2020 New York International Auto Show to be Postponed Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

By Paul Riegler on 10 March 2020
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The 2020 New York International Auto Show, which was slated to take place in early April, will be postponed until August, the show’s organizers said.

The show dates back more than a century and was previously held at the New York Coliseum, the old Madison Square Garden, and the Grand Central Palace.

Chris Sams, a spokesman for the show, confirmed the postponement to the Green Car Driver magazine Tuesday afternoon.

The news follows the cancellation of the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland earlier in the month as well as the cancellation of the South by Southwest music festival, all St. Patrick’s Day parades in Ireland, the Cherry Blossom Festival in Nakameguro in Japan, and the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which may be moved to the fall.

“For 120 years, ‘the show must go on’ has been heavily embedded in our DNA, and while the decision to move the show dates didn’t come easy, our top priority remains with the health and well-being of all those involved in this historic event,” said Mark Schienberg, the president of the Greater New York Auto Dealers Association, the organization that runs the show.

The show was scheduled to hold press days on April 8 and 9 and open to the public on April 10.

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