This year’s motorsport show marks 50 years of British touring car racing
10 December 2007

John Cleland’s 1995 Vauxhall Cavalier, Matt Neal’s 2006 Honda Integra and Steve Soper’s 1987 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 will be among the star attractions at a special celebration of the British Touring Car Championship’s 50th anniversary next month, which is taking place at the annual Autosport International show.In commemoration of the championship’s 50th year, more than 20 racing cars from the BTCC’s history will be displayed at the show, which is taking place at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre on January 12 and 13 2008.“The excitement on the track and the passion displayed by the million of fans of the BTCC is among the greatest of any championship in the world,” said BTCC series director Alan Gow, “and I believe that it’s as popular, competitive, exciting and captivating today as at any stage during its 50 years.”The BTCC exhibit is one of many reasons to visit the NEC in January. Elsewhere you can be entertained by driving displays in the live action arena, take passenger rides in the hottest metal, turn your hand at a bit of racing yourself in a go-kart, or watch the likes of Mark Webber, David Coulthard, Jenson Button and Andy Priaulx be interviewed on the Autosport stage.This year the Autosport show is twinned with a new exhibition offering car enthusiasts a closer look at their dream cars - it's Pistonheads' Performance Car Show. At it will be special displays of supercars, cars for sale and tuned cars, and entry is free with your Autosport International ticket.Visit for more on Europe’s biggest motorsport show, or to book your tickets.

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