16 AUGUST 2021
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Farnborough, synonymous with British Aviation, will from Thursday (19 August) host the first ever British Motor Show which runs until Sunday (22 August). The timing is perfect with the loosening of the Covid rules, and for the family enough activities to hold an interest for all.
The Show will be officially opened by The British Army Lightning Bolts parachute team, who will then return on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, dropping into the live arena from 20,000ft at noon each day.
Other highlights include the new Select Electric Motor Show packed full of the latest EVs (backed by Select Car Leasing), three major automotive debuts, details of which will be announced on the eve of the Show, a supercar paddock featuring more than 50 supercars a day, an official presence from the UK’s best-selling brand, Ford, as well as a number of other key manufacturers.
TV motoring pundit Mike Brewer will be hosting the Live Arena. Over four days, the arena will see a mixture of thrills and spills, as well as parades and comparisons of some of the star cars at the Show.
Twice daily, Paul Swift’s stunt team will wow the crowds with a stunt extravaganza, featuring sideways and two-wheel driving, while another key highlight will be the supercar parades, in which an amazing selection of the world’s most exotic cars will rumble into the arena and make some noise.
Other Arena features are the classic car parade and a twice daily show of some of the most important motorsport exhibitors at the Show.
The Show will also feature the Automotive Careers Expo, which will run throughout the event and support the automotive sector and its employees as the Covid-19 pandemic hopefully comes to an end.
Each day, the event will close with a round of car football – The British Motor Show’s very own celebrity rendition of the Euro 2020 football championship final, with Fiats and MINIS representing England and Italy. And this time, England hopefully won’t lose on penalties.
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