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What are the Best Plane, Yacht and Car Events in March?

The Dandelion Chandelier Planes, Yachts and Autos Luxury Calendar is all about speed machines: air shows, auto shows, supercars, collector car auctions, Formula One races and superyacht regattas in March 2019. These are the best events in planes, yachts and autos in March. For the rest of the Luxury Calendar, click here. 

what’s happening in the world of speed machines in March 2019?

If you feel the need for speed this month, then get ready. Because March is going to be supersonic.

In the air there are a number of shows to get you soaring, including the annual California International Airshow in Salinas.  On the sea it’s the kick off of regatta season in the Caribbean, with both the St. Barths Bucket Regatta and the BVI Spring Regatta

If cars are more your thing, in addition to multiple classic cars shows and one of the oldest auto shows in the world, the Geneva International Auto Show  the new Formula 1 season gets it start with the Australian Grand Prix.

Buckle up. This month is going to be fast and furiously fun.

best events in planes yachts and autos this march

1. Luxury Auto Shows and Supercars

The Geneva International Auto Show returns to Switzerland for its 89th year. There will be several new supercar launches. And Audi is set to show a Q3 sized electric SUV – Mar 7 – 17

The annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance returns this month.  This year’s 24th edition will feature a selection of cars previously owned by Kings and Queens, a couple of Popes and a dictator – Mar 8 – 10

Sotheby’s New York is hosting a Watch Sale that includes a Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref. 5990 circa 2018.  They are also selling two Breitling watches where the sales proceeds will benefit Business Today, Princeton University’s Non-Profit Organization committed to today’s undergraduate leaders – Mar 25 – Apr 1

Bugatti and Hermès have come together for the Bugatti Veyron Fbg par Hermès.  This special edition of the Veyron 16.4 is limited to just four units.

FBG par Hermes

2. Collector Car Auctions

For the 21st year, RM Sotheby’s will host its annual Amelia Island Sale in Florida at the Ritz Carlton.  Highlights include a 1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Tourer by Corsica – Mar 8 – 9

The 17th annual RM Sotheby’s Fort Lauderdale Sale will feature 350 quality collector cars and a selection of memorabilia – Mar 29 – 30

RM Sothebys Amelia Island

3. Superyacht regattas and yacht shows

The 6th annual Qatar International Boat Show is one of the most anticipated dates on the super yacht calendar. The show presents motor yachts and a range of luxury brands, and social events are organized to round off each day in style – Mar 12 – 16

St. Barth’s second-biggest event following the famed New Years Eve celebrations is the annual St. Barths Bucket Regatta Running for more than three decades, the event is expected to welcome more than 40 super yachts this year – Mar 21 – 24

Taking place in the warm waters of the British Virgin Islands, the 48th annual BVI Spring Regatta is one of the highlights of the spring regatta season – Mar 25 – 31

Featuring more than $1.2 billion worth of boats, yachts and accessories from the world’s leading marine manufacturers, the Palm Beach International Boat Show is not to be missed – Mar 28 – 31

The St Barths Bucket

4. Formula One and other Auto Races

The 16th Motorcycle Grand Prix of Qatar will take place at the Losail International Circuit – Mar 7 – 10

The 24th annual season opener of the IndyCar Series will take place at the Firestone Grand Prix in St. Petersburg, Florida – Mar 8 – 10

This year’s Formula 1 season kicks off with the Australian Grand Prix at the Albert Park circuit in Melbourne.  The season will boast 21 races in total – Mar 14 – 17

Formula 1 moves to the Bahrain Grand Prix for its second race of the season – Mar 28 – 31

Australian Grand Prix

5. Air Shows

The Australian International Airshow takes flight at Avalon Airport and features jet fighters, strike bombers and heavy lift leviathans, along with attack helicopters performing routines and simulated combat maneuvers – Mar 1 – 3

Arizona’s Yuma Airshow celebrates 60 years this year – Mar 8 -9

The California International Airshow in Salinas has been showcasing aviation for over 38 years while raising over $8 million for local charities – Mar 23 – 24

The 2018 Yuma Airshow headliner, The Patriots Jet Team, perform an acrobatic aerial display. Photo Credit: U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Sabrina Candiaflores

That’s it. Our top picks for the best events in planes yachts and autos in March 2019. Have a brilliant month.

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