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What are the Best Plane, Yacht and Car events in April?

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 April 2019. These are the best events in planes, yachts and autos in April. For the rest of the Luxury Calendar, click here. 

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

The air show and sailing seasons are now underway. Lakeside, Florida is the site of the Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In & Expo. The Qatar Air Show takes off in Doha.

Sailing season brings prominent nautical races, including  Les Voiles de Saint Barth and Antigua Sailing Week.

For racing and car lovers, there are auctions and races all over the world. And the New York Auto Show returns to Gotham this month.

Get ready to ride.

best events in planes yachts and autos this April

1. Luxury Auto Shows and Supercars

Pagani Hypercars: More ($100) is the first book on the body of work of Horacio Pagani. It includes photographs of many of Pagani’s extreme sportscars; it’s a must-have for passionate enthusiasts – Apr 2

Returning to the Javits Center this month is the New York Auto Show.  More than 1,000 cars and trucks, including world debuts and even a few never before seen concepts, are expected to be on display – Apr 19 – 28

2. Collector Car Auctions

New to the European car auction calendar is the RM Sotheby’s Essen event. More than 150 automobiles will be up for sale in Essen, Germany – Apr 11

The treasures of the Tupelo Automobile Museum are now for sale. With the Mississippi museum set to close, every exhibit is up for grabs. From signs and posters to rare vintage motors, with prices ranging from $100 to $2 million, the sale is expected to fetch more than $10 million – Apr 26 – 27

RM Sothebys Essen

3. Superyacht regattas and yacht shows

The Singapore Yacht Show returns to ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove. It’s an opportunity to discover some of the world’s finest superyachts and international boat brands in a gorgeous setting – Apr 11 – 14

Now in its 10th year, Les Voiles de Saint Barth is expected to welcome some of the biggest names in sailing, as well as a spectacular fleet of more than 70 sailing yachts. In addition to four days of sailing, the event presents a vibrant social program of live music, DJ sets, live art and cocktail parties – Apr 14 – 20

Close to 60 yachts are expected to compete across four days of racing, as seafarers from all over the world gather to share their passion for classic, vintage and traditional yachts at the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta – Apr 17 – 23

The Palma Superyacht Show is expected to attract more than 70 yachts to the Mallorcan capital; it’s a great event for those interested in either a charter or a purchase – Apr 27 – May 1

Now in its 52nd year, Antigua Sailing Week is one of the most popular sailing events in the Caribbean, drawing more than 100 sailing yachts from around the world. Every day there is a different race and a new course.  Wednesday is the renowned Lay Day Beach Party – instead of racing, the day is spent at a festive beach party – Apr 27 – May 3

The superyacht Anastasia at the Singapore Yacht Show

4. Formula One and other Auto Races

The World Touring Car Cup stops in the South of France for the Race of Monaco – Apr 5 – 7

The racing world returns to the Shanghai International Circuit, with its modern track and its stunning architecture, for the Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix – Apr 12 – 14

Formula One ends the month in Baku on a layout designed by renowned F1 track architect Hermann Tilke. The historic city center and beautiful seaside promenade provide the perfect backdrop for the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Apr 26 – 28

The FIA World Touring Cup Race of Hungary takes place – Apr 26 – 28

FIA Formula One World Championship 2014, Grand Prix of China. Photo Credit: Copyright: HOCH ZWEI

5. Air Shows

Lakeland, Florida’s Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In & Expo is the second largest gathering of aviation enthusiasts in the world.  The six-day event features air shows, educational forums and aircraft displays.  More than 250,000 people and 3,000 planes will be there – Apr 2 – 7

The global aerospace industry heads to Doha for the Qatar Air Show.  Exhibitors will showcase their expertise in civilian, commercial and military aviation – Apr 17 – 20

Flutage Gera takes place every two years in Germany with a show of aerobatic flying displays as well as earthbound aircraft on display – Apr 27 -28

The Qatar Air Show

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

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Jillian Tangen is the Head of Research at Dandelion Chandelier. Formerly, she was a Senior Research Analyst at McKinsey & Co and Analyst at Shearman & Sterling. She is an avid fan of Nordic design, having owned an independent lifestyle store and sales agency focused on emerging Scandinavian design. Jillian lives in NYC and is married with three young children. She loves cross country skiing, the New York Rangers, reading, travel and discovering new brands.

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