Weekly auto agenda: Chicago Auto Show, Boca Raton Concours d' Elegance
Friday 11 February 2011
The Chicago Auto Show is open to the public, with new models on display from major names such as Chevrolet, Ram, Acura and VW. Then the Boca Raton Concours d' Elegance will welcome luxury vehicles from across America to Florida.
103rd Chicago Auto Show
Chicago, IL, USA
The Chicago Auto Show is the longest-running in the US and also one of the largest - exhibition space spans some 121,000 square meters and over 1000 vehicles are traditionally on display. Therefore, there's plenty of room for demonstrations and the show is popular with people looking to purchase, rather than see new debuts.
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.
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