The 2020 show, which had been moved from its longtime January slot, was set to take place June 13-20, with press previews starting June 9. Instead, show organizers said, the event will begin June 11, 2021, with the Motor Bella European street car festival. Press preview days will take place June 15-16, while the public days will run from June 19-26.
With the new date on the cusp of summer, the Detroit show was set to be a mix of indoor and outdoor events throughout the city’s revitalized downtown for vehicle displays, test drives and other hands-on experiences.
As of Saturday, 4,650 people in Michigan have tested positive for the coronavirus and 111 have died.
Detroit has been hit particularly hard by the virus. As of Saturday, 1,377 people in the city had tested positive for the virus and 30 had died. Michigan residents are under a statewide stay-at-home order until April 13.
FEMA has chosen the TCF Center, in downtown Detroit, to serve as a field hospital under contract for…