Kicking off the renowned classic-car auction week in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area, the Arizona Concours d’Elegance will feature superb automobiles in the classy setting of the Arizona Biltmore. For more information on this event visit www.arizonaconcours.com
Date: 12 January 2014
Venue: Arizona Biltmore Resort
Country: United States
Vintage car and motorcycle enthusiasts will be showing off their prized possessions on 14 November 2009, at Fat Willy’s Family Sports Grill, in aid of charity. Hosted by the Mahnah Club, there will be twenty judging classes for entrants, and a host of cars, motorcycles and trucks for the public to marvel at. There will also be a pre-party at the sports grill; offering music, raffles and food, to kick start the event on 13 November 2009.
For additional information in regard to this magnificent event, visit the Mahnah Club website at http://www.mahnahclub.org/car-auction-az-fund-raising-event.htm.
Date: 14 November 2009
Venue: Fat Willy’s Family Sports Grill
City: Mesa, Arizona
Country: United Stated of America
The Cape Classic Car Show 2009, will be hosted by the Cape Multi Motor Club at the Northerns Rugby Club on 15 November 2009. With almost a thousand cars to marvel at, visitors to the show will be in for a real classic car treat. In addition, there will be racing cars, motorcycles, stock cars and street rods on display.
The show starts at 10 am and closes at 4 pm. For more information in regard to registry, ticket prices or the show in general, visit the site at http://www.classics.co.za/Calendar.htm or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: 15 November 2009
Venue: Northerns Rugby Club
City: Cape Town, Western Cape
Country: South Africa
For the true motorsports enthusiast there is no event quite like the Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races, which start tomorrow (Friday, August 14) at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Not only are history’s most significant race cars accessible in paddock areas for spectators to admire at close range but also they perform, racing wheel-to-wheel to thrill the crowds, which are expected to exceed 30,000 over the next three days.
The event is a cornerstone of Monterey Peninsula’s Classic Car Week, a veritable feast of things to see and do for car lovers, and utilizes the renowned Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca like no other on the facility’s calendar. With practice on Friday and warm-ups Saturday and Sunday mornings, racing begins after noon each weekend day for 15 race groups that span nearly every era of motorsports history.
The 2.238-mile Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is nestled among the hills between Monterey and Salinas and features among its 11 turns the signature Corkscrew, which drops five stories from its entrance to the challenging hairpin turn that follows it. For those of the 450 participants who are new to the track, a new- driver orientation was held today, previewing the sights, sounds and smells in which spectators will indulge tomorrow.
“This helps to get the weekend off to a good start,” said Mark Hamilton Peters (Lakeville, Conn.), a private driver coach who — working like an energetic traffic cop — orchestrated individual starts for the cars taking to the track. “It helps the drivers who are here for the first time become familiar with the track, so they don’t have to go out cold tomorrow. It takes away the stress of doing the Monterey Historics, which is a big deal in any vintage racing driver’s book.”
Peters added: “There are drivers here like John Morton and Brian Redman who originally raced these cars that we are now seeing in historic events. And then there are also participants here who, when they were younger, saw those gentlemen drive and admired them and now have reached a milestone in their lives that lets them live the fantasy of driving like their heroes.”
With Porsche as the Featured Marque this year, pre-event activities today also included “hot laps” for journalists in a fleet of newly unveiled 2010 Porsche Panamera Gran Turismos. Behind the wheels of the exotic four-door, four-seat sports cars were celebrity drivers Hurley Haywood and David Donohue. (Haywood, one of the most winning endurance racers ever, and Donohue, the 2009 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona winner, will be racing at the Rolex Monterey Historics.)
Of the 450 vintage race cars competing here, one-third will be Porsches, representing 61 years of the company’s manufacturing legacy. Porsche activities for the public will include its heritage display featuring former and current race cars and a special showing of four cars from the new Porsche Museum in Germany: the 1960 Porsche Type 718 Formula 2; the 1962 Porsche Type 804 Formula 1; the 1962 Porsche Type 718 W-RS 8-cylinder Spyder; and the Porsche GT1 98LM. The Porsche Club of America expects to have more than 200 Porsches in its Club Corral and will parade all its cars on Sunday.
Between races spectators can visit the award winning Rolex Moments in Time exhibit, which once again has knocked it out of the park with an amazing presentation, including the 1969 Gulf Ford GT 40 that won the 1969 24 Hours of Le Mans race by less than four seconds. And leaving no one wanting for more, Rolex has also included in the exhibit the 1969 908LH Porsche that took second place that year.
For more information on the Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races, visit www.montereyhistoric.com.
On the 13th of September 2009, a great collection of British vehicles will be on display, from the classics dating back to 1928, to the more recent models. Every American who has ever owned a British vehicle or just been an enthusiast of some of the luxury and sporty vehicles available are recommended to make their way to the British Car Festival 2009. Visitors to the festival can look forward to seeing makes such as Land-Rover, Lotus, Riley, Rolls Royce, Aston Martin and Mini Cooper, to name but a few.
British vehicle enthusiast seeking more information in regard to the festival can visit the British Car Union website at http://www.britishcarunion.com/.
Date: 13 September 2009
Venue: Oakton Community College
City: Des Plaines, Illinois
Country: United States of America