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What are the best January events in planes, yachts & autos?

The Dandelion Chandelier Planes, Yachts and Autos Luxury Calendar is all about speed machines: air shows, car shows, yacht and boat shows and regattas in January 2019. These are the best January events in planes, yachts and autos. For the rest of the Luxury Calendar, click here. 

air shows, car shows, yacht and boat shows and regattas in january 2019

In the world of speed machines, January is the start of the auto show season, with Detroit being the main event for luxury brands. It’s also the start of the classic car collectors’ auction season with lots of shows to choose from in the Southwest. There are boat shows in Phuket, Düsseldorf, Vancouver, Toronto and New York. And yacht races in New Zealand, Barbados and Antigua.  So get ready to rev up.

best january events in planes, yachts and autos

1. Air Expos and Shows

Australia is home to the Great Eastern Fly-In where visitors can marvel at the latest in aircraft, air displays or if they so choose, have the ride of their lives – Jan 12 – 13

Sebring, Florida hosts the 15th annual US Sport Aviation Expo and will feature speakers such as Dr. Jocelyn Dunn, NASA Research Scientist; Scott Farnsworth, DASH Flight Team; Barrington Irving; the youngest person to pilot a plane around the world solo – Jan 23 – 26

2. Yacht Races and Shows

The Phuket Rendezvous will continue the dedicated superyacht event on private island Koh Rang Noi, where attendees can view a variety of vessels for sale or charter, and will also host a mariners’ market and the launch of the prestigious Christofle Yacht Style Awards – Jan 4 – 7

Barbados Sailing Week will include the 83rd anniversary of the Mount Gay Round Barbados Race – Jan 16 – 24

Returning to Canada is the Toronto International Boat Show – Jan 18 – 27

The 50th edition of the international boat show boot Düsseldorf will feature a 360° watersports experience; boot INTERIOR focuses on interior design and furnishings for mega yachts – Jan 19 – 27

Now in its 114th year, the New York Boat Show at the Jacob Javits Center will see 50+ boat companies exhibiting the latest in new yachts, gadgets, and technology, with hundreds of boats to explore – Jan 23 – 27

The Seattle Boat Show is the largest one on the West Coast, with boating and fishing seminars and the latest gear on display at CenturyLink Field and at the South Lake Union and Bell Harbor Marina – Jan 25 – Feb 2

Grenada Sailing Week takes place – Jan 28 – Feb 2

New Zealand Millennium Cup takes place in the Bay of Islands – Jan 30 – Feb 2

The 9th edition of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua will see a fleet of sailing yachts undertake four daily pursuit races, ranging from 12 to 30 miles, along the coast of south Antigua – Jan 30 – Feb 3

3. Auto Races

The Roar Before the Rolex 24 kicks off the racing season at Daytona; the three-day test serves as the final dress rehearsal before the Rolex 24. Access to cars and drivers at the pre-season extravaganza is an event trademark, as fans annually enjoy the public debut of several new sports cars – Jan 4 – 6

Catch the 87th Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo in glamorous Monaco – Jan 22 – 27

The Rolex 24 at Daytona is an endurance sports car classic; this twice-around-the-clock marathon has been staged since 1962 – Jan 26 – 27

4. Luxury Auto Shows and Auctions

Mecum Auctions heads to Kissimmee for 11 days with 3,500 vehicles – Jan 3 – 13

Scottsdale, Arizona is the place to be for classic collector car auctions this month; it’s a good barometer of the current state of the global automotive collectors’ market.  Among the events are the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction (Jan 13 – 21), the Gooding and Company auction (Jan 18 – 19) and the Russo and Steele classic car auction (Jan 12 – 15) – Jan 12 – 21

The 20th annual RM Sotheby’s Arizona Auction will be held at the Biltmore Hotel and Resort in Phoenix, with over 100 blue-chip automobiles – Jan 18 – 19

The North American International Auto Show in Detroit kicks off with “The Gallery,” an ultra-luxury automotive event hosted at the Cobo Center featuring a gourmet dinner and a close-up view of vintage and current models from brands such as Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche and Rolls Royce on Jan 14; the public show opening follows – Jan 19 – 27

Rare, exotic and classic cars come to Palm Beach for the Cavallino Classic for five days of festivities, including track days at Palm Beach International Raceway; a grand driving tour of Palm Beach; an awards party at The Breakers Beach Club; the Concorso d’Eleganza on the Lawn at The Breakers; and Classic Sports Sunday, where 120 cars are on display – Jan 23 – 27

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