The Audi stand was a hive of activity throughout the day at the British International Motor Show in Birmingham yesterday (22 Oct). Media and celebrities gathered to mark the British debut of the German prestige car maker's all new Audi A8 limousine.
The "friends of Audi" included musician Jay Kay of Jamiroquai, current Audi sportscar ace and former Grand Prix winner Johnny Herbert, television science presenter Kate Humble, TV's East Enders actor Ross Kemp, top society model, Lisa Butcher - modelling an exclusive Scott Henshall dress - and Chelsea footballer Graeme Le Saux.
Others to be attracted to the Audi Stand included musician Kenney Jones, Lord March, owner of Goodwood, Donington Park's Tom Wheatcroft, Birmingham City footballer Robbie Savage, and motor racing drivers Mark Blundell and Jason Plato.
Audi is exhibiting 3 important V8 engined cars at the NEC. The all new, all aluminium A8, the new 4.2-litre S4 (£36,150 - £37,280), the first manual Audi V8 available in the UK and the V8-engined Le Mans 24 Hour race winning Infineon R8 sports racing car - the annual French race which saw Britain's Herbert finish second.Published 23 October 2002