Weekly auto agenda: Automotive X
Friday 18 June 2010
This weekend sees the start of the Automotive X Knockout Stage, the second part of the tournament to build the world's greenest car. The Seoul Auto Salon begins July 1, with high-profile unveilings expected from Korean automakers such as Kia and Hyundai.
Automotive X Knockout Stage Begins
Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI, USA
The Automotive X competition gets truly underway with the end of the shakedown stage and the beginning of competition events on the Michigan International Speedway. Twenty-two teams remain and with a further half of the competitors expected to be excluded at this stage, which teams can survive the efficiency targets and hill climb?
Seoul Auto Salon
Seoul, South Korea
Expect high-profile unveilings from Korean automakers such as Hyundai and Kia at the Seoul Auto Salon, along with events such as a mechanics' competition and car tuning contests.
Goodwood Festival of Speed
Goodwood, United Kingdom
Billed by organizers as the "world's largest car event," the Goodwood Festival of Speed brings together cars of all types from all countries. From current Formula 1 racers and 200 mph supercars to steam-powered carriages of the 19th century, the event is part show, part race and a must-see event for car buffs.
Coke Zero 400
Daytona, Florida, USA
This Nascar event has been one of the motoring highlights of the Independence Day weekend since 1959. The 640-km race takes place at Daytona International Speedway and is broadcast nationally.
The Hohnstein Historic recalls the time and tradition of the prewar motorsports, a gentle tour through 780 km of countryside, taking in Saxony's vineyards and castles. The race, which dates from 1923, takes place over three days and includes parties and receptions on both nights.
The biennial Saab festival is the world's largest gathering of Saab fans and takes place in Trollhatten, the home of Saab. This year, after seeing their passion rise from the dead, Saab fans will be focusing on the future - the Saab 9-5 sedan - as well as taking part in the traditional factory tours, parades and competitions.
Indonesian International Motor Show
July 23 - August 1
Indonesia's booming car industry turns its focus to eco-friendly motoring for this, the 18th iteration of the Indonesian International Motor Show. The show features a Drift Battle (oversteering around a track), several car competitions, a Miss Motorshow competition and a "BMX jam."
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