One of the big changes we made at Autoblog a couple of years ago was adding more live coverage of events with photos and impressions to hopefully make you feel like you were there with us. While we love going to these races, auto shows, concours and cruises to report on them for you, we know there are many of you out there who would like to witness these happenings firsthand. Many of you have commented that although you enjoy our event coverage you'd like more advance warning of the events we are attending so you might be able to check them out yourselves.
Well, as you might imagine, putting together a calendar isn't so simple. Often times we get last minute word of an event, or sometimes the events we cover aren't open to the public. Still, we understand your craving for live automotive events and we are here to help. We've scoured our planners and checked our favorite web links and have compiled a select calendar for November. We'll try to post a new one of these every month and we encourage you to add local events we haven't included in the comments for all to see. Our hope is that you'll scan the list and be able to find something exciting in your neck of the woods.
Don't take it personally if we skip one of your favorites, just know that we are trying to keep it simple for now. Two of our favorite resources for planning what events we are going to attend, btw, are the New York Times automotive calendar for national and international stuff, and for local stuff here in Southern California, our buddy Dave Lindsay's SoCalCarCulture pages. Dave has been photographing and reporting on the local car scene a long time and if we don't make it to one of the events on his calendar, you can be pretty sure that Dave will be posting pics of it before long. Enough talk, check out the select November event calendar we put together for you after the jump.
1-2 London - London to Brighton Veteran Car Run - Hyde Park to Brighton
1-2 Fontana - Auto Club NHRA Street Legal Drags - Auto Club Dragway
1 Hilton Head Island, S.C. - Hilton Head Sports and Classic Car Auction
2 Sao Paulo, Brazil - Brazilian Grand Prix - Formula 1 finale from Brazil
2 Hilton Head Island, S.C. - Hilton Head Island Concours d'Elegance and Motoring Festival
2 Orlando, Fla. - Winter Park Concours d'Elegance
2 Daylight Saving Ends - Fall Back
2 Burbank - Hollywood Hot Rods Car Show & Open House - 40 E. Palm Ave. - 10AM - 4PM
2 Van Nuys - Best of France and Italy - Woodley Park - 9AM - 4PM - Info
4-7 Las Vegas, NV - SEMA - Specialty Equipment Marketing Association's annual industry show
6-8 Perry, GA - Georgia Crossroads Corvette Rendezvous
7 Yucaipa - Friday Night Family Cruise Toy Drive - 33600 Yucaipa Blvd. - 6PM - 9PM
7-9 Braselton, GA - SCCA Road Race of Champions
7-9 Fontana - 10th Annual PSCA World Finals - Auto Club Dragway 9300 Cherry Ave.
8-3/31 Saratoga Springs, NY - The Sichel Collection: All That Glitters - Saratoga Auto Museum
8 Murrieta - Show & Shine Datsun Toy Drive - 41610 Date St. #103 - 10AM - 3PM
8 Victorville - California Route 66 Museum Car Show & 13th Birthday Party - 16825 So. D St. 10AM - 2PM
13-16 Pomona - 44th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals - Auto Club Raceway
16 Los Angeles - Checkered Flag 200 Car Show - Petersen Museum
21-30 Los Angeles - Los Angeles International Auto Show - LA Convention Center
29 La Verne - 10th Annual Car Show & Toy Drive - Old -Town La Verne - 9AM - 4PM