Members of the Motorsport Industry Association and representatives of the UK's Ministry of Defence (the 'c' is how you know it's not the Pentagon) held a meeting last month to discuss "see how the advanced technology of the motorsport industry could benefit the defence sector and aid national security in the fight against terrorism."
Attendees at the January 18th meeting included senior representatives of: Prodrive; Lola; Xtrac; Cosworth; Alcon; WilliamsF1; Honda Racing F1 and Advanced Fuel Systems. Others attended from the MOD; Defence Industries Council; Lockheed Martin USA; AgustaWestland; QinetiQ; BAE Systems; Intellect; Defence Manufacturers Association (DMA); Standish Group and the Armoured Trials and Development Unit, organizer MIA said. Apparently a new and high-speed, lightweight armored vehicle is the goal.
In other MIA news, the group will organize the first Energy Efficient Motorsport conference next month right before the 55th Annual Mobil Twelve Hours of Sebring race.