While other automotive events successfully took off last year like the Bangkok International Auto Show which commenced in the actual exhibition and the Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) Wired happened online, the Detroit Auto Show, unfortunately, has been canceled for 2021. As expected, this decision was then pushed through due to the ongoing pandemic. However, here’s the catch, the supposed event will then be replaced by an outdoor auto-centric event called Motor Bella in September.
Worth noting though is that the officials of this upcoming event refuse to disclose if this setup will become permanent or otherwise, would instead return to the more usual auto show format by the fall of 2022.
Originally, the Motor Bella was envisioned as a festival of European supercars to take place alongside the auto show in downtown Detroit. As expected, the up shall unfold new and redesigned vehicles as well as other events based from traditional auto shows, although, this time, it should be commenced in a smaller scale.
Moreover, it was also stated that the upcoming event shall also showcase a reimagined version of its Motor Bella concept at the M1 Concourse in Pontiac, Michigan from September 21 to 26, as hosted by the Detroit Auto Dealers Association.
Just a bit of a trivia, the Detroit Autoshow, formally known as the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), has not been pushed through since January of 2020. In fact, the dates were even changed several times, from January 2020 to June 2020 instead. Sadly, it was again canceled due to the interference of the pandemic. Before announcing its latest cancellation, the organizers of this much-anticipated show has, once again, rescheduled the event this coming fall of 2021.
While the pandemic may have become intrusive throughout several events, it’s good to see organizers finding alternative solutions and carry enough patience in order to continuously deliver the gearhead spirit despite the ongoing situation right now.