In July we reported on plans to release a pair of high-performance electric vehicles to revive the Bluebird name: the DC50 sportscar and the GTL formula racer. They were set to bow later this month in England, but now, through no fault of its own, the Bluebird initiative has been pushed off.
That's because, while the cars themselves may or may not be ready to unveil, the event at which they were to be showcased has been postponed. That event is the Sustainable MotorExpo, which was set to take place on September 28 at the National Motor Museum in at Beaulieu, England, and has now been pushed back to next spring.
Whether the Bluebird team will choose to wait that long or simply select (or create) another event at which to unveil its new vehicles remains to be seen, but we'll be watching to see how this develops. Keep reading below for the official announcement from Beaulieu.
Sustainable MotoExpo due to take place on Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th September 2013 at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, Hampshire has been postponed and provisionally rescheduled to Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th April 2014.
A spokesman for Eco Motorsport, the event organisers, said 'Whilst the decision to postpone the weekend has been a difficult one – it is the right one. During the final preparations for the Expo, we were notified of the postponement of one of its major attractions. We would rather move the event date, than disappoint visitors. It has always been our intention to deliver an Expo with innovative and exciting content that truly showcases the latest advances in green technologies, engineering and motor sport. We have a long-term business plan to make Sustainable MotoExpo an annual show for years to come, but to pull off such an event, we must ensure that all the key elements are in place as promised. We'd like to thank all of those who had committed to attend the weekend, and that have continued to support us with our decision".
The rescheduling has been welcomed by a number of organisations that were originally unable to attend. Firm commitments have been made by several leading businesses to showcase electric & hybrid cars , endurance, land speed, karting & Formula e racing cars and motorcycles. 2014 is a landmark year for several significant motor sport anniversaries, all of which will be recognised and celebrated at the event.
Engineering and education have always been at the heart of the Sustainable MotoExpo. The event will continue to have a strong presence from a number of Universities and Colleges with a focus on automotive and motorsports engineering, who will be exhibiting their latest research and technology.