(submitted by Chris Manfre, of Metaphors In Motion).
Ginetta Cars will once again be exhibiting at Autosport International at Birmingham’s NEC from January 8th until the 11th, 2009.
For Ginetta, the 2008 show was such a success that the British sportscar manufacturer will return in 2009 with a bigger and better stand!
Four cars will be on display on the Ginetta stand at any one time including the Ginetta Junior, which 14 year olds can race, the Ginetta G20 and a G50 Cup car up to the LMP1 Ginetta-Zytek car as recently tested by Nigel and Leo Mansell.
The star of the show of 2008 was Ginetta’s brand new G50. One year on and over seventy chassis later, the Company has expanded the car somewhat. Autosport International 2009 will be the first public unveiling of the new G50 Z. This Zytek-powered derivative of a G50 GT4 car is aimed at the GT3 classes. The 400 bhp V8 is designed to be an overall race winner in multi-class races.
Aside from the static displays, Ginetta staff will be on hand to discuss the model range, race championships or answer any questions you may have.
An exclusive hospitality area will be available for invited guests and potential customers to relax with a coffee or a glass of wine.
The opening two days (Thursday 8th and Friday 9th January) remain as trade and industry days only with announcements and presentations occurring over the two days led by commentator Ian Titchmarsh.
Thursday will focus on the Ginetta G50 car and its one-make Championship. News will relate to the G50 car plus its eligible racing categories such as G50 Cup, Britcar, British GT and Spanish GT racing.
The top three Championship drivers from the Ginetta G50 Cup will also receive their official Championship trophies for the first time with question and answer sessions open to all three.
Friday’s focus is on the Texaco Havoline Ginetta one-make Championship for Ginetta G20 cars and the Ginetta Junior Championship. There will be news and interviews with the top three Championship finishers from their respective formula as they receive their trophies.
Thursday’s display of the G50 Z will be replaced for Friday with Ginetta’s top-level racing car – the Petit Le Mans race leading Ginetta-Zytek LMP1. Recently tested by Nigel Mansell and son Leo, take a close look at the car expected to be winning Internationally in 2009.
Ginetta’s Chairman Lawrence Tomlinson and Managing Director Richard Dean will also participate in the presentations. The Ginetta executives will give an exclusive insight into what Ginetta have in store for 2009 – including some exciting road and race projects.
Specific activity times on the stand are yet to be finalised so look out for further announcements on GinettaCars.com!
Saturday and Sunday’s two public days will have the G50 road car prototype on show for potential customers ahead of the standard 300bhp model going into production in the spring of 2009.
Ginetta’s support of the GoMotorsport.net campaign will continue with a presence of Ginetta Junior and G20 cars on their stand (number 7450). In accordance to the campaign’s ethos, Ginetta will be representing two categories at sensible budget levels that novice racers can become involved in.
With plenty going on in the Ginetta racing arena and at the Ginetta factory, Autosport International will be a busy show! We look forward to welcoming you to stand number 19760 – adjacent to the Autosport main stage!
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