Cobra Sport attended the first major event on the car and motorsport show calendar, with a large stand in the Performance & Tuning Car Show section of the prestigious Autosport International 2020 show at the NEC in Birmingham. The show itself covers over 1 million sq ft and attracts over 80,000 visitors each year making it the number one show for motorsport in the UK.
The stand, located in Hall 4, showcased one of the Cobra Sport AmD Racing Honda Civic FK2 British Touring Cars having been completely rebuilt after the success of winning the 2019 Independent Teams and Driver Championships. The car proved extremely popular with visitors, many of whom captured pictures to share on social media. Recently announced drivers Jake Hill and Sam Osborne spent a lot of time on the Cobra Sport stand amongst our staff, socialising with traders, sponsors and visitors alike.
The pair of Honda Civics are set to compete in the 2020 BTCC campaign, with Hill and Osborne at the wheel looking to defend the Independent Teams Championship. Hill's confidence in his car and his team was evident when he said "I have worked alongside the team previously and I have seen first-hand how competitive the FK2 can be: it is the most successful front-wheel-drive car in NGTC history in terms of race wins."
The Autosport show also gave us a chance to exhibit some of the newest products in our vast performance exhaust range, amongst which was our new remote valved F56 Mini cat back exhaust and latest application of the our popular M4 inspired quad exit exhaust conversion for the 4-series diesel BMWs. Also on display were a selection of our best sellers including a Ford Focus RS Resonated 'Venom' exhaust and a unique 4-1 UEL De-Cat Manifold for the Toyota GT86 and Subaru BRZ. The products on display demonstrated the superior quality of our TIG welding manufacturing techniques and inspired many visitors to place enquiries for our direct fit performance exhaust products and learn more about our worldwide network of distributors and tuning partners.
As ever, the two trade days proved to be invaluable for us, catching up with existing contacts and adding to our network of dealers. The show generated an ever-increasing interest in the Cobra Sport brand and allowed us to discuss in person the direction in which we are moving as a company. The public event on the Saturday and Sunday was hugely popular with the stand being incredibly busy all weekend.
We would like to extent a huge thank you to everybody who came to visit our stand over the 4 days of the show and we look forward to seeing you again at many shows to come this year including JapFest, TRAX, Ford Fair and more.