Do you plan on visiting this year's Los Angeles Auto Show? In case you already reserved tickets, you better reschedule your visit to the City of Angels as the annual show won't be happening this November.
The organizers of the auto show recently announced that the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show will happen on a different date. Instead of holding it from November 20 – 29, 2020, the annual auto show is now scheduled to take place on May 21 – 31, 2021.
Now while this may look like a bad thing, the L.A. Auto Show's new dates mean that it will coincide with Memorial Day Weekend, one of the country's biggest holidays which takes place every last Monday of May.
“We are appreciative of the continued support from the LA Convention Center, the City of Los Angeles, and all of our automotive partners. Memorial Day Weekend is a fantastic time for enhanced outdoor activations and product debuts. The LA weather creates exciting new opportunities for a spring show,” said Lisa Kaz, CEO of the L.A. Auto Show
With the Los Angeles Auto Show postponed until May 2021, automakers that originally planned to reveal all-new models can either wait until next year, proceed ahead with online reveals, or hold a separate event entirely.
But can the changing of the dates actually help auto show organizers make it safe for showgoers? Perhaps, as this will give organizers more time to come up with more safety precautions, as well as set up safer venues that can hold car launches amid the pandemic. Three months ago, Thailand was able to successfully hold the 2020 Bangkok International Motor Show. It was able to attract 1 million visitors in two weeks, as well as 18,316 car reservations.
Should the L.A. Auto Show continue on the new dates, could they attract plenty of visitors just like what Bangkok was able to do? Hopefully, they will be able to do so should the spread of the virus be put under control soon.
With the L.A. Auto Show now taking place next year, will it still be called 2020 L.A. Auto Show, or 2021 L.A. Auto Show?