The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) opens to the public January 16, after a week of media and industry previews. In Paris, Retromobile begins January 22 with a 73 year-old Bugatti on auction.
2010 North American International Auto Show
January 16-24 (Public Show)
North America's capital of cars hosts one of the largest global shows in the motoring calendar, NAIAS. Last year, 650,000 attendees poured through the doors of the Cobo Center in Detroit; as the car industry begins to bounce back this year, small cars abound and green concepts are on display on "Electric Avenue."
RetroMobile is known as the "Pebble Beach of Europe" (a reference to the prestigious classic car auction), and is expected to welcome over 120,000 visitors to the 35th year of the show. Auction highlights include a 1925 Bugatti Type 22 Brescia Roadster that has recently surfaced after 70 years at the bottom of Lake Maggiore.
Chicago Auto Show
February 10 - 21
Chicago, Illinois, USA
The Chicago Auto Show spans 1.2 million square feet of space and displays over 1000 vehicles. With more space than is available at other events, manufacturers stage large exhibits here, such as test tracks and even rock concerts. This year will be the 102nd edition, making it the oldest show in the world.
Nascar Sprint Cup
Daytona Beach, Florida
The first race of America's most popular spectator sport kicks off in Florida, with the biggest, richest and most prestigious race - the Daytona 500. Forty-three drivers will compete for the Sprint Cup.