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NY Auto Show Moved To August - First Time Since WWII

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New York Auto Show Postponed for First Time Since WWII Over Coronavirus

Organizers of the New York International Auto Show are postponing the 12-day conference until late-August due to the evolving coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. — the first time the annual event has been rescheduled since WWII.

According to CNBC, the public show, which was set to begin early next month, is now scheduled for Aug. 28 through Sept. 6, the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association, which owns and operates the show, announced Tuesday. "We are taking this extraordinary step to help protect our attendees, exhibitors and all participants from the coronavirus," Mark Schienberg, president of the dealer group, said in a statement.

Founded in 1900, the show hasn't been canceled or otherwise rescheduled since WWII, organizers said. The show is one of the industry's premier annual events, drawing more than 1 million visitors who come to gawk at the latest designs and some of the world's fastest and most expensive cars.

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