Its’ a new year and new opportunity for experiences! As a car guy, you might be wondering what the best car events around the world would be for people that share the same interests as you do. Your Facebook feed is littered with posts from your friends flexing about the world of their travels wide visiting scenic or historic locations, trying out new food and wearing different clothes.
Car enthusiasts rather point their cameras at cars than themselves
You scoff at these as you know these things are never really for you. You need your speed fix, you enjoy the smell of burnt rubber and gasoline in the morning. Well, rejoice, you little weirdo! I feel the exact same way. So today we’ll be jotting down some events that pique your interest. Here is a list of the best car events in the world!
The Tokyo Motor Show is a yearly event held in the Japanese capital. It is one of the biggest motor shows in the world, showcasing only the best in Japanese car engineering. It focuses primarily on Concept cars from Japanese brands which makes it a hotbed for activity, especially from local and international motoring news outlets.
The Tokyo Motorshow Draws a huge crowd anticipating the best concept cars
The yearly event is traditionally held at the Tokyo Big Sight or formally the Tokyo International Exhibition Center. It was first called the All Japan Motor Show and first opened its curtains to the public in 1954. Since then, and after the meteoric rise of Japanese car brands such as Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Mitsubishi, the local and international public’s interest only grew to a fever pitch.
If you want to tickets to the show, take note that the next one will happen from October 22 to November 2, 2020. What new concept cars will the Japanese come up with next? Before that, why not learn more about Top 5 cars to watch out for at the Tokyo Motor Show 2019.
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SEMA has been the birthing grounds of all new technology and artistry in the third party and aftermarket equipment market for OEM cars. If you are crazy about modding cars with insane body kits, bolt-on parts for your engine and sick sound systems, SEMA is the place to be. Companies would showcase their concept products to the public to show what they can do for your car to make to look, go and sound fast!
Customization is King at SEMA
It first opened its doors in 1963 by a group of aftermarket pioneers. With more than 6,000 members worldwide, fitting all of them under one location was just almost impossible. So you can expect an overload on the senses as almost every imaginable customization feature and restoration results are showcased in the event.
This is THE place to be for those crazy about parts for their cars you cannot find anywhere. The show is a 3-day affair from November 3 to 6, 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Which starts just in time right after your Tokyo Motor Show jaunt. Just hop on to a plane and color me jealous for another few days!
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No, NAIAS is not at least 2 airports. It stands for the North American International Auto Show and it has been Detroit’s way to flex its manufacturing and engineering muscle against the best in the world.
Historically, it used to be fertile ground for brands exclusively located in the city of Detroit but nowadays with attendance reaching record numbers of almost a million, it also features other brands showcasing the best of the best in their current and future lineups.
Not just USDM but NAIAS is now ground for introducing cars from everywhere
This year’s event will be held at the TCF center in Detroit, Michigan from June 6 to 21, 2020. It is right smack in the middle of the year so that should at least give you enough time to save up for an airline ticket and apply for a tourist’s visa, all you have to do is tell the immigration officer the Philkotse.com sent you and wants YOU to visit the NAIAS this year. Just make sure to send us more than lousy T-shirts when you get there!
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What is the most prestigious racing series ever in history? One that pits only the best car companies, racing teams and drivers from all over the world? If you say Formula One, then you are absolutely right. This racing championship series is probably the single most globally mainstream event in history with over 10 Teams, fielding cars from 5 of the best car companies, pitting against each other with 20 drivers.
Formula 1 is the pinnacle of car engineering
With speeds reaching north of 360 km/h on high speed tracks it is the pinnacle of automotive excellence and performance. These are where companies test and prove their latest technological advances, and wins equate to bragging rights.
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The Formula One Series Starts on March 15, 2020, and runs all to November 29, 2020. It will be held in 22 countries all around the world mixing highly technical courses and high-speed circuits. Nothing beats the ear-splitting sound of an F1 car barreling down at speeds you can never dare take ever. Many people say that this year is going to be the biggest one yet! So check out their calendar
The Dakar Rally is an annual cross-country rally racing event participated in by a multitude of vehicle classes in different categories. Formerly called the Paris-Dakar Rally, the race started from Paris, France to Dakar in Senegal, but since the cancellation of the race series in 2008 due to security reasons, it has since been held in South American countries until this year where it is held for the first time ever in Saudi Arabia.
It still retains the name Dakar Rally so it won't distance itself from its roots. It is participated in by Motorbikes, Quad ATVs, Cars, Trucks and UTVs.
Dakar Brings Cars on to its sides, upside down and on its knees
It is currently on-going but you can still catch it until January 17, 2020. the past 11 years it was held in South American Countries but this is the first time ever that the event is being held in the Asian Continent. It spans about 7,900 km and originates from Jeddah and terminate in Qiddiya. It is one of the most grueling and punishing racing events ever but it is a must-watch for car lovers everywhere!
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Those are the Top 5 best car events for this year, we won’t have the time to personally fly out to any of these events, let alone all of them but that shouldn’t stop you from dreaming of one day packing your bags and your earplugs to watch the spectacle which is car culture.
Philkotse.com is gonna have so much fun over there and keep us on your bookmarks as well to make sure you don’t miss out on highlights, news, reviews, and insights on the local and international car industry!