Day out for the family at the British Motor Show

Plans are well underway for the return of the British Motor Show to be held at Farnborough International next month.

Organisers say it’s not just any old car show – this is the first major international British Motor Show since 2008 and it has been completely re-imagined, delivering a new concept in Motor Shows.


Here are 15 reasons why it’s an event not to be missed.


The latest and greatest cars – Over 20 of the UK’s best-known automotive brands are already confirmed as exhibitors, including a number of vehicles that have rarely been seen in the UK before including the Maserati MC20, McLaren Artura and Ford Mustang Mach E.


Technology – The Select Electric Motor Show will plug you in to all of the latest EVs and hybrid models, ready for 2030.


Test drives – It’s not just about looking at the cars either, a number of selected cars will be available for you to try out and drive live at the show.


Supercars – Every motor show worth its salt needs a selection of supercars, so the show will have the latest from Aston Martin, Maserati, Mclaren and more, plus over 50 exotic and iconic supercars on display each day.


More supercars – Visitors will be able to get passenger rides in some of your favourite supercars at the show too, courtesy of car collectors’ charity Sporting Bears


Education – The IMI Tech Theatre will play host to several daily sessions, helping answer all your questions about the latest automotive gadgetry and electric vehicles without the jargon.


Celebrities – The live stage will be full of fun, guest interviews and quizzes, including top motoring names such as Fuzz and Tim from Car SOS, Vicki Butler Henderson and many more.


Stunts – Take a passenger ride with Paul ‘Sideways Parking’ Swift in his interactive stunt experience, or watch him wow the crowds in the Live Arena.


Classic Cars – There will be more than 25 owners clubs exhibiting and some special themed displays, there’s bound to be something to whisk you down Memory Lane.


Kids’ Stuff – Features include karting, giant Scalextric and interactive activities just for the young (and young at heart), and the show will also be offering basic car maintenance lessons for kids and lots of automotive-related childish fun.


Careers – Thinking about working in the industry or looking for a change? The career zone will be full of experts, recruiters, industry leaders and apprentices, chatting about the thousands of opportunities that UK Automotive has to offer.


Live Arena – Car Football, live parades, classic and supercar displays, stunts and breath-taking activities that will appeal to all the family.


Marketplace – There will be suppliers on display with the latest gifts and gadgets, from toy cars to tech gadgets, cleaning stuff to tools and equipment.


Motorsport – From grass roots and grasstrack to the F1 elite, visitors will see the huge variety of UK motorsport including some live displays


Safe and Secure – The event takes place over a huge site, both indoor and outdoor, which allows plenty of space to enjoy yourself safely.


Set to take place at Farnborough International from August 19-22, 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.

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