SMMT Test Day – OMI

One of the great privileges of being a motoring journalist is getting to drive lots of different cars. Of course it is. You get into motoring journalism because you love cars and driving and you want to experience as much of both as possible.

But no journalist is able to get their hands on every car they want to drive and review. That’s where the SMMT Test Day comes in.

Every year the UK car industry trade body, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, holds a couple of Test Days, gatherings where journalists can sample the wares of a number of car manufacturers in the same place, on the same day.

With the prospect of some mouth watering machinery to drive at the most recent SMMT Test Day, Graham King and James Fothergill couldn’t wait to go. But there were one or two age-based issues…

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