Guest visits. In this way you can find out about the likes of learning to drive, tyre safety, organising motoring events (at clubs, employee staff rooms, associations, dealerships) and driving overseas perhaps.
The following VIP Guests will be attending the FOXY Lady Drivers Club stand in the Family Zone, close to Entrance A (ie outside the Club shop in the Seagulls Fan Zone area). NB: This schedule may be updated via social media ie Twitter, on the day..
This is YOUR chance to visit the FOXY Lady Drivers Club stand to find out about the following motoring and business related topics.
ABOUT LEARNING TO DRIVE AND CHANGES TO THE DRIVING TEST
Saturday 10 June – 12 noon to 1pm
VIP Guest – Sue Blinco from Sussex Driving School.
Sue is highly qualified (one of the best qualified there are) and a FOXY Lady Approved Driving Instructor as you’d expect.
If you have a rising 17 year old who is keen to drive, this is your chance to ask Sue for advice or about changes to the Driving Test. And if you’re a nervous driver, ask her (and FOXY) for recommendations.
ABOUT DRIVING – AS A WORKING MUM
Saturday 10 June – 2pm to 3pm
VIP Guest – Claire Jones-Hughes of Claritas Media.
Claire is an expert in all matters social media and manages the busy Mumpreneurs Network in Brighton.
She’s also a francophile with lots of experience of driving in France – and useful tips to share.
Come and talk to Claire about family motoring at home and in France. She knows how important your car is and how tricky it can be to manage its care, alongside family and work.
You could also ask her about The Mumpreneurs Networking Club in Brighton.
HOW TO ORGANISE A MOTORING EVENT FOR WOMEN/STAFF
Saturday 10 June – 3pm to 4pm
VIP Guest – Steph Savill – FOXY Lady Drivers Club Founder
Whether you are a female friendly employer, organise a club or an association of sorts it makes good sense to organise a motoring event designed to appeal to men and women alike, to raise their awareness of the important safety-related issues they need to know.
So why not discuss this with me on the day and see how I can help?
ABOUT DRIVING IN FRANCE
Sunday 11 June – 12 noon to 1pm
VIP Guest – Kicki Smith – ITE Travel Expert in Sussex.
Kicki is a member of the Athena Brighton South Downs Group and a veritable travel expert so she can help you organise your motoring holiday of course.
But today she’s on hand to tell you what you need to know about about driving in France. More rules bien sur… so we all need to know the latest savvy motoring hacks.
ABOUT TYRE SAFETY
Sunday 11 June – 2.30pm to 3.30pm
VIP Guest – Steph Savill – FOXY
A subject dear to my heart – to keep you, your family, other motorists and pedestrians as safe as possible.
If nothing more, at least I can show you how to do the 20p tyre tread safety check and give you some simple tyre safety advice face to face.
But if none of these topics hit the spot for you, come say hello and leave us any questions/messages in our Brighton and Hove Motor Show Visitors Book and we’ll get back to you during the following week.
I hope to see many of our Club members at the AmEx on 10-11 June! Be sure to say hello.