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What’s On September 2019 | Worldwide Luxury Events

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Salon Privé | Blenheim Palace, UK | 5th – 8th September 2019

Salon Privé is one of the UK’s longest-running and most elegant supercar events (14 years and counting!), held on the grounds of the stately Blenheim Palace over 3 days.

Starting with the Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance, guests will have the opportunity to view some of the world’s rarest collector cars on show in the quintessential English garden party setting. Also available to visitors is the chance to test-drive a range of a range of modern supercar and hypercars from the elite brands along with the ultimate luxury retail village experience with jewellery, fashion, helicopter and yacht brands showcasing their finest designs.

With so much to see and do, Salon Privé is truly a classic and supercar show like no other.

  • Thursday 5th September 2019 – Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance
  • Friday 6th September 2019 – Salon Privé Ladies’ Day by Boodles
  • Saturday 7th September 2019 – Salon Privé Bentley Masters by Chubb Insurance, Pirelli & Lockton Private Clients (celebrating 100 years of Bentley)
  • Sunday 8th September 2019 – Salon Privé Classic & Supercar, a spectacular, fun-packed day for the whole family

Tickets start from £295.00 for the 3 day event and can be purchased here.

Luxury SuperCar Weekend | Vancouver, Canada | 7- 8 September 2019

Celebrating their 10th year, Luxury SuperCar Weekend is Canada’s premier luxury, lifestyle & automotive event held across 17 acres of the Vandusen Botanical Garden. Visitors are treated to speciality food from pop-up bars and food stations, while being able to view the latest in supercar design, bespoke watches, fashion, collectibles and participate in a live supercar auction

For more information visit the website.

Dodgeball Supercar Rally | Monaco to Marbella | 5 – 9 September 2019

This years Dodgeball’s Summer Supercar Rally (they also hold Desert & Winter versions!) sees the party setting off from Monaco with a stop in St Tropez for lunch and heading to the walled city of Carcassonne all in the first day. The rest of the tour will take drivers through the Pyrenees, onto Barcelona with a stop at the 5 star W Hotel and winding up with a party in Marbella!

What are you waiting for? For more info head over to their website.

Lamborghini American Giro | SouthEast, USA | 19 – 23 September 2019

Each year Lamborghini organises several exclusive roadtrips for its customers known as “Giro’s”. This years North American Giro drivers are in for a treat with spectacular driving routes like the Tail of the Dragon and Blue Ridge Parkway and you can be sure that the annual event held over five days/four nights will be accompanied by 5 star service and experiences of a lifetime shared with like-minded individuals.

For more information and to book your spot, visit Lamborghini Events website.

The Colorado Grand® Car Rally | Colorado, USA | 9 – 14 September 2019

If you love the Rockies and autumn leaves, then this drive is the one for you. Founded in 1989 by Englewood automotive enthusiast Bob Sutherland, the Colorado Grand® is an annual charity tour for 1960 and earlier sports and race cars of distinction . A non-competitive event, the tour is a 5 day event that attracts 85+ vintage cars for the scenic 10,000 mile drive.

The tour attracts makes like Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Porsche, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo, Bentley, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Maserati and Allard, not to mention lesser known but equally exotic makes like Amilcar, Cisitalia, Squire, Delahaye, and Talbot-Lago. You’ll be sure to spot several 1920’s and 30’s cars too.

Celebrating its 31st year anniversary, The Colorado Grand® currently generates well over $500,000 annually for small Colorado charities and Western Slope towns and has raised over $6.5 million since 1989.

For more information visit their website Image by John Waugh

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Cannes Yachting Festival | Cannes, France | 10 – 15 September 2019

Held every September in Cannes since 1977, the Cannes Yachting Festival is the first show of the boating season and an event you won’t want to miss.
Many of the major brands use this show to launch their new models and guests will have the opportunity to see these masterpieces up-close.

Location
Cannes Vieux Port and Port Pierre Canto.

Opening times
Open every day 10 a.m. to 7 p.m..
Late opening until 10 p.m. Friday 15 September.
Closed at 6 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information and tickets visit their website.

International Motor Show | Frankfurt, Germany | 12 – 22 September 2019

The International Motor Show (or Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung as its officially known as) is known as the world’s largest motor show. Held annually, it alternates each year between passenger vehicles (Frankfurt) and commercial vehicles (Hanover) and introduces the latest in design and innovation in the automotive world. Leading luxury car brands will often reveal their latest projects in this forum so it’s a great chance to see them first!

Note: This show alternates each year with passenger vehicles exhibiting on odd years in Frankfurt and commercial vehicles on even years in Hanover.

For more information visit their website.

Mercedes AMG Frankfurt

Bullrush Rally | Sydney to Surfers Paradise | 17 – 22 September 2019

This rally is one for the Aussie’s and all adventurer’s keen to travel down-under. Held over 5 action packed days, over 50 cars will travel 1200km’s from Sydney to Surfers Paradise with stops in Tamworth, Byron Bay and Brisbane.

Bullrush Rally is also in partnership with several charities and will be raising money and raising awareness along the way.

For more information visit their website.

BullRush Rally 2019

Singapore F1 Grand Prix | Singapore | 20 – 22 September 2019

Last years Singapore F1 Grand Prix saw over 263,000 visitors flock to the Marina Bay Street Circuit to watch this exciting race and this year is set to deliver an even better experience!

Alongside the racing action, there is also plenty of entertainment and nightlight to experience throughout the Circuit park and if you are looking for the ultimate F1 VIP experience, there are options available like the “Skysuite package” to enjoy the atmosphere in luxury!

  • Access to all Zones within the Circuit Park and entertainment stages
  • Fully air-conditioned Sky Suite with attached private viewing gallery
  • Choice of suite locations along vantage points of the Marina Bay Street Circuit; Pit Straight, Turn 1, Turn 2\
  • Access to rooftop Sky Terrace
  • World-class menu: arrival reception, dinner and supper
  • Free-flow Champagne, fine wines and spirits, beers and soft drinks
  • Dedicated Suite Ambassador to pamper your guests throughout the evening
  • Bespoke transportation arrangements, from direct drop-off to our main gate to private boat charters with jetties just a few steps away from your suite (subject to additional charges)

For more information and to book tickets visit their website.

Singapore Grand Prix

Bernina Gran Tourismo | St Moritz | 20 – 22 September 2019

Held over 3 days at the end of summer (once the high traffic has gone!), the Bernina Gran Turismo is a modern day hillclimb race for historic cars that seeks to revive the heritage of the original Bernina Grand Prix held in St Moritz back in 1929-1930. With a maximum of 80 competitors this is a friendly and intimate event, participants are treated to spectacular Alpine scenery as they race to complete six runs along 5.7 km of closed road along the Bernina Pass road between La Rösa and Hospizio Bernina.

More than just a race though, the Bernina Gran Tourismo offers a chance to enjoy the surrounding areas of St Moritz and in the past has included events like an automotive film festival held at the Hotel Reine Victoria in St Moritz-Bad and parties held at St. Moritz’s private members-only Dracula Club (founded in the 1974 by one of St Moritz’s most colourful characters, Gunter Sachs who was married to Brigitte Bardot).

Offering the best from the St. Moritz hospitality, together with an insider experience of the Engadine tradition, this will make sure this will be a complete event for racers as well as guests, car owners and public alike!

For more information, visit their website.

Bernina Gran Turismo roads

Monaco Yacht Show | Monaco | 25 – 28 September 2019

Set in the iconic Port Hercules of the Principality of Monaco since 1991, the Monaco Yacht Show has become one of the “must-go” annual boat shows with over 120 extraordinary superyachts on display and 40 new launches to be unveiled. Bringing together the worlds best superyacht builders, designers and brokers into one place, this weekend is the perfect opportunity to talk to the experts regarding your future superyacht purchase, charter or refitting needs.

For more information, visit their website.

Monaco Yacht Show

Cars & Coffee | Australia | September 2019

This month we’re featuring Cars & Coffee events in Australia. Be sure to be up and early for your caffeine and engine fix!

  • Cars & Coffee Australia | Brisbane | 7th September 2019
  • Cars & Coffee Australia | Byron Bay | 8th September 2019
  • Cars & Coffee Australia | Melbourne | 14th September 2019
  • Cars & Coffee Australia | Gold Coast | 1st September 2019

For more information and to see Cars & Coffee events worldwide, visit the website.

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What’s On August 2020 | Worldwide Luxury Events

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Formula 1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix |Silverstone Circuit, Great Britain | 7 – 9 August 2020

Held at the Silverstone Circuit for the second time this season, this race is Round 5 of the rearranged schedule for 2020 and celebrates the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.

Covering 52 laps of the 5.891km circuit, qualifying sessions will take place on the 7th & 8th of August with the final race on the 9th August.

For more information, visit the website.

Mercedes AMG Winter Wonderland | Queenstown, New Zealand | August 2020 (Canceled Due To COVID-19)

Official Statement: In light of the volatile global situation related to the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the unpredictable international travel restrictions, we want to act responsibly with regard to our customers and employees and are, therefore, with regret, canceling all AMG Racetrack-Trainings and AMG Emotion-Tours of the AMG Driving Academy for 2020. This is no easy decision for us, as we would have been thrilled to allow you to experience our passion for and fascination with the Mercedes-AMG brand at our events in summer and autumn.

We have already shifted planning for next year’s events into overdrive. The AMG Winter Sporting in January 2021 marks the start. You will be able to book the events from autumn 2020.

For more information, visit Mercedes Experiences.

Mercedes AMG Driving Acadamy 1

Monterey Car Week | Monterey, USA | Friday 7th August – 16th August 2020 (Canceled Due to COVID-19)

Known as one of the world’s most prestigious and highly anticipated car weeks, Monterey Car Week is series of events covering almost every possible car you can imagine!

Unfortunately due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic this year’s Monterey Car Week has been canceled but will return next year with the following re-scheduled events:

  • Monterey Car Week Kick-Off
    August 6, 2021
  • Monterey Pre-Reunion
    Rescheduled to August 8 and 9, 2021
  • Automobilia Monterey Expo
    Rescheduled to August 9, 10 and 11, 2021
  • The Porsche Monterey Classic
    Rescheduled to August 9, 2021
  • Worldwide Auctioneers
    August 9 – Aug 12, 2021
  • Classic Motorsports Magazine Monterey Kickoff Cruise-In
    Rescheduled to August 10, 2021
  • Concours on the Avenue
    Rescheduled to August 10, 2021
  • McCall’s Motorworks Revival
    Rescheduled to August 11, 2021
  • Little Car Show
    Rescheduled to August 11, 2021
  • Carmel Mission Classic
    Rescheduled to August 11, 2021
  • Pebble Beach Motoring Classic
    Rescheduled to August 11, 2021
  • Prancing Ponies Car Show
    Rescheduled to August 11, 2021
  • Mecum Auto Auctions: Muscle Cars & More
    August 12-14, 2020
  • Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
    Rescheduled to August, 12-15, 2021
  • Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance Presented by Rolex
    Rescheduled to August 12, 2021
  • Pebble Beach Classic Car Forum
    Rescheduled to August 12 – 14th, 2021
  • Pebble Beach RetroAuto
    Rescheduled to August 12 – 14th, 2021
  • Russo and Steele
    Rescheduled to August 12 – 14th, 2021
  • The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering
    Rescheduled to August 13, 2021
  • Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction
    Rescheduled to August 13, 2021
  • Legends of the Autobahn
    Rescheduled to August 13, 2021
  • Pacific Grove Rotary Concours Auto Rally
    August 13, 2021
  • Werks Reunion
    August 13, 2021
  • Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auctions
    Rescheduled to August 13 and 14, 2021
  • Concorso Italiano
    Rescheduled to August 14, 2021
  • Exotics on Broadway
    Next show is Saturday August 14, 2021
  • Concours d’LeMons
    Next show is Saturday August 14, 2021
  • Annual Ferrari Owners Club Gathering
    Rescheduled to August 14, 2021
  • Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
    Rescheduled to Sunday August, 15 2021
  • RM Sotheby’s Monterey
    New Date TBD

For more information visit the website.

Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance best of show

FuelRun Monterey | Santa Clarita – Monterey | 13-14th August 2020

While Monterey Car Week may be canceled this year, the team from Fuel Run are still hosting their annual Monterey rally for supercar, hypercar and luxury car owners to join the drive experience (safely and with proper social distancing and health precautions of course!)

This year participants will leave from the Porsche Center in Santa Clarita, take a scenic drive to Morro Bay before stopping for lunch and heading on to Monterey later in the day.

For guests who stay overnight there is also the option to join the team the following day for the Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca Track Days

For more information and to register, visit the FuelRun website or check out their facebook page.

Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix |Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya | 14 – 16 August 2020

Held at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, this race is Round 6 of the rearranged schedule for 2020 and will see all teams battling to score valuable points for the season.

Covering 66 laps of the 4.655-kilometre Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, qualifying sessions will take place on the 14th & 15th of August with the final race on the 16th August.

For more information, visit the website.

Pure McLaren Hockenheim Experience | Germany | August 2020 (Canceled Due To COVID-19)

Official Statement: McLaren are committed to providing exceptional experiences, however, the safety and wellbeing of our customers and staff remains our highest priority. With the global uncertainly surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, we have taken the decision to cancel our activities throughout 2020.

Pure McLaren is the exclusive driving program of McLaren, held throughout the year at some of the world’s greatest tracks with this months experience being held in Germany on the Hockenheimring Circuit.

Courses range from the entry level “experience” for prospective owners who want to get a feel for the McLaren range through to Owners Track Days and the Performance Academy for the track focused under the watchful guidance of their team of professional driving coaches.

  • Pure McLaren Experience: The perfect half day option for those looking to get their first taste of a McLaren.
  • Owner Track Days: For owners to learn how to maximise the use of their machine
  • Performance Academy: For owners who want to really test their skills and the limits of their car.

For more information and to book your spot on the track, visit the website.

Pure McLaren experience

Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix |Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps | 28 – 30 August 2020

Held at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, this race is Round 7 of the rearranged schedule for 2020 and will see all teams battling to score valuable points for the season.

Covering 44 laps of the 7.00 kilometre Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, qualifying sessions will take place on the 28th & 29th of August with the final race on the 30th August.

For more information, visit the website.

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Watches & Wonders Announces Shanghai Event and Baselworld Re-emerges as “HourUniverse”

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Watches & Wonders announced a new event to be held in Shanghai later this year at the same time that Baselworld has re-emerged with a new show “HourUniverse.”
Watches & Wonders Shanghai

It’s been a strange year for watch show organizers.

First Baselworld world announced its 2020 show would be “postponed” until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Then Rolex, Patek Philippe, Chanel, Chopard, and Tudor chose to cancel their attendance at the rescheduled Baselworld 2021 in favor of creating their own event.

Next, TAG Heuer, Hublot, Bvlgari, and Zenith joined the exodus and also chose to leave Baselworld 2021.

A month later, the inevitable happened, and Baselworld 2021 was canceled all together with event organizers left searching for a new way to take the show forward.

Rolex, Chopard, Chanel and Tudor to leave Baselworld
MCH Group have announced HourUniverse will take the place of Baselworld. Credit: Baselworld

Meanwhile, Watches & Wonder also canceled their 2020 event amidst COVID-19 governmental and travel restrictions but then pivoted to debut a brand new “digital” event held at the same time the original physical show was scheduled.

Brands like A. Lange & Söhne, Cartier, Christophe Claret, Bovet, Hermes, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, MB&F, Panerai, Piaget, Roger Dubuis, and Ulysse Nardin all joined the digital event to debut some of the first new watch designs of the year.

Having re-capped all of that, you could be forgiven for thinking that the remainder of this year would be rather quiet with the only physical watch show being the Geneva Watch Days, held later this year from August 26-29.

And yet, in less than 24 hours, both Watches & Wonders and the organizers of Baselworld have come forth with new events…

First, Watches & Wonders announced they would be expanding their reach with a new event to be held this year in Shanghai September 9-13.

Held at the West Bund Art Centre, Watches & Wonders Shanghai will be an invitation-only event with expert panels, workshops, and product launches from eleven brands, including A. Lange & Söhne, Cartier, Vacheron Constantin, Panerai, Parmigiani Fleurier, Piaget, Jaeger-LeCoultre, IWC and Roger Dubuis.

The second unexpected announcement came from the organizers of Baselworld, who announced a re-brand to “HOURUNIVERSE” and dates for a new business/consumer-focused event to be held in April next year to align with Watches & Wonders Geneva.

HourUniverse Watch Show

Show organizers, The MCH Group, have shared that the “new platform named HOURUNIVERSE is a B2B2C meeting point that places the customers of the brands and exhibitors at the heart of its focus, reversing the order of the past. The entire platform is conceived and designed around them.”

The new “HOURUNIVERSE” format will include a digital platform that will provide watch and jewelry information for the community throughout the year and be supported by an annual live event in Basel for live product launches and networking.

It remains to be seen how the new HourUniverse compares to the format of previous Baselworld’s, but in the meantime, we’ll be left musing on the new watch shows slogan…

HourUniverse: It’s We Time!

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2020 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition Canceled

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Organizers of the 2020 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) have announced the cancellation of this year’s event.
NBAA Business Aviation Convention Exhibition Las Vegas Embraer
Embraer exhibiting at the 2019 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition. Credit: NBAA

Organizers of the 2020 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) have announced the cancellation of this year’s event, previously scheduled to be held 6-8 October in Orlando, Florida.

The annual event is the world’s largest business aviation event and offers visitors and companies the chance to showcase the latest designs and innovations in business jets, aircraft, and helicopters.

NBAA Business Aviation Convention Exhibition Las Vegas
Visitors can view the latest business jets available from companies like Gulfstream and Bombardier. Credit: NBAA

The decision was prompted by the ongoing COVID-19 related concerns surrounding public health and safety as the Florida Department of Health issued recommendations to avoid gatherings of more than 50 people.

Many states and international countries are also navigating travel restrictions, making it impossible for certain individuals and companies from around the world to participate.

NBAA Business Aviation Convention Exhibition Las Vegas Airbus Helicopter
Airbus Corporate Helicopter ACH145 on display. Credit: NBAA

“The promotion of safety is a primary reason NBAA was founded in 1947, and safety is at the foundation of all we are today,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “As COVID-19 has emerged as a pandemic, NBAA has consistently looked to local, state, federal and global health officials to inform our decisions and guide our actions with regard to live events.”

According to Bolen, “NBAA has always advised its members to conduct a thorough risk evaluation before every flight to determine whether or not the mission can be safely conducted. We have brought that same discipline to the upcoming NBAA-BACE, and we regret that this year’s event must be grounded. We will immediately begin working with exhibitors and others as we wind down this year’s event and begin preparations for next year’s NBAA-BACE.

“On behalf of the NBAA Board of Directors, Advisory Council and association staff, we thank our convention exhibitors, attendees and other participants for their patience, loyalty and partnership as we move through these unprecedented and challenging times,” Bolen concluded.

NBAA Business Aviation Convention Exhibition Las Vegas Gulfstream
The 2021 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition will return to Las Vegas next year. Credit: NBAA

This year’s cancellation of the Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition adds to a growing list of events like the Geneva Motor Show, Basel World, and Monaco Yacht Show that have all been axed this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition is set to return in 2021, and take place from 12-14 October in Las Vegas.

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