What is Autosport International?
To sum it up into one sentence, it's the "largest dedicated global motorsport exhibition in Europe."
Exactly, it's definitely an event you do not want to miss and our photographer, Rich McKee, was able to attend this event with the well-known automotive blog family Fast-N-Modded.
This event covers almost every areas of motorsports and is held once a year. Think of it as SEMA but in Europe. Here's a summary of what goes around.
This annual pre-season network event covers all areas of motorsport, both professional and grass roots, from karting right up to Formula One. Held at the NEC since January 1991, Autosport International is widely regarded as a showcase event for the UK and European motorsport industry.
This must-attend event incorporates two trade days followed by two public days, which uniquely cater for the industry and motorsport fans alike. Show highlights include The FIFTH GEAR Live Action Arena, UK’s largest indoor racing track with live performances from the presenters of the hit TV series FIFTH GEAR; the F1 Racing Grid and the renowned Autosport Central Stage.
Visitors of Autosport International can also enjoy PistonHeads: The Performance Car Show - the leading UK exhibition dedicated to enthusiasts of sports and performance cars - which runs in adjacent halls.
Rich did a spectacular job doing a coverage for our site and Fast-N-Modded. Part 1 will mostly consist of the showcase room and will continue with Part 2 later on.
|Very unique way of adding the widebody.|
|Never knew Rota had a sponsored car.|
|Blink of an eye.|
|This is one heck of a sexy R8. Really want to see this ripping the tracks.|
|I wouldn't mind driving in one.|
|1 letter + 1 number = Beast|
|Is this car what I think it is? Ken Nomura's BNR34.|
|Sexiness. I know Rich liked this car.|
|Function & Form.|
|I need to add these rides in my garage.|
|One fine Ford Mustang|
|I remember seeing something like this at SEMA. Simply amazing.|
|What in the world is going on in the engine bay?|
|Definitely something nasty. I'll leave you guys guessing.|
|It even has the fitment. This BMW has it all.|
|Don't underestimate because of its size. It's written 'quality' all over it.|
|Gullwings will never get old, well..maybe I'm saying that because it's on a Mercedes. Either way :)|
Ridiculously big Donuts.
|It's written on the rear bumper, 'BMW V12 Power'.|
|Fabia S2000 is one of those cars I would really like to own.|
|Not just an ordinary M3, but a M3 GTS. V8 engine was upgraded to a 4.4L from 4.0L, 444HP, and much more.|
Matt Black is amazing.
J's Racing s2k! Yes! Would be such an amazing experience seeing this car in person.
|Sumopower's GT-R. They are really emphasizing it.|
|JapSpeed's STI. I believe there is a 1JZ under the hood.|
|But not this model under it.|
|This is a system you want to have if you play GT5.|
|Rich's lurkn shot.|
|Arms wide opened welcoming you with its Carbon Fiber headlights.|
|Tanner Foust's Fiesta, which was at Gymkhana and owned the crap out of Ken Block's Fiesta.|
|BBS's you cannot think of buying or finding.|
|They need to smile.|
|This looks right. Vertical doors on the right car.|
|Jake Humphrey and Martin Brundle. Humphrey works for BBC sports and is known to be the youngest presenter for automotive sports, such as F1. Martin Brundle is a well-known F1 driver.|
Will continue with Part 2 of Autosport International!