This weekend sees the Autosport International Show 2019 which is being held as normal at Birmingham’s NEC. For those who have not visited the show in the past, it is a huge motor racing trade show for two days, and then the weekend sees two public days with fans attending to see the cars, drivers and teams.
The show is a great opportunity for various racing series and teams to make announcements about their 2019 plans, and this year saw the announcement that the Mini Challenge would replace the Clio Cup on the TOCA BTCC calendar from 2020, and various driver announcements including Team Hard unveiling a Clio Cup entry in 2019 with Ethan Hammerton and Max Coates.
It was also an opportunity for BTCC newcomers Trade Price Cars to unveil their livery, with driver Jake Hill in attendance.
Most of the Formula One teams have a car on display, and in addition, a wonderful statue of Ayrton Senna is attracting plenty of attention.
If you are a Facebook user, you can see a 3D version of the image by clicking on the link below.
The new W Series is also getting lots of attention, with David Coulthard on hand to answer questions about the championship today. He was on the stand for most of the day.
There were also plenty of stands about interesting series and opportunities that may not be as well known, such as the Daniel Ricciardo Series, a karting championship.
As normal, there are plenty of classic cars on display too.
If you are interested in previous shows, you can see some photos here:
Meanwhile, here are some more photos from the 2019 show. The public days are Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th January, so at the time of writing, you still have time to make it along.