Greenbrier rescheduled, multiple Monaco events canceled

Our updated list of automotive events impacted by the global pandemic

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Best of Show at the Greenbrier Concours d'Elegance in 2019 was this 1938 Darracq/Talbot Lago David Carte, who displayed the car in behalf of owner J.W. Marriott Jr., makes sure Best of Show winner is spotless | Greenbrier Concours photo

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

  • The Greenbrier Concours d’Elegance, scheduled for May 1-3 at the historic resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, has been rescheduled for September 4-6. 

“We felt it was important not to cancel, but instead to reschedule for a later date,” said Cam Huffman, a member of the concours steering committee, “and we’re excited about welcoming car enthusiasts from across the country to America’s Resort on Labor Day Weekend.”

  • Events in Monaco, including the 78th Grand Prix de Monaco F1 race, the 12th Monaco vintage races and the RM Sotheby’s Monaco auction have been canceled. The FIA also canceled the Grand Prix races scheduled for Netherlands and Spain. The FIA also will reschedule the Formula E racing series and will delay until 2022 the new technical regulations scheduled to start with the 2021 season.
  • RM auctions canceled its annual Auburn Spring sale.
  • Mecum Auctions will postpone its March and April auctions, including the Gone Farmin’ Spring Classic tractor sale in Iowa and the Houston Collector Car Auction in Texas.
  • Bonhams has rescheduled its Spring Stafford motorcycle auction, originally set for April 25-26, to June 12-13, when it will be held in conjunction with the also rescheduled 40th International Classic MotorCycle Show.
  • The Gilmore Car Museum is closed until further notice, but will continue its lecture series on Facebook Live and on the museum’s YouTube channel.
  • Caffeine and Octane has postponed its planned events scheduled for April in the Atlanta area.
  • The Spring Open House at the Lingenfelter Collection in Brighton, Michigan, has been postponed until further notice.

Here is our updated list of automotive events impacted to date by the pandemic:

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

Buffalo Motorama

MAG auction, Peoria, Arizona

Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance

Studebaker Extravaganza at AACA Museum

Muscle Car City March 21 car show

Merzouga Rally

RM Auctions Auburn Spring sale

Monaco, Dutch and Spanish F1 races

Monaco Historic Grand Prix

RM Sotheby’s Monaco auction  

Postponed — 

New York Auto Show

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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)

Bicester Heritage April Scramble (rescheduled for June 21)

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

Arizona FuelFest, rescheduled for September 19

Porsche, Rolls-Royce and Skoda suspend vehicle production through March

General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota and Nissan suspend vehicle production in the U.S. through March

Scottsdale Off-Road Expo

Charlotte Auto Fair (rescheduled for June 12-14)

Spring open house at Lingenfelter Collection

Caffeine and Octane events scheduled for April

Mecum Auctions in Iowa and Texas

Greenbrier Concours d’Elegance (rescheduled for September 4-6)

Formula E racing season

Relocated

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

Revised

RM Sotheby’s Palm Beach auction March 20 will be conducted online only

Temporarily closed — 

Newport Car 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)

California Automobile Museum (through March 31)

The Henry Ford museum (through April 5)

National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park (until April 6)

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)

Gilmore 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.

1 COMMENT

  1. Hello there,

    thanks for the updated list. I believe you have forgotten to list the 24 Hours of Le Mans, scheduled for JUN, which has been also canceled.

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