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21 November 2021: The covid-19 postponed (from 21 March) Australian F1 Grand Prix, Melbourne,

13-14 November 2021: Bendigo Swap Meet [www].

7 November 2021 (Sun.): London to Brighton Veteran Car Run [www].

6 November 2021 (Sat.): Regents Street Motor Show, London [www].

2 November 2021, .au: Melbourne Cup.

1-12 November 2021: The postponed (from 9-19 Nov 2020) UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), Glasgow, UK [www].

 

23 October 2021: The Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC), a 20-lap race for autonomous open-wheel racing cars at the brickyard, Indianapolis. There is a first-prize of us$1,000,000 for the first team to finish in 25-minutes or less (≥120mph) [www].

22-24 October 2021: Motorclassica, Royal Exhibition Building, Mebourne [www].

2-10 October 2021: The Postponed (from June 2021) North American International Auto Show, NAIAS, Detroit (public 2-10, press 28-29/9, industry 29-30/9, ...) [www].

1-2 October 2021 (Fri., Sat.): Deniliqin Ute Muster [www].

 

23 September - 3 October 2021: The Royal Show, Melbourne [www].

3-4 September 2021: Birdsville Races [www].

 

20-29 August 2021: The postponed (from April 2021) New York Auto Show [www].

20-22 August 2021, .au: National 4x4 Show Melbourne Showgrounds [www].

15 August 2021: Pebble Beach, Concours d'Elegance [www].

 

30 July - 1 August 2021: Silverstone Classic [www].

27-31 July 2021: The War and Peace Revival, Kent, uk [www].

23 July - 8 August 2021: The postponed (from 24 July 2020) Olympic Games, Tokyo.

6-8 July 2021: Birdsville Big Red Bash (music) [www].

 

25-27 June 2021, .uk: Tankfest, Bovington [www].

21-27 June 2021, .fr: Paris Air Show [www].

19-26 June 2021: North American International Auto Show, NAIAS, Detroit (public 19-26, press 15-16, industry 16-17, ...) [www]. 11/20: Postponed to 2-10 October 2021.

14 June 2021, Vic: Queen's Birthday.

12-13 June 2021, .fr: The 24 Hours of Le Mans [www].

11-14 June 2021 .au: Finke Desert Race [www].

2-6 June 2021 (Wed.-Sun.): The covid-19-postponed (from 3 Feb.) Retromobile, Porte de Versailles Exhibition Centre, Paris [www].
 

30 May - 11 June 2021 (Sun.-Fri.), .uk: Isle of Man TT Races [www].

21-31 May 2021: LA Auto Show, Los Angeles [www]. (As postponed from Nov. 2020 due to covid-19.)

 

25 April 2021: Anzac Day.

18 April 2021 (#2): Italian F1 Grand Prix, Imola.

16-18 April 2021: The postponed (from 18-21 Feb.), and moved, London Classic Car Show, Syon Park [www].

11 April 2021:Chinese F1 Grand Prix, Shangai. (12 Jan: Postponed(?) due to covid-19.)

7-11 April 2021: TechnoClassica, Essen [www].

5 April 2021: Easter Monday.
4 April 2021: Easter Sunday.
2 April 2021: Good Friday.

2-11 April 2021: New York Auto Show [www]. Postponed to 20-29 August 2021 due to covid-19.

 

28 March 2021 (#1): Bahrain F1 Grand Prix, Sakhir.

26-28 March 2021, .uk: The postponed Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, NEC, Birmingham [www].

21 March 2021: Australian F1 Grand Prix, Melbourne, first race of the 2021 season. (12 Jan.: Postponed to 21 Nov. due to covid-19 — FIA)

19-21 March 2021, .au: National 4x4 Outdoors Show, Brisbane Showgrounds [www].

10-11 March 2021, .uk: The postponed (from 14 Jan., due to covid-19) and online Autosport International [www].

8-14 March 2021 (Mon.-Sun.): Corowa Swim in, the Year of the Jeep and of the RAAF [www]. 11/'20: Postponed to 14-20 March 2022 due to uncertainty over covid-19.

8 March 2021 (Mon.): Labour Day (Vic.) [www].
6-8 March 2021: Steamfest, Melbourne Steam Traction Engine Club, National Steam Centre [www].
5-8 March 2021 (Fri.-Mon.): Port Fairy Folk Festival [www]. 14/8/'20: Cancelled due to uncertainty over covid-19; see March 2022.

7-13 March 2021, .au: The twice postponed (covid-19) Classic Outback Trial [www].

5-6 March 2021: RM Sotheby's Amelia Island Auction [www].

4-14 March 2021: 89th Geneva International Motor Show [www].  29/6/2020: The committee decided not to organise the event in 2021 due to covid-19 and its consequences [www].

4 March 2021: Bonhams Amelia Island Auction [www].

 

26-27 February 2021, .au: Ballarat Swap Meet [www]. 11/'20: Cancelled for 2021 due to covid-19.

19-21 February 2021, .uk: Race Retro historic motorsport show, Stoneleigh Park, Coventry [www]. 11/'20: Postponed due to covid-19. TBA.

18-21 February 2021: The London Classic Car Show, Olympia (was thelondonclassiccarshow.co.uk) 11/'20: Postponed to 16-18 April above due to covid-19, and moved.

14 February 2021, .au: Victorian 4WD Show, Lardner Park, Vic. [www]. 10/'20: Cancelled due to uncertainty over covid-19.

13 February 2021: RM Sotheby's Paris auction [www], including a 1931 Bentley 41/2-litre Supercharged Tourer, chassis #MS3938, engine #MS3940.

4 February 2021: Bonhams Les Grandes Marques du Monde a Paris auction [www]

3-7 February 2021 (Wed.-Sun.): Retromobile, Porte de Versailles Exhibition Centre, Paris [www]. 19/11/'20: Postponed to 2-6 June due to covid-19.
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26 January 2021 (Tue.): Australia Day. (And the Betoota Advocate... [www].)

25 January 2021: There was a major bushfire in the Adelaide hills and high fire danger across parts of Vic. and NSW. Check SA [www], Vic. [www] and NSW [www] fire.

January 2021: "... the cost of green hydrogen could readily be at or below A$3/kg in the near future, and that the ‘stretch goal’ of A$2/kg ... is likely to come into reach ..." — T. Longden et al, 'Green hydrogen production costs in Australia: implications of renewable energy and electrolyser costs', Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia-Pacific ZCEAP Working Paper ZCWP03-20, CCEP Working Paper 20-07 Aug. 2020, ANU [www].

22 Jan Fri Melb ULP avg au$1.52/l; min $1.10 ([Perth] avg $1.29/l, min $1.05); oil us$53/b au$1.00=us$0.77, £0.56, €0.64, ¥80

22 January 2021 wa: "Tropical low (08U) is slowly intensifying as it moves in a southerly direction towards the Eighty Mile Beach area, bringing heavy rain across the eastern Pilbara and SW Kimberley. The tropical low may intensify into a tropical cyclone later today as it nears the coast. ..." — [bom]. Also see WA roads [www].

22 January 2021: RM Sotheby's Arizona Auction [www], including lot 139 a 1993 Cizeta V16T, yes a V16, chassis #ZA9V16T00MMD38101; lot 155 a 1938 SS 100 Jaguar 31/2-litre Roadster, chassis #39032, engine #M 499 E.

21 January 2021: Bonhams Scottsdale Auction [www] including lot 102 a 1993 Land-Rover Defender 110 NAS, vin #SALDH1288PA917784 (sold for us$123,200).

20 January 2021: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn in as President and Vice President of the USA in a ceremony held under covid-19 lock-down conditions.
The Trump adminstration left with the usa having 24,037,236 total covid-19 cases, 398,435 total deaths — WHO [www][21/1].
24,610,051 total covid-19 cases, 409,641 total deaths, 4K+ new deaths per day in the usa — JHU [www][22/1].
(There were 405,399 US military deaths in World War II — wikip [www].)

18 January 2021: "Neste targets hard-to-electrify vehicles for renewable diesel ... sourced raw materials with approved pathways under California's Low Carbon Fuel Standard and the EPA. ... waste and residue materials, such as used cooking oil, beef tallow, fish fat and distillers corn oil. ..." — SAE [www].

17 Jan Sun Melb ULP avg au$1.28/l; min $1.08 ([Perth] avg $1.15/l, min $1.05); oil us$52/b
15 Jan Fri au$1.00=us$0.78, £0.57, €0.64, ¥81

17 January 2021: Tropical Cyclone 'Kimi' (cat.1) off the Queensland coast, east of Cooktown. (7am 18/1: East of Cairns.) See the [bom] and Qld roads [www].

16 January 2021, covid-19: Worldwide total cases 93,819,952, total deaths 2,008,273 — JHU.

15 January 2021: Finish of the Dakar 2021, Saudi Arabia (started 3 Jan.) Winners: bikes: Kevin Benavides (Honda); cars: Stephane Peterhansel & Edouard Boulanger (Mini buggy); trucks: Dmitry Sotnikov, Ruslan Akhmadeev & Ilgiz Akhmetzianov (Kamaz); quad: Manuel Andujar (7240 Team); ... [www].

14-17 January 2021, .uk: Autosport International, NEC Birmingham (14-15th trade) [www]. 12/'20: Postponed to 10-11 March, and moved online, due to covid-19.

12 Jan Tue Melb ULP avg au$1.15/l; min $1.08 ([Perth] avg $1.08/l, min $1.04); oil us$52/b; au$1.00=us$0.77, £0.57, €0.63, ¥80

12 January 2021, wa: "Truckie ... jailed ... drug-affected truck driver ... killing another motorist ..." — [abc].

11 January 2021: "Ford Brazil will cease production at Camacari, Taubate and Troller plants during 2021 ..." — Ford [www]. (That is all of Ford's manufacturing in Brazil.)

8 January 2021: "Annual climate statement 2020 ... Australia's fourth-warmest year on record, with the annual national mean temperature 1.15°C above average ..." — [bom]. That despite La Nina since September 2020.
And more widely, "2020 warmest year on record for Europe; globally, 2020 ties with 2016 for warmest year recorded ..." — Copernicus.eu [www].

7-10 January 2021 (Thu-Sun): Summernats, Canberra [www].  1/10/20: Postponed due to covid-19.

7 Jan Thu Melb ULP avg au$1.20/l; min $1.08 ([Perth] avg $1.34/l, min $1.03); oil us$51/b; au$1.00=us$0.78, £0.57, €0.63, ¥80

7 January 2021: 'Connections of climate change and variability to large and extreme forest fires in southeast Australia', N. J. Abram et al, Commun. Earth & Environment, 2 #8, Jan. 2021 [www].

5 January 2021, wa: A bushfire that started at Red Gully 130km north of Perth threatened homes. 7/1: Still burning. Check WA [www].

4 January 2021: Shareholders in Fiat Chrysler and PSA Group (Peugeot, .fr) voted in favour of their merger (the merged entity to be called 'Stellantis') — [www].

4 January 2021: Tropical Cyclone Imogen (cat.1) brought flooding to far north Queensland. See the [bom] and Qld roads [www]. (Note, in 2016 UNSW engineers demonstrated that a Toyota Yaris can be moved by just 15cm of water flowing at 1m/sec and will float away in 60cm of water, a Nissan Patrol 4WD can be moved by 45cm of water flowing at 1m/sec and will float away in 95cm of water — UNSW [www].)

3-15 January 2021: Dakar 2021, Saudi Arabia [www].

2 Jan Sat Melb ULP avg au$1.21/l; min $1.08 ([Perth] avg $1.17/l, min $1.03); oil us$49/b
31 Dec Thu Melb au$1.00=us$0.77, £0.57, €0.63, ¥79

January 2021, just checking: On 16 August 2016, "Ford announce[d] intention to deliver high-volume, fully autonomous vehicle for ride sharing in 2021". And 1 July 2016, "BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye team up to bring fully autonomous driving to streets by 2021."

January 2021, ,au: National road deaths in 2020:1106 (2019:1186) — .gov.au [www].  Victorian road deaths in 2020:213 (2019:266) — TAC [www].

1 January 2021, covid-19: total cases : new cases : total deaths; Worldwide 81,947,503 : 470,046 : 1,808,014; usa 19,346,790 : ? : 335,789;  .in 10,286,709 : 20,035 : 148,994;  .uk 2,488,784 : 55,892 : 73,512;  .se 437,379 : ? : 8,727;  .kr 61,769 : 1,029 : 917;  .au 28,408 : 27 : 909;  .nz 1,806 : 0 : 25;  — WHO [www][1/1].
Worldwide total confirmed cases 83,316,999, total deaths 1,815,557;  usa: 19,923,169 cases, 345,015 deaths;  .in: 10,266,674 cases, 148,738 deaths;  .uk: 2,496,214 cases, 73,622 deaths;  .au: 28,416 cases, 909 deaths;  .nz: 2,162 cases, 25 deaths  — JHU [www][1/1].
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