Motability launches national showcase event

The Big Event

Disabled motorists can explore all their mobility options at a family friendly event launching this summer. Taking place over two days at Stoneleigh Park Indoor Exhibition Centre in Warwickshire, ‘The Big Event’ will showcase the biggest range of cars available on the Motability Scheme in the UK.

Hosted by Motability – the leading car scheme for disabled people, The Big Event kicks off the established programme of regional One Big Day events on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 May 2013 with a further four events taking place across the UK throughout the summer.

Visitors to The Big Event will have access to more than 80 cars on display from over 20 manufacturers, over 30 models of scooters and a wide range of car adaptations and Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles. There will also be a fleet of more than 30 adapted and non-adapted cars available for both drivers and passengers to test drive, with a professional driving instructor. Expert Motability advisors and specialists will be on hand for those thinking of joining the Scheme for the first time or customers looking to renew their Motability car.

The Big Event provides fun for the whole family with free parking, a free cup of tea or coffee and the chance to win an iPad mini. The little ones can make the most of the children’s play area, face painting as well as the chance to meet the Motability mascot ‘Billy the Bear’.

Mike Betts chief executive, Motability Operations explains: “This will be our sixth year of holding One Big Day events and we’re pleased to be going bigger and better for 2013. To date, more than 30,000 visitors have joined us at our events and with ‘The Big Event’ launching the 2013 programme, it gives even more people the chance to attend. Stoneleigh Park Indoor Exhibition Centre is a great indoor venue, so we don’t even need to worry about the unpredictability of the British weather. The huge variety of cars, products and adaptations on display means that visitors will leave feeling well informed and having had a fun day out.”

The full 2013 One Big Day line-up:

  • The Big Event at Stoneleigh Park Indoor Exhibition Centre, Warwickshire 17 and 18 May 2013
  • One Big Day at Bath and West Showground, Somerset on Saturday 15 June 2013
  • One Big Day at Glow, Bluewater, Kent on Tuesday 9 July 2013
  • One Big Day at Newcastle Racecourse, Northumberland on Thursday 1 August 2013
  • One Big Day at Aintree Racecourse, Merseyside on Thursday 8 August 2013

All events will open at 9am, and finish at 4pm.

Visitors will also be able to share their One Big Day experiences by interacting with the ‘Motability Events’ Facebook page. ‘Like’ the page to stay up-to-date on all the latest news and developments from the Motability Events team.

For more information on The Big Event visit and for information on the full One Big Day programme visit

For more information on leasing a car through the Motability Scheme, visit or call 0800 093 7000.

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