Get a peek at 2013 models at Kilkenny Motor Show

The annual Kilkenny Motor Show is revving up to come to The Hub at Cillín Hill from November 25-27.

The annual Kilkenny Motor Show is revving up to come to The Hub at Cillín Hill from November 25-27.

The launch of the event took place in Cillín Hill on Wednesday of last week, with representatives from the 14 participating local franchises gathered to get things rolling.

The event is a chance for the Kilkenny-based franchises to showcases the new models that will be coming out in 2013, and previous years have drawn crowds of 15,000 to 20,000 people from across the South East.

Over 100 brand-new models will be on display at the three-day show.

The free event is the only indoor motor show in Ireland, and this year the Kilkenny People is the event’s only print media partner.

One new element for 2013 will be the two-stage registration plates that are being introduced – so that cars registered in Kilkenny from January to June will have 131 KK plates and those registered from July to December will have 132 KK.

The hope is that it will help to even out car sales throughout the year instead of “trying to sell all of our cars in the first three months of the year when it’s raining and snowing,” said Kilkenny Motor Show chairman Kevin Morrissey.

Also on hand to launch the event were hurlers Henry Shefflin and Tommy Walsh representing sponsor Bank of Ireland and Waterford’s Michael Walsh representing AIB.