The news has broken that a new three-day motoring festival will be greeting the streets of Glasgow this year, starting on the 5th August.

Hosted at Glasgow’s SECC, the Ignition Festival will showcase all aspects of motoring and will also pay homage to some of the world’s greatest motorsport stars. There will be displays of iconic cars and bikes, including a collection of local hero Colin McRae’s rally cars and various other mouth-watering machines from the great marques of the past and present.

However, as if all this was not exciting enough, the Ignition Festival will feature a bespoke Glasgow street track around the grounds of the SECC which will hold live demonstrations across the three days. Notably, one of those in action will be Scotland’s own F1 star, David Coulthard, who will take to the specially designed street circuit in a Red Bull Racing Formula 1 car.

Scottish Motor Sports are delighted to be working with the event’s organisers to help engage the motorsports community with the Ignition Festival at all levels. The event will showcase the pinnacle of the sport by giving fans the unique opportunity to see and hear a Formula 1 car in the streets of Glasgow, and it will also recognise Scotland’s rich motor sporting heritage, with displays of iconic cars and bikes. However, at grassroots level, the Ignition Festival will provide an excellent platform for us to showcase our sport to the public and to help them start their very own motorsport journey.

There will be more announcements to come over the coming months but in the meantime, it’s fair to say that we are pretty excited about this event!

For more event information, the full event press release can be found here:Ignition Festival of Motoring

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