Buying replacement light commercial vehicles? You have three options:

  1. Stick to what you know,
  2. Spend days arranging test drives and then more days actually visiting the dealerships before you actually hit the road with your choices.
  3. Visit DriveVansA2Z.

DriveVansA2Z brings motor manufacturers to Silverstone where you can test, back to back, many of the latest vans, 4×4 pick-ups and light trucks.

It’s the only interactive, dedicated light commercial vehicle Show in Britain.  It’s £25 for a ticket, but a day well spent.  If you register as a reader of VansA2Z you will receive a free entry ticket, or look out for promotional codes and/or offers from industry outlets, exhibitors or national newspapers.

Test many vansThis year’s show takes place on 13 September and you can arrive when you like, but the doors open at 08:30.  The test drives begin at 09:00 and continue throughout the day with last drives leaving the vehicle manufacturer’s stands at 16:30 in preparation for show close at 17:00.

The format is super easy.  When you have arrived and had some refreshment, you will be shown a driver briefing video and the format of the day will be explained.  Once in the show ground area, simply visit the stand of the vehicle manufacturer whose products interest you, book a test drive and take the vehicle for a spin, then repeat with the other manufacturers and at the end of the day make an informed decision on which van, 4×4 van, 4×4 pick-up or light truck is best suited to you and your business needs.

You can test drive anything that is on display, experiencing realistic road conditions on a route around Silverstone’s perimeter road. If you want to see how the vehicle performs in, for instance, the early days of a building site or across a field trying to reach a railway embankment or electricity installation then there is a rough terrain centre which will give you a really good idea of the vehicle’s capabilities in this environment and, if that’s not enough to help you choose your next vehicles then round it all off with two laps of the famous Silverstone Stowe Circuit.  

off road at drivevansa2zFor testing the serious 4×4 pick-ups and 4×4 vans, there is a challenging off-road 4×4 course with instructors to help guide you. It is an amazing experience to witness, first hand, how these vehicles cope in extreme circumstances. It is not often 4x4s spend much time doing what they were designed for, but knowing their capabilities helps you choose the right one.

In between putting your chosen vehicles through their paces on the test drives, you can visit the static exhibitors and discover more about what products are available in the aftermarket, Driveit@ 2015 - Day1what can be added to your vehicles and who should be supplying you.  The static exhibitors comprise the companies that supply accessories and and ancillary products that make up the light commercial vehicle aftermarket.

All in all, we believe that DriveVansA2Z offers great value for money. It is a brilliant day out and not only helps you make the right decision regarding your vehicles, but most importantly, it helps your business.  You will meet other van operators, industry suppliers and have the chance to talk to the vehicle manufacturers directly and go home fully aware of what options are open to you when considering your next purchase.

You will need to have your photocard Driving Licence and a copy of your licence check information (click here for more information). Each person attending needs their own separate registration in order that their details can be checked independently before event driving licenses are issued.

DriveVansA2Z is exactly that.  An exciting, valuable and informative exhibition that will give you a far greater insight into the products you and your business need when considering transport and which vehicles are right for you.

We look forward to seeing you at Silverstone for what is set to be a fantastic event.

DriveVansA2Z – puts you in the driving seat.