Norwich businessmen plan Norfolk Motor Show at Snetterton

Leading businessmen in Norwich have joined together to create a motor show for Norfolk.

Kevin Foley, who runs two McDonalds franchises in the city, and Devin Grosse, general manager Holiday Inn Norwich-North, have teamed up with other businesses and racing enthusiasts to organise a day at Snetterton.

They are arranging for a wide variety of vehicles, including super, racing and vintage cars, to be at the track for people to be driven around in, while they are expecting a wide variety of groups to exhibit on the day.

Lotus Driving Academy will be attending with a Lotus Evora offering passenger laps, while Roger Bennington, of Stratton Motor Company, is helping to arrange a lot of the cars and drivers for the day.

The reason behind the event is to raise money for The Ronald McDonald House Charities and Mr Foley said that the idea came to him when he responded to a discussion about charity efforts on business network LinkedIn.

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He said: 'I have been invited to charity dinners or golf days, but I am not a golfer and I wanted to do something different.'

He said he wanted to find a way of raising money around his passion for cars, and Mr Grosse, who is a part-time racing driver, was quick to register his interest.

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The event is being held for the charity, which provides free accommodation in or close to hospitals and hospices throughout the UK, so families of seriously ill children can stay together while their child is being treated.

Mr Foley said: 'My personal goal is to have one built at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

'It just needs a lot of money raised for it.'

The Charity Race Experience will take place at Snetterton on Saturday, November 26 from 9am-4pm.

It will cost between �20 and �80 for anyone over 12 or over 4ft10in to be driven around the track by the licensed racing drivers.

It will be launched at The Holiday Inn Norwich-North on Sunday, November 6, when a number of the cars will be on display and visitors can pre-book their rides.

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