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After years of The North American International Auto Show being held in January, 2020 was to be the first year the event was going to take place in the summer.  I, for one, was so excited!!  The event was always held in January in order for Detroit to be the first city of the year to host an Auto Show, but moving it to summer gave the city of Detroit a chance to shine.  No snow, no freezing temperatures, allowing people to experience the city

Well 2020 was the year of no events due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  The Auto Show had to be postponed to 2021.  Assuming it would be held in June of 2021, the chairman of the NAIAS, Doug North, telling WXYZ that the event is now being moved to September and October of 2021.

“It’s really going to be a great time of year,” North says. “Fall in Michigan is such a delightful time, and we really look forward to having the show and still including all the great things that we had planned.”


“We have both an indoor and an outdoor component to the show. We have a great variety of moving demonstrations, active vehicle moving ride and drives, technology demonstrations,” North says. “We’re certainly going to take advantage of the Hart Plaza area and the waterfront, all of the downtown areas that are within walking distance of the TCF Center. And, of course, we have the TCF Center, which is the heart and soul of the show. We look forward to working with them, and continuing our progress, getting ready for a little over a year from now.

It appears that the California Auto Show announced they would have their show in May of 2021, making Detroit move theirs to the fall in order to allow the car makers to get the vehicles to Detroit in time.

Are you excited for the event to be held in the fall?  I’m just happy that it’s not in January!!