Autosport International

Autosport International

About Autosport International


If you are mad about motorsport then you need to get your first motor racing fix of 2007 at the world's biggest motorsport show, Autosport International, on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 January, at the NEC in Birmingham. Long regarded as the official start to the motor racing season, Autosport International brings together a mouthwatering selection of performance and racing cars, world class international car manufacturer launches, and the all-action Live Action Arena all under one roof.

Add to that the cream of international racing stars, from motor sport legends such as Derek Bell, Allan McNish, David Brabham, Andy Priaulx, Mark Blundell and Jason Plato, alongside the Formula 1 stars of the future, and this is the show no motorsport fan should miss.

The new Super Aguri F1 Team driver, Britain's popular Anthony Davidson, will be at the show on Saturday whilst his teammate Takuma Sato will be meeting his British fans for the very first time on Sunday. The unique award-winning F1 Racing Gallery, featuring a car from every F1 team, will bring to life the famous long, looping right hand Curva Parabolica at Monza.

In excess of £20 million worth of legendary Le Mans cars will be just one of the major displays, with still more to be confirmed. These famous cars will be reunited with their celebrated drivers in what will be the most significant display of Le Mans cars ever assembled. The feature will be evocative of Le Mans, filling 990m2 of Hall 20 it will recreate the sights and sounds of this great circuit, complete with the early morning race day mist.

From Sir Henry Birkins' supercharged 1930 Bentley to the 1953 winning C-type Jaguar, to Graham Hill's 1972 winning Matra MS670 through to the sister car of the winning 2005 Audi, this is just a taste of the tantalising array of what will be the most significant collection of Le Mans cars ever seen. Derek Bell will be reunited with his 1988 Porsche; Allan McNish with his Audi; Andy Wallace with his 1988 Silk Cut Jaguar; Guy Smith with his 2003 winning Bentley and Paddy Hopkirk with his famous 1965 MG B.

Included in your ticket to Autosport International is an experience of a life-time. Take your seat as the lights dim, wait for the roar and feel the floor tremble – this is the Live Action Arena. This 45-minute pulse racing indoor extravaganza, hosted by Louise Goodman, brings cars and celebrity drivers choreographed with precision timing whilst stuntman Terry Grant is guaranteed to bring the crowds to their feet as he defies gravity while attempting World Record breaking stunts. Appearing in the stadium for the first time will be the spectacular Aston Martin DBR9 GT racing car and the Subaru Impreza, fresh from the Wales Rally GB, both race prepared by Prodrive.

How you could win...

Updatesport, in association with Autosport International, now give you the chance to be part of the event. We have five pairs of tickets to give away for the Saturday and Sunday, and to enter all you have to do is answer this question:

With which team did Le Mans legend Derek Bell make his Formula One debut?

In case of a tie breaks please tell us, in no more than 20 words, why you want to go to Autosport International.

Applications should be e-mailed to

The winners will be drawn on 2 January, and will be notified via email.

Booking information

Avoid the queues and book online at or by phoning the ticket hotline on 0870 380 2244. Tickets are £26.00 per adult including entry to the Live Action Arena, children's (5 - 15 years) tickets are £18.50.

The elite Paddock Pass is available at £32.00 for adults and £24.50 for children. The Paddock Pass gives exclusive access to the Driver Signing Area; access to the Live Action Arena Paddock back stage; priority seating and fast-track entry to the Live Action Arena, and a show guide lanyard including pictures of celebrities and a detailed floor plan of the show. There are a limited number of Paddock Passes available, so book early to avoid disappointment.

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