Though the first event is only taking place this weekend (November 5-6) MotorSport UK is set to be perfect place to visit for anyone looking at talking their first steps in racing.
The event, founded and organised by Martin Capenhurst, will welcome a broad range of manufacturers, clubs and other organisations to the Jaguar Exhibition Hall at Coventry's Ricoh Arena.
One of the show's partners Go Motorsport – the national organisation designed to provide an initial access point in motorsport will be represented, offering advice not just to those who want to get behind a steering wheel, also offering insight to those who want to enjoy racing as a spectator.
For anyone who wishes to get a bit closer to the action the British Motorsport Marshals Club will be at the event, while those interested in taking to the track – in any form of racing will be treated to a massive range of exhibitors starting with the Formula Kart Stars series – recognised as one of the premier series for training the single seater stars of the future – and The Association of British Kart Clubs.
Above karting more racing clubs are set to be at the two day event including the 750 Motor Club, Mini Se7en Racing Club, Fun Cup, Suzuki Cup, MR2 Cup, Nippon Challenge, Monoposto Racing Club, 360 Motor Racing Club, British Superkarts Racing Club, Classic Sports Car Club, and the Hovercraft Club of Great Britain, as well as Motor Clubs covering much of the UK.
A number of specialist kit and sportscar manufacturers will also be exhibiting at MotorSport UK, led by Saker, Westfield and Murtuya with www.racecarsdirect also on hand to help connect potential drivers with the race cars they need. Several engineering companies, including makers of engines and gearboxes will also be exhibiting.
There will also be plenty for the humble motorsport enthusiast, with a replica Vodafone McLaren Mercedes on show alongside three cars from the 2011 British Touring Car Championship, Chris James' Team ES Racing Chevrolet Lacetti as well as two of the newest cars to hit the grid – the Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis campaigned by Tony Hughes and the Thorney Motorsport run Vauxhall Insignia that made its first appearance at the final round the championship last month. Team principal John Thorne will also be among those appearing on the main stage during the weekend.
Festivities on the main stage will be hosted by sports presenter Gemma Scott. Among those who will make an appearance during the weekend at 2010 Ginetta Junior, and now 2011 Ginetta GT Supercup G50 champion (and TCF blogger) Tom Ingram and Seb Morris, who followed Ingram in becoming the 2011 Ginetta Junior champion.
MSV F3 Cup winner Aaron Steele will no doubt provide some insight on the dominant season that has seen him land a Formula 2 test drive and the chance to drive at Daytona International Speedway in January
2011 P1 Superboats champion John Wilson will also make a main stage appearance, while the championship is among the exhibitors.
Tickets are £15 per day, or £30.00 for a family of four (two adults and two children). Entry is just £10 on production of an MSA Licence or club membership. Parking is free.