Tickets for the 25th Autosport International Show are now on sale, as the event prepares to celebrate its rich motorsport history.
Over the past quarter of a century, Birmingham’s NEC has played host to a number of huge names in the motorsport world, including former F1 champions Sir Stirling Moss, Sir Jackie Stewart, John Surtees, James Hunt, Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button and Kimi Raikkonen. Other stars that have visited the event include NASCAR royalty, ‘The King’ Richard Petty, IndyCar Champion Mario Andretti and rallying legend Colin McRae.
Alongside the top names in the industry, the top pieces of equipment will also be on display, with the returning F1 Racing Grid, featuring every car from the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship. While the pinnacle of motorsport will be celebrated on the F1 Racing Grid, visitors are also encouraged to head for the Karting Area, where potential future champions can speak to a range of manufacturers, suppliers, teams and series representatives and see if they can make the first steps in their own motorsport careers.
Alongside examples of almost every form of motorsport, the Performance Car Show, in association with Autocar magazine and PistonHeads.com, will offer visitors the chance to get up close and personal with a range of supercars. Meanwhile, the PistonHeads Heroes display will feature a range of iconic cars from the motoring world.
Finally, for those wanting to start their year off with some on-track action, the 5,000 seat Live Action Arena will feature drifting, record-breaking stunts, interviews and live racing. Fans can also try their hands at racing themselves at the show’s own karting track.
“This is an amazing milestone for Autosport International and I am looking forward to celebrating its 25th anniversary,” said show director Ian France. “There have been some very memorable moments over the years and I would like to thank all of the guests, drivers and exhibitors that have helped to make the show such a success. Britain continues to dominate motorsport and I look forward to Autosport International remaining at the forefront of this thriving industry over the next 25 years, creating many more unforgettable experiences. With the 2014 event near capacity, we would encourage people to book their tickets in advance to avoid missing such a popular occasion in the motorsport calendar.”
Tickets are currently on sale for the event running from January 8-11 2015, starting at £32 for adults and £21 for children – under 5s go free. For more information visit www.autosportinternational.com