OCT 98] COVENTRY UNIVERSITY PRESS RELEASE
Students Exhibit at Motorshow '98
University will be one of the main exhibitors in what is believed to be largest collection
of concept cars and models ever assembled - at this year's British International Motorshow
at Birmingham's NEC.
The AA-sponsored 'Concept Cars of the 21st Century' exhibition will feature
concept cars designs and scale models produced by postgraduate students from Coventry
University's MA Automotive Design course.
Scale models being exhibited by Coventry students include:
- Lee Mitchell's Formula 1 Supercar blends the latest in F 1
technology with the Irish spirit and zest associated with the famous Jordan team.
- David Caffrey's lightweight Ducati Sportscar, reflects the
companies image and heritage while providing pointers to the future
- Anthony Williams' Alvis Grand Tourer looks at reviving the
Alvis marque for the modern market
- The idea of a Citroen sports car inspired John Vincent. The
end result is a plastic, recyclable and stylish two-seater
- A Tropical Forest Vehicle for the jungles of his home
country of Thailand has been designed by Komgrit Trakoontiwakorn. The vehicle is
influenced by Thai art and culture and is designed to allow rangers to move effectively
through thick jungle.
- Dong Seok Park has designed a Daewoo multi-passenger vehicle
(MPV). An all-round family car for town and country.
These are just some of the striking and innovative designs that will be on display from
Coventry University students during the course of the International Motorshow which is
open to the public from 23 October - 1 November. Also on display will be Concept 2096,
affectionately known as 'The Slug'. This full-size car of the future was designed by
Coventry University students, having been commissioned by the Society of Motor
Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the motor car in
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