December 3, 2022

VIP Lounge Furniture Hire for Supercar Fest

VIP lounge furniture hire supercar fest

At Rio Lounge, we have supplied our VIP lounge furniture hire to a number of events in the exciting world of classic cars and supercars.  A new client for us in 2022 was the Supercar Fest, the brainchild of events professional Mark Webb.  We were lucky enough to catch up with Mark and not only find out more about this amazing 2 day event,  but also a little about himself and his background in events management. Read on to find out more!

1. How and when did the Supercar Fest event first come about, and how did you come to be involved?

VIP furniture hireAfter running events for other people for many years, it was always a goal of mine to run and own my own event. In 2018, my father retired for about the 5th time and we discussed running some small scale car meets. However I had recently been to some more modern car events and noticed the attention that supercars got –  even when they were just parked up. So I had an idea to put on a ‘dynamic’ supercar event where these people can actually see the cars moving! Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb were a client of mine at the time, so I thought: why not put on a supercar event at the oldest motorsport venue in the world?  The rest is history: we announced Supercar Fest in Oct 2018 and delivered our first event in July 2019.

2. Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your career background- did you have you any previous experience in organising large events ?

I have worked in large events for 15 years now. I started in golf, and then in 2010, I moved to Dubai, working for a sports marketing agency. We organised large football legends exhibition games all over the world with the likes of Michael Owen and Paul Scholes: an incredible experience. It was there I met my now wife (Lynsey) who was cabin crew for Emirates. We moved back in 2017 and I set up my own marketing agency which is the brains behind Supercar Fest! We now live in beautiful Northern Ireland with our 16 month old daughter Darcie.

3. Have you always had a passion for supercars/motor sport? 

Bar stool hire at Supercar festYes and no! I grew up going to motor racing circuits every weekend as my father was team owner. I have been to every circuit in England about 50 times at a guess. It got a bit ‘old’ as I became a teenager but I always had the famous Ferrari F40 poster from Athena on my wall. In 2019 I finally got to go in one…..and….bang! My passion for supercars was born again!

4. Do you collect cars yourself?  If so, what’s your favourite to drive?

Not yet –  but there’s something in the pipeline so watch this space! However my father has a couple of classics including a 1959 Daimler Dart.  

5. How has the Supercar Fest evolved over the years and what are your plans for next year: any exciting things in the pipeline for 2023?

white faux leather furniture hire in VIP loungeWe started in 2019 with a reasonably small scale event at a hill climb venue. It was over one day and we did it on a budget. Fast forward to 2023 and we are spending twice as much on marquees as we did for the entire event budget in 2019! Yes –  it’s grown, but organically, and we have learned a hell of a lot! In 2023 we have our new VIP Hospitality enclosure (which will be furnished by Rio Lounge of course) and we have some support from a large supercar manufacturer, which is very exciting. Watch this space!

6. Could you tell us a little about how you go about choosing reliable suppliers for your event?

As the event has evolved we have been lucky to work with some great suppliers (and not so lucky to encounter some bad ones- ha!). Like everything, the cost is very important as we have tight budgets, but we also need quality and service. I found Rio Lounge on Google to begin with and I could just tell they were a good one. I was not wrong!

7. Finally, please tell us why you chose Rio Lounge as your VIP Lounge furniture hire supplier?

Unloading the VIP lounge furnitureRio Lounge provide exceptional customer service from start to finish. Even the delivery team are fantastic. The website does exactly what it should, good photos and inspiration. I wouldn’t go anywhere else!
Supercar Fest 2023 takes place 20-21 May 2023. VIP tickets can be booked by clicking here. Many thanks to Mark for participating in this interview! If you feel inspired by this feature and would like to know more about VIP lounge furniture hire for your own event, please get in touch. We are contactable by phone on 01582 232332, or alternatively, please do send us an email.