Billy Monger leads the pack at Autosport international

Last weekend the Birmingham NEC played host to the Autosport International Performance car show, the country’s biggest and best performance car and trade show. Throughout the weekend we were treated to a number of new car reveals, supercar launches and a plethora of racing metal on display to the Great British public for the first time.

Porsche and Bentley wowed with with new look racing machines, the Continental GT3 and 911 GT3 Cup respectively, while Jaguar stole the show with the launch of the new F-Type GT4 in Invictus Games livery - but more on that to come. Despite such an impressive brace of racing company it was in the live arena that the star of Autosport could shine.

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Following Billy's Formula 4 accident in April the Motorsport community rallied (no pun intended) around him with support and opportunity after needing to have both legs amputated and helped with his rehabilitation, as such he hopes to be racing again in the near future. To aid in his return to the driving seat Mission Motorsport and their team of display drivers offered Billy the chance to join the stunt team at this years Autosport International. 

Driving in the latest F-Types the team put on displays in the live show across the whole weekend, with Billy driving a modified version to support hand controls and his prosthetics. The brace of two V8Rs and V6Ss wowed crowds with their rear driven antics in clouds of tyre smoke and exhaust booms that echoed around the arena. Billy was part of the four car ensemble during the ten minute display and was interviewed by hosts Steve Croft and YouTube star Shmee150 about his rehabilitation and ambitions for the future.

Fittingly Billy was then paraded out of the arena in a V6S Cabriolet to rapturous applause, waving to the crowd as he went. The mission Motorsport team also brought a custom-wrapped F-Type SVR to the show in the Mission Motorsport theme of black with poppies and contains the words from John McCrae’s Poem ‘In Flanders Fields’ (written in May 1915). The F-Type SVR was on display alongside a XE SV Project 8 for the weekend and was one of the stars of the show. Take a look at our photos form the Live arena and the Mission Motorsport display below. 

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