Tuesday, 12 January 2021 00:20

North American International Auto Show Pauses for 2021; New All-Outdoor ‘Motor Bella’ to be Held Instead


...we will be providing an amazing experience to the media, the auto industry and the public in a cost-effective way."


Event Chairman Doug North noted the M1 Concourse was envisioned as part of the 2021 Motor Bella activities, so it was "a natural progression" to build upon it in light of the growing demand for experiential mobility shows and an increased appetite for outdoor events as a result of the pandemic.


Motor Bella was originally conceived as a celebration of Italian and British supercars and classic vehicles and was to have debuted at the June 2020 NAIAS.


"With our new program for 2021, we will take the Motor Bella concept to the next level with multiple brands and mobilities represented, from hometown to international nameplates, autonomous vehicles to high-performance supercars and everything in between," North said. "It will be a mobility-filled event. One that will provide our show partners with a cost-efficient backdrop to share all of their brands, products and technologies in a fun and festival-like atmosphere that's completely outdoors." 


Jordan Zlotoff, CEO of M1 Concourse, said, "We are proud and honored to be hosting this world-class automotive event. Motor Bella will allow journalists, industry executives and the public to interact with vehicles in a fully dynamic and experiential format, well beyond the limitations of static displays. As the largest private garage community in the world, we at M1 Concourse share the enthusiasm for creating a unique automotive environment built specifically for car enthusiasts."


North added, "We see this outdoor experience at M1 as a bridge to the future. One that will continue to evolve as we explore new ways of presenting mobility and as we navigate through these unprecedented times. We are very cognizant of the importance and impact our show and our events have on the state and the entire metro Detroit area. This will always be part of our considerations for the future."


Dates for the 2021 Motor Bella are: 


  • Press Preview, Sept. 21
  • AutoMobili-D, Sept. 21 through a half-day Sept. 23
  • Industry Preview, Sept. 22 and a half-day Sept. 23
  • Public Show, Sept. 23 through Sept. 26


A charity initiative, which will continue the NAIAS' and Detroit Auto Dealers Association's longstanding commitment to children and families in need, will also be part of the six-day Motor Bella.


Source: Motor Bella


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