A gent in Britain with a load of can-do spirit and a personal fortune has decided that the British Motor Show must go on next year. Scuttled this year after a long decline, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has an eye toward resurrecting the show in 2013, even though some believe it might never return at all.

However, according to Autocar, millionaire Darren Richards is determined not to let such a gap transpire, saying "We must not just roll over. Even if the event is scaled down dramatically next year it must still happen." Saying he's been in touch with the likes of Jeremy Clarkson, Rowan Atkinson and Simon Cowell, he wants to put together enough financing – and star power, perhaps – for the show to go on next year, albeit on a smaller scale. Auto shows are heinously expensive to put on, so we wish Mr. Richards and crew all the best – who doesn't want to see the next Caparo or Bentley displayed on its home turf?

[Source: Autocar]

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