New York, US – March 28, 2018: Porsche 911 GT3 RS Weissach Package on display during the 2018 New York International Auto Show held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

The New York International Auto Show was canceled a couple weeks before it was set to start, as COVID-19 cases spread and after the announcement by state and local officials of new safety measures. This is the second-straight year the show was canceled due to the coronavirus.

J.D. Power’s Auto Forum New York, scheduled for Aug. 18, was also canceled.

“The COVID pandemic has challenged our city, the country and the entire world, but just like the automobile industry, we know that the New York Auto Show will rebound and be bigger and better than before,” organizers said in the statement. The show is expected to return in April.

The Chicago Auto Show was held in July without issue, but the delta variant of the virus has caused a spike in cases nationally. Organizers of the Detroit auto show have chosen to hold a smaller, outdoor event, instead of the normal show.

Source: Crain’s New York Business