📂︎ News | 🖳︎ Wayne Gorrett | 🖃︎ June 10, 2020 _____________________________________________________
➤ Tickets can be reserved for free now – £14.50 each or £29 for a family of 4, free parking.
The British Motor Show announces festive themed North & South shows to plug 2020 events gap for families and car-lovers.
Following the disappointing but necessary rescheduling of The British Motor Show to August 2021, Automotion Events is bringing forward the launch of two regional winter spinoff events called ‘The British Motor Show Cars & Christmas’, previously scheduled for 2021.
Automotion Events, in partnership with Imperial Cars and Farnborough International are pleased to announce that the first of two automotive shows – ‘Cars & Christmas’ South, will take place at Farnborough International Conference Centre on the weekend of 28th and 29th November, 2020.
The ‘Cars & Christmas’ North show will follow on the 5th and 6th of December, full details of which will be announced later as it is currently in the planning stage.
The two ‘Cars & Christmas’ events will be motor shows with a difference – versions of The British Motor Show with distinctly festive feels. Each will be a magical show for families and car enthusiasts alike, packed full of live entertainment, great automotive experiences and a huge festive themed automotive marketplace and Christmas market.
For those in the south coming to the Farnborough International Expo Centre, the event will be the perfect place for visitors to find the ideal gift for the car-lover in their life, see some of the latest new cars on sale and enjoy a day of fantastic live entertainment in the 3,000m2 arena, where Paul Swift will be bringing a festive feel to his stunt show. There will be an 8,000m2 indoor marketplace and display hall including a zone dedicated to EV’s and our very own Retro-Electric area.
Automotion Events CEO Andy Entwistle explained, “With the decimation of the global automotive events calendar this year and the rescheduling of the main British Motor Show to next year, we are bringing forward the launch of our winter spinoff events ‘The British Motor Show Cars & Christmas’ from 2021 to November and December this year.
“We know that car fans and families alike will be desperate to get out and enjoy some automotive based fun, we also wanted to support the UK’s suppliers and exhibitors who rely on events for their income.” He added, “We will be working closely with the venue and local government to make sure this is delivered in a safe environment and, at present, we are limiting the tickets to just 5,000 a day to enable us to offer social distancing at the venue.”
Andy also added, “We’re over the moon that Imperial Cars are supporting the show. We already have a great relationship with Imperial Cars, our sponsor of the live arena at The British Motor Show and it’s great to have them as headline partner for ‘Cars & Christmas’ ”.
Neil Smith, Operations Director at Imperial Cars said “It is a shame that The British Motor Show has been rescheduled to 2021 – but it was done for the right reasons. The dual ‘Cars & Christmas’ events will ensure that car fans around the country can still get a fix of automotive fun. We are pleased to be part of the first ‘Cars & Christmas’ shows as they will be great days out for all the family and will help suppliers show their products”.
The events will be full of live action and celebrity fun including a round of Britain’s Biggest Car Quiz on the stage plus a special visit from Santa, who will decorating a Christmas tree in the live arena like it’s never been done before. Santa (AKA Paul Swift) will be joined by his troop of merry elves who will be having some fun in their sleigh too!
Other live content includes car parades in the arena, a display of robots, the chance for visitors to participate in Paul Swift’s precision driving experience and under 17’s driving event, plus of course a huge Christmas market!
The organisers are encouraging visitors to secure their tickets for the North and South shows now to avoid disappointment as only 5,000 tickets will initially be available per day, with more released when social distancing rules allow.
Organisers are offering customers the chance to reserve their tickets for the shows now, without paying a penny. Once social distancing rules are relaxed, The British Motor Show will notify those that have reserved tickets, who will have 2 days to pay for their tickets before they are released.
The organisers will be picking 20 lucky winners from the registrations who will each get a complimentary family ticket to the events, including an exclusive Paul Swift driving experience!
Visitors can reserve their tickets now by visiting The British Motor Show website. Tickets will be just £14.50 each or £29 for a family of 4, with free parking available.