Weekly auto agenda: Saab Festival
Friday 09 July 2010
The notoriously enthusiastic Saab fanbase from around the world is expected to flock to their spiritual home this week for the annual Saab Festival. After a tumultuous year for the automaker, the focus will be on the future and what the reborn brand will do now that it's in the hands of Spyker Cars.
The biennial Saab festival is the world's largest gathering of Saab fans and takes place in Trollhatten, the home of Saab. This year, after seeing their passion rise from the dead, Saab fans will be focusing on the future - the Saab 9-5 sedan - as well as taking part in the traditional factory tours, parades and competitions.
Indonesian International Motor Show
July 23 - August 1
Indonesia's booming car industry turns its focus to eco-friendly motoring for this, the 18th iteration of the Indonesian International Motor Show. The show features a Drift Battle (oversteering around a track), several car competitions, a Miss Motorshow competition and a "BMX jam."
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 Scandinavian 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.
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.
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