Garage art

Motor montage shows trade 'behind the scenes'

Published:  16 March, 2011

/>The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) teamed up with both professional and student photographers to put together this unique gallery of images to challenge existing perceptions of the industry with a range of modern photographic pictures that depict the full scope and scale of the sector and portray the advanced technologies and skills within it. The resulting pictures create an iconic series of images that depict the industry in all its for

/>“From design and development, to manufacture and retail across components, cars, buses and commercial vehicles, the UK has one of the world’s most diverse automotive sectors,” said SMMT chief executive, Paul Everitt.  “These unique images give an up-to-date view of the work and people involved in one of the UK’s most important industries. The UK motor industry is at the cutting edge of new technology, high value manufacturing and the fast developing low carbon economy. It offers exciting career opportunities and will play a major role in helping to rebalance the UK economy and deliver private sector jobs and prosperity across the country.” &#

/>Photographs include shots of the finishing line at the MINI Plant in Oxford, Vauxhall’s body-in-white plant at Ellesmere Port near Liverpool, Nissan’s ultra-modern Rotunda design studio in Paddington and the new climatic wind tunnel of the MIRA vehicle test facility near Nuneaton. There are even scenes taken at an editorial desk of a car maga

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