The Orange County International Auto Show opens to the public this weekend. On September 29, the Nitra Motor Show gets underway, one of the biggest automotive events in Eastern Europe and a forum for smaller automakers from Baltic and former Soviet states.

Orange County International Auto Show
September 22-25
Anaheim, CA, USA

Although smaller than the Los Angeles show set for November and absolutely dwarfed by the Frankfurt show across the Atlantic, the Orange County auto show opens the season of North American shows and has hundreds of vehicles on display.

18th Nitra Motor Show
September 29 - October 3
Nitra, Slovakia

The Nitra show has earned itself a place with the world's autoshow greats, being listed as a global show by governing body OICA. There will be a special conference and display on the future of motoring for towns and villages, along with the main exhibition of cars and commercial vehicles, test tracks and children's activities.

World Solar Challenge begins
October 16
Darwin, Australia

The World Solar Challenge is one of the toughest competitions in the eco-motoring world. Solar-powered vehicles come from all over the world to compete at the event, which runs for a fortnight and covers 3000km across the desert to Adelaide - all with no fuel.

3rd eCarTec
October 18-20
Munich, Germany

Electric cars seem set to dominate the roads whether we want them to or not - this show offers a look at some of the new technology and niche firms that are working to improve the next generation of mobility solutions.

Portuguese International Motor Show
November 4-13
Lisbon, Portugal

Some 250,000 visitors are expected to attend the Portuguese Motor Show during its ten-day run, with a heavy focus expected on sustainable vehicles and transportation. The show is making a welcome return after three years of dormancy.

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