Weekly auto agenda: Bangkok Auto Show
Friday 26 March 2010
The Bangkok Auto Show opens March 26 and is predicted to be the best-attended motor show in the automotive calendar. The New York International Auto Show is set to host some high-profile unveilings, including the World Car of the Year Award winner on April 1.
Bangkok International Auto Show
March 26 - April 6
The Bangkok show draws over 1.6 million visitors and showcases Asian brands from growth markets such as India, Malaysia and China. Low-cost vehicles abound, and there is an adjoining motorcycle and yachting display and "Miss Motorshow" contest.
New York International Auto Show
March 31 - April 11
New York, USA
The final large show of the US season sees the presentation of the World Car of the Year Award and a host of unveilings from US and overseas manufacturers. Over a million visitors are expected to attend the event, held at the Javits Convention Center. The public show runs from April 2.
World Car of the Year winner announced
New York, USA
Awarded by a panel of global automotive journalists, this award is the biggest of them all. What model will succeed 2009's Volkswagen Golf VI as this year's winner?
Interior Motives China
April 21 - 22
Ahead of Auto China, this conference takes a look at the future of car interiors, both nationally and internationally. Design experts will identify current and future trends, as well as handing out the student China Design Awards for the "future designers of Chinese cars."
Auto China Beijing
April 23 - May 2
China is the world's largest automotive market and 2,100 exhibitors are expected to visit Auto China in Beijing to display to over 680,000 visitors. The largest show in China last year was the biennial Auto Shanghai, which saw luxury unveilings from several manufacturers, a reflection of the region's growing global importance.
Automotive X Opens
Lansing, MI, USA
The shakedown stage of Automotive X begins at the Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn on April 26. Up to 35 teams are expected to participate for a chance to win the $10m prize awarded to the world's most fuel efficient vehicle. The official opening and first public viewing of the competitors at Michigan's State Capital in Lansing, is on April 29.
Historic Grand Prix of Monaco
Monte Carlo, Monaco
Using the same route as the official Formula 1 track, the Historic Grand Prix offers a somewhat gentler race around the streets of Monaco. Multiple races are held from vehicles registered between 1947 and 1984.
Icelandic Saga Motor Rally
May 7 - May 17
Iceland, begins Reykjavik
The Iceland Saga takes classic cars (pre-1983) on an endurance rally through some of the most stunning scenery in Iceland. Competitors participate in activities and challenges en route, as well as ten days driving across Iceland's incredible geography, including Mount Hekla - the "gateway to hell."
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