Known variously as the "spiritual home of rally" and the "Finnish Grand Prix," the Neste Oil Rally Finland is one of the biggest events on the rallying calendar and the largest public event in the Nordic countries. The 60th anniversary of the event features a slightly revised format, with a Saturday finish instead of the usual Sunday.
July 29 - 31
Neste Oil Rally Finland (formerly 1000 Lakes) is the biggest annually organized public event in the Nordic countries and draws crowds of over 500,000 people every year. The course is one of the fastest on the WRC circuit and the prize has almost always gone to a Scandanavian team in the past. This year marks the race's 60th anniversary.
Monterey Auto Week
August 11 - 15
Monterey, California, USA
The Monterey Auto Week is one of the key collectors' events in the automotive calendar, drawing classic car fans from all over the world to a dazzling auction and various public and private events at locations across the county.
Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
Monterey, California, USA
The climax of Monterey Auto Week, the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance is one of the biggest events in the classic car calendar. Dating from 1950, it includes 175 vehicles displayed on the legendary 18th fairway of the Pebble Beach golf course.
August 20 - 22
Zell am See/Kaprun, Austria
The world's largest gathering of smart fans celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and is expected to welcome several thousand attendees from all over Europe. Highlights of the event include a smart convoy, a smart times contest, a party, technical discussions and test drives of the smart fortwo electric drive.
Woodward Dream Cruise Motor Parade
The Woodward Dream Cruise is the world’s largest one-day celebration of car culture, attracting more than 1 million visitors and over 40,000 muscle cars, street rods, custom, collector and special interest vehicles. The parade passes through eight communities in Michigan.
Moscow Auto Salon
August 27 - September 5
Organized by the Russian car industry and sanctioned by the OICA, the third edition of the Moscow Auto Salon is expected to host several high-profile debuts from Russian and international manufacturers. Over 80 brands will be in attendance, with more than 600 cars on display.
Nitra Motor Show
September 8 - 13
Over 150 exhibitors are expected at the OICA-sanctioned Nitra Motor Show, now in its 19th year. Personal cars, parts and accessories are expected to be on display, along with concept cars from the major manufacturers and test drive opportunities for the general public.