The British Motor Show takes place this month at the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre, where National Geographic’s Car S.O.S. team will be bringing their popular car show to life with Car S.O.S Live. Presenters Tim Shaw and Fuzz Townshend will be delivering an interactive experience with live demonstration areas showcasing several of the restored cars that have appeared on the show over the last nine seasons, as well as chatting with show visitors and displaying their restoration skills so that the public gets a real feel as to how much hard work goes into restoring a car.
For those of you familiar with Car S.O.S., some of the restored cars that will be on display at the show will include the beautiful Austin Healey 3000 from Season 8 (pictured below) and the Jensen Interceptor, MG Metro 6R4, VW Wizard and Bedford Ice Cream Van from Season 9 that aired earlier this year.
An interactive green screen will give visitors the chance to ‘sit’ in car seats. They will then watch an old banger being restored into a completed car around them. A GIF will then be created for them which they can then share on their own social platforms should they so wish.
The British Motor Show CEO, Andy Entwistle, said:
“Right back when we first announced the return of The British Motor Show to the international stage, we drove home the message that one of the main reasons for doing it was for the love of cars.
“Put simply, there is no other TV show that celebrates the love of cars in the same way that National Geographic’s Car SOS does, focusing as much on the human connection with the star cars as the passion for the vehicles themselves. And you get that with Tim and Fuzz, as well. Two TV stars in their own right, but also engaging, approachable guys who love their cars just as much as we do. Having them and the show as such core feature is an absolutely fabulous endorsement and adds yet more value to what’s already and incredible day out for the money!”
The 2021 British Motor Show takes place in Farnborough, Hampshire between Thursday 19th and Sunday 22nd August and will be more interactive than any of the previous shows. Tickets cost £18.50 per person or £37 for a family of four, making it a great day out for all the family.
Simon Burrell is Editor of Our Man Behind The Wheel, a member of The Guild of Motoring Writers, professional photographer and former saloon car racing driver.
Photographs courtesy of Car S.O.S. and National Geographic/Renegade Pictures