Automechanika Birmingham will host the UK and Ireland National Paint Championships with the winner to be announced in a live ceremony at the show on 7 June 2023. Free to enter, the championships task automotive painters with designing the most impressive car bonnet in a bid to be crowned National Paint Champion.
The bonnet designs will be on display during the show from 6 to 8 June with a professional jury deciding on their favourite design, live on stage at the event.
Organisers say the public is also invited to vote for their favourite bonnet in the People’s Choice Award.
“Body shop professionals are a key part of the automotive industry and it’s great to be hosting what’s set to be a fun-filled and highly anticipated championships at Automechanika Birmingham,” said Alex Jones, Marketing Director of Messe Frankfurt UK, the organiser of Automechanika Birmingham.
“This is such an exciting project to be part of and we can’t wait to see the creative designs that participants will produce. The championships not only provide them with the perfect opportunity to showcase the fabulous work these professional painters do day in, day out, but it also enables us to celebrate their talents to the wider aftermarket.”
All participants must submit a design in line with the theme of ‘Mobility Royale’. The design must be on a vehicle bonnet and not exceed 50 hours to produce.
The National Paint Champion will be invited to attend Automechanika Frankfurt 2024 to compete in the world championship.