Weekly auto agenda: Kiev International Motor Show

Kiev welcomes the world for its motorshow this weekend, which displays automotive brands from both the east and the west of Europe and opens to the public May 28. June 1 sees the unveiling of the 17th BMW Art Car before it leaves to compete in the Le Mans endurance race.

Kiev International Motor Show
May 27-30
Kiev, Ukraine

Brands from Eastern Europe will line up next to those from the West at this year's Kiev Motor Show, with Mercedes-Benz, Chevrolet, Geely, Groz, Opel, KIA, Chery, Lada, Zaz, Bogdan, Hyundai, SsangYong and Subaru all confirmed to be in attendance. The show is open to the public from May 28.
http://www.sia-motorshow.com.ua/

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.
http://www.centrepompidou.fr

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.
http://www.lemans.org

Automotive X Knockout Stage Begins
June 20
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. With half of the competitors expected to be excluded at this stage, which teams can survive the efficiency savings and hill climb?
http://www.progressiveautoxprize.org

Seoul Auto Salon
July 1-4
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.
http://www.seoulautosalon.com/

Goodwood Festival of Speed
July 2-4
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.
http://www.goodwood.co.uk/

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