Weekly auto agenda: Gumball Rally

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The Gumball Rally begins this weekend, with competitors beginning the 3,000 mile route in London and ending in New York seven days later. The legendary Monaco Grand Prix begins May 16, one of the most eagerly anticipated dates in the Formula One calendar.

Gumball 3000 Rally Begins
May 1
London, United Kingdom

The 12th annual Gumball 3000 rally follows a 3,000 mile (4,828 km) route from London through Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Boston, Quebec City and Toronto before rounding off in New York seven long days and nights later.

Historic Grand Prix of Monaco
May 1 - 2
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 with vehicles registered between 1947 and 1984.

Monaco Grand Prix (Formula One)
May 16
Monte Carlo, Monaco

Arguably the most prestigious race in the motoring calendar, the Monaco Grand Prix pits Formula One drivers against the narrow roads and tight turns of Monte Carlo, as well as against each other. A win for Michael Schumacher will bring him level with the late Ayrton Senna, who holds the record for the most wins on the circuit.

Icelandic Saga Motor Rally
Event Postponed from early May
Iceland, begins Reykjavik

Although the new date is still subject to confirmation, this event is still expected to go ahead. The Icelandic 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 of driving across Iceland's incredible geography, including Mount Hekla - the "gateway to hell."

Premiere of 17th BMW Art Car
June 1
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Following in the footsteps of Calder, Stella, Lichtenstein, Warhol and Holzer, American artist Jeff Koons will present his "Art Car" to the media and public at Paris's Centre Pompidou museum of modern art. Koons will sign the car before it sets off to race in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world's oldest endurance car race, on June 12.

Le Mans
June 12
Le Mans, France

The 78th Le Mans 24 hour endurance race will see competitors from Peugeot, Audi, Aston Martin, BMW, Corvette, Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini, Ford and Jaguar join the prestigious rally, the world's oldest.

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