LOTS MORE SHOW UP
CLOSE but no record. That was the result at the 2008 Melbourne Motor Show when 243,089 people attended. But it was the best figure since 2004 and a considerable improvement on last year’s attendance of 229,210.
‘‘We’ll always take any improvement, but an increase like that is about 6.5 per cent so I think that reflects the quality of the show,’’ show chief Russ Tyrie of the VACC says.