The luxury car event calendar is extensive, with multiple events happening all over the globe each month. Here are some of the most prestigious events that all aficionados will want to attend.
Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance has been held annually since 1950. Expect to see world-class displays of exemplary craftsmanship and historic automobiles as well as the latest auto debuts. Special marques and classes include features like Bizzarrini and Lamborghini.
Attending the Concourse D’Elegance makes for an elegant weekend. Resort clothing and hats are encouraged, and many opt to take in this world-class event with an leisurely picnic on the peninsula.
Date: August 21, 2016
The Concours of Elegance
The finest luxury automobiles from around the world gather together at the historic Windsor Castle for the Concours of Elegance. This event showcases the best historic models from classic UK car makers like Rolls-Royce and Aston-Martin in a setting that is simply unmatched. Special tours like the Octane Tour take passengers on an unforgettable cruise through the British countryside.
Date: September 2–4, 2016
Luxury & Supercar Weekend
Held in Vancouver, British Columbia, the Luxury & Supercar Weekend is the prime place in Canada to check out the latest releases in the automotive industry, from the extremely rare and historic to the ultramodern. This two-day event features fascinating modified supercars from Lamborghini Aventador to Audi R8. It also incorporates special classes for the Canadian Concours d’Elegance, such as vintage muscle cars and European sports cars.
Located on the lawns of the elegant VanDusen Botanical Garden, luxury autos aren’t the only thing you’ll find here. Guests can expect catering from the finest restaurants in Vancouver, as well as a host of luxury retailers offering watches, jewelry and fashion.
Dates: September 10–11, 2016
Paris Motor Show
Dating back to 1898, the Paris Motor Show, or Mondial de L’Automobile, is one of the most important dates on the automotive calendar for concept car debuts. The Paris Expo Porte de Versailles is home to the event.
Dates: October 1–16, 2016
Qatar Motor Show
Held annually in the vast Doha Exhibition and Convention Center, situated amongst the skyline of the country’s capital city, the Qatar Motor Show has fast become the premier destination for all things luxury motorcars in the Middle East. Here you’ll find best-of-class displays of some of the world’s most exhilarating supercars like the Bugatti Veyron. Visitors will also fine detailed displays of midrange automobiles like the Audi A3 and Audi A4.
Dates: January–February 2017 (TBC)
New York International Auto Show
New York has been the home to North America’s first automotive exhibition since 1900. Today, the New York International Auto Show is held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in midtown Manhattan. It sees nearly 1,000 of the finest supercars and concept vehicles each year. Dozens of exhibitors from Bugatti to Mercedes-Benz pack the over 800,000 square feet of exhibit space to unveil their latest innovations. It’s the perfect excuse for an New York weekend getaway.
Dates: April 14–23, 2017
Showcasing the best of China’s carmakers as well as catering to global brands, Auto Shanghai is one of Asia’s largest car events. This is where rollouts like the Volvo Concept Universe and Audi A6 first debuted to the world.
With its futuristic car unveilings, fascinating demonstrations, and even mesmerizing light shows and dancing performances, a walk through Auto Shanghai feels like a walk through an art or space exhibit.
Dates: April 20–27, 2017
Luxury car shows are a time-honored way to showcase the fine craftsmanship and innovation of top performers in the auto industry. With so many tempting offerings around the globe, the only challenge is deciding which shows to attend this year.
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