Thursday, May 13, 2021
Auto Shows & Events Official: LA Auto Show Moved To May 2021

Official: LA Auto Show Moved To May 2021

LA Auto Show organizers have moved the event six months into the spring of 2021, between the NY and Detroit auto shows.


  • Typically held in November, dates now moved back six months.

  • This would position the show only weeks ahead of the Detroit auto show.

  • Not to mention, weeks after the 2021 New York Auto Show.


As much as we love traveling to auto shows, we’re thinking that three major North American auto events occurring within weeks of each will put a serious strain on automakers. To be held from May 21st to the 31st, the LA Auto Show will end less than three weeks ahead of the already planned Detroit Auto Show.

Said automakers are also currently in the midst of dealing with the ongoing effects of the global pandemic. For most, cost-cutting and saving measures are in place, and from conversations we’ve had with manufacturers so far in 2020, many have hinted that these massive events are extremely costly with an often difficult to measure return on investment. This is not news as a number of brands have selected to not attend various shows in recent years.

The North American Auto Show season is going to be short and heavily packed based on the following schedule:

  • New York International Auto Show: Friday, April 2nd to Sunday, April 11th.
  • Los Angeles Auto Show: Friday, May 21st to Monday, May 31st.
  • North American International Auto Show: Saturday, June 19th to Saturday, June 26th (Public show).

LA Auto Show CEO Lisa Kaz said: “We are appreciative for the continued support from the LA Convention Center, the City of Los Angeles, and all of our automotive partners. Memorial Day Weekend is a fantastic time for enhanced outdoor activations and product debuts. The LA weather creates exciting new opportunities for a spring show.”

The press release goes on the say: “as a premier global automotive event, attendees can expect to see the newest and hottest vehicles, as well as experience, engaging interactive exhibits, test drives and outdoor activations.”

This will be an interesting series of events, literally, to watch unfold.

Trending Now

Spotted: New Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Logo

Still waiting for confirmation of Z06 powerplant Expected to be first performance variant C8 Chevrolet has been surprisingly silent, or at least coy, when...

Updated New Volkswagen Polo GTI Sketches Revealed

The timing coincides with the GTI weekend meet on Lake Wörthersee, which will not take place again. The latest-generation Polo was introduced recently. ...

Lotus Elise Tooling Might Find A New Home

The sporty Elise goes out of production after 25 years. It will be replaced by the new Emira this July. The Lotus Elise was...

NHTSA Investigation Opened Into 1.1m Honda Accord Models

107 reports of sudden loss of steering control First complaint recorded last year A new report says that US regulators are opening a formal...

Electric Ford F-150 Lightning Strikes Next Week

First all-EV F-150 reveal happens May 19 Electric version of best-selling pickup could be next-level for EVs Ford's first-ever all-electric F-150 will be revealed...
Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.