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1 November 2022: Melbourne Cup.

 

7-9 October 2022: Motorclassica, Royal Exhibition Building, Mebourne [www].

 

30 September - 1 October 2022 (Fri., Sat.): Deniliqin Ute Muster [www].

16-18 September 2022: Goodwood Revival [www]

2-3 September 2022: Birdsville Races [www].

 

19-21 August 2022, .au: National 4x4 Show Melbourne Showgrounds [www].

 

26-30 July 2022: The War and Peace Revival, Kent, uk [www].

 

26 June 2022: Pikes Peak International Hill Climb [www].

24-26 June 2022: Tankfest 2022, Tank Museum, Bovington, uk [www].

23-26 June 2022: Goodwood Festival of Speed (FoS) [www].

13 June 2022, Vic: Queen's Birthday holiday (Monday).

10-13 June 2022, .au: Finke Desert Race [www].

 

29 May 2022: 106th Indianapolis 500 [www].

28 May - 11 June 2022 (Sat.-Sat.), .uk: Isle of Man TT Races [www].

28-29 May 2022: Historic Winton, Vic., .au [www].

20-22 May 2022 (Fri.–Sun.): Concorso d'Elegance, Villa d'Este [www].

 

30 April - 1 May 2022 (Sat.-Sun.): Donington Historic [www].

25 April 2022: Anzac Day.

24 April 2022 (#4/23): Emilia Romagna F1 Grand Prix, Imola.

15-24 April 2022: New York Auto Show [www].

18 April 2022: Easter Monday.
17 April 2022: Easter Sunday.
15 April 2022: Good Friday.

10 April 2022 (#3/23): Australian F1 Grand Prix, Melbourne.

 

27 March - 2 April 2022, .au: The four times postponed (covid-19) Classic Outback Trial [www], fingers crossed.

27 March 2022 (#2/23): Saudi Arabia F1 Grand Prix, Jeddah.

23-27 March 2022: TechnoClassica, Essen [www].

20 March 2022 (#1/23): Bahrain F1 Grand Prix, Sakhir.

18-20 March 2022, .uk: Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, NEC, Birmingham [www].

18-20 March 2022, .au: National 4x4 Outdoors Show, Brisbane Showgrounds [www].

16-20 March 2022 (Wed.-Sun.): The covid-19-postponed (from 3 Feb. & 2 Jun. 2021, & 2 Feb. 2022) Retromobile, Porte de Versailles Exhibition Centre, Paris [www].

14-20 March 2022 (Mon.-Sun.): Corowa Swim in and Military Vehicle Gathering, the Year of the Jeep and of the RAAF [www].

14 March 2022 (Mon.): Labour Day (Vic.) [www].
12-14 March 2022: Steamfest, Melbourne Steam Traction Engine Club, National Steam Centre [www].
11-14 March 2022 (Fri.-Mon.): Port Fairy Folk Festival [www].

5 March 2022: RM Sotheby's Amelia Island auction [www].

3 March 2022: Bonhams Amelia Island auction [www].

 

28 February - 4 March 2022, .au: Lake Gairdner (SA), Speed Week [www].

20 February 2022 (Sun.): Victorian 4WD Show [www].

17-27 February 2022: Geneva International Motor Show [www]. (Press 17-18, public 19-27.) 8/10/'21: Postponed to 2023 due to covid-19.

12-21 February 2022: Chicago Auto Show [www].

4-20 February 2022: Olympic Winter Games, Beijing (notwithstanding human rights abuses in Tibet, Xinjiang and Hong Kong.)

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3 February 2022: Bonhams Les Grandes Marques du Monde a Paris, auction [www].

2-6 February 2022 (Wed.-Sun.): The covid-19-postponed (from 3 Feb. and 2 Jun. 2021) Retromobile, Porte de Versailles Exhibition Centre, Paris [www].  11/1/'22: Postponed to 16-20 March!

2 February 2022: RM Sotheby's Paris Auction [www].

 

27 January 2022: RM Sotheby's Arizona auction [www].

27 January 2022: Bonhams Scottsdale Auction [www].

26 January 2022: Australia Day.

21 January 2022: RM Sotheby's Private Sales have a 1991 Jaguar XJR-15, chassis #021, for sale asking £1,450,000 [www].

20 January 2022: "BOM forecasts a desert deluge before rain moves east, all the while the west swelters ..." — [abc].
And, "Torrential rain across western Queensland ..." — [20/1].
Check the [bom] and NT [www], Qld [www] and SA [www] roads.

19 January 2022, recall #REC-005043: "Hyundai Sonata 2014-2016. Due to a software issue with the Smart Junction Box (SJB) the turn signal may activate in the opposite direction from what the driver intended." — .gov.au [www].  Smart?

19 Jan Wed Melb ULP avg au$1.66/l; min $1.53 ([Perth] avg $1.65/l, min $1.47); oil us$85/b; au$1.00=us$0.72, £0.53, €0.63, ¥82

18 January 2022: "Australia records highest daily number [74] of reported covid deaths ..." — [abc].

18 January 2022: Autoflight (.cn) joined the list of hopefuls trying to make flying taxis a practical reality: "airtaxi 'Prosperity I', an electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft with a range of approximately 250km. It can comfortably seat up to three passengers in addition to the pilot. The certification program for this airtaxi will begin this year, with completion expected by 2025. ..." — Autoflight [www]. (That would be quite a range for electric.)

15 Jan Sat Melb ULP avg au$1.68/l; min $1.48 ([Perth] avg $1.75/l, min $1.46); oil us$82/b
14 Jan Fri au$1.00=us$0.73, £0.53, €0.63, ¥83

14 January 2022: End of Dakar 2022 (2-14 Jan.).  Bikes: 1. Sam Sunderland (GasGas); Cars: 1. Nasser Al-Attiyah & Matthieu Baumel (Toyota); Trucks: 1. Dmitry Sotnikov, Ruslan Akhmadeev & Ilgiz Akhmetzianov (Kamaz) . . . — [www].

13-16 January 2022, .uk: Autosport International, NEC Birmingham (13-14th trade) [www]. 12/'21: Postponed due to covid-19 (Omicron strain).

13 January 2022, .au: "Onslow in the Pilbara reaches 50.7°C, equalling Australia's hottest day on record ..." — [abc].

13 January 2022, recall REC-005037: "Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2021. Due to a software issue the engine may turn off without warning and it may also prevent the vehicle from being restarted." — .gov.au [www]. (And ditto for Mercedes-Benz S-580 2021.)

12 January 2022, .au: The Government will spend "$3.5 billion" on tanks "(LAND 907 Phase 2) and combat engineering vehicle (LAND 8160 Phase 1) projects. Army will receive up to 75 M1A2 SEPv3 Abrams tanks, 29 M1150 assault breacher vehicles, 17 M1074 joint assault bridge vehicles and an additional six M88A2 armoured recovery vehicles ..." — .gov.au [www].

12 January 2022, .au: "Top Enders brace for wet, windy weather as Ex-Tropical Cyclone Tiffany crosses NT coast ..." — [abc]. Check the [bom] and NT roads [www].

10 January 2022: "... during the covid-19 pandemic, medical masks have been found to increase attractiveness ...results show that faces were considered as most attractive when covered by medical masks and significantly more attractive when occluded with cloth masks than when not occluded. ..." — O. Hies and M. B. Lewis, 'Beyond the beauty of occlusion: medical masks increase facial attractiveness more than other face coverings', Cog. Res.: Principles & Implications, vol.7 [www] #dating #covid19

10 January 2022: "In 2021, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars delivered the highest-ever annual sales results in the marque's 117-year history. The company delivered 5,586 motor cars to clients around the world, up 49% on the same period in 2020. ..." — Rolls-Royce [www]. Bwah ha ha.

9 Jan Sun Melb ULP avg au$1.70/l; min $1.44 ([Perth] avg $1.53/l, min $1.45); oil us$79/b
7 Jan Fri au$1.00=us$0.72, £0.53, €0.63, ¥83

9 January 2022: "Tropical Cyclone Warning issued for Far North Queensland as system intensifies ... tropical low is located in the Coral Sea, ~275km north-east of Cooktown ..." — [bom]. (TC Tiffany (cat.2) crossed the Cape York coast on 10 Jan.)

7 January 2022: "Electric cars are more expensive now, but it is possible to recoup the cost of an EV ..." [abc]. Possible but not certain. Bear in mind that 60% to 80% of the cost of owning and running a new(ish) car is depreciation. And also see "Lithium batteries' big unanswered question" — [bbc].

6-9 January 2022 (Thu.-Sun): Summernats, Canberra [www].

6 January 2022, .au: "Diesel exhaust fluid AdBlue surges in price, but is it price-gouging or just supply and demand? ..." — [abc].

6 January 2022, .au: "... A total of 1,049,831 vehicles were sold across Australia in 2021, which represents a 14.5% increase on 2020. ... 531,700 SUVs were sold, which is a 16.9% increase on 2020 ..." — FCAI [www].

5 January 2022: "La Nina continues in the tropical Pacific. Climate models suggest [it] will persist until early in the southern hemisphere autumn. ... increases the chance of above average rainfall across much of northern and eastern Australia during summer. ..." — [bom].

4 January 2022: GM revealed the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV online — GM [www].

4 Jan Tue Melb ULP avg au$1.59/l; min $1.42 ([Perth] avg $1.64/l, min $1.41); oil us$76/b; au$1.00=us$0.72, £0.54, €0.64, ¥84

4 January 2022: "Ford is planning to nearly double production capacity of the all-electric F-150 Lightning™ pickup [ute] to 150,000 vehicles per year ..." — Ford [www]. (Deliveries expected from spring 2022, from us$40K.)

3 January 2022: A Mercedes electric concept car the "... EQS 450+ travelled 422 miles on one charge ..." — Daimler [www].

3 January 2022, covid-19: Worldwide total confirmed cases 290,112,377, total deaths 5,443,453;  usa: 55,114,057 cases, 826,060 deaths;  .in: 34,889,132 cases, 481,770 deaths; ...  .uk: 13,309,651 cases, 149,324 deaths; ...  .au: 492,563 cases, 2,266 deaths; ...  .nz: 14,308 cases, 51 deaths  — JHU [www][3/1]. The omicron strain of SARS-CoV-2 continued to spread covid-19 rapidly.
(Also see [www].)

2-14 January 2022: Dakar 2022, Saudi Arabia, Ha'il to Jeddah [www]. Audi entered a team of its series-hybrid "car", the 'RS Q e-tron'. Gaussin H2 Racing entered a hydrogen fuel-cell truck; see [www].  30/12/'21: An explosion under a vehicle of team 'Sodicars' (.fr) seriously injured a team member.

1 January 2022: "Cyclone Seth to whip up gale-force winds as it tracks south along Queensland coast ..." — [abc]. (Check the [bom].) The remains of TC Seth brought wet weather to the east coast for several more days. (Check Qld roads [www].)

1 January 2022, .au: National road deaths in 2021: 1,127 (+2.9% on 2020) — BITRE .gov.au [www].  Victorian road deaths in 2021: 237 (+12.3% on 2020) — TAC [www].

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