A poor manufacturer turnout has forced organisers to cancel the London Motor Show in October.
The London Motor Show has been cancelled after most of the major manufacturer pulled out of the event.
Many manufacturers said they did not have the funds to attend both the London and Birmingham motor shows in successive years. The Birmingham event occurs every two years and will continue to take place.
“Faced with a situation in which most car companies are suffering from difficult trading conditions internationally, the makers are seeking extraordinary economies,” said Clarion Events director, Mark Saunders.
“Although we have a very successful track record regularly delivering more than 360 000 visitors during the biennial, 12-day public show, the economic situation has weighed against us this year.”
Organisers are hopeful of relaunching the London show in 2003.