Paris cancels international auto show scheduled to open October 1

Our updated list of automotive events impacted by the global pandemic

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The Honourable Artillery Company headquarters has been host to the London Concours | 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: 

  • Mondial de l’Auto, the biennial Paris Motor Show, isn’t scheduled to take place until October 1-11 but already has been canceled. The cancelation marks the third of a major international auto show this year, following Geneva and Detroit. A fourth, the New York International Auto Show has rescheduled for August 28-September 6.
  • The fourth annual London Concours, scheduled for June 10-11 at the Honourable Artillery Company headquarters building, has been postponed until August 19-20.
  • Mecum Auctions has set a new date for its 33rd Original Spring Classic, now rescheduled for June 23-28 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis. The auction company also said it plans to go ahead with the June 3-7 dates for the Eddie Vannoy Collection sale in Jefferson, North Carolina. It also has canceled its visit to Portland, Oregon, this year, and is in the process of rescheduling its Houston sale.

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

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Greenwich Concours d’Elegance

Buffalo Motorama

MAG auction, Peoria, Arizona

Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance

Studebaker Extravaganza at AACA Museum

Muscle Car City 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 California spring tour

Bonhams Goodwood Member’s Meeting auction

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

Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance

AACA Central Spring Nationals

Scottsdale Motorsports Gathering for April

Detroit auto show

Paris Motor Show

Mecum Auctions Portland, Oregon, sale

Postponed — 

New York Auto Show (rescheduled for August 28-September 6)

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)

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

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Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show (UK)

NASCAR races (through May 3)

Bicester Heritage April Scramble (rescheduled for June 21)

Arizona FuelFest, rescheduled for September 19

Porsche, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Volvo, Aston Martin and Skoda suspend vehicle production

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.

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 Goo 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)

Keels & Wheels (rescheduled for October 17-18)

2021 Pirelli Calendar

Goodwood Festival of Speed

Indianapolis 500 (rescheduled for August 23)

LaJolla Concours d’Elegance (rescheduled for September 19-20)

London Concours (rescheduled for August 19-20)

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Mecum Auctions Indianapolis sale (rescheduled to June 23-28)

Relocated

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

Temporarily closed — 

Newport Car Museum

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum

Studebaker National Museum

Owls Head Transportation Museum

AACA Museum

Petersen Automotive Museum

California Automobile Museum

The Henry Ford museum

National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park

Blackhawk Collection museum

Automotive Hall of Fame

Motorsports Hall of Fame

Stahl’s Auto Collection

LeMay — America’s Car Museum

Saratoga Automobile Museum

Gilmore Car Museum

Mustang Owner’s Museum

California Agriculture Museum

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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