This year's Geneva Auto Show should be huge

Besides the gradual thawing of most of the country, March means the beginning of the Formula One season as well as Sebring, the Geneva Motor Show, the Amelia Island Concours, and NASCAR ramping up to full speed. Those events alone would be enough to sate even the healthiest automotive appetites, but there's plenty more going on in the motoring world. As always, we tried to list the highlights as well as a few smaller events that we hope will be of interest to you. Feel free to use the comments section to add or modify listings.

Our Google Calendar and select listings are after the jump, all with links so you can get the full details. A few other March events worth noting are an homage to the Legends of Riverside; the Desert Classic Concours in Palm Springs; Hot Import Nights and DUB stops in L.A.; another Automotive World alternative vehicle conference; and a variery of local and regional auto shows under the Motor Trend/Autorama/World of Wheels banners. Some events are listed after the jump; all are in the Google Calendar.

As always, we want to give a shout-out to our two favorite sources; The New York Times automotive calendar for national and international stuff, and our buddy Dave Lindsay's SoCalCarCulture pages for local stuff here in Southern California. Dave's photographic coverage of these local events is fantastic. Check out the March event calendar we put together for you after the jump and start adding to it. Oh, and don't forget we spring forward on the 8th.


MARCH 2008

2/25-3/1 Rochester, NY - Rochester International Auto Show - Rochester Riverside Convention Center
2/28-3/1 Palm Springs, CA - Desert Classic Concours d'Elegance - O'Donnell Golf Club
1 Las Vegas - Nascar Sprint Cup: Shelby 427 - Las Vegas Motor Speedway
1 Peotone, IL - Chicagoland Petroleum and Advertising Show - Will County Fairgrounds
1 Miami, FL - Spring Meet Corvette Show - Dadeland Mall
5-15 Geneva, Switzerland - Geneva Motor Show - PALEXPO
6-8 Hamburg, NY - Cavalcade of Cars & The Kustom Kulture Pinstripers Northeast Nationals - Fairgrounds
7 Fontana, CA - Auto Club & NHRA Street Legal Drags - Auto Club Speedway
7 Los Angeles - 26th Annual LA Literature & Toy Show - Airport Hilton
8 Daylight Saving Begins - Spring Forward
8 Atlanta - Nascar Sprint Cup: Kobalt Tools 500 - Atlanta Motor Speedway
13-15 Amelia Island, FL - Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance - Golf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach
14 Los Angeles - Hot Import Nights - Dodger Stadium
14 Amelia Island, FL - RM Auctions: Automobiles of Amelia Island - The Ritz-Carlton
14-15 Costa Mesa - Goodguys' 3rd Meguiar's Orange County Get-Together - Orange County Fairgrounds
15 Santa Anita - 3rd Annual Car Show - Santa Anita Park
18-22 Sebring, FL - American Le Mans: Twelve Hours of Sebring - Sebring International Raceway
19-22 Homestead, FL - Ferrari Challenge - Homestead Miami Speedway
21-22 Huntington Beach - 9th Huntington Beachcruiser Meet - Main St. & PCH
21 Los Angeles - DUB Tour Stop - LA Convention Center
22 Bristol, TN - Nascar Sprint Cup: Food City 500 - Bristol Motor Speedway
24 London - Hybrid and Electric Vehicles: Advanced Powertrains conference - One Birdcage Walk, Westminster
27-29 Riverside - Legends of Riverside I - Racing Film Festival & Legends Gala
29 Melbourne, Australia - Formula 1: ING Australian Grand Prix - Albert Park
29 Martinsville, VA - Nascar Sprint Cup: Goody's Fast Relief 500 - Martinsville Speedway