PUBLISHED : Friday, 03 August, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 03 August, 2007, 12:00am

King of the castle

What better place to hold the launch of the first Culzean Autoclassica International Heritage Motoring Event, from September 21-23, than at the picturesque Culzean Castle, on the west coast of Scotland? Aimed at potential sponsors, organisations, car clubs and owners, the launch will provide a taste of what to expect when the event opens next year. Emphasis is on vintage, classic, racing, sports and touring cars, and will include, among other entertainments, a Concours d'Elegance driving tour, a soap box grand prix and a hog roast. Friday's and Saturday's events - a golf tournament, a tour of the Ayrshire Coast and plenty of wining and dining - are by invitation only. To request an invitation, e-mail The main show day, open to the public, is on the Sunday. For more information visit

Winning formula

The Formula One World Championship will make a pit stop in Shanghai from October 5-7 for the third annual Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit. With its winding turns and high-speed straights, the 5.4km-long track is said to be the most advanced and challenging in the world. Book tickets for individual days or, to experience the F1 race in its entirety, buy a three-day pass. Tickets are available from Three-day passes cost from US$116.25 a person, and single-day tickets from US$27.50 a person.

Up your alley

Miami, the American capital of flash cars, will be open from November 9-18 for its 37th year of auto-worship at the South Florida International Auto Show at the Miami Beach Convention Centre, where more than 1,000 of the biggest names and latest models in automotives and concept cars will be on show. Three themes are Million Dollar Alley, where the Aston Martins, Ferraris, Lotuses and Porsches reside; Memory Lane for classic cars; and Motorcycle Display, which features Ducatis, Kawasakis, Yamahas and more. For more information visit