Philadelphia concours, Quail motorcycle gathering canceled

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

A 1939 Packard 120 at the 2019 Philadelphia Concours d'Elegance at the Simeone museum | Concours photos

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

The Philly concours annually raises money for a children’s charity.
  • Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance canceled (event was scheduled for April 24-25 at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum and has been a major fund-raiser for the Cools Cars for Kids, which provides help and hope for children born with rare genetic diagnoses.
  • The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, scheduled for May 15-16, canceled
  • National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park, suspension of all events until April 6
  • Historic Sportscar Racing has canceled the Spring Fling at Sebring International Raceway
  • Trans Am Series race at Road Atlanta, canceled
  • Vicari Auction at Biloxi Crawfish Fest, canceled
  • Closure of the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, England, means that the H&H Classics collector car auction March 18 will be held online
  • Ford and Volkswagen have temporarily suspended vehicle production in Europe
  • MAG collector car auction in Peoria, Arizona, canceled
  • Buffalo Motorama canceled
  • Saratoga Automobile Museum closed
  • Muscle Car City car show canceled
  • Bicester Heritage April Scramble postponed
The Quail Motorcycle Gathering won’t take place in 2020 | Peninsula Events photo

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

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Stadium launch for Copperstate 1000 vintage rally

Greenwich Concours d’Elegance

Buffalo Motorama

MAG auction, Peoria, Arizona

Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance

The Quail Motorcycle Gathering

Studebaker Extravaganza at AACA Museum

Muscle Car City March 21 car show

HSR Spring Fling at Sebring

Trans Am Series at Road Atlanta

Vicari Auction at Biloxi, Mississippi 

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)

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Bicester Heritage April Scramble (rescheduled for June 21)

National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park (all events suspended until April 6)


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)

AACA 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)

Saratoga Automobile Museum (until further notice)

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, 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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