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Motability’s Summer of Events 2019

It’s another busy summer of events for showcasing the latest and greatest Motability Scheme wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAVs). We’re pleased to say that this year we’re involved in three of the events that will take place in Birmingham, Exeter and Harrogate.

The Big Event NEC, Birmingham 28-29 June 9am – 4pm
One Big Day Exeter Westpoint Arena 27 July 9am – 4pm
One Big Day Harrogate Yorkshire Event Centre 10 August 9am – 4pm

Free-to-attend (and importantly to park!) The Big Event in Birmingham is a great place to browse hundreds of Motability cars, WAVs, adaptations, scooters and powered wheelchairs. Last year visitors were given the opportunity to test drive a wheelchair accessible vehicle and you can do the same again this year. A qualified driving instructor will give you a taste of what it’s like to travel as a passenger in either a small, medium or large WAV depending on your needs and lifestyle. You can book your taster experience on the day in hall 17 – find out more here.

Motability WAVs

We will have the only Ford Transit Custom wheelchair accessible vehicle at The Big Event; an ideal opportunity for us to show off its best features. The popular Transit Custom is classed as a medium Motability WAV but it has the capacity to seat up to eight people including the driver and a secure wheelchair position. The extra 37.2cm of head room* in this high-roof vehicle not only means you can stand up in the back but it also gives the interior a bright and roomy feel for a more enjoyable ride.

Does size really matter? Find out here

You can also see the Ford Transit Custom at Harrogate’s One Big Day in August. If the Transit Custom is not quite the right vehicle for you then perhaps consider its smaller cousin the Ford Grand Tourneo Connect (pictured below).

Ford Grand Tourneo Connect WAV


The hotly-anticipated new WAV from Cartwright Mobility will be on display at Exeter’s One Big Day after a lengthy wait for the manufacturer to finalise its Ad Blue tank. Back in stock, this rear passenger WAV has a lowered floor and a manual folding ramp. It seats up to six people with five seats and a secure wheelchair position. Request a brochure here.

A Family-Friendly Day

Motability hasn’t forgotten about younger members of the family and there is something for everyone at the events. You can take advantage of a children’s play area with a bouncy castle, face painting, balloon modelling and the chance to meet Billy the Motability Bear. Assistance dogs are welcome and there are mobility scooters and wheelchairs available to hire free of charge.

The venues are fully accessible and there are directions on how to get there and where to park on the Motability website. We’ve included the addresses here for easy reference:

The Big Event One Big Day Exeter One Big Day Harrogate
National Exhibition Centre Westpoint Yorkshire Event Centre
Hall 17 Clyst St Mary Great Yorkshire Showground
Birmingham Exeter, Devon Harrogate
B40 1NT EX5 1DJ HG2 8NZ

* Standard height from load floor to roof 1382mm c/w high roof at 1754mm

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