Weekly auto agenda: Boca Raton Concours d' Elegance
Friday 18 February 2011
The 'who's who' of the classic car world will converge on the Florida town of Boca Raton February 25 for the Concours d'Elegance, which showcases some of the finest pre-war and post-war automobiles and motorcycles ever made.
5th Boca Raton Concours d' Elegance
Boca Raton, Florida, USA
Jay Leno will be the star guest of the fifth Boca Raton Concours d' Elegance, one of the most prestigious automotive events in the US. DuPont sponsors the annual Hangar Party, a veritable who's who of car enthusiasts, while the new "Legends of Indy" exhibition celebrates 100 years of the Indianapolis 500.
Car Design of the Year Awards
Awarded by Car Design Magazine, the Car Design of the Year Awards recognize excellence in car design across both concept and production vehicles over the last year. The Alfa Romeo Giulietta, Nissan Juke and Range Rover Evoque are some of the models in the running.
World Car of the Year Award finalists announced
A shortlist of ten candidates will be whittled down to three contenders for the World Car of the Year award, which is awarded at the New York International Auto Show in April. At the same time, finalists in the World Performance Car of the Year category are announced.
81st Geneva International Motor Show
The first major show of the year in Europe, Geneva traditionally hosts unveilings from a raft of high-profile European automakers, and manufacturers from other countries. This year's show emphasizes the environment, with a 3,000 sq. meter Green Pavilion and Green Test Drives using environmentally-friendly cars. Over 690,000 visitors attended in 2010.
Bahrain Grand Prix
Sakhir Circuit, Bahrain
The Bahrain Grand Prix traditionally opens the Formula One season, kicking off another nine months of the world's highest-profile motor sport. This year will see the reintroduction of Pirelli as a tire supplier (potentially changing pit stop strategy) and the use of the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) boosters, bringing hybrid power to several teams' cars for the first time.
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