Autosport International Show: Autosport International is one of the world’s largest motorsport industry trade shows, with almost every major motorsport company having some sort of representation at the show. Held in several packed halls at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre in the UK, there really is something for every motorsport lover. The major manufacturers all have a presence, as do the bigger teams, championships, parts suppliers, major magazines, media companies, equipment manufacturers, memorabilia dealers, clubs, auction houses and travel companies. If there is some sort of connection to international motorsport, it will likely be represented at Autosport International. Walking the halls is an immersive experience, and at times you really don’t know which direction to head.
There’s just so much to see. You can inspect the latest WRC and F1 cars up close, attend team launches. Purchase an old F1 gearset or a Dymag wheel from a Koenigsegg, meet drivers. Hunt for an elusive model car, buy a pedal box, watch a CNC 5-axis mill in operation, play with a sequential dog box. And speak to the engineers who have actually designed the products on display. This place would be heaven if you were building a car and needed advice on component choice. Or had a huge amount of disposable cash to blow on collectibles. This is the first show we’ve done as a company, full-stop,” said director Jacob Greaves. “We only formed last November and we set our goal of putting ourselves out here at Autosport Engineering and it has gone well.
“There was a good mix of people from all areas of motorsport who have shown good interest. It was perfect for the sort of business we’re trying to do. We’ve met a lot of people and fielded many inquiries”. Yamazaki Mazak won the award for the dedicated Manufacturing Technology Area. And Advanced Fuel Systems was named as having the best small stand. Autosport International is the final event of International Motorsport Business Week. The brightest and best thinkers in world motorsport gathered in Birmingham for the initiative, attending symposiums, conferences and business events. “The response we’ve received from exhibitors at this early stage about Autosport Engineering 2013 has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Ian France, Autosport International Show Director. “It’s been great to spend time in the hall over the last two days. And see so much new technology on show, and so much business being done.
An integral part of Autosport International this two day event is regarded by the industry figureheads as motorsport’s most important technology show. Autosport Engineering is a dedicated event for specialist technical suppliers to the motorsport and performance engineering sectors. The show embraces the cross-over of technology from other industries and showcases new suppliers. And manufacturing expertise, creating many new business and networking opportunities. With over 250 specialist companies showcasing the latest technological solutions and products and featuring the world’s leading companies who come to the show in January to unveil their latest products and technology to a highly informative and knowledgeable audience of over 26,000 trade professionals who visit, Autosport Engineering is a must attend event for motorsport businesses.