The Autosport International show gives fans the chance to get up close to both motorsport stars and cars representing every level of racing in attendance for the 13-16 January show held at the NEC Birmingham

Broadcasting legend Murray Walker, as well as Martin Brundle and Jake Humphrey from the current BBC team will make an appearance on the Autosport Stage, with multiple Le Mans 24 Hours winners Tom Kristensen and Allan McNish, McLaren tester Gary Paffett and WTCC drivers Andy Priaulx and Rob Huff also confirmed for the event.

More high-profile names will also figures in the Fifth Gear Live Action Arena. Hosted by TV presenter – and BTCC champion – Jason Plato and Tiff Needell – the arena will be packed with stunts and action from car representing a range of racing disciplines including rallying, rallycross, National Hot Rods and BriSCA F1 Stock Cars.

There will also be a dazzling range of cars on static display.

And visitors to the show will also get to experience the action for themselves at the Caterham Driving Experience where professional drivers with weave, slide and doughnut around a specificall designed course.

Lovers of performance cars will be at home at Pistonheads: The Performance Car Show, which gives them opportunity to see some of the most desired cars – both for the road and trackdays – while a special display of McLaren machinery will include everything from the early Can-Am cars, through the MP4/4 that Ayrton Senna took to the F1 title in 1988 as well as the MP4/23 taken to the title in 2008.

Has all this whetted your appetite to begin the 2011 racing season early? Then with The Checkered Flag you could win one of five pairs of tickets to the show, simply answer this multiple choice question:

Who was the last driver to win the F1 Drivers' Championship in a McLaren?

a) Ayrton Senna b) Lewis Hamilton c) Jenson Button

Email your answer to The closing date for entries is 11:59pm on Monday, January 10

Tickets are on sale at £30 a day for adults and £19.50 a day for children – under 5s go free. To book your tickets, or for more informantion visit or call the Ticket Hotline on 0844 581 1420.