Ignition: The All-new Motoring Festival

  • IGNITION festival of motoring launches in Scotland this summer
  • Red Bull Racing, David Coulthard and The Stig in action on bespoke Glasgow street circuit
  • Three-day motoring festival to take over the SECC and surrounding streets.

The sight and awesome sound of the Red Bull Racing Formula 1 car plus power laps by Top Gear’s tame racing driver The Stig are just some of the highlights of a high octane festival planned for the streets of Glasgow this summer.

As well as paying homage to some of the world’s finest motor sporting heroes, the event will showcase all aspects of motoring. It will even close roads around the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre and SSE Hydro Arena to create Glasgow’s first ever street circuit.

Scotland’s own F1 star David Coulthard will take to the specially constructed Street Circuit in the Red Bull Racing RB7, giving fans a unique opportunity to see and hear a Formula 1 machine up close.

And there will be further track action from a wild selection of race, rally and supercars as well as bikes to make 5-7 August one of the most exciting weekends on this year’s motoring calendar.

Called IGNITION, the brand new event which will be based at the SECC, will be the most exciting, ambitious and complex motor show ever to be staged in Scotland. Organised by the team behind Top Gear Live, IGNITION promises to be nothing like a traditional motor show.

“Scotland’s rich heritage and passion for motor sport coupled with Glasgow’s proven ability to stage world leading events makes it the perfect location for our innovative IGNITION festival of motoring,” said Event Director Jeremy Vaughan.

Track action will continue across all three days of the show and will be complemented by displays of iconic cars including a collection of local hero Colin McRae’s rally cars. McRae is one of Scotland’s many motor sport World Champions. Indeed, Scotland is one of only five countries to have produced World Champions on two, three and four wheels an achievement that IGNITION will celebrate.

The Top Gear Live Stunt team will inject further thrills into IGNITION as they bring excitement and flair to the live action zone while a Supercar Pavilion curated by Top Gear magazine will display the finest supercars and hyper-cars from Bugatti’s to Zondas.

Further display areas include a Motor Sport Hall, celebrating Scottish success in the competition arena, and a Motorbike Hall of two-wheel machines from super-bikes and café racers to sports touring bikes and custom cruisers.

Those who enjoy motoring’s heritage will find their favourites in the Classic and Vintage Hall which will be filled with mouth-watering machines from the great marques of the past as well as showcasing lovingly restored classics from car club members.

Add to this the latest from manufacturers and dealers, a test car facility where visitors can get behind the wheel themselves and a young driver area to whet the appetite of our next generation of drivers and its clear IGNITION will be unmissable.

Full details can be found via the show’s official website www.ignitionfestival.co.uk

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