GLASGOW STREET RUN PLAN
F1 cars and other racers headline new festival planned for closed-road event
A new motor racing demonstration event will take place at the Scotland Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow this year, and David Coulthard will drive a Red Bull F1 machine.
The three-day festival, called Ignition, takes place from August 5-7. A selection of supercars, race and rally cars – as well as bikes – will run on the closed-loop purpose made track.
Display areas include a Motor Sport Hall, celebrating Scottish success in the competition arena, and a Motorbike Hall. There will also be a Classic and Vintage Hall and a display of Colin Mcrae’s famous rally machines.
Councillor Frank Mcaveety, leader of Glasgow City Council and chair of Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, said: “We’re really looking forward to hosting the inaugural Ignition festival of motoring.
“The announcement of the street circuit is incredibly exciting as it marks a first for Glasgow and will put the city right at the heart of the action.
“It makes perfect sense for Ignition to make its home in Glasgow as we’re a city that’s always on the move and we have a history of welcoming the world’s elite supercars and drivers, having previously provided the backdrop for thrilling scenes in the Fast & Furious 6 movie as well being the starting point for the iconic Monte Carlo Rally.”
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