Auto agenda: 24 Hours of Le Mans
Friday 10 June 2011
The legendary 24 hours of Le Mans motor race begins this weekend, while next week sees the start of the luxury Salon Privé event in London.
79th 24 Hours of Le Mans
Le Mans, France
Arguably the world's most famous endurance race, Le Mans takes drivers on a gruelling journey of over 5,000 kilometers. Major automakers from around the world will be pitching up to test their cars in front of an audience from around the world.
London, United Kingdom
The luxury and supercar show fills at least some of the gap left by the absence of a British Motor Show, showcasing top-end marques in the beautiful surroundings of London's Syon Park. Alongside the cars will be a Concours d'Elégance and a new attraction, the world’s most comprehensive collection of surviving Group C Porsches.
89th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
Colorado Springs, CO, USA
The 89th annual 'race to the clouds' looks to be as exciting as ever, as 190 drivers and racers battle it out in the world's most famous hill climb race. America's second-oldest car race takes in a dizzying 156 turns over the 20km course, and this year, an electric vehicle - the Nissan Leaf - is set to compete for the first time.
19th Goodwood Festival of Speed
June 30 - July 3
Goodwood, Sussex, UK
The annual Goodwood Festival of Speed draws motoring fans from all over the world to see the spectacular machines of yesterday, today and tomorrow. Billed as "the world’s greatest celebration of car culture," this year's event will boasts a record number of Formula One drivers and teams, the return of the Moving Motor Show and the Festival of Speed hill climb.
Life & Style blogs
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Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
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- 2 Christmas comes early to Hong Kong, as millions of bank notes spill out onto busy street
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