Joe Aitken, Head of Events at Glasgow Life, said: “IGNITION was the most exciting, ambitious and complex motor show ever to be staged in Scotland and it was the sheer scale of this high-octane festival which proved so appealing to Glasgow. From the creation of Scotland’s first-ever Formula One street circuit and a stellar line up of some of the biggest names in world motorsport to a truly remarkable collection of supercars and bikes, classic cars and the Top Gear Live stunt team”.
4 - 6 August, SEC Campus, Glasgow
IGNITION launched in summer 2016, bringing Formula One and the Red Bull Racing team to the streets of Glasgow. There were displays of classic cars, supercars, rally cars, motorcycles and more with live action across the weekend on a specially constructed street circuit surrounding the venue. Iconic rally driver Jimmy McRae inaugurated the circuit in Colin McRae’s original Subaru which featured in the festival as part of the Colin McRae Tribute Collection. The Top Gear Live Stunt team injected further thrills into IGNITION as they brought excitement and flair to the live action zone and fans were treated to power laps from the Stig. Team Japspeed and driver Shane Lynch kept us entertained all weekend with their tyre burning antics. Alongside the live action, the exhibition halls were packed with exhibitors meaning there really was something for everyone.
Details of 2017 coming soon!