Auto agenda: 24-hour Nürburgring, Goodwood Festival

Performance cars gather at the legendary Nürburgring
, one of the world's most demanding tracks, this weekend for the German answer to Le Mans. In the UK, car fans will converge on Goodwood from June 30 for the Goodwood Festival of Speed, an event which now offers much more than the hill-climb which made it famous.



The M Festival
June 23-26
Nürburgring, Nürburg, Germany

BMW visits Germany's legendary Nürburgring race track June 23 for a three day celebration of its performance M range. Fans of the brand will be treated to races, community events, camping and even a product unveiling, in the shape of the new M5.
http://www.m-power.com/_open/b/varlink2.jsp?lang=en


24- hour Nürburgring
June 25
Nürburgring, Nürburg, Germany

A gruelling race around a track widely considered to be one of the world's most demanding, the 24-hour Nürburgring is a chance for a few cars to shine - and many more simply to hang on as they race around the 25 kilometer track.
http://adac.24h-rennen.de


89th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
June 26
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.
http://www.usacracing.com/ppihc/

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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.
http://www.goodwood.co.uk/festival-of-speed/

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National Collector Car Appreciation Day
July 8
USA

Sponsored by the US Senate itself, the National Collector Car Appreciation Day is a chance for classics enthusiasts up and down the US to demonstrate how their hobby contributes to the historical fabric of one of the world's most car-loving nations. The event is organized by the massive Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) and its Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) arm.


70 Years of Jeep Week
July 12-17
Detroit, MI, US

The iconic offroader celebrates its anniversary this year and a special lecture by Jeep history buff and Chrysler retiree Larry Johnson at the Walter P Chrysler Museum is just one of the events planned, part of a full week's events in July. Exhibitions and cruises are also planned, but Johnson will take a look at how one vehicle became a legend, used around the world on everything from farms to battlefields.
http://wpchryslermuseum.org
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