The M1 Concourse in Pontiac, Michigan, has announced dates for its “Signature Events” for 2022. The Woodward Dream Show is set for August 19 and will feature 90 years of the 1932 Ford “Deuce,” a centennial of the Lincoln brand — with Zephyr street rods and customized 1960s Continentals — and 55 years of the Pontiac Firebird
The second American Speed Festival is set for September 29 – October 2 and will feature “60 Years of Shelby” in conjunction with the Cobra Experience in Martinez, California, Team Shelby and Shelby American. Also featured will be the 75th anniversary of Ferrari.
At the festival, automotive designer Peter Brock will be honored as the 2022 Master of Motorsports.
M1 Concourse also has set dates and featured marques for its 2022 Cars & Coffee events:
April 2 — Street rods, customs and hot rods
May 7 — Ford and Lincoln
June 4 — European cars
July 2 — Mopar
August 6 — GM, Chevrolet and Pontiac
September 3 — Classics, vintage and horseless carriages
October 8 — JDM and Asian cars
The Cars & Coffee events also will feature the new “Off The Grid” speaker series with automotive personalities, drivers, designers, authors, historians and engineers who will share their stories at the M1 Event Center.
In addition, the fifth annual “Cars Under the Stars” fireworks spectacular is set for June 26, 2022.
Le Mans Classic returns for 2022
Postponed in 2020, the biennial Le Mans Classic is scheduled to return in 2022, with more than 200,000 spectators watching as many as 700 vintage racing cars from 30 nations on the famed 24-hour racing circuit June 30 to July 3.
In addition to the cars on the track, more than 8,000 classics are expected to be on display at the circuit.
Extreme E sets 2022 racing calendar
Having completed its inaugural season, Extreme E, the off-road racing series for electric vehicles, has announced its 2022 schedule:
February 19-20 — Neom, Saudi Arabia
May 7-8 — Sardinia, Italy
July 9-10 — Scotland or Senegal
September 10-11 — Antofagasta, Chile
November 26-27 — Punta del Este, Uruguay
The inaugural season scheduled included two events in South America, but they were canceled due to the ongoing pandemic.
“All of us here at Extreme E are looking forward to revisiting some of the amazing race locations from the 2021 season to see for ourselves the positive impact our electric series has had and to see what more we can bring to the communities there,” series founder Alejandro Agag was quoted in the announcement.
“We also very much hope to add South America to our list of continents, and with visits to both Chile and Uruguay planned, it is shaping up to be another exciting season.”
Part of the Extreme E program is to support environmental, social and economic efforts and to establish legacy programs in the locales of its events.