The Cleveland Auto Show, which draws hundreds of thousands of vehicle shoppers and browsers to the I-X Center each year, won’t happen in late February and early March.
The Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association announced Monday, Nov. 16, that it has postponed its 2021 event. The show, a major economic engine for auto dealers and the traditional kickoff to the spring car sales season in Northeast Ohio, is the latest casualty of the coronavirus.
The automotive trade group hasn’t given up hope for hosting an indoor event next year. But it’s unclear when — or if — that will happen.
“As we continue to navigate through the coronavirus issues, it’s best we delay the show until we have a clear path to producing an auto show indoors,” Lou Vitantonio, president of the auto dealers, said in a news release.
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