October brings us the beginning of Fall, Halloween, Octoberfest... and the Paris Motor Show. In fact, the second and final press day is coming to a close as we speak. Between now and the annual SEMA Show in Las Vegas at the beginning of November, there are going to be hundreds of automotive events to keep car-lovers busy.
Local auto shows like the OC Auto Show will bring all of the 2010 and some 2011 models to the public. The 2010 Alt Car Expo & Conference in Santa Monica will do the same for those who want the latest in green motoring. Camaro lovers of all stripes might want to stop in at the Hotchkis All-Camaro Show and Open House at their shop in Santa Fe Springs, CA.
Classic and collectible car fans can still see some of the most amazing machinery from throughout history at events like:
- Niello Concours at Serrano
- Louisville Concours d'Elegance
- ATHS "Semi Chapter" annual antique truck show
- Octoberfest Auto Show
- Fall Meet Week at the AACA Museum - a.k.a. Hershey
- Ocean City Corvette Weekend
- First Annual Car Show at the Cradle Aviation Museum
- Simeone Museum: "Nurburgring"
- Santa Barbara Concours d'Elegance
- Art Center Car Classic
- Del Mar Concours d'Elegance
- 9th Annual Wings, Wheels & Rotors Expo
If you'd like to buy your own classic, there are a couple of auctions in October as well – RM Auctions hosts its Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey event during Fall Meet Week in Hershey, PA. RM also conducts its Automobiles of London auction this month.
Racing fans can take in Formula 1 action during the Japanese and Korean Grands Prix. The Chase is on in NASCAR and the pack will be making stops at Kansas, Charlotte, Fontana, Martinsville and Talladega. IndyCar finishes its 2010 season with the championship-deciding Miami Indy 300. The WRC hosts rallies in France and Spain this month, while the ALMS heads to Georgia for the Petit Le Mans. Drag racing fans can catch NHRA action at Maple Grove Raceway and Las Vegas in October.
If none of those events appeal to you, check out our Google Calendar after the jump for even more listings, all with detailed info and links. And please don't forget to use the comments section to add or modify listings.
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 this month's event calendar below and start adding to it by leaving us a note in the comments. If you'd like your events listed on our calendar, please send an email to frank.filipponio - at - weblogsinc - dot - com.