The London Motor & Tech Show has been and gone. Some spectacular guests showed up for the event, as well as some jaw dropping vehicles.

The Motor Show is the place to be for car lover’s of all ages. And yes, that includes young children who can’t help but blast the horn of any car they see. But, who’s going to stop them? Live while you can, kids!

I’m collating my 10 favourites from the show – the cars and things I thought were the most fitting for a “Scoopd Award”.

10. Vauxhall Cavalier 2.0i Calibre

The Vauxhall Cavalier as it appeared at the London Motor Show.

The exact same one as featured on James May’s “Cars of the People”. You know? The one they pitted against a Ford Sierra XR4x4 V6 in a completely unbalanced race. This stunning & well kept motor was an absolute joy to see at the show.

9. Ferrari Portofino

The new Ferrari Portofino

It’s nice to see that Ferrari stuck to their old ways when it comes to beautiful Italian style. It was a delight to see this two seater roadster.

I just can’t help but think the name sounds like something you’d order from Nando’s…

8. Noble M500

It’s been a while since I’ve seen a Noble. Let alone a new Noble. This Noble felt very special to me. Out of all the cars at The London Motor Show – this one was boxed in on its own.

An all-new Noble with a front-side view.
The mighty yellow Noble M500

Why does this one get particular attention? To be honest, I’m not really too sure – I didn’t have enough time to look into it. But I can only speculate it must have been a reveal model.

And let’s be honest… that colour is absolutely alluring.

7. 2019 Nissan GT-R

The rear of the Nissan GT-R, exposing the 4 exhaust tips, as seen at the London Motor Show
The devilish ringed tail lights have always been a key feature since the Skyline. Don’t go changing, Nissan.

The GT-R has remained largely unchanged, not necessarily a bad thing. It’s sort of become a recognisable design.

Seeing it up front is always impressive. And it definitely attracts the crowd, definitely on any enthusiasts bucket list.

6. Mazda MX-5 RF

The stylish Mazda MX-5

Mazda’s latest iteration of the MX-5 was yet another crowd gatherer at the show.

It’s great how the MX-5 (Miata for our American followers) has always been that simple recipe: a lightweight body, packing an engine in the front and being driven at the rear wheels.

The funny thing about lightweight – they take it seriously. Look at this boot lid and you’ll see what I mean.

The boot lid of the MX-5 with no boot lining.
Yep. Forget boot lining… At Mazda, we’re all about weight savings, mate.

5. Mitsubishi Mirage

The electric blue Mitsubishi Mirage.

I know, I know. I thought I was joking at first, too. But the more I think of it, the more I realise the Mirage is a brilliant little car. It’s simple and basic, nothing is too over the top.

Doug DeMuro, a YouTuber/Blogger commented on the Mirage in a video on his channel stating how it’s the worst new car you can buy.

I have to disagree. The Mirage is nothing more than a fantastic city car at an affordable rate. It may not be what enthusiasts look for, but the average Joe could get by just well with it.

The Mirage's new interior.
There’s even a stylish interior, and an even better amount of space.

In a previous blog post, I had some things to say about Mitsubishi with their production of SUVs & Crossovers. I am, however, glad they still produce this.

That being said, it’d be incredible if we could get a new Lancer… we can keep dreaming.

4. Hyundai Kona Electric

An unusual green colour for the new Kona Electric. A welcome guest at the London Motor Show.

This one was a bit of an eye catcher… Mainly due to its unique colour option but also as an all round practical electric car.

Whether or not Hyundai have developed other electric cars like this – but it’s the first electric car I’ve seen with an open layout in its bay. It looks like a traditional car with an engine in the front. Amazing!

3. Kia Proceed

The Cee'd, but now a pro. The new Proceed front/side view on the show floor of the London Motor Show.

Kia’s Proceed has only recently been launched and it’s one of the cars I’m keen to test drive. So, to get up close to one before being able drive it is a bonus!

Any particular reason why this car deserves a place on the podium? In all honesty, no, I don’t have a reason. But I have always been a fan of practical cars, and Kia really know how to deliver.

2. The Electric Ferrari 308 GTE

The rear of the converted Ferrari 308 GTE

This 308 GTE has been modified and fitted with an electric motor to power it. A pretty neat modification in my opinion.

Electrifi, the people who built this magnificent beast also had a couple of other great projects there too.

1. Hyundai i30 Fastback N

Hyundai i30 Fastback N front view on the show floor of the London Motor Show

A powerful, yet reliable engine. And a shell to house up to 5 people. Gadgets and a truly comfortable place to be sat.

This is it ladies and gentlemen. My number 1 from the London Motor Show. This, to me, is a great mash of reliability and sportiness. And as for the looks, well, I’ll let you decide.

The interior of the i30

Were you at the London Motor Show? If so, what were your favourite cars or what would have you liked to have seen?

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