Motor Sport News - - Show Review -

There is no greater lure into mo­tor­sport than the sights, sounds and smells of cars in full flow.

Sure, shiny show ma­chines on stands do pique my in­ter­est – par­tic­u­larly if they’re as truly stun­ning as the new Ford GT World En­durance Cham­pi­onship chal­lenger, or even as in­trigu­ing as the grime­caked Le Mans–win­ning Porsche 919 Hy­brid LMP1, both of which were found on the main Au­tosport Stage.

But static cars never truly have the same wow fac­tor as their mov­ing coun­ter­parts. My high­light for this year was the aptly named Adrenaline Zone. The Live Ac­tion Arena is great, with its stunt shows and a va­ri­ety of demon­stra­tions, but hav­ing a go your­self re­ally gives you some­thing to re­mem­ber. The area in­cluded a kart­ing oval and a su­perb Thrill Ride at­trac­tion run by Bri­tish mar­que Ginetta. For a few quid you could have a se­ries of stunt laps in a G40R with a pro­fes­sional driver. The in­door set­ting acted as an am­pli­fier for the revs, the tyre squeal and ev­ery pop and bang that makes the sport so ex­cit­ing.

If you fan­cied club rac­ing, out­side the NEC you could try your hand at highly ad­dic­tive Au­tosolo runs.

If you were at the show and didn’t do any, you missed out.

Au­totest­ing is very ad­dic­tive Thrill rides in Ginetta were a treat for the show-go­ers

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