Rally gods to ignite Glasgow streets as IGNITION Festival of Motoring returns!

IGNITION Festival of Motoring will return to the SEC Glasgow this August for an exhilarating three-day extravaganza of cars, bikes, stunts and more!

Building on the success of 2016’s inaugural event, IGNITION 2017 – Scotland’s biggest automotive showcase – will celebrate all things motoring with a specially constructed street circuit giving fans the unique opportunity to get up close to the sights, sounds and smells of everything from rally, Formula 1 and supercars to classic cars and motorbikes.

This year’s event will pay homage to Scotland’s rich rally heritage by uniting some of the sports’ most famous icons. Boasting an impressive eight World Rally Championships between them, legends Ari Vatanen, Miki Biasion, Juha Kankkunen and Stig Blomqvist will bring their championship winning cars to the streets of Glasgow for an unmissable rally spectacle, with more drivers still to be announced.

A new addition for 2017, the outdoor Ride and Drive Zone will give motor enthusiasts the chance to test their skills offering a mix of off-road driving experiences, test drives, a young driver experience and the chance to ride electric motocross and trials bikes.

The indoor IGNITION arcade, another new attraction, will host a range of games and experiences to cater for the whole family, including remote control drifting, giant Scalextric, virtual reality, simulators, gaming areas, remote control truck racing and more.

Other notable features include: 70 years of Ferrari – a tribute to the history and legacy of the famous prancing horse; the 60th anniversary of Ecurie Ecosse’s famous 24 Hours of Le Mans victory with an exclusive line-up of the team’s finest machinery, old and new; a supercar grid to rival any, featuring Lamborghinis, Porsches, McLarens, Mustangs, Mercedes and more; plus, hundreds of exhibitors showcasing the latest releases with the opportunity for visitors to buy their next car or bike at the event.

Cat Stanford, IGNITION Festival Director, said: “We’re thrilled to bring IGNITION Festival of Motoring back to Glasgow and it’s sure to be bigger, faster and louder in 2017. It was fantastic to welcome over 26,000 people to last year’s inaugural event and we hope to see even more people attend this year for what is truly a unique spectacle in Scotland.

“To witness some of the world’s finest machines perform live on our specially commissioned street-circuit is something simply not to be missed and we have something for everyone at the festival, from the most dedicated motoring enthusiast to young families. We’re working hard to add even more big names and attractions to the bill so watch this space.”

Joe Aitken, Head of Events at Glasgow Life, said: “There’s never been a motor show like IGNITION in Scotland. From the sights and sounds of the paddock and F1 cars on the street circuit to the phenomenal supercars, classic cars and bikes that will take over every part of the SEC campus, the scale, ambition and complexity of this event is truly unrivaled and we’re very excited to be bringing it back to Glasgow.

“With the addition of the outdoor Ride and Drive Zone and the IGNITION Arcade, there’s a real family-friendly feel to this year’s event”.

Tickets for IGNITION 2017 are available now from the festival website with prices to suit every pocket. Single tickets start at just £27.50 (pre-booked) for full day entry to the show and only £15 for a late entry single ticket from 2pm. A single ticket plus morning or afternoon grandstand seat costs £40, while a family day ticket for two adults and up to three children costs just £70.

THE IGNITE Club ticket at £129 is the ultimate VIP experience offering exclusive access to the IGNITE Club Paddock and grandstand, both conveniently located trackside and close to the private IGNITE club bar where lunch and driver Q&A’s are included.

A full breakdown of ticket types, prices and event news can be found at www.ignitionfestival.uk

Last Updated: 21 April 2017 10:58

Latest Local News

With one month to go, make sure you put New Lanark on your GAME PLAN this summer!

With one month to go, make sure you put New Lanark on your GAME PLAN this summer!

New Lanark is delighted to be hosting the V&A Museum of Childhood’s touring exhibition GAME PLAN: Board Games Rediscovered, in a month’s time, in their newly developed Mill Gallery!
Last Updated: 20th June 2018
The Enchanted Forest returns for 2018 with new show Of The Wild!

The Enchanted Forest returns for 2018 with new show Of The Wild!

Are you ready to explore a magical place like no other? Step into the hidden world of nature by night at The Enchanted Forest 2018!
Last Updated: 14th June 2018
Explore the outdoors and Go Ape this Summer in Scotland

Explore the outdoors and Go Ape this Summer in Scotland

Go Ape is encouraging Scots to live life adventurously by swinging through the tree-tops amidst some of the country’s most stunning scenery this summer.
Last Updated: 12th June 2018
New Lanark Mill Hotel achieves 4 STAR VisitScotland Accreditation as it celebrates its 20th Anniversary

New Lanark Mill Hotel achieves 4 STAR VisitScotland Accreditation as it celebrates its 20th Anniversary

New Lanark is delighted to announce the 20th Anniversary of the New Lanark Mill Hotel, with NEWLY renovated bedrooms, and NEW 4 Star status awarded by Visit Scotland!
Last Updated: 30th May 2018
Couples Come Dine With Me is back and looking for energetic couples in Glasgow!

Couples Come Dine With Me is back and looking for energetic couples in Glasgow!

Couples Come Dine With Me is returning to the city this Summer and they are looking for people from Glasgow and the surrounding areas to apply!
Last Updated: 29th May 2018
STV would like to hear from people who have been scammed

STV would like to hear from people who have been scammed

STV is making another series of Stopping Scotland's Scammers. If you or anyone you know has lost money to a scam, then please get in touch!
Last Updated: 16th May 2018
Put New Lanark on your GAME PLAN this summer

Put New Lanark on your GAME PLAN this summer

New Lanark World Heritage Site is delighted to be hosting the V&A Museum of Childhood’s touring exhibition GAME PLAN: Board Games Rediscovered this Summer!
Last Updated: 9th May 2018
Children wanted for Nativity the Musical

Children wanted for Nativity the Musical

The producers of Natvity! The Musical are on the look-out for children aged 9-12 star in the Scottish leg of the production’s 2018 UK tour.
Last Updated: 1st May 2018
Thousands turn out for biggest Paisley Food and Drink Festival yet!

Thousands turn out for biggest Paisley Food and Drink Festival yet!

The Paisley Food and Drink Festival proved a real hit with more than 10,000 people turning out to sample some of the best produce and street food from across Scotland over the two-day festival!
Last Updated: 30th April 2018
Spot wildlife in the woodlands this spring

Spot wildlife in the woodlands this spring

As the longer days and better weather filters through this spring, Forest Enterprise Scotland is encouraging people to take a walk in the woodlands and enjoy Scotland’s natural environment.
Last Updated: 27th April 2018
Last call to find Green Business Champions

Last call to find Green Business Champions

The search for Scotland’s best green businesses is drawing to a close this week with just a few days remaining for companies to enter the VIBES – Scottish Environment Business Awards.
Last Updated: 26th April 2018
Enjoy 2 for 1 tickets to Eat & Drink Festival Glasgow

Enjoy 2 for 1 tickets to Eat & Drink Festival Glasgow

We've got a fantastic 2 for 1 ticket offer for the Eat & Drink Festival Glasgow, a pioneering live experience celebrating the best the country has to offer in the world of food & drink!
Last Updated: 17th April 2018
Festival of Museums launches 2018 line up

Festival of Museums launches 2018 line up

Museums Galleries Scotland has unveiled the most fun Festival of Museums ever with more than 100 incredible events across Scotland from 18 – 20 May 2018!
Last Updated: 16th April 2018
Families wanted for Channel 4 Supershoppers

Families wanted for Channel 4 Supershoppers

Glasgow based Firecrest Films are looking for families to take part in several different items in the new series of Supershoppers!
Last Updated: 15th April 2018
Bumps and Babies Welcome!

Bumps and Babies Welcome!

Over 150 top brands and unique products will feature at Scotland’s biggest Baby & Toddler Show, to be held at the Scottish Event Campus on 27-29 April!
Last Updated: 14th April 2018
Celebrate John Muir Day, the John Muir way!

Celebrate John Muir Day, the John Muir way!

World renowned Scottish-born conservationist, John Muir is to be celebrated with a series of events, encouraging Scots to get out and about and follow his example!
Last Updated: 13th April 2018
Does your family have what it takes to beat The Chaser

Does your family have what it takes to beat The Chaser

Is your sister smarter than the Sinnerman? Can Granny get the better of the Governess? If the answer is yes, why not sign up for The Family Chase!
Last Updated: 4th April 2018
Could Kirstie and Phil help you bag your new home

Could Kirstie and Phil help you bag your new home

Channel 4's 'Location, Location, Location' is coming to Glasgow this Spring and they're looking for property hunters!
Last Updated: 1st April 2018
Kelvingrove Museum kick starts a year of celebration as Charles Rennie Mackintosh exhibition opens

Kelvingrove Museum kick starts a year of celebration as Charles Rennie Mackintosh exhibition opens

Glasgow Museums celebrates the 150th anniversary of Charles Rennie Mackintosh with Making the Glasgow Style - a major, new exhibition at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum!
Last Updated: 29th March 2018
Rebels sought for 10th anniversary of writing campaign

Rebels sought for 10th anniversary of writing campaign

Irvine Welsh is backing the Scottish Book Trust's rebellious campaign to get the nation writing!
Last Updated: 28th March 2018
Swing into Spring at Go Ape in Scotland

Swing into Spring at Go Ape in Scotland

Go Ape is encouraging Scots to live life adventurously this Easter holiday at the outdoor forest adventure experience.
Last Updated: 25th March 2018
Gardens By The Bay in Singapore top green travel wish list

Gardens By The Bay in Singapore top green travel wish list

CSGN is encouraging young people across the Central Belt to apply for its inaugural Travel Grant, for a chance to win a trip to a global destination of their choice.
Last Updated: 25th March 2018
The Great Tapestry of Scotland returns to New Lanark

The Great Tapestry of Scotland returns to New Lanark

New Lanark is delighted to announce the return of the Great Tapestry of Scotland with a brand new exhibition open this spring & summer!
Last Updated: 23rd March 2018
Hats off to the Easter Bunny in the Easter Bonnet Parade at New Lanark

Hats off to the Easter Bunny in the Easter Bonnet Parade at New Lanark

Visit New Lanark this Easter Weekend, from Friday 30th March to Monday 2nd April, when the Easter Bunny will be bouncing around this amazing UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Last Updated: 19th March 2018
Winner of national New Lanark Design Competition announced

Winner of national New Lanark Design Competition announced

New Lanark is delighted to announce the winner of its Textile Print competition in celebration of the ARTIST TEXTILES Picasso to Warhol exhibition.
Last Updated: 19th March 2018
Gig in the Goil kicks off the festival season

Gig in the Goil kicks off the festival season

Back for the third consecutive year, Argyll Holidays' Gig in the Goil is set to be bigger and better than ever before!
Last Updated: 16th March 2018
Virtual reality arcade opens at Flip Out Glasgow

Virtual reality arcade opens at Flip Out Glasgow

Flip Out Glasgow, one of the world’s largest trampoline parks, has launched their brand new virtual reality arcade!
Last Updated: 15th March 2018
Matilda The Musical Scottish Premiere at the Edinburgh Playhouse

Matilda The Musical Scottish Premiere at the Edinburgh Playhouse

The Royal Shakespeare Company announced that the UK & Ireland Tour of Matilda The Musical will extend into 2019 and will play Edinburgh Playhouse in April 2019.
Last Updated: 14th March 2018
Loch Lomond Shores looking forward to Spring

Loch Lomond Shores looking forward to Spring

Now the snow is starting to thaw, Loch Lomond Shores is looking forward to the spring – and there’s a lot going on at the destination!
Last Updated: 6th March 2018
The Bodyguard opens UK tour at the Theatre Royal

The Bodyguard opens UK tour at the Theatre Royal

The Theatre Royal Glasgow are delighted to announce that the international smash hit musical, The Bodyguard will open its UK tour at Theatre Royal, Glasgow this Christmas!
Last Updated: 6th March 2018

Sponsored Links

Advertise With Us

Advertise With Us

Looking to reach new customers? We offer a variety of advertising options with prices starting from just £30 per month!

Click here to find out more »

Popular Events

Hamilton Mausoleum Tour
Take a tour of one of the finest private tombs in the country and the town’s most striking historic landmark, Hamilton Mausoleum.
Lanark Market Car Boot Sale
An undercover car boot sale is held at Lanark Agricultural Market every Sunday throughout the year from 8am to 2pm!
Calderglen Family Fun Day
Calderglen's flagship event, the Family Fun Day on Sunday 1st July, is a fantastic Summer day out for everyone!
The Spectacular High Diving Pirates
Shiver me timbers, The Spectacular High Diving Pirates return to M&Ds Scotlands Theme Park, with a whole NEW show!
Airdrie Fair Day
Airdrie Town Centre is the place to be when Airdrie's annual 'wee' Fair Day comes to town on Saturday 30th June!