The 2021 New York Auto Show has been canceled. The organizers have pushed back the annual spring event to August to try to avoid the worst of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. However, they say their arm has now been forced due to the growing number of hospital cases associated with the delta variant of COVID-19 and the increasingly stringent measures taken by state and local authorities to contain its spread.
“As curators of the 121-year-old New York Auto Show, we are committed to providing a safe environment for everyone, including visitors, exhibitors and the thousands of men and women who put on the show,” said President Mark Schinberg. New York Auto Show. “Over the past few weeks, and especially in the last few days, circumstances have changed, making it difficult to create the high-level event that we and our clients expect.”
It’s unclear at this point what this cancellation will mean for cars like the one that was supposed to debut at the show. The organizers say they “firmly believe” the event will only return in 2022, but will do so during normal spring dates.
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