Despite last week’s cancelation of the New York International Auto Show amid COVID-19 concerns, the Los Angeles Auto Show is still on for November 17 through 28 at the convention center.
“The L.A. Auto Show is currently still scheduled for November,” show president Terri Toennies said in an email to Los Angeles. “As planned, we will follow the L.A. County Public Health Department’s guidance on best practices when the show occurs this fall.”
The New York show, which had already been postponed from April to August, was scuttled in response to the rapid spread of the Delta variant. The announcement came the day after New York Mayor Bill De Blasio mandated that proof of COVID vaccination would be required to enter some public venues in the city. The show is now re-scheduled for April 2022.
The L.A. Auto Show, which is known to attract hundreds of thousands of attendees over the course of its run, was first postponed until May 2021 then rescheduled again to late November, when it typically takes place.
While participating automakers have yet to be announced, this year’s show will have “the most diverse range of brands and vehicles at any North American auto show in 2021,” organizers said in June.
Pre-pandemic, traditional auto shows were already under pressure to innovate as shows like the CES technology show in Vegas gained traction and manufacturers began moving prestigious model debuts from the conventions to private events.
Tickets to the L.A. Auto Show will be available to purchase online starting August 24.
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