Alan Gibbs launches the Gibbs Humdinga at the Motor Show in Birmingham. A V8 350 bhp five seater go-anywhere machine, the Humdinga reaching 160 km/h on land and 48 km/h on the water. Says Gibbs, “There is vastly more suitable water for mankind to enjoy than mountains to drive over.” Meanwhile the Gibbs quada continues its thrill-a-second ride as BBC correspondent David Gregory unstraps himself: “I have never had so much fun in a car.” And Virgin Atlantic Airways Chairman Sir Richard Branson has set a new record for the fastest crossing of the English Channel by an amphibious vehicle. (90 minutes). Alan Gibbs has slashed the price of the Aquada in half because response has been such that the company will increase production substantially. Ticket price is $190K NZ plus GST, or £75K including VAT.