IGNITION Festival of Motoring, the motoring event, will return to the SEC Glasgow this year for a three-day event, from August 4-6, 2017.
Building on the success of 2016’s inaugural event, IGNITION 2017 will celebrate all things motoring with a specially constructed street circuit giving fans the opportunity to get up close with rally culture.
A new addition for 2017, the outdoor Ride and Drive Zone will give motor enthusiasts the chance to test their skills offering a mix of off-road driving experiences, test drives, a young driver experience and the chance to ride electric motocross and trials bikes.
The indoor IGNITION arcade, another new attraction, will host a range of games and experiences, including remote control drifting, giant Scalextric, virtual reality, simulators, gaming areas, remote control truck racing and more.
Cat Stanford, IGNITION Festival’s director, said: “We’re thrilled to bring IGNITION Festival of Motoring back to Glasgow and it’s sure to be bigger, faster and louder in 2017. It was fantastic to welcome over 26,000 people to last year’s inaugural event and we hope to see even more people attend this year for what is truly a unique spectacle in Scotland.
“To witness some of the world’s finest machines perform live on our specially commissioned street-circuit is something simply not to be missed and we have something for everyone at the festival, from the most dedicated motoring enthusiast to young families. We’re working hard to add even more big names and attractions to the bill so watch this space.”
Joe Aitken, head of events at Glasgow Life, said: “There’s never been a motor show like IGNITION in Scotland. From the sights and sounds of the paddock and F1 cars on the street circuit to the phenomenal supercars, classic cars and bikes that will take over every part of the SEC campus, the scale, ambition and complexity of this event is truly unrivaled and we’re very excited to be bringing it back to Glasgow.
“With the addition of the outdoor Ride and Drive Zone and the IGNITION Arcade, there’s a real family-friendly feel to this year’s event.”