PERFORMANCE CAR SHOW OPENS WITH A BANG

Thousands of fans have fired up their winter by heading to Birmingham’s NEC for the opening public day of the Performance Car Show, where they were treated to a vast array of sports and performance cars and witnessed a new Guinness World Record.

Held alongside Autosport International, the Performance Car Show presented by Landsail Tyres in association with Autocar and PistonHeads.com features sensational machinery from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, McLaren, Jaguar, BMW and more.

The show, which concludes tomorrow evening, also hosts the UK’s largest indoor racetrack, the Live Action Arena, where British stunt driver Alastair Moffatt reclaimed his Guinness World Record for the tightest parallel park.

A crowd of 5,000 people saw Moffatt slide fearlessly between two cars in a FIAT 500 with just 7.5cm to spare. Formerly held by Chinese stunt driver Han Yue, who achieved the tight squeeze with a gap of 8cm, the record could yet be broken again by Moffatt on Sunday.

“It’s wonderful to have my record back! With the gap getting ever smaller, finding the right vehicle is increasingly important, the FIAT 500 makes it perfect to getting into even the tightest parking spots,” Moffatt, who also has records for Tightest Double Parallel Park and Tightest Triple Parallel Park, said.

In addition to demonstrations by FIA World Rallycross Champion Petter Solberg, each show will feature Autocar’s Britain’s Best Driver’s Cars 2014, led by the Ferrari 458 Speciale, McLaren 650S and Porsche P11 GT3. A further selection of the latest high-octane favourites are on display in the Performance Car Show itself, including the Lamborghini Huracán, BMW i8 and Mexico’s track-focused Vühl 05.

Exclusive presentations include the Autocar Supercar Display, as well as the opportunity to see a selection of winners from the prestigious What Car? Car of the Year Awards 2015. Inside the Pie and Piston Pub by PistonHeads.com, attendees can enjoy a pint while meeting the team and admiring the LaFerrari, 950bhp hypercar. 

Showcasing every level of motorsport, Autosport International is celebrating its 25th Anniversary, leading with the F1 Racing Grid and Lewis Hamilton’s title-winning Mercedes. The Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship is also in the spotlight, along with a host of motorsport stars including13-time race winner and BBC F1 commentator David Coulthard.

Doors for the final day at Birmingham’s NEC open at 9am tomorrow, Sunday. Tickets are available for £35 for adults and £24 for children, with kids under six admitted for free. For more information, visit www.performancecarshow.com .

Notes to editors

Further news from the Performance Car Show can be found here: http://news.cision.com/autosport-international-2015

Media accreditation is available on the day at the discretion of the organiser. Those wishing to be accredited must bring photographic ID and a dated letter on headed paper from their commissioning editor confirming they are covering the Performance Car Show for that publication. 

For more information or high-resolution imagery from The Performance Car Show in association with Autocar and PistonHeads.com, please contact a member of the Press Office on +44 (0)121 2600119 or  asi-pr@rsm-auto.com .

Attended by 82,000 people in 2014, the Performance Car Show in association with Autocar and PistonHeads.com will bring the world of motoring to Birmingham’s NEC on 8-11 January 2015 (8 and 9 January are trade-only days), alongside Europe’s biggest motorsport show, Autosport International.

Tickets are now on sale for the public show. Advanced adult tickets cost £32, with children’s tickets priced at £21 (children under five years of age go free). Group tickets are also available. Paddock passes are available from £42, with VIP tickets from £120.

For more ticket information call +44 (0)844 581 1420 or visit  www.performancecarshow.com . For further details on Autosport International, 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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