The Motor Sports Association, governing body of UK motor sport, is giving visitors to the 2013 Autosport International (NEC, Birmingham 10-13 January) a chance to participate in a live motor sport event via its award-winning Go Motorsport campaign.
Visitors to the show will be able to experience a free passenger ride in a selection of vehicles racing against the clock in a special AutoSolo being staged close to the busy exhibition halls.
AutoSolos are one of the most accessible, affordable and fun forms of motor sport with motor clubs regularly holding hundreds of events throughout the country. The focus is very much on car control as drivers negotiate a specially laid-out course in the swiftest possible time. With costs kept to a minimum, no safety gear (such as helmets and flameproof overalls) is required and there are classes for standard production cars.
What’s more it’s possible for youngsters to enter from the age of just 16 years old and it’s no surprise that future World Champions such as Colin McRae cut their competitive teeth on events such as these.
“As part of our campaign to get more people into all areas of grassroots motor sport, we are delighted to be staging an AutoSolo as an exciting new addition to what’s on offer to those attending Autosport International,” said Colin Hilton, Chief Executive of the MSA. “AutoSolos are hugely entertaining and an inexpensive way into motor sport for anyone wanting to have fun on four wheels.”
Tickets for the passenger rides will be available free of charge from the Go Motorsport display stand at the NEC.