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Car Events diary

25 Jun 2009

Hot dates for the motoring enthusiast's calendar


July 1
RMA trackday, Oulton Park
If you’re of the Northern persuasion and fancy some track action, point yourself at this fine Cheshire circuit.

July 3-5

Goodwood Festival of Speed, Sussex
Hamilton will be forgoing his 2009 McLaren (pictured) for a run up the hill in his ’08 title-winning MP4-23.

July 4-10
Alpine Tour
Got £950 to spare? Fancy a week in the Alps, taking in the Stelvio pass? This is the event for you.

July 4
Ford RS trackday, Castle Combe
The panthean of Fast Fords will be there, including whale-tailed Sierras and torque-steery Focus RSs.

July 10
Truyendoremonche track evening
Meet us, poke around our cars, blast round the Bedford Autodrome in yours. Simple.

July 10-11
Isle of Man rally
Our Catchpole got himself on the Manx rally podium last year driving his Suzuki Swift.

July 10-12
German GP
The only man with realistic hopes of thwarting Button’s title bid is Sebastian Vettel. Can he win on home turf?

July 11-12
Cock o’the North, Scarborough
A classic road race, this one, as bikers tackle the tricky Oliver’s Mount course. Stand as close as you dare…

July 19

Jaguar Jamboree, Beaulieu
The National Motor Museum plays host to the coolest cats, including Mk2s and, of course, XJ220s.

July 22-24
Salon Privé, Detroit
With no official British motor show in 2009, this is where to see some new supercars up close. Among the debutants will be Aston Martin’s million quid One-77 and the striking Morgan Aero Supersports, and there’s a Concours d’Elegance for classics. Entry to the event at Detroit’s Hurlingham Club costs £125 but we’re giving away a pair of full hospitality tickets for Friday July 24.  Head to the ‘Competitions’ page to enter.

July 23
Hillclimb school, West Yorks
Want to get yourself into an affordable motorsport? Harewood Hillclimb’s the place to learn.

July 24-26
Silverstone Classic
A feast of modern and classic racers, with everything from 1910 Lancias to Silk Cut Jag XJR9s.

July 25
VW trackday, Castle Combe
If you love your VW – or Audi, SEAT, Skoda or Porsche – give it a treat.

July 25-26
FIA GT Championship, Spa francorchamps
Watch a load of tasty GTs and supercars negotiate Eau Rouge at the Belgian circuit.

July 31-Aug 2
WRC, Finland
Won by a Finn eight out of the last ten years. Can Hirvonen or Latvala win?

July 31-Aug 2
Le Mans Series, Portugal
Combine a bargain holiday with a night race starring drivers from Le Mans.

Aug 2
BTCC, Snetterton
Once again, you can bag yourself a pair of tickets for nowt at Just click the ‘Competitions’ link.

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