Birmingham NEC will be the destination once again for the Legends Cars National Championship with MRF Tyres this coming January, when the all-action category officially launches its 2020 season at the annual Autosport International Show.
Opening to media and trade visitors on Thursday, 9th January, the four-day motorsport spectacular runs to Sunday, 12th January, and the Legends Cars will have a major presence as always – this year in Hall 2 on Stand 2590.
Exhibited on the Legends Cars stand, which the series will share with touring car team HMS Racing, will be the 24hr Solutions backed No.247 entry of driver and series sponsor Phil Turner (Potters Bar), plus the No.29 ‘show car’ Se-Van of championship mainstay Nathan Anthony (Horley) – driver of the only van in Legends racing.
Furthermore, Europe’s biggest motorsport show – which always marks the true start to the motor racing year in the UK – will welcome some of the stars of Legends Cars back to the incredible ‘Live Action Arena’ for the first time in several years.
Always sensational, always eye-catching, the 5/8 scale pocket rockets powered by 1250cc motorcycle engines will be a fantastic addition to the Live Action Arena line-up with six of the championship’s quickest and most competitive drivers taking part.
Anthony, who was ninth in the 2019 championship, will be in action in his race-prepared Se-Van alongside West Midlands local Miles Rudman (Sutton Coldfield), the new Legends Cars National Champion, and Vice-Champion Sean Smith (Marlow).
Multiple race winner Connor Mills (Upminster), who was 10th in this year’s championship, and fellow race winner James Hall-Morton (Cleckheaton), who ended the year 11th, are also set to represent Legends along with car preparation expert Matt Roach (Raleigh).
One of the key reasons for being at Autosport International each year, of course, is to help promote the Legends Cars National Championship with MRF Tyres to the widest possible audience and to showcase to prospective drivers just how affordable the series can be.
In 2020, the championship will be contested over an incredible 48 races covering eight weekends at some of the UK’s premier tracks. All of that track time, six races per weekend, is possible for less than £15,000 making Legends Cars one of the most cost-effective categories in the country.
“Autosport International is always the true start to our year in Legends Cars, so we’re thrilled to be back yet again this January at the NEC to showcase everything we have to offer”, said Legends Cars National Championship with MRF Tyres owner Phil Cooper, “It’s a fantastic event, all four days are always buzzing with activity, and it’s a great way to kick off the New Year.
“This time, of course, we’re heading back to the Live Action Arena for the first time in a number of years so we’re all pretty excited about that and looking forward to giving the fans a real taste of what the Legends are all about.”
Cooper added: “It’s also an important place to meet new drivers who may be looking for a different challenge, or those seeking the best value-for-money racing out there. We have a fantastic package for 2020 with 48 races at some outstanding tracks, so we’re looking forward to promoting that at Autosport International which I’m sure will be another fantastic event.”
Following the media and trade days at Autosport International on Thursday, 9th January, and Friday, 10th January, the show’s 30th anniversary event will open to the public on Saturday, 11th January, and Sunday, 12th January.
More event details and ticket information can be accessed at www.autosportinternational.com