Hot Wheels could have partnered with some of the other companies running hotel shows but the 23 year old partnership business wanted plenty of one-on-one treatment for its first ever roadshow.

Hot Wheels takes mountain to Mohammed

The roadshow should see "closer working relationship between dealers and Hot Wheels," said Hot Wheels partner Russell Merry.

The five venue roadshow roll-out will be the first opportunity in the UK for IBDs to see the new GT I-Drive 7 series of bikes, so named because of its seven inches of travel using GT’s patented I-Drive system. The ID-7’s range from £1499.99 to £2499.99.

Also getting a first showing will be the new Mongoose Fireball jump bike (RRP £399.99), which was 2005’s biggest selling Mongoose bike.

Friday 23rd September, 12-8pm

Murrayshall House & Hotel – Scone, Perth




Tel: 01738 551171

Tuesday 20th September, 12-8pm

Xscape Centre – Castleford Leeds – J33 M62

Colarado Way




WF 10 4TA

Tel: 01977 523000

Monday 19th September, 12-8pm

David Lloyd – Birmingham

Shady Lane

Great Barr


B44 9ER

Tel: 0121 325 0700

Thursday 15th September, 12-8pm

Quality Hotel – Heathrow

London Road




Tel:01753 684001

Wednesday 14th September, 12-8pm

David Lloyd – Bristol

Aston Road


BS3 2HB (near Long Ashton)

Tel: 0117 953 1010

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