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Why Europe's biggest autosport show keeps returning to Birmingham

The Autosport International Show has been running for 22 years, it is Europe's biggest motorsport exhibition.

The show takes 14 months to organise, with big industry names such as Sir Jackie Stewart showcasing his collection, and Formula One presenter Jake Humphrey.

It runs for four days at Birmingham's NEC and the organiser says there are many reasons why they keep bringing it back to Birmingham, now in its 21st year.

The organisers say it is estimated over the four days £800 million is generated for the motorsport economy.


Unveiling of a 'milestone car' made in Peterborough

The Radical Xtreme Coupé was unveiled today dubbed a milestone car by manufacturers Credit: ITV Central

Europe's biggest motorsport show has returned to Birmingham with 80,000 people expected to attend with people flying in from around the world.

Today the £90,000 Radical Xtreme Coupe, which is built in Peterborough, was unveiled.

The Managing Director of Radical Sports Cars who manufactured the car said "it's just a completely different experience, it is like living in a goldfish bowl. So, if you like being admired this is the car to be in, you will get a lot of looks. Rather like a jet engine on wheels."

Autosport show returns to Birmingham

Over 80,000 people are expected over the next few days. Credit: Autosport International Show

Europe's largest motorsport show returns to Birmingham this week.

One of the stars of this year's Autosport International Show at the NEC is the Radical Xtreme Coupé, which is built in Peterborough and will be revealed for the first time.

Over 80,000 people are expected over the next few days.