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  • Amelia Island Concours d’ Elegance - since 1996. "Now in its third decade, the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance is among the top automotive events in the world. 'The Amelia' draws more than 300 rare vehicles from collections around the world to The Golf Club of Amelia Island, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island for a celebration of the automobile like no other." March 3-6, 2022 at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island and The Golf Club of Amelia Island, Florida, U.S.A.
  • AUTO CHINA | Beijing International Automotive Exhibition - auto show held biennially in Beijing, China since 1990. It has now become one of three top auto shows in the world along with Frankfurt and Detroit. April 21-30, 2020
  • AUTO SHANGHAI - since 1985. Biennial international automobile show that alternates with the Beijing Auto Show. April 21-28, 2021.
  • CHICAGO AUTO SHOW - since 1901. Held annually in February at Chicago's McCormick Place convention complex. the largest auto show in North America and the third largest in the world (Frankfurt is #1 and Paris is #2, although those shows are biennial). February 12-21, 2022.
  • CONCORSO D'ELEGANZA VILLA D'ESTE - since 1929. "he most distinguished of all events celebrating the charisma of historic cars." The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este owes its privileged status among the world’s most prestigious heritage events for historic vehicles to a number of unique attributes. These include the elegance of the event, its long and illustrious tradition, the unrivalled flair experienced at the majestic Grand Hotel Villa d’Este on the shores of Lake Como and the small, select groups of participants. May 20-22, 2022.
  • DETROIT AUTO SHOW - annual auto show since 1907. North American International Auto Show. Annual auto show held in Detroit, Michigan at TCF Center, formerly known as Cobo Hall and Cobo Center. Public Show: June 13-20, 2020.
  • Dubai International Motor Show - since 1989. Bennial auto show held in the Emirate of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. Due to the high interest of expensive cars in Dubai, it attracts many major car manufactures, tuning companies and other related companies, including major super car manufacturers.
  • ESSEN MOTOR SHOW - since 1968. "Germany’s version of SEMA". The world's biggest car tuning fair. November 28 - December 6, 2020
  • GENEVA INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW - since 1905. French: Salon International de l'Auto. Annual auto show held in March. The show is hosted at the Geneva Palexpo | Palais des Expositions et des Congrès, Route François-Peyrot 30, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, a convention centre located next to the Geneva Cointrin International Airport. Next event postponed to 2023.
  • IAA | Frankfurt Motor Show - since 1897. (International Motor Show | Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung). "The world's most automobile show." World´s leading automotive fair at Frankfurt/Main, Germany. Venue: Fairground of Messe Frankfurt, Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, D-60327 Frankfurt/Main, Germany.
  • LA AUTO SHOW - since 1907. Los Angeles Auto Show. Annual auto show held at the Los Angeles Convention Center in late November/early December. November 20-29, 2020.
  • Malibu Cars and Coffee - since 2001. "On the 2nd and 4th Sundays of every month, Southern California's top enthusiasts will enjoy a beautiful drive down the coast to meet at Malibu Bluffs Park." Malibu Bluffs Park, 24250 Pacific Coast Hwy (9032,23 km), Malibu, CA 90265, U.S.A.
  • Monterey Car Week - since 2014. Week in August in which a number of car-related events are held in and around Monterey, California, U.S.A.
  • NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW - since 1900. Annual auto show that is held in Manhattan in late March or early April. It is held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. It usually opens on or just before Easter weekend and closes on the first Sunday after Easter. April 15-24, 2022.
  • NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW | NAIAS - annual auto show since 1907. Detroit Auto Show. Hosted in Detroit, Michigan, for over a century, since 1965 the show has been held at TCF Center, formerly known as Cobo Hall and Cobo Center, where it occupies nearly 1 million square feet (93,000 sq m) of floor space. Public Show: Looking Forward to 2022!
  • PARIS MOTOR SHOW - since 1898. Biennial auto show in Paris, France. The first motor show in the world, started in 1898 by industry pioneer, Albert de Dion. Held around October, it is one of the most important auto shows, often with many new production automobile and concept car debuts. The show presently takes place in Paris expo Porte de Versailles. October 13-23, 2022.
  • PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE - first conducted in 1950. "An Unmatched Tradition of Automotive Excellence." The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is often said to be the world’s premier celebration of the automobile. "Once each year, on the third Sunday in August, about 200 of the most prized collector cars and motorcycles in the world roll onto the fairway of what is often called the best finishing hole in golf - the famed eighteenth at Pebble Beach Golf Links." Join us Sunday, August 21, 2022 for the 70th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.
  • Qatar Motor Show - since 2011. Annual international motor show held in Doha, Qatar. It is held each January at the Doha Exhibitions Centre. The debut motor show was in 2011 which had 90,000 attendees. The 2012 show grew to 120,000 visitors from around the Persian Gulf region. It features new models as well as supercars, concept cars, custom cars from style centers and automotive designers. Outdoor demonstrations of motocross and drifting are featured as well as test driving.
  • SEMA | Specialty Equipment Market Association SHOW - since 1967. "The premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center." November 1-4, 2022.
  • Swiss Classic World - since 2014. Lucerne. High-quality classic car show focussing on classic cars. May 23-24, 2020.
  • Techno Classica Essen - since 1989. "World Show for Vintage, Classic and Prestige Automobiles, Motorcycles and Spare Parts, Restoration and World Club Meeting." The World's Greatest Classic Car Show. 2014 Event: 190,400 visitors from 41 countries! Over 1250 exhibitors from 41 countries! Over 120,000 square metres of exhibition floor space in 17 halls! Approximately 2500 automobiles for sale! Over 220 presentations from clubs and museums! March 23-27, 2022.
  • The Bridge - since 2016. "In its first year in September 2016, the event brought together nearly 60 post-war sports and racing vehicles on the greens of Bridgehampton's exclusive golf club, The Bridge, pairing amazing machines with an automobile inspired installation by artist Richard Prince. The inaugural gathering united the worlds of cars and art in a new and original way and paved the way for the following years, hosting up to 160 automobiles with an extended art component featuring revered galleries of Manhattan. In 2021, you can expect much of the same -- but better." Bridgehampton, New York, U.S.A.
  • TOKYO AUTO SALON - since 1983. Annual auto show held in January at the Makuhari Messe, Chiba City, Japan for Performance and custom dress-up parts and technology display. January 15-17, 2021.
  • Tokyo Motor Show - since 1954. Biennial auto show held in October-November at the Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan for cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles. Amid the global pandemic, Tokyo Motor Show 2021, which was to have been held in October this year, has been cancelled because of the difficulty of providing, in a safe and secure environment, a show program that allows participants to experience “hands on” the appeal of mobility. The next show will be a leading-edge “Tokyo Mobility Show” whose planning is already underway.
  • TOP MARQUES MONACO - since 2004. "The Only Live Supercar Show in the World." See it, drive it, buy it! Grimaldi Forum: June 9-12, 2022.
  • Velocity Invitational - "A Luxury Motorsports Festival." Over 250+ of the rarest and most valuable race cars on the planet will participate. 1021 Monterey Salinas Hwy, Salinas, CA 93908, U.S.A. November 11-14, 2021.
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