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THIS weekend is revving up to be fun for all the family as The News Motor Show arrives in style.

Not only is it a chance to have a look at some of our local car dealers’ new models, but it also promises to be a high-octane and fun-packed event for all the family.

There will be appearances from Formula 1’s new British motor racing driver Max Chilton, who drives for Marussia.

And Porsche Boxster racer Rebecca Jackson, from Horndean, will also be making an appearance.

‘I’ll be bringing my racing car,’ she said.

She is currently leading the Production Boxster Championships, having won seven races out of nine, and hopes to compete at Le Mans in four years.

The motor show takes place on both Saturday and Sunday, from 10am until 4pm at Port Solent.

Its organiser Sara Allerton, said: ‘Not only is it a chance to see the new 63-plate models straight out of the showrooms, so lots for adults to see and do, but there’ll also be lots on offer for younger visitors, too.

Sara is anticipating around 3,000 visitors to the show across both days, but hopefully more.

Over the two-day event there will be a chance for people to have a go at riding a Segway, and to race their friends in go-karts.

‘The car section is going to be amazing,’ Sara added.

‘As part of that we are having a Formula 1 racing simulator, which Max will have first go on so it will be up to our visitors to try and beat him in a Top Gear-style challenge.

‘We are delighted that Max is able to come and support The News Motor Show 2013. It’s a real coup to be able to have an F1 driver on site.’

Other attractions include an inflatable assault course for children, and, thanks to Sparshatt’s in Fareham, The News is able to offer a safecracker competion over the weekend.

Those having a go will be asked to try and crack the four-number code to our safe, and inside will be the keys to a Skoda Octavia worth around £20,000.

‘If you can crack the safe code, you can win the car,’ said Sara.

‘It’s all part of offering something for everyone.’