Scotland’s first ever IGNITION Festival of Motoring has been hailed as a major success with over 25,000 motoring enthusiasts descending on Glasgow’s SECC over the weekend.
The most exciting, ambitious and complex motoring event ever to be staged in Glasgow attracted passionate visitors to each day of the festival, which featured the Red Bull Racing RB7 Formula One car, leading motoring personalities including David Coulthard, Mark Webber and Jimmy McRae and tame racing driver: The Stig.
Over the three days, Mark Webber, the 2015 World Endurance Champion and winner of nine Formula One Grands Prix, took to the street circuit on Friday and was guest of honour at the show’s opening evening where he told tales of his Formula One experience and participated in a lively Q&A session with the audience.
David Coulthard was man of the hour across Saturday and Sunday, bringing a Red Bull Racing motoring experience to his native fans at IGNITION in the iconic RB7 on roads snaking between the SECC and the nearby SSE Hydro Arena.
One of the major names in Scottish motor sport – five times British Rally champion Jimmy McRae –inaugurated the IGNITION Street Circuit, driving Colin McRae’s famous Subaru Impreza world championship winning rally car, which was on display throughout the festival.
Thrills were also injected across the weekend from Boyzone member Shane Lynch with Team Japspeed, Gordon ‘Flash’ Shedden, the double and reigning BTCC Champion and Welsh rally legend David Llewellin in the rapide Audi Quattro S1.