Each year IndyCar enthusiasts wait anxiously for the schedule of the upcoming racing action to be announced and fortunately, IndyCar has allowed a sneak preview of what is to come. Exact dates have not yet been revealed, but the order of racing events and the selected venues have been made available. A few changes to the schedule have been made, but most IndyCar fans have been expecting new venues to be added. The new 2010 IndyCar Schedule will therefore consist of the following changes and venues.
There will still be seventeen IndyCar events on the schedule, as the number of race meetings remains unchanged. Of the seventeen racing venues, there will now be eight road races, with the other events being held at oval tracks. Rio de Janeiro is one of the new street circuits to have been added to the schedule and the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Alabama will be hosted in April at the Barber Motorsports Park. One venue that has been omitted from the new schedule and that has been the mainstay of the series and known as the home of NASCAR is the Richmond Speedway. The other venue that has been dropped from the 2010 IndyCar Schedule has been hosting IndyCar since 1933. The Milwaukee Mile will not be on the racing schedule for next year and that might come as a shock to some racing fans.
The order of racing listed on the 2010 IndyCar calendar kicks off with Rio de Janeiro, followed by St. Pete, Birmingham, Long Beach, Kansas, Indianapolis, Texas, Iowa, Watkins Glen, Toronto, Edmonton, Mid-Ohio, Sonoma, Chicago, Kentucky, Montegi (Japan) and Homestead will bring the IndyCar season to a close. The venue order sees Kansas City being moved to the first weekend in the month of May and the Kentucky Speedway will now fall on Labor Day weekend. July also brings change, with Edmonton and Toronto hosting their events consecutively. It is expected that the final dates for the 2010 IndyCar calendar will be released shortly, enabling IndyCar fans to organize any traveling plans they might have to attend some the events and be a part of the live racing action.
Being named the biggest auto show for consumers in Alabama, the Alabama International Auto Show will have more than four hundred vehicles displayed. Thirty manufacturers will be represented at the show, and visitors can look forward to thrilling test driving opportunities offered by GM. All types of 2009 vehicles will be seen including, Hybrids, imported vehicles, vans, light trucks and SUV’s. If motoring is your passion, then you should not miss out on the Alabama International Auto Show 2009.
For more information, visit the Birmingham Cars website at www.carsbirmingham.com/.
Date: 13 – 16 November 2009
Venue: Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex
Country: United States of America
Hermanus is usually a destination known for whale watching, but on 26 September 2009, all eyes will be on the gleaming vehicles at the Whales n Wheels 2009. As a part of the Hermanus Whale Festival, this spectacular auto show brings the past to life with over two hundred and ninety vintage vehicles, veteran tractors and motorcycles from a bygone era. Car dealerships will also have some of their latest contributions to the motoring industry on display, allowing those in attendance to take a walk from the 1920’s into the present.
More information in regard to the show and the line up for the day, is available of the shows’ website at http://www.whalesandwheels.com/.
Date: 26 September 2009
Venue: Hermanus Primary School
Country: South Africa
The Sema Show is known as one of the biggest events of the year, in the automotive industry, and will be hosted at the Las Vegas Convention Centre on the 3rd to the 6th of November 2009. It is an event that is not open to the general public, but attracts thousands of industry leaders from around the world to the show. It is a networking opportunity as well as a platform to sell products, and the exhibition floor at the show will be divided into twelve sectors, such as tools and accessories.
Demonstrations and seminars will also be hosted at the Sema Show 2009, and for those in the automotive industry that are interested in the show, can visit their website for contact details and more information at http://www.semashow.com/main/main.aspx?ID=/content/SEMASHOWcom/HomePage.
Date: 3 – 6 November 2009
Venue: Las Vegas Convention Centre
City: Las Vegas, Nevada
Country: United States of America
On the 24th and 27th of September 2009, Las Vegas will be rocking to the beat of the DeLorean Car Show 2009, which will be hosted by the Palace Station Hotel and Casino. Organized by the DeLorean Car Clubs in the west, it is going to be a show that every DeLorean car owners’ dreams are made of. Vehicles in all shapes and colors will be on display and is guaranteed to be a wonderful show, that pays tribute to the DeLorean and all it faithful fans. The hotel has even reduced its room rates to accommodate enthusiasts from out of town.
For more information in regard to the DeLorean Car Show 2009 and the DeLorean Car Clubs, visit the car shows official website at http://www.dcswest.info/.
Date: 24 – 27 September 2009
Venue: Palace Station Hotel and Casino
City: Las Vegas
Country: United Stated of America