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MotionU's Top 100 Car, Motorcycle & Wheeled Events U.S. 2017

MotionU is the largest list of automotive, motorcycle and truck events on the planet. More than 200,000 motorized events posted annually on www.motionu.com. This is our annual list of the Top 100 automotive events you must attend in the U.S. for 2017.

1

The Woodward Dream Cruise

The Woodward Dream Cruise

August 19, 2017

The largest automotive cruise on the planet. 1.5 million people. 40,000 vehicles. Through 9 towns. American Pie, apple pie and Detroit's best. The cars just keep coming. Book it, Dano!

2

75th Washington D.C Auto Show

75th Washington D.C Auto Show

January 27 - February 5

Why Washington for #2? Multiple event opportunities. Go to the inauguration, visit your new congressman, attend any motor related committee meetings and then go to the largest event in Washington D.C. in 2017. Oh, and it's the shows 75th year. Pay homage.

3

Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

June 25, 2017

It's beautiful, fast, frenetic and a long...way...down. From bikes to electric cars, this is the World's greatest hillclimb. We don't quite have the gaul to try this ourselves, but whether as a visitor or a participant, it will leave you breathless in more ways than one.

4

Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway

Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway

August 19, 2017

Bristol, oh, Bristol. The 1/2 mile bumper car capital of the world but for a day. When real NASCAR beauties turn left, turn left, turn left and then turn into dents and debris. Steep banks, southern accents, grits and great driving.

5

Consumer Electronics Show

Consumer Electronics Show

January 5–8, 2017

The 50th CES has introduced automotive technologies like the "Internet of Things," laser headlights and last years driver-free technology. From third taillights and VR to gorilla glass and robotics, the truth isn't out there. It's here.

6

The Elegance at Hershey

The Elegance at Hershey

June 9 - 11, 2017

A "gathering of prestious cars" in pastoral Hershey, Pennsylvania is Heaven on Earth. Kisses for streetlights, brass for headlights, straight 8's and boat tails. Leisure and power, all dressed up with somewhere to go!

7

51st Annual Easter Jeep Safari at Moab

51st Annual Easter Jeep Safari at Moab

April 8 - 16, 2017

A slow, winding 4 wheel safari across one of America's most stunning and foreboding landscapes. Up to 9 days of the craziest trail driving along vistas you didn't know could exist. In Moab, Jeep is both a noun and a verb.

8

AMA Motocross Glen Helen National

AMA Motocross Glen Helen National

May 27, 2017

Those magnificent men in their flying machines. You never know which is going to be harder…the take off or the landing. Maybe the most honest dirt for two wheels in the northern hemisphere. Every kid and adult deserves to be amazed. Be amazed here.

9

F1 United States Grand Prix

F1 United States Grand Prix

October 20 - 22, 2017

Formula One at the Circuit of the Americas. Austin in October is mega-cool, but hearing the high whine of these cars as they break 160 on a road course just adds to the austere. Book tickets early and watch out for scalpers!

10

FIA Formula ePrix Brooklyn Circuit

FIA Formula ePrix Brooklyn Circuit

July 15 - 16, 2017

Wait…Brooklyn? Are you kidding us? If they've run this before, how on earth did we miss it? Diesels are gone and electric racing is in. This may be the future of road racing, and it's in the Big Apple. A once in a lifetime event? Could be…

11

Circle K NHRA Winternationals

Circle K NHRA Winternationals

February 9 - 12, 2017

The first drags of the season, and Pomona is the biggest bang of the drag racing universe. Your body vibrates as these nitro monsters eat 1280 feet of asphalt in under 4 seconds. Every racing lover needs to see 300+ at the Winter Nationals.

12

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

August 26, 2017

Pebble Beach (2016's #8 event) was never going to slide far. Old masterpieces lined up beside new prototypes and hypercars, all while sipping champagne alongside celebrities? Northern California's royalty knows how to throw a party, that's for sure.

13

76th Annual Daytona Bike Week

76th Annual Daytona Bike Week

March 10 - 19, 2017

March rolls in with thunder and leather. Races and rides...beer and sand… Bike week is a must see, particularly for the non-bikers. Car guys and gals, see what you've been missing. FYI? It’s a lot. Definitely a bucket list event.

14

North American International Auto Show (NAIAS)

North American International Auto Show (NAIAS)

January 9 - 19, 2017

Detroit in January? We can picture your face already. But you can get up close to some of the biggest names in the industry, and there are always premier releases at NAIAS. Plus, hob-nobbing with the industry big wigs over a scotch (make it a double) as they hint at what's coming in the warmer months will get you feeling a spring vibe early.

15

The 59th running of the Daytona 500

The 59th running of the Daytona 500

February 26, 2017

It's darn big. And darn fast. And, darn it, it's what we waited all winter for! Get the top tickets to see the pits and museum this year (they'll only be more expensive next year for the 60th running). Drivers you see on TV actually do sign autographs for kids. Restrictor plate at it's best, and the kickoff to the 17 season starts here.

16

57th Annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals

57th Annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals

August 9 - 12, 2017

"Is this heaven?" Response: "No. it's Iowa." Field of Dreams, Bridges of Madison County and Knoxville are all about what makes this state great. But it's greatest attribute really is the racing. Knoxville is the realest dirt racing you're going to see in 2017, and maybe the best racing on the planet. If you haven't been to the Nationals, you're losing out on one of the best race experiences we know of.

17

77th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

77th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

August 4 - 15, 2017

Black Hills and a zillion bikes. MotionU has been there for the last three years, and we still can't believe how big AND beautiful the Sturgis experience is. Not a biker? Go in a car and enjoy. Another bucket list for any motorhead.

18

101st Running of the Indy 500

101st Running of the Indy 500

May 28, 2017

Number two last year for its hundredth running, make sure you see Indy soon if you haven't already. Rumors have it that the day of Indy car on fluid may soon end. Check out number 10 on the list to see why. Avoid your Brickyard remorse be seizing the day (and tickets).

19

48th Annual NSRA Street Rod Nationals

48th Annual NSRA Street Rod Nationals

August 3 - 6, 2017

Overdose on paint, patina, chrome and rust at the Nats. This is a rolling art exhibition. Combining the very best of the old and the new, you will be awestruck at the art of the possible and labor of love that grace the field.

20

Japanese Classic Car Show Long Beach California

Japanese Classic Car Show Long Beach California

September 23, 2017

If the Rising Sun's mild and wild tighten your lug nuts, then everything from wankel wonders to 2000 horse twin turbos will spool you up. This is the best show of Asian-inspired cars in the U.S. From drift to bags, it's all here, and we love it.

21

TX2K 2017

TX2K 2017

March 15 - 18, 2017

22

King of the Hammers International

King of the Hammers International

February 3 - 11, 2017

Arguably the toughest and most dangerous race on earth (Dakar? Baja? Isle of Man? Budapest-Bamako? Mongol Rally? Roof of Africa? The list goes on, but we'll let you duke it out...). Heart pounding desert racing and rock crawling over impossible terrain. Winches and navigators required. Think "Survivor" in the Sahara on wheels (but it's really California).

23

The Springfield Mile

The Springfield Mile

May 28, 2017

The world's fastest flat track mile takes place at the Illinois fair grounds. Lean till the skin comes off. Special left foot shoe required. Elegant speed for well over half a century. Best funnel cakes in the world.

24

65th Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by “Fresh from Florida”

65th Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by “Fresh from Florida”

March 18, 2017

Sebring is a baby boomer at 65 years. The racers only work half a day at Sebring (12 hours). Starts in light, ends at night. The race is the most demanding and fastest half day endurance race in the U.S.

25

Steam-O-Rama

Steam-O-Rama

September 28 - October 1, 2017

The STEAM-O-RAMA is interesting because it is not your average tractor pull. What makes this even so cool is that every tractor steam or not must be a vehicle that was built prior to 1960! So get your early 20th Century machines up and running and have some fun in the mud!