For three days from the 10th January, AutoSport International brought their famous vehicle show to NEC Birmingham. The Event had all sorts of different vehicles there from karting up to formula one. The show uniquely catered to industry professionals and motorsport fans alike, incorporated two (trade only) days 10th & 11th yet to allow visitors and exhibitors to meet in a business to business environment and two busy and more relaxed public days on the 12th & 13th dedicated to motorsport enthusiasts.
There were a large number of European supercars and formula one classics. Leading the line-up was the red bull racing’s RB which secured Sebastian Vettel the 2012 world championship and the team constructors’ Championship. Not far behind will be the flame red Ferrari F2012, Driven by Fernando Alonso to second place this season, and Autosport international 2013 guest Paul Di Resta’s Sahara Force India VJM05.
There were familiar faces from the world of motor sport doing autographic signings where you had the opportunity to take a photo with them and of course have their autograph. The lineup included, BTCC Champion Gordon Shedden, Three-time BTCC champion Matt Neal, Dual series champion Jason Plato 2012 and Independent Drivers’ Champion Andrew Jordan. Not forgetting you could have had the chance to meet BBC Presenter Jake Humphrey.
The supercars gained the most attention around the NEC, even if wouldn’t knew a lot of about vehicles, because they would have been so helpful you would of learnt something without even realizing. Everyone was fascinated at the cars that had previously won the formula one championship. Alongside the displays; there were manufacturers of everything you can think of when talking about cars.
Tracking systems stain removers, accessories and car care products were amongst the many items available from the stalls.
The costing for this amazing NEC event wasn’t exactly the cheapest event there has been at Birmingham NEC yet although saying that you are meeting loads of motor sports greats, current celebrities and seeing all-time favourite cars.
An adult advanced ticket would have cost you £31 with the on the door price of £34. Costing seems a tad steep although motor sports fans would have been already aware of that it wouldn’t be a cheap event. Considering if you wanted to go to see the British formula one grand prix in 2013 at the Silverstone circuit it would cost you £430 so therefore if they are a fan and always go to watch the sport live it’ll be an experience to see the performers of the sport.
Autosport has an encouraging fan base and it’s massively increasing each time they hold an event just like they did here. It’s a prime example why motor sports will never fade as a sport as there are so many beloved fans of the sport, regardless if others haven’t much knowledge of the sport may find it interesting.
Others may want to take up motor sport thanks to the AutoSport event as it encourages others to take the sport seriously.