26 November 2006, Sunday:
25th Historic Commercial Vehicle Display Day,
9am-3pm, Sandown Racecourse, Princes Highway,
26-29 October 2006: National 4x4 Show,
Melbourne Exhibition Centre,
23 August 2006:
The UK JCB Dieselmax
powered by two 750bhp JCB444 engines (yes JCB),
set a diesel-powered world land speed record of 350.092mph (563.418km/h)
over the measured mile at Bonneville Salt Flats.
The driver was Andy Green, as in the
21-23 July 2006: "Billing", Land-Rover enthusiast Show [www].
17 July 2006:
Series six of the BBC's Top-Gear starts on
SBS TV (.au).
7-9 July 2006, Friday-Sunday: Goodwood Festival of Speed, theme 'a Century of Grands Prix', [www] --beware flash site.
June 2006: P.Brohan, et al,
'Uncertainty estimates in regional and global observed temperature changes:
A new data set from 1850',
17-18 June 2006:
24-hours race, Le Mans,
9 June 2006, 2006 British Grand Prix, Press Conference: Max Mosely, the FIA President proposed [www] that braking-energy recovery (and reuse) devices be allowed in Formula One from perhaps 2009, and smaller turbo (and hence more efficient) engines be allowed (again) but with lower rev.-limits from perhaps 2011. Four wheel drive may be allowed again (as it was pre '70s) as part of energy recovery systems. The overall aim would be to foster innovative technology that is relevant to everyday motoring.
22-28 May 2006: Motorexpo, Canary Wharf, London, [www] --beware flash site.
30 March - 2 April 2006, Thursday - Sunday: Australian F1 Grand Prix, Melbourne, Vic., [www]
20 March 2006: Tropical Cyclone Larry brought winds of 290km/hr to the Innisfail area of N. Queensland, south of Cairns.
15-26 March 2006:
Commonwealth Games, Melbourne, Vic. Australia,
11-13 March 2006: "Blinman" Land-Rover Jamboree, Land Rover Register of South Australia, [www]
10-13 March 2006: 30th Port Fairy Folk Festival, Vic., .au [www].
2-12 March 2006: 76th Geneva International Motor Show [www]
19 February 2006, Sunday: Victorian 4WD Show, Wandin, Vic., .au, 9.00am-4.30pm, [www] adult $13, u16 free.
9-19 February 2006: Melbourne International Motor Show, Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Southbank. Thursday 9th - Sunday 19th February [www] adult $17, u16 $9, family $43.
26 January 2006: 29th Australia Day Historic Vehicle Display King's Domain, Melbourne, Vic. .au.
1-15 January 2006: Dakar Rally,
start in Lisbon (31/12/'05),
Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Mauritania, Mali, Guinea and Senegal,
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