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Masterpiece London Sydney Boat Show DATE Late June 2019 LOCATION London WEBSITE DATE Early August 2019 LOCATION Sydney WEBSITE Masterpiece has established itself as the world’s leading cross-collecting fair, offering the fin- est works of art, design, furniture and jewelry, from antiquity to the present day. Set within the grounds of the historic Royal Hospital Chelsea, Masterpiece is more than just an opportunity to acquire expertly vetted works of art from world- class dealers. The unmissable event at the height of the capi- tal’s summer season, Masterpiece London pro- vides an unparalleled opportunity for new and established collectors to discover exceptional works for sale from 160 international exhibitors; the centerpiece of a unique week of cultural ex- periences in the heart of London. Goodwood Festival of Speed DATE Mid July 2019 LOCATION West Sussex WEBSITE An impossibly heady mix of cars, stars and mo- tor sport royalty come together over four superb days for the Festival of Speed. The largest event of its kind, the event gathers together the plan- et’s rarest and most glamorous cars at Goodwood House, West Sussex. The first Festival, in June 1993, redefined what a car event could be, and, in the years since, it has firmly established itself as the world’s great- est celebration of motorsport and car culture. The Sydney International Boat Show is the largest recreational marine event in the southern hemi- sphere. It first ran in 1968 and since then has played host to over three million visitors who arrive to be entertained, educated and inspired by this wonderful pastime enjoyed by millions each year. The boat show takes place at International Con- vention Centre with over 220 exhibitors across two venues, more than 145 boats on the purpose built marina, more than 700 boats in the halls and 24,800 square metres (266,900 square feet) of undercover hall space, full of exhibits. Pebble Beach Concours DATE Mid August 2019 LOCATION Pebble Beach WEBSITE The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is an automotive charitable event held each year on the Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California, considered the most prestigious event of its kind. It is the finale of Monterey Car Week held in August every year. A Concours d’Ele- gance is an event open to both prewar and post- war collector cars in which they are judged for authenticity, function, history, and style. Classes are commonly arranged by type, marque (manufacturer), coachbuilder, country of origin, or time period. Judges select first-, second-, and third-place finishers for each class in the event, and the judges confer the “Best of Show” award on one car from the group of first-place winners.