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Movers & Storers Show moves to Bruntingthorpe

Feb 17, 2016
Animo Events have confirmed that The Movers & Storers Show is relocating to Hangar '42 at Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome. The next show will take place on Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd November 2016.

After three successful years at Silverstone Circuit, this move will come as a surprise to some in the industry. Organiser Charlotte Parslow explained that whilst Silverstone has been a wonderful base for the event, the time had come to make a change.  “The biggest problem at Silverstone was the layout,” she said.  “Vehicles had to be displayed in the pit straight garages rather than in the exhibition hall, which produced a fragmented show across three floors. This made it challenging to staff the event and control security, and it was also awkward for visitors to navigate. By moving the whole event to one large, indoor space on one level, we hope to improve the visitor experience and increase the average length of a visit.” 

Animo described Bruntingthorpe as ‘the coolest place you’ve never heard of’. A former RAF and US Air Force base, the site is now privately owned and is home to six separate test circuits, an aviation museum, and a massive vehicle storage and refurbishment facility. Scenes from Fifth Gear and Mission Impossible were filmed there, and Top Gear’s famous car football match was staged on its main track. The owners are currently in the process of completing Hangar '42, a fully equipped exhibition hall which is where The Movers & Storers Show will now be held.    

“We’re thrilled that we will be able to display large vehicles in the heart of the show once again,” said Charlotte. “We’re also looking forward to working with Big Thunder Events at Bruntingthorpe to offer a range of exciting driving experiences. That was a big selling point for us. We’ve looked at a number of venues across the country in the last few months, but nowhere else combined the top quality exhibition facilities and central location that we need along with the excitement of driving experiences for our visitors.”  

Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome is located in Leicestershire, just eight minutes from junction 20 of the M1. 

Photo:  Hangar '42 can accommodate more than 1,500 visitors, with parking for over 400 visitors.


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