AUTOSPORT INTERNATIONAL TURNS 25

The global motorsport community will converge on Birmingham in January, as Europe’s largest dedicated motorsport trade show, Autosport International, celebrates its 25th anniversary.

Since it was first held in 1991, the event has brought together international guests and leaders from the United Kingdom’s renowned high-performance engineering sector together to network and view the latest technology on the eve of the new motorsport season.

That tradition continues at Birmingham’s NEC on 8-11 January 2015, with the opening two days dedicated to industry, including Autosport Engineering, and the ongoing evolution of motorsport reflected in the new Low Carbon Racing and Automotive Show.

In 2012, Britain’s Motorsport Valley generated £9 billion in sales, up from £4.6 billion in 2000, in figures compiled by the Motorsport Industry Association. The community goes well beyond being home to the majority of the teams in Formula 1, comprising over 4,300 companies and employing over 41,000 people.

Autosport International’s role as the industry’s principal showcase is evident through its growing audience; almost 28,000 motorsport professionals attended Autosport International 2014, while 600 companies from more than 20 different countries were present as exhibitors. With 150 firms having exhibited at the maiden show in 1991, it highlights not only the growth of the event, but also the industry as a whole.

Among the countless launches held at the show during its history, recent years have seen several emerging UK manufacturers reveal new projects. In 2014, the Zenos E10 sports car was unveiled, while a year earlier Anglo-German venture Sin Cars introduced its new R1 concept.

“Motorsport has changed massively since the very first Autosport International in 1991, namely with the move towards greener solutions and an increase in simulation technology, but what hasn’t changed is that the UK is at the forefront of the industry,” Ian France, Autosport International Show Director, said.

“The show has also grown considerably in that time, to now bring approximately 600 companies and almost 28,000 engineers, buyers and decision makers from around the world together under one roof. The networking and business conducted at the show each year influences what happens on the racetracks, and flows into other high-performance engineering sectors such as automotive, aerospace, defence and marine.

“As we prepare to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Autosport International, we’re proud to have played our part in the ongoing growth and success of the robust local industry and are excited about what’s in store for the next 25 years.”

With just under two months to go, an extensive list of companies from 16 different countries have already signed up as Autosport International 2015 exhibitors. Among them are industry leaders such as ATL Fuel Cells, Brembo S.p.A., DC Electronics, AP Racing, M-Sport, Ohlins Racing AB, Quaife Engineering, Wirth Research and Zircotec.

“AP Racing has been an Autosport International exhibitor since the very beginning and while motorsport has changed a lot in that time, the show remains an important part of it here in the UK,” Joe Bennett, AP Racing Marketing Engineer, said.

“Every January it really brings the industry together. For exhibitors, it provides a valuable platform to keep everyone aware of our brand, who we are and what we do, along with showcasing out latest developments and meeting new and potential customers.”

Commencing with two days dedicated to industry visitors, Autosport Engineering in association with Racecar Engineering on 8-9 January, Autosport International trade registration is available from £27, with discounts for group bookings. To register call +44 (0)845 218 6012, or visit www.autosportinternational.com.

Notes to editors

*8-9 January are dedicated Trade-only days

Applications for media accreditation are now welcomed through http://bit.ly/ASI15accred until 20 December 2014. Full terms and conditions can be found at http://www.autosportinternational.com/trade/Content/Media-accreditation-TandCs

For more information or high resolution imagery, please contact a member of the Autosport International Press Office on +44 (0)1908 635300 or email asi-pr@rsm-auto.com.

Autosport Engineering is Europe’s largest dedicated motorsport trade show and, as part of Autosport International, brings the UK and international motorsport industry together at Birmingham’s NEC on 8-11 January 2015.

For more ticket information call +44 (0)844 581 1420 or visit www.autosportinternational.com

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8-11 January 2015NEC Birmingham, UK Featuring every level of motor racing, from karting to Formula 1, the show truly brings together the world of motorsport under one roof. Catering for both professionals and motorsport fans alike, Autosport International incorporates two trade-only days (8 & 9) followed by two Public days (10 & 11) dedicated to motorsport enthusiasts. Autosport International takes place alongside the leading UK exhibition dedicated to enthusiasts of sports and performance cars, the Performance Car Show; giving visitors the ideal place to see the very best high-performance machines in their full glory.

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