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More car events cancelled or postponed by coronavirus

Here’s our updated 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 are:

  • An announcement by the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association canceling the Spring Lone Star Nationals, scheduled March 13-15 in Fort Worth, Texas, and the Spring Nationals, scheduled for March 20-22 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
  • Postponement of the 13th annual Team Shelby Bash, a 4-day gathering that was scheduled for March 19-22 in Las Vegas.
  • Closing of the Studebaker National Museum through March 27 (and postponement of the lecture, “Birds of a Feather: Studebaker Hawk,” until April 15).
  • Cancellation of the kickoff event at Tempe Diablo Stadium for the Copperstate 1000 vintage car rally on March 29.
  • Closing of the Petersen Automotive Museum until March 31.

Here is our latest list of automotive events impacted by health concerns:

Cancelled — 

Geneva Motor Show

Historic Vehicle Association Drive History conference

Australian Grand Prix F1 race

Goodguys events in Texas and Arizona

Stadium launch for Copperstate 1000 vintage rally

Postponed — 

New York Auto Show

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

Bahrain, Vietnam and Chinese Grand Prix races 

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 (rescheduled for October)

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

NASCAR races at Atlanta and Homestead-Miami

NHRA Gatornationals

Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2020 induction ceremony

Team Shelby Bash

Temporarily closed — 

The Henry Ford museum (until March 18)

Blackhawk Collection museum (until March 20)

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum (until March 30)

Studebaker National Museum (through March 27)

Petersen Automotive Museum (through March 31)

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.


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