January saw Network Productions showcase the latest innovations from the world of motorsport. Held at the NEC in Birmingham, the event took place from 10th-13th January 2019, and uniquely catered for both industry professionals and motorsport fans alike.
Headed up by Account Manager Richard Pow, the PRG team were on hand throughout, to support this show-stopping celebration of automotive and performance engineering technology. Helping to put the wow factor into many an impressive display, our team supplied cutting edge tech for the four-day event.
Rich Pow said, “for 2019 we utilised the large laser projectors, creating bigger, brighter and even better screens for the viewers in the live arena.”
PRG utilised two 45x8m screens, blended projection using 12 PRG Barco Units, as well as our cutting edge UDX 4L32K lasers. In addition, full catalyst video control ran through a lighting road hog desk during the event.
Network Productions took the capabilities of this impressive venue to the next level. Hall five was transformed into a Live Action Arena: the UK’s largest indoor race track. Seating 5,000 visitors, this was a true ‘petrolhead heaven’, where visitors could enjoy sixty minute shows featuring driving demonstrations, races, stunts and guest appearances from some the biggest talents of the racing world.
Dave Beel of Network Productions said, "it’s great working with PRG as their team is very professional and help us deliver the event year on year to the high standards expected by our customer. The Live Action Arena is a true immersive experience with a variety of motorsport categories on display, from grassroots to the latest racing machines. This year we celebrated the Evolution of Racing demonstrating the progressive nature of motorsport, through both the cars and people."
The 2019 FIA World Rally Championship was also launched as part of the epic event, in partnership with representatives from some of the biggest teams in rally driving.
Ford M-Sport World Rally Team, Hyundai Shell Mobis World Rally Team, Toyota Gazoo Racing World Rally Team and Citroen Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team all revealed their new cars, and spoke to visitors about the 2018 championship, and their predictions ahead of the hotly anticipated season-opener in Monte Carlo.
Autosport International 2019 was attended by some of motorsport’s most famous faces, who took part in on stage interviews, meet and greets and autograph sessions with visitors.
Lando Norris, the youngest winner of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, McLaren driver Carlos Sainz Jr, former F1 driver David Coulthard, Sky Sports F1 commentator Martin Brundle and BRDC British Rising Star Billy Monger were just some of the stars taking part.
As well as providing unforgettable entertainment for motorsport enthusiasts, Autosport International incorporated trade-only days, supplying motorsport industry professionals with unmissable networking opportunities.
Autosport International has been held at the NEC since 1991. Next year, the event celebrates its 30th anniversary between the 9th and 12th January 2020. Watch this space for another incredible celebration of motorsport, with cars and exhibitors from every level of motor racing.
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