London, UK, July 2, 2008 – The London Motorsport Show and Race Car Live!
have amalgamated to create one of the UK’s biggest
motorsport industry events, which will take place at
Brands Hatch race circuit on Saturday 22nd and
Sunday 23rd November 2008.

The London Motorsport Show incorporating Race Car
Live! will provide the motorsport industry with its best
opportunity ever to showcase leading products and
services to drivers, teams, motor clubs and
enthusiasts. New and used race cars from various
open and closed wheel formulae and disciplines will
be available to test drive on the Indy circuit during
the event.

The aim is to create a one-stop-shop for all your
racing needs for the season. As well as test-driving
racing cars, new drivers will be able to take their
ARDS test, including medical examinations by
MSA-recognised doctor Mark Green. Drivers can also
get advice from top UK engine and chassis suppliers,
as well as attending seminars and presentations
conducted by leading industry figures. There will also
be a retail area for all your racing needs.

The Brands Hatch paddock area will be transformed
into an exhibition site, with race car manufacturers,
clubs, teams and race organisers offering potential
and existing competitors the opportunity to experience
the best formulae in the UK and Europe first-hand
from the pit garages.

Jonathan Palmer, Chief Executive of circuit owners
MotorSport Vision, said: “I am delighted that Brands
Hatch has been chosen as the venue for this year’s
London Motorsport Show. By amalgamating with Race
Car Live!, a unique interactive show for the whole UK
motorsport industry, the event is set to attract more
spectators and competitors than ever before and –
with Brands Hatch being just 17 miles from the centre
of London and 3 miles off the M25 – I am sure it will
be a great success.”

MSA drivers, officials and marshals will continue to
receive free tickets to the show, although there will
be a registration process to go on the track.

Other features will include the Future of Motorsport,
where visitors can discover educational courses;
Greener Motorsport, looking at how motorsport can
be more environmentally sympathetic and green
issues; and Women in Motorsport, highlighting the
growing number of opportunities for females to get
involved in what is predominantly a male-dominated

Organiser Philip Bunn said: “The move to Brands
Hatch was an obvious one. After the success of the
2007 London Motorsport Show and its live element,
it became clear that this was the way forward. To
showcase motorsport properly, there is no doubt in
my mind that you have to make the event a live
experience for all visitors, regardless of their racing

“What better place could there be than the superb
track and facilities at Brands Hatch to experience
tried and tested, as well as the latest competition
cars on the market?”

The organisers have not forgotten their roots, either,
and karting will play a big part, featuring its own
Karting Pavilion and a dedicated kart track. Martin
Hines of Zip Karts, the UK’s most successful
manufacturer, importer, team and retailer said:
“Karting is one of the most important sectors of grass
roots motorsport and is where most of our top drivers
learn their race-craft. It is very important that karting
is represented as part of this motorsport showcase
and I am very much behind the project.”

Tickets, registration, and inquiries can be made
through the web site at

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