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In less than a month, the UK’s premier motoring event, the British Motor Show, is back for 2022 and will be held at Farnborough International, Hampshire, from August 18-21.
There will be car launches, supercars, classic cars, automotive celebrities, test drives, stunt shows, interactive features and jaw-dropping passenger rides that the whole family is sure to enjoy.
Celebrities in attendance include Car SOS hosts Fuzz Townshend and Tim Shaw, Olympian Iwan Thomas, car TV expert Mike Brewer, YouTube star Yanni and Paul Swift’s incredible stunt show. There will also be many interactive features that have never been seen in other automotive events. The British Motor Show has stayed true to its mission to reinvent the concept of the motor show into an exciting event the whole family would love.
It looks like they’ve accomplished the feat as over 47,000 guests attended the event in 2021. This year, the British Motor Show is expecting over 70,000 guests and tickets are expected to sell out faster than ever. VIP tickets will also soon be sold out. Customers are strongly encouraged to pre-book their tickets to avoid queues or worse, risk not getting a ticket the same day.
The British Motor Show has brought back all the events that guests enjoyed a lot during the 2021 event. These include the stunt shows, group tests, supercar presentations, driving experiences, as well as interviews of guests with Tim and Fuzz. For 2022, many more events await visitors, including The Bridgestone Arena in association with motorsport-dedicated Kwik Fit, which will feature the Shred Shed Drift Show. There will also be Petrolheadonism live, and a Formula 1 car that will be in the Live Arena.
Mike Brewer is joined this year by Olympian Iwan Thomas to host the cinch Live Arena. Stretched over four days, the cinch Live Arena will be the venue for different events such as stunt shows, Supercar Showdown, classic car parades, parachute demonstrations and Guinness World Record attempts. Car-monwealth games are the end-of-day shows that pit celebrities against each other in high gear.
A stunt extravaganza to be performed by Paul Swift’s stunt team will wow the crowd twice a day. They will feature sideways and two-wheel driving, as well as the special “British Job” stunt show.
For those who come to the British Motor Show to see new models or to learn about the latest automotive technology, there is a large queue at the IMI theatre. Questions about the latest automotive technologies will be answered and discussed. They will also debunk some of the myths that continue to plague electric vehicles on the market. AA will also have a car clinic where everyone can learn about the latest in the car industry or any car-related issue.
The show will represent more than 25 manufacturers and will have a much larger surface area compared to the 2021 edition. New rooms have been added to the successful layout of 2021. It has been a while since so many manufacturers were represented. In fact, the last time there were so many manufacturers was back at Excel in 2008, at the last British International Motor Show.
At least three exclusive model reveals are also planned for the upcoming show. This includes an exclusive first opportunity to see a new electric van designed and built in Britain. It is excellent testimony that the Show is an ideal location for international launches due to its high attendance and media profile.
At the event, there will be more than 20 models from which guests can choose to take a test drive at the event. There will also be a variety of classics and supercars that haven’t even been shown at previous UK motor shows.
A wide variety of exhibitors have registered for the event, ranging from manufacturers, retailers, modifiers, market retailers and technology companies totaling over 250. There will also be exclusive launches which will include significant new technology that AA will be revealed for the first time.
Andy Entwistle, CEO of the British Motor Show, said: “Just four weeks from the opening of our doors, the excitement is at a fever pitch and so are ticket sales. The 2022 show is destined to (be) bigger, better and busier than it was in 2021 and was already getting incredible feedback from exhibitors. With school holidays starting in most areas at the end of this week, families across the UK are making plans for summer holidays. Within two hours of around 60% of the UK population, the British Motor Show is not only a ‘must see’ date for the newspaper, but also offers unrivaled value compared to most family outings.
From August 18-21, the British Motor Show, sponsored by cinch, will be held at Farnborough International. Advanced ticket prices that have been held since 2021 are just £18.50 each. Bigger discounts await bigger crowds, as the ticket is just £37 for a family of four. Customers are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance as the busiest days are expected to sell out soon.
For those wishing to purchase online, they can do so on the British Motor Show website.