It's that time of year again where manufactures and traders rush around with the short time they have after the festive holidays to get everything finished for arguably one of the biggest Motorsport show of the year. With events such as Auto Salon in Belgium and Tokyo Auto Salon taking place across the globe at the same time, its fair to say that the Motorsport season has once again begun.
After making some last minute adjustments and applying the final finishing touches to the cars, it was time to head to Birmingham for the annual Autosport International show at the NEC. Being my first time at the show as a spectator as well as a vendor I was curious to see what the show had to offer after seeing and hearing many great things from previous years. This only added to my excitement.
Upon arrival I was not to be disappointed by what the show had to offer. With being able to peek just a small glimpse while assisting setting up the stands it was clear the show would live up to the expectation that I'd heard so much about. As with most years at Autosport we usually have two stands showcasing the cars we build. This year after much positive feedback from the year before we returned once again with our German brand that is Lumma Design.
If you didn't know already know, Lumma design have been around for a fair few years and they predominantly specialise in wide-body conversions for the ever expanding 4x4 market. Popular conversions comprise of Range Rovers, BMW's, Porsche's and Mercedes G Wagen's. Autosport is no stranger when it comes to wide-body cars with the like of Liberty Walk showing off the very best of kits with their i8 and Aventador.
Competing with such is more, rather than less, a pointless task, because you'll be hard pushed to find something that is going to beat the superiority of a Lamborghini, but our Prior Design BMW 2 series gave the bold Lambo a run for its money in terms of originality and uniqueness. Complimenting the widebody 2 was also our MSL620 M4. Caked from head to toe in carbon fibre this is the polar opposite of the 2 series, swapping scope for newton meters whilst still retaining a fairly OEM+ look. We were overwhelmed by the amount of attention that both cars received throughout the course of the weekend.
If like me, you've never had the opportunity to visit a show such as Autosport then I urge you to do so. The show itself mainly caters for the traders in the industry rather than just the average car enthusiast but that doesn't meant there isn't heaps to do and see. Being able to immerse yourself in the fore front of automotive technology is mind blowing and something that I find incredibly fascinating. If on the other hand you're not totally interested in engineering and would rather check out the cars then there is no shortage of unique builds that cater from old Japanese Nissans to old seasons F1 cars.