The Best Annual Motor and Car Exhibitions Worth Attending

Motor Expo

If you are a car and motor enthusiast, there are some annual shows and exhibitions that take place in the UK and further afield each year, that I have attended and can recommend. Below are the 3 that I most enjoy attending each year and which are worth booking if you have the chance!

London Motor Show, UK

This annual show takes place over the course of 4 days (normally in the month of May) and is one of the biggest events for the car industry in the UK. The big players in the industry such as Porsche, Rolls Royce, Lamborghini, Aston Martin and Mercedes tend to be among 125 + exhibitors in the Battersea Evolution Venue.

In addition to seeing some of the very latest innovations in the show area, one aspect of this show I recommend is the series of lectures that always take place where popular faces from the auto industry speak on all aspects of the motor industry.

When: 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th May 2018
Where: Battersea Evolution, London.
Further Information: Official site.

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AutoSport International Show

Also in the UK and a popular annual event, this time in Birmingham, is the AutoSport International Show. This shows focus is on the motor racing sector and hence, if you have always wanted to see an F1 car, up close and personal, then this is a great opportunity to see one of the Ferrari’s or McClaren’s from recent F1 seasons.

A number of celebrities from the motor racing world always attend so do not be surprised to walk by the likes of Nigel Mansell, Rob Smedley, Johnny Herbert and Eddie Jordan. This show also offers a ‘Live Action Arena’ where you can see a range of talks, presentations and Q&A events over the course of the 4 days.

This show is really a show for everyone. Whether you are a racing fan or someone involved with racing industry and want to see the latest innovations, this event is worth a visit. Over 25 years old and as a well respected motor event, this is well organised and worth the effort. Make sure to visit the ‘Historical Motorsport area’ area of this event!

When: January 11th to 14th 2018.
Where: NEC Birmingham, UK
Further Information: Official site.

A look at the 2017 show below

Professional Motorsport World Expo Cologne, Germany

This is one of the biggest shows of its kind in Europe and attracts visitors from over 50 countries each year and attracts a very wide range of motor suppliers, teams, motor accessories parts providers and so on. This event is significant in terms trade and networking for any of you involve at all with the motor racing industry. It should be noted that this is not a show intended for the general public but if you are in the industry, this is an event that brings together an impressive set of exhibitors (see the latest list here) and that you might wish to consider attending.

When: 15th, 16th and 17th November 2017.
Where: Exhibition Centre Cologne
Further Information: Official site.

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