TOMORROW (Tuesday, Oct 16, 2012) I’m off to the NEC’s annual Motorhome and Caravan Show in Birmingham, which runs until Sunday. It’s a chance for me to spend a few days ogling all the latest motorhomes and caravans in one place – well, several vast halls, actually.

After an hour or two of research, checking out the most – and least – awesome ‘vans on show, it’s always nice to sit down with a coffee. If I see you, I might ask you what what you’re looking for at the show this year.


And if we have time to chat some more, we’re bound to get round to discussing the freedom your motorhome or caravan allows you! Where do you like to go on tour? Do you use your ‘van to pursue a hobby, follow a sport, see family and friends, or to travel and see the world? Or maybe you’re just about to buy your very first ‘van – and live the dream!

Hope to see you there!


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The Motorhome and Caravan Show runs from October 16-21, 2012, and there’s loads of free parking. Our stand is in the middle of Hall 18 – come and see the latest issues of our magazines Practical Motorhome and Practical Caravan! The rest of our team will be there at various times all week – and we newshounds will gather at our stand just after lunch before heading out into the halls in search of stories.

Cheap NEC show tickets: buy online before midnight tonight and you can save around £2 per ticket – although there is a £1 transaction fee for advance bookings. Or keep things more spontaneous and buy on the door: adults £10, adults aged 60+ £9, kids go free. To find out more, click here


Tell your friends about the show via Twitter and Facebook – and tell us what you bought at – and what you thought of – the 2012 show!