Greenwich Concours latest car event canceled by virus threat

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

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In 2019, Arnoldt was a featured class at the Greenwich Concours d'Elegance

The coronavirus pandemic is having a major impact on automotive events, many of which are being canceled or postponed. The latest are:

  • The Greenwich Concours d’Elegance, which was scheduled to take place the weekend of May 29-31, has been canceled because of the threat imposed by the coronavirus pandemic.

“What matters most, at this moment of crisis, is the safety and well-being of our loved ones, friends and fellow car lovers,” the concours’ new chairman, McKeel Hagerty, said in the announcement. “This is why we have decided to cancel this year’s Concours and instead focus our energies and passion on making next year’s even the biggest and best ever.”

  • Ferrari joins Lamborghini in suspending production (at Maranello and Modena until March 27). Ferrari also is suspending any operations by Scuderia Ferrari. 
  • NASCAR (all races through May 3 have been postponed)
  • AACA Museum (through March 23)
  • Newport Car Museum (closed through March 20)
  • Owls Head Transportation Museum (closed through March 29)
  • Stahl’s Auto Collection (closed until further notice)
  • Automotive Hall of Fame (closed through April)
  • Motorsports Hall of Fame (closed until further notice)
  • Phoenix Art Museum, and ‘Legends of Speed’ exhibition (through April 6)
  • LeMay — America’s Car Museum (closed until further notice)
  • The Michelin NCM Bash at the National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park has been rescheduled for May 28-30
  • Road Racing Drivers Club Event with Rick Mears postponed
  • The Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show in England has been postponed
  • Classic Car Auctions (taking place March 28 in the UK) relocating to Warwickshire Event Centre
  • West Coast Shipping is temporarily closing its warehouses to clients or vendors, but will continue to accept vehicles by appointment and will continue its import/export of collector vehicles
  • ZF Aftermarket installation education campaign at various schools postponed until schools are back in session

Here is our latest and updated 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

Greenwich Concours d’Elegance

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

Road Racing Drivers Club Evening with Rick Mears

Michelin NCM Bash at the National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park (rescheduled for May 28-30)

Vehicle production at Lamborghini and Ferrari

Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show (UK)

ZF installation education program (through March 31)

NASCAR races (through May 3)

Relocated

Classic Car Auctions (UK), moving to Warwickshire Event Centre

Temporarily closed — 

Newport Cart Museum (through March 20)

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum (until March 30)

Studebaker National Museum (through March 27)

Owls Head Transportation Museum (through March 29)

Petersen Automotive Museum (through March 31)

The Henry Ford museum (through April 5)

Phoenix Art Museum (through April 6)

Blackhawk Collection museum (through April 7)

Automotive Hall of Fame (through April)

Motorsports Hall of Fame (until further notice)

Stahl’s Auto Collection (until further notice)

LeMay — America’s Car Museum (until further notice)

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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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