Crowds flock to British Motor Show
August 19, 2021
Thousands of car fans have already flocked to Farnborough to visit The British Motor Show – the UK’s newest and most innovative automotive event.
The venue saw more than 8,000 guests through the door on its first day, which was focused on automotive trade, media and VIPS. Tickets are still available for public days throughout the weekend and represent astonishing value at jus £18.50 a head, or £37 for a family of four.
The British Motor Show CEO Andy Entwistle said: “We were absolutely blown away with how busy we were on our opening day and with the reception of the show in general, with some brilliant feedback from our guests.
“We wanted to reinvent the motor show concept, make it more family-friendly, more engaging and more interactive and we have achieved just that – our excitement levels as we head into the weekend are at fever pitch.”
The event is at Farnborough International on the Hampshire/Surrey border, located within a two-hour drive for 50 per cent of the UK population, with thousands of car fans and families expected through the doors over the remaining days.
One of the show’s key features will be The British Army Lightning Bolts parachute team with a daredevil display, who will drop into the live arena at noon each day.
At the heart of the show is the Live Stage, hosted by CAR SOS Duo Tim Shaw and Fuzz Townshend, who will be interviewing a variety of celebrities and automotive influencers, including TV star Vicki Butler-Henderson, YouTube legend Yianni Charalambous and BTCC leading driver Ash Sutton.
Meanwhile, TV motoring pundit Mike Brewer is hosting the Live Arena. Over four days, the arena will see a mixture of thrills and spills, as well as parades and comparisons of some of the star cars at the show.
Twice daily, Paul Swift’s stunt team will wow the crowds with a stunt extravaganza, featuring sideways and two-wheel driving, while another key highlights will be the supercar parades, in which an amazing selection of the world’s most exotic cars will rumble into the arena and make some noise.
Other Arena features are the classic car parade and a twice daily show of some of the most important motorsport exhibitors at the show, along with Mike Brewer’s own group tests of some of the most important new cars at the show, from EVs to SUVs.
Each day, the event will close with a round of car football – The British Motor Show’s very own celebrity rendition of the Euro 2020 football championship final, with Fiats and MINIS representing England and Italy. And this time, England hopefully won’t lose on penalties….
Other highlights include the new Select Electric Motor Show packed full of the latest EVs (backed by Select Car Leasing), a supercar paddock featuring more than 50 supercars a day, as well as a number of other key manufacturers.
The Show will also feature the Automotive Careers Expo, which will run throughout the event.
No other Motor Show has ever delivered such a variety of content, celebrity guests and live action, nor has it had such a focus on supporting our incredible automotive industry, which contributes £18.6 billion to the British economy at a time when it needs it most. It has also announced a major partnership with cinch, the UK’s fastest-growing online used car marketplace, which will run for the next five years
The British Motor Show CEO, Andy Entwistle, said: “Nowhere else can car fans and their families get such an amazing day out in the 2021 summer holidays, and all for just £18.50 per head, or £37 for a family ticket.”
To find out more about the show, book tickets or keep up with the latest news, visit www.thebritishmotorshow.live