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The British Motor Show: The countdown begins

By autotech-nic on July 19, 2021

The British Motor Show 2021 is set to open at Farnborough International in just one month’s time, running from August 19-22. Organisers have confirmed an expanded show, including three driving experiences and the new Select Electric Motor Show.

“With Covid-19 restrictions now lifted, families across the UK are planning their activities for the summer holidays – and after the past 18 months they’re going to be looking for some truly memorable experiences,” said British Motor Show CEO Andy Entwistle. “People will have been desperate for a great day out for over a year, and we’re absolutely committed to giving them one, with a motor show that reinvents the car show concept and will give automotive companies an unmissable chance to reengage with the public after the toughest of times.

“We cannot wait to welcome thousands of people through the doors of the first proper international British Motor Show in 13 years. It will be a truly unmissable event, and a highlight of what will be a great summer.”

It will play host to three major automotive debuts, details of which will be announced on the eve of the show, and will also include an official presence from the UK’s best-selling brand, Ford, as well as a number of other key manufacturers. Top TV car show Car SOS will also be there, with presenters Tim and Fuzz about to announce a very special feature.

As well as a tantalising display of new cars, when the show opens its doors in August it will feature the Select Electric Motor Show, an action packed Live Arena, a Live Stage, motoring celebrities, a robot making competition, Retro-Electric Live, a Supercar Paddock, classic cars, the IMI Technology Theatre, test drives, a kidz zone and a dedicated marketplace area full of petrolhead gift ideas.

Three Exciting driving experiences have been confirmed, including The Caterham Experience, The Paul Swift Stunt Driving Experience and Under 17 Driving Lessons.

The Caterham Experience, sponsored by Avon Tyres, gives visitors the chance to take a passenger ride in a Caterham, the Drift Taxi Experience will offer visitors the chance to experience the awesome handling and power of the latest Caterhams while being driven around a slalom course in one of the three outdoor arenas. Caterham will also be bringing along driving simulators, creating a showroom and offering test drives in their latest cars.

The Paul Swift Stunt Driving Experience will let visitors experience all the tricks seen in the movies as an actual passenger. This adrenaline filled experience is from the team that will be delivering our amazing stunt shows in the Cazoo Live Arena. Paul and his team of professional stunt drivers will strap visitors in for passenger rides that they will never forget, while they perform stunts such as parallel parking, J turns and drifting, including an unforgettable lap of the slalom course.

The third driving experience,, in partnership with The Big Learner Relay, are Under 17 Driving lessons. Visitors will be able to get their youngsters behind the wheel for a 20-minute driving experiences in a manual car fitted with dual controls and with a fully qualified driving instructor. Children will practice steering, reversing parking and even a bit of slalom.

The Show will also feature the Automotive Careers Expo, which will run throughout the event and support the autotmotive sector and its employees as the Covid-19 Pandemic comes to an end.

Andy Entwistle added: “Nowhere else can car fans and their families get such an amazing day out in 2021, and all for just £18.50 per head, or £37 for a family ticket. As the final countdown begins, we’re hugely excited about the show and cannot wait to welcome guests.”

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