San Marino, Sonoma, Copperstate postpone events

Our updated list of automotive events impacted by the global pandemic

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1937 Delage D8-120 Chapron 3-poistion cabriolet on display at San Marino Classic | Larry Crane 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:

  • San Marino Motor Classic concours d’elegance, rescheduled for August 22-23
  • Sonoma Speed Festival vintage racing weekend in northern California, rescheduled for September 4-6
  • Copperstate 1000 vintage rally in Arizona, postponed until October 31-November 6
  • McPherson College C.A.R.S. Club car show and motoring festival, canceled
  • Mustang Owner’s Museum closed until further notice and its National Mustang Day celebration, postponed
  • World of Outlaws cancels spring California tour races through April 18, canceled
  • Bonhams Goodwood Member’s Meeting collector car auction scheduled for March 29, canceled
  • Branson Auction, postponed
  • California Agriculture Museum, closed until further notice.

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

Canceled — 

Geneva Motor Show

Historic Vehicle Association Drive History conference

Australian Grand Prix F1 race

Goodguys events in Texas and Arizona

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

World of Outlaws spring California tour (through April 18)

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Bonhams Goodwood Member’s Meeting auction

  McPherson College C.A.R.S. Club car show and motoring festival

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)

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, Bentley, Volvo and Skoda suspend vehicle production through March

General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Volvo and Nissan suspend vehicle production in the U.S. through March. Ford also has suspended production in South America, India, South Africa, Thailand and Vietnam.

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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

24 Hours of Le Mans (rescheduled for September 19-20)

Gooding & Company London auction

Mille Miglia (rescheduled for October 22-25)

Ferrari Challenge races at Indianapolis and Snetterton

Michelin NCM Bash (rescheduled for May 28-30)

Spring Carlisle car show and auction (rescheduled for May 27-31)

Copperstate 1000 vintage rally (rescheduled for October 31-November 4)

Sonoma Speed Festival vintage racing weekend (rescheduled for September 4-6)

Branson spring auction

Relocated

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

Temporarily closed — 

Newport Car Museum (until further notice)

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)

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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)

Mustang Owner’s Museum (until further notice)

California Agriculture 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 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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