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Old 02.02.2015, 23:00
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Geneva Motor Show/Auto Salon 5th to 15th March 2015

5th to 15th of March 2015

The Geneva motor show is arriving soon, as usual the best advice is to take the afternoon off, and go midweek.
http://www.salon-auto.ch/en/page/ent...e-tickets-4998

There will be a lot of free tickets around, value CHF 16,-- so perhaps take the time to look around for the elusive
Gemeinde SBB day tickets, priced around Fr 45,--
Buying SBB / CFF / FFS day tickets for travel in Switzerland

There is a competition at Peugeot, 1st prize a car, second prize 2 cars, 3rd prize an entrance ticket,
http://www.salon-auto.ch/en/page/contest-peugeot-5120

It really isn't worth driving there, the traffic is terrible. The CFF / SBB put on extra trains, which leave a few minutes
before the scheduled trains, and there are usually plenty of seats free. The back of the train is nearest the auto salon
exit at Geneva airport.
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(Link to last years thread, Geneva Motor Show/Auto Salon 6th to 16th March 2014 )
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Old 03.02.2015, 08:31
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Re: Geneva Motor Show/Auto Salon 5th to 15th March 2015

Another tip is to watch out for exhibitors who are doing surveys. The last time, I got 50 CHF for 10 minutes of answering questions!
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Re: Geneva Motor Show/Auto Salon 5th to 15th March 2015

Last time I visited on weekend and took car, we had stayed in hotel on French side (Ferney-Voltaire), there is bus service to exhibition hall (airport).
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Re: Geneva Motor Show/Auto Salon 5th to 15th March 2015

I hope to go and will take some students along too.....should be good fun.
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Re: Geneva Motor Show/Auto Salon 5th to 15th March 2015

You can get free tickets with cadillac, follow the below link. Hurry up!

http://www.cadillaceurope.com/tools/...show-2015.html
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Old 19.02.2015, 20:47
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Re: Geneva Motor Show/Auto Salon 5th to 15th March 2015

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You can get free tickets with cadillac, follow the below link. Hurry up!

http://www.cadillaceurope.com/tools/...show-2015.html
Cheers!
Just received my two free tickets.

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You can get free tickets with cadillac, follow the below link. Hurry up!

http://www.cadillaceurope.com/tools/...show-2015.html
Also got ticket from this, very nice tip!
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Old 20.02.2015, 07:49
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Re: Geneva Motor Show/Auto Salon 5th to 15th March 2015

Got two thanks!

Just a note to everybody with the things i tried:

The first info you give (name, DOB, phone no.. blah blah) can be whatever. I was entering random letters and numbers for everything. The email has to be correct though.

If you want more tickets, you need to give more emails. Only one email per order works.

It says after you order that the emails are personalised. I was never checked at the entrance. Maybe they do check at the lounge but i have never been so i dont know.

The barcode is different on each ticket. Maybe it wont matter at the entrance but im not in the mood to argue so i went through the process twice, instead of printing the same ticket two times. Maybe someone can prove me wrong on this one?
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Re: Geneva Motor Show/Auto Salon 5th to 15th March 2015

I imagine each bar code is only valid once.

Anyway, thanks so much for the tip, I'm looking forward already to the show.
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You can get free tickets with cadillac, follow the below link. Hurry up!

http://www.cadillaceurope.com/tools/...show-2015.html
Here is another link to the same program

http://sportcar-center.ch/cms/pages/...icket-genf.php
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Anyone attending Geneva Motor show?

Geneva moto show happening this week.

http://www.salon-auto.ch/en/

anyone planning to go visit it from Zurich?
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Re: Geneva Motor Show/Auto Salon 5th to 15th March 2015

Because it is really crowded at the weekends, i will go on Wednesday/arrive around 10 am ), will travel somewhere in the afternoon (got a gemeindetageskarte) , probably Montreux.
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Re: Geneva Motor Show/Auto Salon 5th to 15th March 2015

We went yesterday. Got there for when it opened at 9 am and for the first couple if hours it wasn't too busy. After that it was horrendous but we'd seen the 'interesting' cars by then and there were much fewer people around the everyday cars.

Had a lovely 'breakfast' (juice, coffee, croissants and Danish pastries) from the Cadillac lounge using the free tickets we got.
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Re: Geneva Motor Show/Auto Salon 5th to 15th March 2015

It might be interesting for me so I can see now what could come onto the second hand market in 3-4 years time, when I have chance to be able to afford it.
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Re: Geneva Motor Show/Auto Salon 5th to 15th March 2015

Just got my free tix...thanks, everbody!
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Re: Geneva Motor Show/Auto Salon 5th to 15th March 2015

I have two tickets to the show and I will not be using them. Private message me is you need 2 free tickets. No one checks names so you can print and use them.
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We went yesterday. Got there for when it opened at 9 am and for the first couple if hours it wasn't too busy. After that it was horrendous but we'd seen the 'interesting' cars by then and there were much fewer people around the everyday cars.

Had a lovely 'breakfast' (juice, coffee, croissants and Danish pastries) from the Cadillac lounge using the free tickets we got.
I got there around 0930 - spent 2 hours on the stands I had "lounge" access for - big mistake - it took bloody ages to then walk to Cadilllac to see what the fuss is about with the ATS-V and CTS-V.

Then back to the "lounges" for lunch.

I know that Aston, Jaguar, Volvo and Maserati always have those stands but I think the organisers need to put in a 1-way system between 5 and 6
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