The classic and competition car auction is a highlight of the annual Autosport show. In 2019 it gets a brand new host, and an experienced one, in Silverstone Auctions

The classic and competition car live auction is a highlight of the annual Autosport International, and it gets a new host for the forthcoming show next January in Silverstone Auctions.

The Autosport Show is the world’s largest motorsport show and is seen as the sport’s annual pre-season opener. It takes place every January at Birmingham’s NEC and returns for its 29th year on January 10-13 2019.

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It is expected to attract close to 100,000 enthusiasts and trade visitors as well as over 700 exhibitors from across the globe, covering the motorsport, automotive and engineering sectors. The live auction, one of the event's many attractions, takes place on Saturday, January 12.

Silverstone Auctions to host Autosport International auction

Silverstone Auctions has just signed a deal to host Autosport International's classic and competition car sale in 2019. It has plenty of experience to offer as it already hosts a number of auctions at international automotive events such as Silverstone Classic as well as the NEC Classic Motor Show and Race Retro. It also holds a number of world record auction prices.

‘We are hugely excited to be embarking on this new partnership with Autosport International,’ said Silverstone Auctions’ managing director Nick Whale. ‘Of course we attend the show ourselves and have watched it really develop in recent times. The demographic of visitors fits perfectly with our own clients, after all it is a show full of motorsport people and we know that to work in this business you need passion, so what better way to indulge that than investing in a classic?

Silverstone Auctions to host Autosport International auction

‘We look forward to bringing our own approach and style to the auction element of the show which will be our first classic car sale of the year, with a few special competition cars also to be included.’

Motorsport Network, of which Autosport International is part, also welcomed the deal. ‘Autosport International has really developed over the last few years and we continue to look for ways to promote the synergies between our exhibitors and improve the experience for visitors,' said its events director Kate Woodley.

‘Silverstone Auctions has motorsport in its DNA so is a logical fit. Having seen the company’s previous sales I suspect that a number of exhibitors will find themselves distracted by the lots as they go about the show!’

Silverstone Auctions to host Autosport International auction

Owners looking to sell a classic or race car at the auction are encouraged to contact the Silverstone Auctions team at the earliest opportunity, with the catalogue close date set for December 10. Silverstone Auctions’ full list of 2019 sales will be announced later this year.

To find out more about the Silverstone Auctions Autosport Sale or to submit your car for auction please visit the Silverstone Auctions website.

And you can get your public entry tickets for Autosport International here.