BARC kicks off 2018 season at Autosport Show International

15 Jan 18

The British Automobile Racing Club kicked off the 2018 season in fine style last week with a successful four days at the Autosport Show International.

Held at the NEC Arena in Birmingham, the event has long-since been the perfect place to lift the curtain on another year of motorsport, with tens of thousands of enthusiasts attending.

With some of the biggest names of the motorsport industry in attendance, the show provided a backdrop for a host of major announcements and unveilings.

For the BARC, a striking new stand was teamed with a variety of cars, consistently drawing in a crowd - both on the public and trade days. Event organisers recognised the BARC by awarding the Club with the best stand in National Motorsport.

Adorning the stand was Nathan Heathcote’s title-winning British Rallycross Citroen DS3, a split liveried Renault UK Clio Cup machine, a Citroen C1 and Renault Clio from the Classic Touring Car Racing Club.

In addition, a Westfield also took pride of place on the Club’s stand following the news that a new championship will launch in 2019.

Drew Furlong, BARC Chief Operating Officer, said: “The Autosport Show International always serves as the starting point to a new season and this year has been no different.

“To have a new stand design at the show was refreshing and it proved to go down well, as was proven with organisers awarding us best stand in the National Motorsport area; it showcased what we as a Club are all about.

“Over the four days we had plenty of drivers, teams and co-ordinators visit us, with a great response from them all.

“This year is shaping up to be another busy one for the Club and we are in a strong position to once again move forward.”

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