The exhibition, spanning the entire set of Paddock Pits and Oasis Pits at the BIC, will feature a wide selection of vehicles that are used in everyday life such as passenger vehicles, motorbikes, and commercial vehicles, in addition to rides seldom seen such as classic cars, custom cars and bikes and super cars and the organisers are still accepting proposals from the island’s private owners to display their custom cars or bikes or their vintage vehicles.
The entertainment Live shows will encompass various motorsport spectacles performed by international talents.
There’ll be the ever-popular monster truck shows with the Slingshot Monster Truck from the UK driven by Alan Vaughn, Europe’s youngest monster truck driver. See him crushing all comers in a series of shows that the kids, big and small, really love.
On the track we can look forward to car drifting from Team Maximum Lock from Malta made up of stunt drivers Mark Galea, Christian Bezzina and Clint Abela along with show girls Rebecca Dimech, Rachel Lynn and Kristina Camilleri who occasionally perform several stunts with the drivers.
There’ll also be stunt driving with both local and international talents and motorbike stunt riding from Lee Pacman Bowers who toured Bahrain and Dubai in 2010 performing a total of 54 shows, nine of them here on the island.
From him we can expect some of the most skillful riding of the day from handlebar handstands to prolonged wheelies – don’t try this on the public roads folks.
And if you like your motorbike stunts breathtaking and scary, then keep your eyes open for Dave Wiggins who has been known to fly through the air on his Motocross bike…and land in one piece.
There’ll also be demonstrations by the Bikers’ Network – 23 groups of bikers from all around the Middle East.
Organisers are also talking to local and regional talents who want to show what they can do, so expect some interesting home-grown talent to be showcased over the three days.
In order to offer a broad truly beneficial event to all visitors, the Bahrain International Motor Show is introducing an educational area this year where various participants will offer workshops regarding road safety and automobile maintenance and modification while offering demonstrations of important skills such as CPR.
The newly created Motorsport Expo will further be a platform for businesses that offer products and services related to automobiles, such as motor loans, motor insurance, car rentals, roadside assistance, auto parts and accessories, tires and car modifications.
Another enhancement for business and trade is the new commercial area where trucks, emergency vehicles, buses, construction vehicles and more will be on display.
After welcoming just under 30,000 visitors in 2011, the fourth edition of the show expects to attract a minimum of 40,000 visitors this year.
Tickets are available from at Virgin Megastore, Bahrain City Centre, all McDonalds outlets, and Batelco City Centre as well as the Batelco branch at Bahrain International Airport and online at www.motorshow.bh.
Tickets are priced BD5 for adults, BHD2 for children aged two-12, and free for under twos. VIP Passes are available for BD20.
Timings are Thursday, December 12, 4pm-9pm and Friday and Saturday, December 13 and 14, noon-9pm.
Anyone who would like to take part in the show either with a performance or through exhibiting a vehicle can get in touch with the organisers on (80 001 911).
In the automobile section, exhibitors will be: • Nissan • Infiniti • Renault • Lincoln • Ford • Mitsubishi • Peugeot • MG • Hyundai • Maserati • BMW • Ferrari • Land Rover • Mini • Rolls-Royce • McLaren • Volkswagen • Audi • Porsche • Chrysler • Jeep • Dodge • FIAT • Alfa Romeo • Toyota • Lexus • Citroen • Subaru • Volvo
And in the motorbike section expected exhibitors are: • Triumph • BMW • Vespa • Aprilia • Piaggio • MotoGuzzi • Segway • Yamaha