Classic cars set for Automechanika Birmingham

With just three weeks to go until Automechanika Birmingham, fans of iconic racing cars and classic vehicles are invited to book their free tickets to catch a glimpse during the three-day event.

Automechanika Birmingham offers the opportunity to source the latest tools, technology and innovations at a one-stop-shop for mechanics and car enthusiasts, returning to the NEC Birmingham from 6-8 June.

NAPA Racing UK British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) aces Dan Rowbottom and former champion Ash Sutton will be at the show on 7 and 8 June. They will be on the Alliance Automotive UK stand, where visitors and fans can meet and chat with the drivers and pose for a photo with them.

Fellow BTCC star Jake Hill is at the show on 6 June at Laser Tools’ stand with his Laser Tools Racing with MB Motorsport BMW 330e M Sport car – an evolution of the car he took three race wins with on his way to third place in the 2022 season.

Leading motor factor Arnold Clark Autoparts will have the legendary Vampire drag car on display for the duration of the event – the holder of the UK land speed record and infamous for being crashed by Richard Hammond on BBC’s Top Gear in 2006. Autodata will have a 2023-liveried Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 car on display, courtesy of the team’s sponsors Solera.

Illustrating the history of the aftermarket industry, a legendary Snap-on Ford Model T, complete with replica tool storage drawers its sales reps would have used back in the 1920s will be exhibited.

Additionally, the 1993 Rover 216 Honda cabriolet driven by the Bangers 4 Ben team of Louise Baker and Rachel Murray is going up for charity auction at Automechanika Birmingham. The car returns to its home in the Midlands for the auction to raise further funds for the charity that supports staff in the automotive industry.