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Car events cancelled or postponed by coronavirus

Here’s our list of automotive events impacted by the global pandemic


The coronavirus pandemic is having a major impact on automotive events, many of which are being canceled or postponed. The latest is an announcement by the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association canceling the

Spring Lone Star Nationals, scheduled for this weekend in Fort Worth, Texas, and the Spring Nationals, scheduled for March 20-22 at Scottsdale, Arizona.

Here is our latest list of impacted events:

Cancelled — 

Geneva Motor Show

Historic Vehicle Association Drive History conference

Australian Grand Prix F1 race

Goodguys events in Texas and Arizona

Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach

Formula Drift: Streets of Long Beach

MotoGP Grand Prix of Qatar

Postponed — 

New York Auto Show

Techno-Classic Essen and RM Sotheby’s auction (tentatively rescheduled for mid-June)

Bahrain, Vietnam and Chinese Grand Prix

IndyCar races at St. Petersburg, Alabama, Long Beach and Texas

IMSA races at St. Petersburg, Sebring (rescheduled for November 11-14), Alabama and Long Beach

RADwood events in South Carolina and Philadelphia

F9 movie (rescheduled for release April 2, 2021)

Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction (to be rescheduled for October)

RM Auctions Palm Beach auction (to be held as online only sale)

NASCAR races at Atlanta and Homestead-Miami

NHRA Gatornationals

WRC Rally Argentina

MotoGP Grand Prix of Thailand

Temporarily closed — 

The Henry Ford museum (until March 18)

Blackhawk Collection museum (until March 20)

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum (until March 30)

Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


    • Goodguys plans to make an announcement regarding Columbus on July 17, which means sometime today. Stay tuned.


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