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From historic concourses d'elegance showcasing classic automobiles to gatherings that highlight the best new sports cars, our Auto Events section features all of the best car-related happenings across the country. While you may not be able to afford all of the exotic cars on display at these cool events, you'll sure get a kick out of ogling over them the next time they roll through your town.

May 2016

Racecars duel it out for first place at the 99th edition of the Indianapolis 500 at Speedway, Indiana

Indianapolis 500
On Memorial Day weekend, 33 drivers will take the green flag at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the 100th edition of The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.

When: May 29, 2016

Where: Speedway, IN

June 2016

24 Hours of Le Mans
An event of historical importance, the 24 Hours of Le Mans combines performance with endurance for this grueling 24-hour race. Drivers compete in one of the oldest circuit tracks in the world.

When:June 18-19, 2016

Where: Le Mans, France

July 2016

Concours d'Elegance of America
Taking place on the expansive grounds of the Inn at St. John's, the 38th annual Concours d'Elegance of America gives guests an up-close look at some of the finest rare and collectible vehicles in the world.

When: July 29-31, 2016

Where: Plymouth, MI

August 2016

The Best of Show winner at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
Automobile enthusiasts will convene at Pebble Beach for five days of classic car-related fun, which culminates in the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance on Sunday, August 21, 2016.

When: August 21, 2016

Where: Pebble Beach, CA

September 2016

Danville Concours d'Elegance
The Danville Concours d'Elegance is once again descending upon the small East Bay town's historic Old Town for a weekend of car-fueled fun benefiting Parkinson's research and patient care.

When: September 17-18, 2016

Where: Danville, CA

Route 66 Rendezvous
For a heavy dose of automotive nostalgia, join more than half a million people in gathering for the annual Route 66 Cruisn' Reunion, a four-day celebration of America's "Mother Road" in Ontario, California.

When: September 17-18, 2016

Where: Ontario, CA

October 2016

A three-quarter front view of a 1953 Jaguar XK120 SE

Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d'Elegance
Visitors will find everything from the latest European performance cars to museum-quality vintage vehicles at this two-weekend automobile celebration in Savannah and Hilton Head Island.

When: October 28-30 & November 5-6, 2016

Where: Hilton Head Island, SC

November 2016

Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals
Take a walk down memory lane with more than 500 of the country's finest, rarest and most highly sought-after collectible automobiles at the Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals in Chicago, Illinois.

When: November 19-20, 2016

Where: Rosemont, IL

January 2016

Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions
A one-of-a-kind auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, with more than 600 European cars, American muscle cars, hot rods and custom vehicles on display. Both interested car buyers and casual automobile enthusiasts can enjoy the event.

When: January 27-31, 2016

Where: Scottsdale, AZ

Palm Beach Cavallino Classic
The festival dedicated to Ferrari lovers from all over the globe will feature two days of racing at the Palm Beach International Raceway, a Grand Driving Tour of Palm Beach and a special reception at the Palm Beach International Airport.

When: January 20-24, 2016

Where: Palm Beach, FL

One of the many muscle cars on display at the Russo and Steele Auction in Scottsdale, AZ

February 2016

McCormick's Palm Springs Collector Car Auction
Real veterans in auctioning, entrepeneur Keith McCormick's semiannual collector's events brings more than 520 rare and collectible vehicles to the auctioning block over a long weekend at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

When: February 26-28, 2016

Where: Palm Springs, CA

March 2016

A classic Ferrari on the field at the 2015 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance in Florida

Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance
Hosted at the beautiful Ritz-Carlton hotel in Amelia Island, Florida, the annual Councours d'Elegance events features car classes, a Sotheby's Sale Preview and silent auction to name a few.

When: March 11-13, 2016

Where: Amelia Island, FL

April 2016

Festivals of Speed St. Petersburg
At the St. Petersburg edition of the Festivals of Speed, there will be a luxury lifestyle cocktail reception a unique display of exotics for car enthusiasts and collectors to enjoy.

When: April 1, 2016

St. Petersburg, FL

La Jolla Concours d'Elegance
An ever-sunny La Jolla beach is set in the background for annual La Jolla Concours d'Elegance offers a unique display of vehicles for everyone in attendance to enjoy.

When: April 8-10, 2016

La Jolla, CA

Pacific Coast Dream Machines
Taking place at Half Moon Bay Airport along California's Central Coast, this annual gathering provides plenty of stimulation for guests, whether it be on the track, in the dirt or in the sky.

When: April 24, 2016

Where: Half Moon Bay, CA


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