Dealer shows off F1 car

Time 7:01 am, March 21, 2011

renaultf1SHOPPERS in Southampton were greeted by a most unusual site at the weekend courtesy of Autoplanet.

Renault dealer Autoplanet took over Southampton’s West Quay Shopping Centre last weekend with an impressive display of racy Renaults.

On display was a Renault F1 Team Formula One car in last year’s waspish racing livery, stopping shoppers and children in their tracks.

Alongside the 2010 F1 car, visitors also go to view popular models from the Renault road-range such as the Clio Renaultsport 200 which stars in Renault’s new Va Va Voom advertising campaign.

Ryan Tanner, 12, and nine-year-old brother Aaron (pictured) from Cadnam in the New Forest were among the many guests who had their picture taken with the Renault Formula One car.

David Scurry, general manager at AutoPlanet, added: ‘We were overwhelmed with the number of people who visited our display this weekend to view the impressive Renault Formula 1 car. People so rarely get the chance to see a car like this up close and for free and it certainly proved popular with the people of Southampton.

‘The weekend also allowed us to showcase many of the favourite models from the Renault range as well as chat to customers outside of the showroom.’


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James – or Batch as he’s known – started at Car Dealer in 2010, first as the work experience boy, eventually becoming editor in 2013. He worked for Auto Express as editor-at-large and was the face of Carbuyer’s YouTube reviews. In 2020, he went freelance and now writes for a number of national titles and contributes regularly to Car Dealer. In October 2021 he became Car Dealer's associate editor.

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