Building on the success of 2016’s inaugural event, IGNITION 2017 – Scotland’s biggest automotive showcase – will celebrate all things motoring with a specially constructed street circuit giving fans the unique opportunity to get up close to the sights, sounds and smells of everything from rally, Formula 1 and supercars to classic cars and motorbikes.
This year’s event will pay homage to Scotland’s rich rally heritage by uniting some of the sports’ most famous icons. Boasting an impressive eight World Rally Championships between them, legends Ari Vatanen, Miki Biasion, Juha Kankkunen and Stig Blomqvist will bring their championship winning cars to the streets of Glasgow for an unmissable rally spectacle, with more drivers still to be announced.
A new addition for 2017, the outdoor Ride and Drive Zone will give motor enthusiasts the chance to test their skills offering a mix of off-road driving experiences, test drives, a young driver experience and the chance to ride electric motocross and trials bikes.
The indoor IGNITION arcade, another new attraction, will host a range of games and experiences to cater for the whole family, including remote control drifting, giant Scalextric, virtual reality, simulators, gaming areas, remote control truck racing and more.
Other notable features include: 70 years of Ferrari – a tribute to the history and legacy of the famous prancing horse; the 60th anniversary of Ecurie Ecosse’s famous 24 Hours of Le Mans victory with an exclusive line-up of the team’s finest machinery, old and new; a supercar grid to rival any, featuring Lamborghinis, Porsches, McLarens, Mustangs, Mercedes and more; plus, hundreds of exhibitors showcasing the latest releases with the opportunity for visitors to buy their next car or bike at the event.
Cat Stanford, IGNITION Festival Director, said: “We’re thrilled to bring IGNITION Festival of Motoring back to Glasgow and it’s sure to be bigger, faster and louder in 2017. It was fantastic to welcome over 26,000 people to last year’s inaugural event and we hope to see even more people attend this year for what is truly a unique spectacle in Scotland.
“To witness some of the world’s finest machines perform live on our specially commissioned street-circuit is something simply not to be missed and we have something for everyone at the festival, from the most dedicated motoring enthusiast to young families. We’re working hard to add even more big names and attractions to the bill so watch this space.”
Joe Aitken, Head of Events at Glasgow Life, said: “There’s never been a motor show like IGNITION in Scotland. From the sights and sounds of the paddock and F1 cars on the street circuit to the phenomenal supercars, classic cars and bikes that will take over every part of the SEC campus, the scale, ambition and complexity of this event is truly unrivaled and we’re very excited to be bringing it back to Glasgow.
“With the addition of the outdoor Ride and Drive Zone and the IGNITION Arcade, there’s a real family-friendly feel to this year’s event”.
Tickets for IGNITION 2017 are available now from the festival website with prices to suit every pocket. Single tickets start at just £27.50 (pre-booked) for full day entry to the show and only £15 for a late entry single ticket from 2pm. A single ticket plus morning or afternoon grandstand seat costs £40, while a family day ticket for two adults and up to three children costs just £70.
THE IGNITE Club ticket at £129 is the ultimate VIP experience offering exclusive access to the IGNITE Club Paddock and grandstand, both conveniently located trackside and close to the private IGNITE club bar where lunch and driver Q&A’s are included.
A full breakdown of ticket types, prices and event news can be found at www.ignitionfestival.uk
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