Following a multi-year hiatus, a new international auto show could be organized in United Kingdom in 2016.

Following a multi-year hiatus, a new international auto show could be organized in United Kingdom in 2016.

Despite being the second largest car market in Europe, UK doesn't have a major auto show ever since the British International Motor Show (BIMS) was axed after the 2008 event. However, that's about to change as BNC Special Events plans to organize a new show in London from 2016 but it will be different than BIMS as the organizers say they will not try to recreate the atmosphere of a traditional car show.

Instead, "it will be very hands-on. It will be about people getting people into the cars, driving the cars", according to BNC event director Stephen Maitland-Oxley. He went on to specify vehicle safety as well as low-emission cars will be "strongly represented" at the show.

The event will be organized between May 5 and 8 in London at the Battersea Park on the south bank of river Thames.

As a final note, BIMS was cancelled due to lack of interest from automakers and ever since then the Goodwood Festival of Speed has been considered the unofficial British motor show.

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