Triple the fun, triple the excitement, and triple the amount of petroleum-fuelled awesomeness. The power of three is enticing, and if you’re a car enthusiast (or have any remote interest in cars), these three auto shows are not to be missed in this coming year.
Tokyo Motor Show
22 November – 1 December, Tokyo Big Sight
It’s a biennial event. It’s packed with some of the biggest names in the car industry. It’s big, it’s bright, and it’s certainly everything you’re looking for in a car show. Yes, it’s the Tokyo Motor Show. Held every two years in Tokyo’s incredible exhibition centre, the Tokyo Big Sight, this is a car show that is full of energy and passion for our favourite industry: cars. Pulling in the big names in the Japanese car game, TMS attracts some of the world’s most well-known manufacturers: Nissan, Suzuki, Toyota, and Mitsubishi – just to name a few. With plenty of concept cars to get your head whirling and plenty of speakers to dazzle you on developments in the car industry, you’ll be oh-so-very disappointed at the end that this event only happens bi-annually.
Frankfurt Motor Show
10-22 September, Frankfurt
If you’re planning to see the big Japanese names in the auto industry, then you may as well cover both sides of the coin and take a trip to Frankfurt for the Frankfurt Motor Show. Another biennial event, this motor show is one of the largest in the world. The Frankfurt Motor Show plays host to a range of passenger vehicles, motorcycles, and other accessories manufacturers as well.
While you’re planning your trip to Frankfurt, make sure to also schedule in some time to visit some of Germany’s favourite car museums. Visit the Porsche museum for a glimpse at the world-famous luxury car manufacturer’s past, or hop to BMW World and explore the Neuschwanstein Castle and the BMW-Welt Building.
Late 2013 (date TBA), Melbourne
With Asia and Europe already covered, why not take a leap down to the Pacific and visit Australia’s annual classic and vintage car show, Motorclassica? Held in Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building, Motorclassica spans three days and showcases a range of exquisite, rare, and beautiful vehicles that have been collected, cared for, and restored over the years. From a vintage Bentley to a Ford V8 from the 1930s, Motorclassica is one of the best car shows to visit for your fix of everything classic.
Author bio: Michelle Bailey is an Australian freelance writer who doesn’t have the funds to go to all three of these car events. She’s currently planning a trip to Europe, and might just be able to squeeze the Frankfurt Motor Show into her itinerary…