Although the show’s organisers took the precaution of scheduling the event in June, instead of on its usual February date, in order to avoid the worst of the pandemic restrictions, Retromobile has had to be cancelled for the second year running. It was already problematic for many of the show’s exhibitors, who rely on the giant Paris exhibition and the crowds that it attracts to reveal new products or to announce plans for the new season, especially the many race and rally organisers that regularly attend. By June they would already be well into their season, with nothing to announce, and busy with other things. But the resurgence of COVID in France, and travel restrictions changing in unpredictable ways, the organisers decided the outlook was too uncertain to stage a major exhibition, the sole purpose of which is to draw in large numbers of exhibitors and visitors.
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