The first major UK car show for 2017 kicks off with the Autosport and Performance Car Show at Birmingham's NEC. Two separate shows in their own right, here's what you can expect at each.
Autosport International 12 - 15 January 2017
Celebrating its 27th anniversary Autosport International is Europe's largest indoor pre-season motorsport event. The first two days are trade only and are followed by another two days for the general public. As its name suggests it features the very latest in motorsport, automotive and performance engineering technology, alongside cars and exhibitors from every level of motor racing. A great show for petrolheads and those in the industry to meet and network.
Displays and trade stands for almost every type of motorsport from grass roots to Formula one will be in attendance and a live action arena in the NEC's largest hall will be showing a variety of racing action, driving demonstrations, record-breaking stunts and celebrity appearances.
More information and tickets - http://www.autosportinternational.com
Performance Car Show 14 - 15 January 2017
The Performance Car Show in association with Autocar and Pistonheads.com is the leading UK exhibition dedicated to enthusiasts of sports and performance cars. There will be a stunning collection of cars on display from hot hatches to supercars.
The Sierra Cosworth RS500 celebrates its 30th anniversary and will be displaying rare examples such as the Shell-liveried RS500 (chassis DJR1) and the 1988 BTCC Championship-winning car driven by Andy Rouse as well as the first ever RS500 to compete in DTM (Manuel Reuter’s 1987 and 1988 Championship machine) plus Laurence Bristow’s 1988 BTCC race car. More fast Fords from the RS500 Owners Forum and Community (www.RS500owners.com) are also expected to grace the show.
Several new car launches and a selection of the rarest and most exotic cars currently in existence will be on display as well as aftermarket tuners show cars. Liberty Walk EU are bringing their distinctive and never-before-seen Ferrari 458 and Lamborghini Aventador to the Performance Car Show. Its going to be petrolhead heaven.
For tickets and more info - http://www.performancecarshow.com