Tony Robinson, the founder of PMWX, set out on 19 October 2012 to race one of the greatest races of all time – La Carrera Panamericana. Driving a 1960 Jaguar MK 2 3.8, which has been heavily re- worked for the event but remains mostly true to period race specification, he hopes to challenge the big metal from Detroit. Follow the blog updates here
"Last year's Professional MotorSport World Expo was the best yet," said Tony Robinson, CEO of UKIP Media & Events, the international exhibition company and publisher that organises the Cologne-based event. "Preliminary visitor numbers show that over 7,000 motorsport professionals attended the show, which featured over 250 exhibitors from all over the world, each showcasing the very latest race technologies, components and services."
Indeed, numerous leading motorsport suppliers used Professional MotorSport World Expo 2012 to launch pioneering technologies, with the likes of Recaro debuting the P 1300 GT racing seat, claimed to be the first length- and tilt-adjustable shell to meet the latest FIA 8862-2009 standard. Other notable product launches from the 250+ exhibitors included OMP's new range of breathable race wear, GEMS' DA2 micro data logger, a custom brake and clutch line service from Viper Performance, Lazer Lamps' new LED lamps, and Recticel's high-tech, safe and easily transportable alternative to straw bales, the SafeGuard Bale.
Robinson summed up the event: "We are really excited with the way the show has developed. We have an excellent range of international exhibitors covering pretty much every facet of motorsport. Most important is that the show always stays true to what we promised at the start: it's the motorsport show for motorsport people and we don't encourage the general public to come here. It is a special environment and getting better every year!"
Professional MotorSport World Expo 2013, to be held in Cologne from 12-14 November 2013, already looks set to be even bigger and better, with more exhibitors and even more innovation expected.
Professional MotorSport World Expo is getting ready for another great show in 2013 with another fantastic line-up of exhibitors presenting a wide range of technical innovations and solutions to help enhance your racing season in 2014.
Staged in the third week of November, the show is perfectly timed to give race teams time to look and consider what technologies are likely to fit in with their 2014 programmes. And as the show is not open to the general public you will find exhibitors are able to concentrate on discussions and analyse technical issues in detail. This is a great bonus for all concerned as many of our exhibitors and visitors over the last seven years can testify.
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