After a 12-year absence, the British Motor Show will return in 2020. The event is due to take place in August, at the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre in Hampshire.
It’s not going to be quite the same as it was, though. The last British Motor Show took place at London’s Excel in 2008 and was organised by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.
Taking the reins for 2020 is Andy Entwistle: responsible for organising events such the London Motor And Tech Show. An exhibition website will be launched on November 19, where exhibitor and ticket details will be available.
“This is going to be something unlike any other motor show you’ve seen,” Entwistle said.
“We’ll be celebrating motoring past, present and future with halls dedicated to all the best that the manufacturers currently have to offer, a peek into the future and, of course, at some amazing classics.
“We have had such fantastic support from everyone we’ve spoken to and I have a panel of key people from within the industry to help ensure that we shape a show that not only delivers an amazing experience for visitors, but also helps support the automotive industry in the UK.”
British Motor Show: what’s on
The Farnborough exhibition space offers 40,000 square feet, across five halls. Outside, there will be a live area with a two-mile track for test-drivers. Even children under 17 will be able to take supervised driving lessons. Exhibitors and more event features will be announced soon.
Ticket details will follow, too. Expect budget-friendly prices to encourage plenty of visitors.
- This article was amended on 28 October to replace an image of the 2018 London Motor Show at Excel. The organisers have told us they do not wish to be associated with the British Motor Show and plans for the 2020 London Motor Show ‘will be announced soon’.