Silverstone to stage auction at Autosport International 2019

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The scene at the Autosport International show | Autosport International photo

Silverstone Auctions will open its 2019 sales season January 12 with a new offering, an auction at the Autosport International show in the NEC in Birmingham, England.

“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,” Kate Woodley of show-organizer Motorsport Network was quoted in a news release. “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!”

Bidders active at a Silverstone sale | Silverstone Auctions photo

“We are hugely excited to be embarking on this new partnership with Autosport International,” said Nick Whale, managing director of Silverstone Auctions. 

“Of course we attend the show ourselves and have watched it really develop in recent times,” he continued. “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? 

“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.”

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Going into its 29th year, Autosport International claims to be the world’s largest motorsport show, bringing together motorsport, automotive and engineering sectors under one roof.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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