2nd Annual Greystone Mansion Concours D’Elegance

March 22, 2011 by  
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Taking place in the city of Beverly Hills, the Greystone Mansion Concours D’Elegance is growing into a very popular concour event. Featuring over 100 vintage, unique and rare motorcycles and automobiles, this is the ideal event for motor vehicle aficionados. Inde of the Greystone Estate mansion, a marketplace will be held, boasting a selection of high-end automobilia, accessories, jewelry and fine art. Also worth noting at the concours is a fascinating lecture schedule. Amongst the speakers is Sports Car Marke Magazine‘s Donald Osborne who will discuss the current collector car market. Lance Coren and Bryan Thomas will present a lecture on exotic car appraisals. These lecturers will be joinged by Michael Furman, Corey Eubanks and Debbie Evans.

Part of the excitement of the Greystone Mansion Concours D’Elegance is the presentation of the awards. Award categories include Best in Show, Spirit of Greystone, , Jesse Alexander Most Outstanding Sports Car, Tiffany & Co. Most Elegant, Mayor’s Choice, Brooks Bros Classic Award, People’s Choice, and Meguiar’s Best Paint and Best of Class.

Tickets to this prestigious event are limited, so be sure to book yours now.

Date: 1 May 2011
Venue: Greystone Estate
City: Beverly Hills
State: California
Country: United States of America

7th Azerbaijan International Automotive Exhibition

December 22, 2010 by  
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The 7th Azerbaijan International Automotive Exhibition sees thousands of trade visitors, car owners and auto enthusiasts attending each year. This is a great opportunity for business networking, learn more about the automotive market, discover new innovations, compare products, make deals, gain technical chnowledge and so much more.

Exhibit categories at the Azerbaijan AutoShow include light vehicles, trucks, motorcycles, commercial transport, trailers, SUVs, buses, insurance and so forth.

Date: 16 to 19 March 2011
Time: 10h00
Venue: Baku Expo Exhibition and Convention Center
City: Baku
Country: Azerbaijan

Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing

August 18, 2010 by  
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With history going back to its first FIM organized event in 1949, Grand Prix motorcycle racing is an international series which has gathered a loyal following of fans who turn out in droves to watch driver and machine become as one as they compete for the checkered flag. As the main championship of motorcycle road racing, the Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix is divided into three categories: 125cc, Moto2, and MotoGP. Setting the Grand Prix series apart from other motorcycle racing series, such as the Superbike World Championship, is the fact that the motorcycles competing in the Grand Prix are built specifically for racing and therefore cannot be bought at a dealership and are not licensed to ride on public roads.

The MotoGP series consists of eighteen races, held in fourteen countries, on four continents, with global television coverage ensuring that fans all over the world can share in the excitement. Currently seven nationalities are represented among the riders who line the starting grid, with four manufacturers – Ducati, Honda, Yamaha and Suzuki – providing the latest in motorcycle technology.

Now in its 62nd year, MotoGP is not only the premier motorcycle racing world championship, but it is also the longest running championship series. Under the supervision of the FIM, the series is managed by Dorna Sports and has been since 1992. With more than 2.2 million people attending races in 2009, there is no doubt that spectators appreciate the effort put into the organization of each of the eighteen events, which feature races in each of the three categories.

The 125cc category is the stepping stone into this exciting sport. The minimum age for riders is 15 years, with the maximum set at 28 years – the exception being for wild-card riders, or riders who are newly contracted and competing in a 125 cc event for the first time, where the minimum age will be 25 years. Maximum engine displacement in this category is 125cc single-cylinder units. As announced in December 2008, from 2010 the 250cc category has been replaced by Moto2 – a 4-stroke class aimed at being a cost-effective, but prestigious, class to accompany the star of the show, the MotoGP.

Recognized as the ultimate test for motorcycle racing’s finest talents, MotoGP allows a maximum engine capacity of 800cc (4-stroke engines) and the motorcycle must be a prototype. The minimum age for riders competing in the MotoGP class is 18 years. Fiat Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi is the current MotoGP World Champion, having claimed his seventh premier class title in 2009.

Motorsports Expo 2010

March 3, 2010 by  
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The Motorsports Expo is one of the most anticipated events on the calendar for auto racing and car enthusiasts. This year, the Motorsports Expo will be held for its 24th year, and hosted at the Verizon Centre of Progress Building, located at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse on the 13th and 14th of March 2010. Organizers have ensured that this year’s expo will be an event to remember, with magnificent exhibits and extra features for all to enjoy. And there is an additional treat for DIRTcar Racing fans, as a number of drivers have confirmed their presence at the 2010 Motorsport Expo for an exclusive autograph session.

Over and above endless exhibitors and stands, there will be a special signing of autographs on the 13th of March 2010 by the drivers of the Super DIRTcar Series. Some of the drivers to look forward to include Matt Sheppard, Dale Planck, Ryan Phelps, Gary Tomkins, Larry Wight, Lance Willix II and Jessica Zemken. Not only will these drivers be autographing photos, but motor sports fans will have the opportunity to ask their favorite drivers questions in regard to racing, plans for the future and their careers. Visitors to the Motorsports Expo 2010 will also be invited to attend discussions by Matt Sheppard, Dale Planck and Larry Wight, where they will be sharing their experiences and challenges.

A variety of racing vehicles will also be on display, and fans can look out for the original Chevrolet Impala Stock Car that was ridden by Mike Welch, the No. 5H Ernie Kreis & Son-Fastline Performance-P&M Fabrication/Bicknell, Big Red Towing no. 99 Dave Miller Auto Body/Bicknell car and the JB Motorsports no. 9S Xtreme Lubricants/Bicknell, that was piloted by Matt Sheppard. All these vehicles will be exhibited in the DIRTcar Land exhibition section of the expo.

Out of town visitors to the 2010 Motorsports Expo 2010 will find comfortable accommodation close by, with the Ramada Inn being the official hotel for the expo. The Motorsports Expo 2010 is an event that the entire family can enjoy, and combines the thrill of racing with the excitement of being able to bring the fans and their racing heroes together.

2010 Canadian International Auto Show

February 3, 2010 by  
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The Canadian International Auto Show will kick off on the 12th of February 2010, and will feature a variety of activities and expos for visitors to enjoy. Motoring enthusiast will be able to attend and enjoy, such as the Cruise Nationals, Shelby Showcase, Subaru Sweepstakes, Centre Stage, and for the younger visitors, there will be a Volkswagen Children’s Play Care Centre. Over and above the cars and entertainment, there will also be contests and give-aways throughout the show.

For more information in regard to this spectacular event and ticket prices, visit the official website at http://www.autoshow.ca/info/.

Date: 12 – 21 February 2010
Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
City: Toronto
Country: Canada

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