The Tokyo Auto Salon, one of many world’s prime reveals for modified automobiles, has been canceled. Scheduled to happen January 15-17, 2021, the occasion was canceled attributable to issues over the outbreak of COVID-19.
Held every year on the Makuhari Messe in Chiba Metropolis, Japan, the Tokyo Auto Salon is a mecca for tuner vehicles, primarily Japanese vehicles, vans, and SUVs, with efficiency and customized aftermarket components and equipment.
The Tokyo Auto Salon Affiliation, the organizer for the occasion, stated, “As it’s now very important to restrict social contact and keep away from gathering, we have now made the tough choice. Whereas we all know that is disappointing, we hope you may perceive the steps we’re taking to assist preserve our employees and individuals protected.”
That being stated, the Affiliation will maintain a Digital Auto Salon, which is able to open on January fifteenth at 9 a.m. Tokyo time as scheduled, with particulars obtainable shortly on their official web site, www.tokyoautosalon.jp.
Fans from world wide flocked to the Auto Salon for the previous 38 years. In contrast to the SEMA Present, a trade-only present held every year in Las Vegas in November, the Auto Salon is open to the general public, and lots of the producers and customized retailers promote merchandise which can be on show.
The Tokyo Auto Salon options quite a lot of exhibitors showcasing the most recent know-how, efficiency merchandise, and customized components and equipment. Automotive-related video video games, motorsports merchandise, and different merchandise are on show and obtainable for buy on the Salon. It stays to be seen if there can be gross sales carried out by way of or along with the Digital Auto Salon, a query that went unanswered on the time this story was written.
Supported by the Nippon Auto Components Aftermarket Committee (NAPAC), the Japan Vehicle Producers Affiliation, inc. (JAMA), and the Japan Vehicle Federation (JAF), the Tokyo Auto Salon will seemingly climate the storm and make its return as soon as it’s protected to journey and the coronavirus has been abated.
[Images: Tokyo Auto Salon Association]