No Detroit Motor Show in 2020

Scheduled for next June, the Detroit Auto Show will ultimately not take place. The information was confirmed by the organizers of the event, and for car enthusiasts, it will be necessary to wait until June 2021 to hope to visit the aisles of the American salon. Obviously, it is the coronavirus epidemic that is behind this cancellation.

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An epidemic that is currently hitting the United States, with a dramatic increase in the number of infected. So the TCF Center, dedicated to hosting the Detroit Motor Show in a few weeks, was requisitioned to transform itself, for several months, into a field hospital. Recall that the show is usually held in early January, but that it was, for the first time, postponed to June to allow visitors to enjoy outdoor sessions. No luck therefore…

For Rod Alberts, organizer of the Detroit Motor Show: "Although we are disappointed, there is nothing more important to us than the health, safety and well-being of the citizens of Detroit and Michigan. We will do what we can to support our community’s fight against the coronavirus epidemic. "

Recall that the coronavirus was already the cause of many cancellations in 2020, with in particular the Geneva Motor Show, the E3 2020 exhibition in Los Angeles, without forgetting the Google I / O or the Facebook F8 conference. Recently, it was the F1 world championship that was partially canceled by the FIA.

Currently, many countries have put in place containment measures to try to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus as much as possible. In France, it is obviously possible to carry out certain outings, provided, however, that you have the new derogatory travel certificate, which can be downloaded from this address.