The Geneva Motor Show 2017 – a must-see for “Motorholics”
Yes! It’s this special time of the year when car fanatics from all over the world gather in a very charming and picturesque city in Switzerland: Geneva. Between March 9 and 19, 2017, this posh city hosts one of the most prestigious car fairs. The “Geneva International Motor Show” (or GIMS) is an event where all major car manufacturers display their newest creations, where exquisite car designers present their version of the ultimate apex supercar, where technological ideas, visions, and trends turn into reality. Here is a short preview of the 2017 Auto Salon in Geneva and some tips on where to stay, what to do and how to get the most out of this fantastic event.
Some of the highlights of the Geneva Auto Salon 2017
The 87th Geneva International Motor Show will stage a lot of exciting highlights. Here are just some of many examples! For instance, the presentation of the 2018 McLaren 720s, which will replace the 650s version of this amazing supercar. The Italian car design legend “Pagani” will show off the new Huayra Roadster – a beautifully shaped powerhouse on wheels! Like the Huayra hardtop, the roadster will be powered by a 6.0-litre twin turbo V12 which produces 730bhp and 738lb ft. The price range of estimated £ 666.000 is just as jaw-dropping as the performance. Then, of course, the big shots among the supercar manufacturers, like Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Co., will also present their newest models. However, the Geneva International Motor Show is not only about power and speed. One of the biggest sectors of the auto fair in Geneva focuses on smart cars, fuel efficiency, electric engines and other innovations.
Basic information about the Geneva Motor Show in March 2017
You have several options to buy a ticket for the fair. Per day, you must pay an entrance fee of 16 CHF (around 16 USD or £13). You may purchase the ticket online, in all “Fnac Stores” throughout Europe or via the App “Ticket by Fnac”, as well as directly at the Palexpo counters on site. As stated on the GIMS website, you should keep the following facts about the tickets in mind:
- The ticket is not refundable (or transferable).
- The ticket is valid for 1 entry on the day of your choice.
- The ticket is checked by the electronic control at the exhibition entrances: Take care the printing quality of the barcode (unreadable tickets will be refused).
- The ticket may be printed either in black or color.
- The ticket cannot be resold to a third party, any violation will be prosecuted.
If you want to enjoy the fair more exclusively, you could book the hospitality service of companies like “GC Privé”. They will not only provide you with VIP tickets but also arrange hotel bookings, events, and transportation. A more affordable and therefore less classy version of this kind of all-inclusive service is provided by “Geneva Tourism”.
The 87th Geneva International Auto Salon 2017 represents the entire world of the automotive industry! According to the GIMS website, the fair is divided into the following sections:
- Motor cars and chassis with 3, 4, or more wheels, electric cars, and alternative powered cars.
- Special bodywork motor cars, concept cars, and refined cars.
- Accessories and parts for motor cars.
- OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) of the automotive supply industry.
- Workshop installations for repair, storage, and maintenance of motor cars.
- Miscellaneous products and services related to the car industry.
- Animations & Attractions
In total, there will be more than 120 exhibitors presenting new designs and innovations. They will be spread over seven gigantic halls, using every bit of space the exhibition center “Palexpo Geneva” offers. And as there is so much to see, you should plan for a longer stay in Geneva.
Top hotels, fine restaurants, and a nightlife to remember …
Although you will probably spend most of your time at the Geneva International Motor Show 2017, the city itself is well worth a visit! Geneva is considered one of the top ten cities in the world with the highest quality of life… and is one of the most expensive places to live, work and visit! Hence, it is not surprising that Geneva is home to some of the wealthiest people on earth. So why not join the crowd and plan your stay accordingly? To start off, you could book a suite in the 5* superior “Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues”, which is just one of many options! Simply browse through luxury hotel sites, such as “Grand Luxury Hotels”, and you will certainly find the perfect accommodation. Should you be a single, car-loving gentleman traveling alone, ask one of the most renowned escort agencies in Europe to discreetly arrange a date with a stunningly beautiful escort. These charming ladies are your girlfriend with benefits in Geneva and make great companions for your stay. Take them along to the motor show and be surprised about how much these girls know about cars. Afterward, you could take them out for a nice gourmet dinner. The 2-star restaurant “Domaine de Châteauvieux” is just a short drive away and will pamper you with a breath-taking setting and amazing food. It is obvious that the Geneva Motor Show goes hand in hand with numerous parties throughout the city. Check out top clubs like the “Bypass” or the “le Baroque” and you’ll be sure to have a fantastic time.