Arizona Auction Week isn’t the one massive occasion early in 2021 that’s already being moved due to the coronavirus pandemic. Retromobile, the large collector automotive showcase held every February in Paris, has been postponed from early February till June 2-6, 2021.

But whereas the present has been moved, a lot of the auctions held along side the occasion on the Porte de Versailles exhibition halls are nonetheless being deliberate for his or her unique dates. Thus, the Parisienne 2021 sale February 5 for Artcurial Motors, Les Grandes Marques du Monde a Paris on February 4 for Bonhams, and RM Sotheby’s Paris public sale, however now a stay and on-line occasion scheduled for February 13.

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Because of restoration of the spectacular Grand Palais (above) earlier than the 2024 Paris Olympic Games, Bonhams will transfer its Paris sale to Rue de la Prix for its 2021 sale | Photo by Dirk de Jager

“Faced with regulatory and restriction measures and extra usually the extent of uncertainty throughout this difficult pandemic time, we remorse to tell you that the Retromobile present, which was initially deliberate from third to seventh February 2021, has now been postponed from 2nd to sixth June 2021 on the Porte de Versailles in Paris,” present director Jean-Sebastien Guichaous is quoted within the postponement announcement.

“The anticipation surrounding the forty sixth version is essential, which is why we’re adapting and searching ahead to seeing you in June 2021 for an distinctive spring version. Our goal stays the identical: help the market’s restoration and proceed to make mature, eager and curious traditional automotive fans dream.”

Retromobile organizers count on to showcase greater than 1,000 automobiles on show, 620 exhibitors, 120 automotive golf equipment and 60 automotive artists on the 2021 occasion.

Greenwich concours pushed to October

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Greenwich concours picture by Bryan McCarthy

Hagerty hasn’t had the perfect success with the concours d’magnificence it bought late in 2019. The twenty fifth annual celebration of the Greenwich, Connecticut, concours was canceled by the virus in 2020 and already the 2021 occasion has been pushed from its late-spring date to October 22-24.

“This was a troublesome determination, however we felt that transferring to fall 2021 provides us the perfect probability to securely host a really spectacular occasion with out concern or large restrictions for employees, volunteers, homeowners, judges, sponsors and attendees,” mentioned concours director Tabetha Hammer.

“The fall is a really busy time for automotive occasions on the East Coast, even in regular years,” she added. “We know fans could have a whole lot of choices to select from, with nice automotive occasions deliberate virtually each weekend from August via October. We’re excited to be part of that lineup.”

In addition to a Bonhams public sale, the Grand Tour and Waterfront Party, Hagerty will replace the concours with trip and drive occasions placing showgoers behind the wheel of some classic automobiles and providing these aged 15-25 classes in driving classics with guide transmissions.

Featured marques for the concours embody Ford vs. GM, Lancia, the Duesenberg centennial, 70 years of Allard, “Right Coast” scorching rods, classic SUVs, 120 years of Indiana bikes and 100 years of Moto Guzzi.

Amelia Island points covid protocols

“As March 4-7, 2021, approaches, even with the thrilling information concerning the coming vaccine, expectations are that the worldwide pandemic will persist nicely into 2021,” comes phrase from the Amelia Island concours d’magnificence. In response, the concours has printed its “Covid-19 security protocols” to be adopted on the concours.

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“Countless hours have gone into the event of every bullet level,” organizers famous. “Every change triggers one other, the fact of placing collectively a secure occasion in response to the continued menace of the virus. This doc will proceed to evolve because the occasion attracts nearer, reflecting probably the most present info, suggestions and mandates.”

Concours organizers additionally introduced that the assorted seminars staged throughout the occasion can be moved outdoor. 

Carlisle cancels Winter AutoFest in Florida

Because of the persevering with pandemic, Carlisle Events has canceled its Winter AutoFest scheduled for February 19-21, 2021 on the Sun n’ Fun Expo campus in Lakeland, Florida. Pennsylvania-based Carlisle Events has been staging the occasion yearly since 2013 and in 2021 it once more was to incorporate three days of automotive reveals, automotive flea markets and a two-day collector automotive public sale.

While the automotive reveals and flea market is not going to happen, Carlisle Auctions plans to go forward with its sale, set inside three plane hangers on the Florida campus, and a “Air & Coach Concours” for luxurious motorhomes is also scheduled for the public sale dates.

For info, go to the Carlisle Auctions web site.

Pebble Beach tickets accessible

The Pebble Beach concours d’magnificence has opened ticket gross sales for its seventieth anniversary occasion, scheduled for August 15, 2021. Tickets are $400 every (till August 1, 2021, when the associated fee goes to $500) and embody entry to the present subject, parking and shuttle service and an occasion program. Children below the age of 12 are admitted free with a paying grownup.

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The respective ticket charges for 2020 have been $375 and $450.

London concours expands to three days

For its fifth anniversary, the London Concours plans to develop to a three-day occasion, June 8-10, 2021, on the Honourable Artillery Company services, with a unique theme for every of these days. 

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Larry Edsall

A former every day newspaper sports activities editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek journal earlier than making the transition to writing for the online and changing into the creator of greater than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor on the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.