Weekly auto agenda: the Geneva Motor Show

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Automakers have already unveiled several new models due to debut at the Geneva Motor Show, one of the most important events of the year. Hotly anticipated releases from Audi, Renault, Lexus and Ferrari top the bill, although almost every major automaker on the planet will be in attendance. And the excitement doesn't end there -- the final day of Geneva is the first day of the Formula One season.

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Automakers have already unveiled several new models due to debut at the Geneva Motor Show, one of the most important events of the year. Hotly anticipated releases from Audi, Renault, Lexus and Ferrari top the bill, although almost every major automaker on the planet will be in attendance. And the excitement doesn't end there - the final day of Geneva is the first day of the Formula One season.

Geneva Motor Show
March 2 - 14
Geneva, Switzerland
The 80th edition of the Geneva Motor Show covers seven halls and 80,000 square meters. Ranked among the most important exhibitions for international manufacturers, almost everyone has something to say - there are 60 press conferences planned on the first day alone. The Public Show runs from March 4.
http://www.salon-auto.ch

World Car of the Year Awards Finalists Announced
March 3
Geneva, Switzerland
The 59 international automotive journalists on the jury for the World Car of the Year Awards will announce their three finalists from the ten-car shortlist at the Geneva Motor Show. The final award is presented on April 1.
http://www.wcoty.com/2010/

Bahrain Formula One
March 14
Sakhir, Bahrain
The first Grand Prix race of the season begins in Bahrain, with the return of a racing legend to the fray - seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher. Can he beat the record lap time for the Bahrain circuit, set by himself in 2004?
http://www.formula1.com/

EVER Monaco 2010
March 25 - 28
Monaco
EVER Monaco highlights clean mobility solutions and new sustainable consumption patterns with the support of some multinational brand names such as Nissan, HSBC and BNP Paribas. The show hosts industry conferences on green vehicles and an eco-friendly parade on the final day.
http://www.ever-monaco.com

Bangkok International Auto Show
March 26 - April 6
Bangkok, Thailand
The Bangkok show draws over 1.6 million visitors and showcases Asian brands from growth markets such as India, Malaysia and China. Low-cost vehicles abound, and there is an adjoining motorcycle and yachting display and "Miss Motorshow" contest.
http://www.bangkok-motorshow.com/

New York International Auto Show
March 31 - April 11
New York, US
The final large show of the US season sees the presentation of the World Car of the Year Award and a host of unveilings from US and overseas manufacturers. Over a million visitors are estimated to attend the event, held at the Javits Convention Centre. The public show runs from April 2.
http://www.autoshowny.com/

World Car of the Year Winner Announced
April 1
New York, US
Awarded by a panel of global automotive journalists, this award is the biggest of them all. Who will succeed 2009's Volkswagen Golf VI as this year's winner?
http://www.wcoty.com/

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