Live blog from the CV Show

Day Three

Ring Automotive

Published:  01 May, 2014

The final day of the CV Show and Workshop 2014 was still a busy affair, with large crowds flocking to see the various trucks, lifts, tools and parts available, as well as to meet new suppliers, network with existing suppliers and see old friends.

The Aftermarket team has been busy throughout the event, as we look to bring you not just the best coverage of what is happening at the show but also to make sure you read about the products and people that matter in our upcoming issues.

This morning, Editor Phil Curry paid a visit to Wix Filters, who had their team backed BTCC Mercedes A Class on the stand. The company is concentrating on their sponsorship program this year as they bid to build the brand up and get it recognised. Driver Adam Morgan currently lies 10th in the championship after 6 of this season's 30 races. It is not just the team that is present at the race circuits, Wix is also hosting hospitality events for its customers.

Ring are showing a new stand concept in Hall 5, with its products housed in a 'transparent van' display. The idea behind the stand is to show vehicle converters, mobile mechanics and the general workshop trade how its products can benefit their vehicles and their garages. As well as its powerful LED inspection lamps, Ring is also showing a number of pure-wave inverters as well as its battery test, charge and maintenance products and its Boreoscopes.

OSS Group is having a good show, the waste oil company finding a lot of interest in its services, which also include dry waste management, saving the workshop time and effort by working with refuse collection companies on their behalf. The team were quite pleased with how the event had worked for them.

Finally, the Aftermarket team has been running around filming demonstrations of products and some of the fun displays at the show. A video round up will be available on the website in the coming week. There have been live demonstrations on a number of stands, including Sykes Pickavant, Pilcher and Karcher, as well as vehicle launches from Ford, Vauxhall and Renault. Editor Phil Curry also had a go at performing an F1 pit stop - you will have to wait and see how he got on!

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