Canary Wharf Motor Expo 2009

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Canary Wharf Motor Expo 2009

Petrolhead heaven starts this week at Canary Wharf with the 15th annual Motorexpo.

There wasn't much sign that we're in an economic downturn today with acres of shiny metal and bhp sprinkled around the various plazas and green spaces in Canary Wharf.

Exhibitors include Aston Martin, Nissan and BMW and for the 'two wheels good, four wheels bad' crew there's the Aprilia stand showcasing World Superbike Championship contender, the RSV4. If beating the congestion charge is your thing, there's a selection of cute little Vespas. The sports car enthusiasts will be more than happy with the new Nissan GT-R, a supercharged Corvette ZR1 and a Lamborghini Gallardo as well as that old City favourite, the Porsche. 0-60 in 3 seconds not quick enough for you? Pop along to Reuters Plaza and have a look at the drag racer on the Santa Pod display which will hit 100mph in less than a second. Even the London Air Ambulance have got a display.

It's not all high-octane petrol-pump-loving cars though; the electric Tesla Roadster makes an appearance in the green corner and its range of 220 miles would be enough for any swish Londoner to get about in a tube strike, though its price tag of £94,000 might make one's pocket Smart a little.

If you've never seen a car made out of wool before then Lauren Porter's knitted Ferrari will fill that gap in your life as you wander into the shopping centre to grab a bite to eat from one of the gazillion sandwich shops.

The event is billed as a family day out which requires a bit of a stretch of the imagination unless your family is Jeremy Clarkson, but the Getty Image Gallery and Museum in Docklands should round out your cultural corners.

The Motorexpo takes place from June 8-14, Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm at Canary Wharf, for more information go to the Motorexpo website .

Images courtesy of Motorexpo.

Last Updated 09 June 2009