The first in an entirely new concept in automotive exhibitions has been launched by the team behind The British Motor Show, which is launching a series of portable ‘Pop-Up’ motor shows in the run-up to the big event in 2021.


The first Pop-Up show, designed with social distancing and current healthcare guidance front-of-mind, will take place at the Festival Place shopping centre in Basingstoke, Hants, RG21 7BA, from October 16 until December 24, 2020. 


As well as featuring the latest new models from a selection of local retailers, the show will include a number of other interesting cars including EVs, classics and retro-electric cars, which have been converted to use modern drivetrains. 



The free-to-enter exhibition covers 6,000 square feet of retail space,  


Amongst the exhibits that will be on show during the event will be a rare BTCC car, an Electric 2CV and a unique “Push me pull you” mini that will be used in the British Motor Show Live Arena in August 2021


Other features will include supercar displays, driving simulators, a giant Scalextric track and surprise ‘guest’ cars during the course of the event, making it ideal for a return visit.


Other features will include ‘Ask the Experts’, with consumer specialists on hand to answer car buying and maintenance queries, an online search engine to help you find your perfect automotive match and car-themed retailers offering great gifts and ideas for Christmas. There’ll also be a fee-to-enter competition to win a share in a Ferrari courtesy of TheCarCrowd, a new crowdfunding venture that allows normal people on normal incomes to take part-ownership of their dream car. 

More information: Event website