In true Broadway style, the organizers of New York’s annual auto expo are doing what they can to ensure that the show goes on despite the spread of the coronavirus.
Five weeks before the New York auto show is scheduled to open, the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association said Tuesday it has already installed 70 hand-sanitizing stations throughout the convention center where carmakers are expected to unveil more than 50 new models. The show coordinator also said it will set standards for car-detailing companies to disinfect vehicles on the floor more frequently than usual.
The dealers are trying to preserve the fate of an event that dates back to 1900 after this week’s cancellation of the Geneva auto show, which was last called off during the World War II era. The New York show is slated to open to the media on April 8 and 9 and then to the public starting April 10.
The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on Manhattan’s west side will keep a team of specially trained…