BMW Defines Trio of ‘Great Getaway’ Motorcycle Tour Locations for 2022
BMW Motorrad is the motorcycle industry of the company, announced “The Great Getaway,” a series of 8-day heritage motorcycle rides in 2022 in Costa Rica, Portugal and the United States.
“Discover the beauty of nature for eight days on the ‘Big Boxer’ R 18 family of Heritage motorcycles,” the offer reads, “enjoy the freedom of endless expanses, dive into the urban jungle, sometimes discover the unexpected and leave the stresses of everyday life behind.
The program is organized by BMW Motorrad partner Elephant Moto and includes certified tour guides, “fabulous” hotel rooms and “exceptional” meals.
“You and your R 18 will sail along rugged coastlines, through dense forests and mountains and waterfalls,” is the promise. “Participants will get to know hidden places and exciting people, indulge in local and international cuisine and recharge their batteries for the next day in specially adapted accommodation for each visit.”
Each tour is open to 12 participants with daily trips of 100 to 125 miles at a “relaxed pace.”
The US events will take place in late summer and early fall and will be based in the Pacific Northwest.
Quail ride and motorcycle rally 2022
The 12th edition of the Quail Ride and Motorcycle Gathering is scheduled for May 13 (Ride) and 14 (Gathering), 2022 at the Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, California.
The Ride involves a 160 km route around the Monterey Peninsula while the Gathering is one of the country’s premier motorcycle shows, featuring over 350 vintage and modern motorcycles, scooters and bicycles, as well as exhibits on the lifestyle and retail and gourmet lunch options.
The rally classes featured for 2022 are Harley-Davidson XR750, BMW 5-Series, two-stroke “Braaap”, mini-motorcycles / fun, and an exhibition of hot rods and classic cars.
Electric racing cars get PRI display
The PRI Show is the commercial event of the performance racing industry and will take place this year from December 9 to 11 at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis, where for the first time there will be a special exhibition. of electric racing vehicles.
“Electric powertrains prove their performance,” report organizers of the show. “Although still in its infancy, the electric motorsport market is on the rise. Savvy professionals will be able to see key players in the EV racing and performance space, including OEMs, manufacturers and suppliers. “
“The PRI Show is all about embracing new technologies and helping the industry stay ahead of trends,” said PRI President Jamie Meyer. “Electric vehicles are an important emerging trend in the performance and racing industries, and PRI Show attendees will be able to see first-hand the latest EV technologies and cutting-edge electric vehicles. “
Carlisle returns to Allentown January 15-17
Carlisle Events is announcing that its 33rd Auto Mania, Pennsylvania’s largest heated indoor car flea market, is scheduled for January 15-17, 2022 at the Agri-Plex building at Allentown Fairgrounds. Due to pandemic postponements, this will be the first Auto Mania to be held in 727 days, Carlisle Events notes.
“Auto Mania is not an auto show, rather it is a buffet of buying parts of almost anything imaginable for all makes, models, makes and more,” said Carlisle Events. in his ad.
But it’s not just the parts available.
“In addition to a fully automobile sales area, participants have the option of hanging up a vintage car via the car corral. This forum allows the owner and the seller to deal directly with each other.
La Jolla will present Bugatti and Gullwing SL
Organizers of the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance in Southern California have announced the dates for their 16th annual event – April 22-24, 2022 – and say the brands featured will be Bugatti and the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwings.
Irwindale drive-through light show
Irwindale Speedway in Southern California has become Santa’s Speedway with its spectacular Christmas lights behind the wheel until January 2. The facility offers 2 miles of driving light shows daily from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Group C cars at 2022 Donington
The 2022 Donington Historic Festival, scheduled for April 30 to May 1 at the historic British motor circuit, will feature two races for the original Group C1 sports prototypes, event organizers have announced. Group C1 cars debuted in 1982 and dominated sports car racing for a decade with factory holdings from Porsche, Jaguar, Nissan, Toyota, Mazda, Aston Martin, Mercedes-Benz, Peugeot and Lancia .
Also on the program, the Amon Cup for Ford GT40s, an event for pre-1966 Jaguars, and several races for vintage touring cars.
Update on AACA events
The Antique Automobile Club of America has a busy winter ahead. The annual convention is scheduled for February 10-12 in Philadelphia, but then it’s fun in the sun with the Winter Nationals, February 24-26 in Melbourne, Florida; the Western Spring Nationals, March 10-12 in Las Vegas; the 2022 Founders Tour, March 20-26 in Mobile, Alabama; and as winter finally gives way to spring, the Southeastern Spring Nationals, April 9 in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the Dual Nationals in Paradise, a national special and a grand national, April 21-23. in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.