This year's Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) should be even bigger than last year despite dropouts

Thanks to your suggestions, last month we added a Google Calendar after the jump so you can bookmark it and constantly receive updates as we add them. We appreciate all of your input and hope you find our calendar a useful tool. We also appreciate your comments listing events we might have overlooked or that are just near-and-dear to your hearts.

Highlights for January include the North American International Auto Show, which we will be covering extensively from Detroit; the Arizona collectible car auctions featuring Barrett-Jackson, RM Auctions, Russo and Steele and others; the La Jolla Motorcar Classic at The Cove; the Cavallino Classic from The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida; and the kickoff of the 2009 motorsports season with the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

As always, we want to give a shoutout to our two favorite sources; 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's photographic coverage of these local events is fantastic. So check out the January event calendar we put together for you after the jump and start adding to it. Happy New Year, everyone!


12/31-1/4 San Diego, CA - 2009 San Diego International Auto Show - Convention Center
1-4 Boca Raton, FL - Kruse Boca Raton South Florida Auction - Polo Grounds
8-10 Las Vegas, NV - Motorcycle Auction and Gene Romero's West Coast Flat Track Series - South Point Hotel
10-11 Gilbert, AZ - ICA January in Arizona Auction - The Diamond Ranch
11 La Jolla, CA - 5th Annual Motorcar Classic - La Jolla Cove - 11AM - 3PM
11-18 Scottsdale, AZ - Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction - Westworld
11-25 Detroit, MI - North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) - Cobo Center
14-18 Scottsdale, AZ - Russo and Steele Scottsdale Auction - Scottsdale Rd and the 101 Loop
15-16 Phoenix, AZ - RM Automobiles of Arizona Auction - Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa
16-19 Fort McDowell, AZ - Silver Fort McDowell Auction - Fort McDowell Resort Casino
20-25 Palm Beach, FL - Cavallino Classic - The Breakers in Palm Beach
23-25 Pomona, CA - Grand National Roadster Show - L.A. Pomona Fairplex
24-25 Daytona Beach, FL - Rolex 24 at Daytona - Daytona International Speedway
1/28-2/1 FIA WRC Rally Ireland
31 Orange, CA - Packard Grand Salon Concours d'Elegance - Doubletree Hotel - 7AM - Noon
31 San Juan Capistrano, CA - 6th Annual CARe Show - 25925 Camino del Avion - 8AM - 2PM

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