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The Best Luxury Plane, Yacht and Auto Events in January

the best luxury plane yacht and auto events in January 2020

The Dandelion Chandelier Luxury Plane, Yacht and Auto Events Calendar for January 2020 is all about speed machines. It includes the best luxury auto, supercar, yacht and air shows, Formula One races and collector car auctions in January.  For the full January 2020 Luxury Calendar, click here.

the luxury plane, yacht and auto events calendar for january 2020

In the world of speed machines, the month of January kicks off the new classic car collector’s auction season. It starts with a number of shows in the Southwestern US, including the RM Sotheby’s Arizona Auction and the Bonhams Scottsdale Auction.

For sea dwellers, there are luxury boat shows in New York and Seattle, and notable races in New Zealand and Barbados.  Oh, and don’t forget the second-ever Kuwait Aviation Show that takes to the skies in January 2020.

Ready to rev up in the New Year, dear reader?

best luxury plane, yacht and auto events in january 2020

1. luxury auto shows and supercar events in january 2020

This year marks the 98th edition of the Brussels Auto Show – Jan 10 – 19

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The best luxury plane yacht and auto shows in January 2020: The Cavallino Classic. Courtesy Photo.

Rare, exotic and classic cars come to Palm Beach for the Cavallino Classic. There are 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 22 – 26

The Washington Auto Show will take over the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. – Jan 24 – Feb 2

2. collector car auctions in january 2020

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 11 – 19), the Gooding and Company Scottsdale Auction (Jan  17 – 18), the Bonhams Scottsdale Auction (Jan 16) and the Russo and Steele Scottsdale Classic Car Auction (Jan 15 – 19) – Jan 11 – 19

The 21st annual RM Sotheby’s Arizona Auction will be held at the Biltmore Hotel and Resort in Phoenix, with over 100 blue-chip automobiles.  Just be sure you’re dressed for the part – Jan 16 – 17

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The best luxury auto auctions in January 2020: RM Sotheby’s auctioned a 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra S/C in 2019. Courtesy Photo.

3. superyacht regattas and yacht shows in january 2020

Looking for a beach getaway?  Head to the Caribbean for Barbados Sailing Week, including the 84th Round Barbados Race – Jan 17 – 23

The Toronto International Boat Show returns – Jan 17 – 26

The 51st edition of the international boat show boot Düsseldorf will feature a 360° water sports experience. boot INTERIOR focuses on interior design and furnishings for mega-yachts – Jan 18 – 26

Now in its 115th 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 22 – 26

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The best luxury yacht shows in January 2020: The New York Boat Show. Courtesy Photo.

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 24 – Feb 1

Get ready, Team Sand, because Grenada Sailing Week takes place this month – Jan 26 – 31

The annual New Zealand Millennium Cup will take place in the Bay of Islands – Jan 29 – 31

4. formula one and other auto races in january 2020

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 3 – 5

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The best luxury auto events in January 2020: Monte Carlo Rallye. Courtesy Photo.

Catch the 88th Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo in glamorous Monaco – Jan 20 – 26

The Rolex 24 at Daytona is an endurance sports car classic; this twice-around-the-clock marathon has been staged since 1962 – Jan 25 – 26

5. air shows in january 2020

Australia is home to the Great Eastern Fly-In, where visitors can marvel at the latest in aircraft and air displays. If they choose to, they can also have the ride of their lives – Jan 11 – 12

A newcomer to the aviation scene, the Kuwait Aviation Show returns for the second time with more than 300 exhibitors and 60+ aircraft on display – Jan 15 – 18

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The best luxury air shows in January 2020: The Kuwait Aviation Show. Courtesy Photo.

Orlando’s Sanford International Airport will host an Aerospace and Aviation Day for students interested exploring pathways to aviation careers – Jan 25

best luxury plane, yacht and auto events in january 2020

That’s it. Our top picks for the best luxury plane, yacht and auto events in January 2020. Start your engines, people.

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 Jillian Tangen is the Head of Research at Dandelion Chandelier and a former 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 New York 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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