Auto Shows &


Motor Shows


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Vienna Auto Show, New Messezentrum Vienna, Austria

January  15-18, 2004

"The first Austrian car salon for ten years unites all the country’s car importers under one roof!"


Auto Expo -- Asia's largest motor show

January  15-20, 2004; Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India


North American International Auto Show, Detroit

Saturday, January 10 to Sunday, January 18, 2004

The Detroit News published an article about this event, on December 16, 2003.


Buffalo Auto Show, Western NY

February 4-8


Portland International Auto Show, OR

February 5-8, 2004



Chicago Auto Show

February 6-15, 2004



Canadian International Auto Show, Toronto

February 13-22, 2004



Our Editor attended this event

Click here for his report



Melbourne International Motor Show, Australia 

27 February - 8 March 2004



Cleveland Auto Show, USA  

28 February - 7 March 2004


Dallas Auto Show

March 3-7, 2004


74th Geneva International Motor Show, Switzerland

March 4-14, 2004


Atlanta International Auto Show

March 10-14, 2004


Zagreb Auto Show, Croatia  

March 19-28, 2004


Houston Auto Show

April 2-11, 2004


New York International Auto Show

April 9–18, 2004



Kiev Motor Show SIA, Ukraine   
(Salon International de l'Automobile)

May 25-30, 2004


The Sunday Times UK International Motor Show

27 May - 6 June, 2004

Further information for this event may be found at and at the

Sunday Times Motor Show Live web page.


Carlisle All-Ford Nationals -- Carlisle Fairgrounds, Pennsylvania, USA.
June 4-6, 2004

     "See the prototype for the original Ford Mustang, reunions of the rare Thunderbolts and Mustangs, special guests, concept vehicles and more..."

     Carlisle Events host ten collector car, truck and motorcycle events each year.


Beijing International Motor Show

Starts on June 10, 2004

("Sales of China-made vehicles grew last year by 34 percent to some 4.4 million units. This enabled China to dwarf Germany to become the world's third largest auto market.")


Mondial de l'Automobile, Paris  

Sept. 25 - October 10, 2004

"France was the birthplace of the automobile, and it was in France that the first auto show was staged." (English language option at foot of opening page)


Northwood University International Auto Show, Midland, Michigan, USA  

October 8-10, 2004

The NUIAS is billed as the world’s largest new car outdoor show.


Sydney International Auto Show, Sydney Convention Centre, NSW, Australia

October 7-17, 2004


Autoshow Praha 2004, Prague, Czech Republic.  
October 21-24, 2004

(Including a Formula 1 pavilion)



California International Auto Show

October 27-31, 2004


Seattle International Auto Show

November 3-7, 2004


Tokyo Motor Show, Japan  

November 3--7, 2004


Albany ESP Auto Show, NY

November 5-7, 2004


San Francisco International Auto Show, Moscone Convention Center, Howard St., SF

November 21-28, 2004


Helsinki Motor Show, Helsinki Fair Centre, Finland

November 25-28, 2004

"Helsinki Motor Show is the only annual car exhibition in Scandinavia."


Bologna Motor Show, Italy   

December 4-12, 2004


Riyadh Motor Show, Saudi Arabia

December 15-19, 2004


Washington (DC) Auto Show

December 26th, 2004, through January 1st, 2005.



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Sri Lanka Motor Show -- Details yet to be announced



San Jose International Auto Show, CA

January 5-9, 2005



Los Angeles Auto Show

Media Days:  January 5th and 6th, 2005

Public Days:  January 7-16, 2005

The Los Angeles Auto Show announced in July 2004 that 'Design Los Angeles' is the theme for the January, 2005 show. This theme is envisioned to be the beginning of an ongoing program to establish automobile design as an integral part of the LA Auto Show.


Virginia International Auto Show, Richmond, Virginia, USA

January 14-16, 2005



83rd Brussels International Motor Show, Belgium

January 14-23, 2005



Montreal International Auto Show, Palais des congrès de Montreal

January 14-23, 2005



North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Detroit

January 15-23, 2005

  • Press Preview Days will be held Sunday, Jan. 9, through Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005. In 2004, during the three-day Press Preview period, more than 6,600 media from 66 countries around the world witnessed the introduction of 79 vehicles, including 55 worldwide debuts

  • Industry Preview Days will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 12, and Thurs., Jan. 13, 2005

  • Public Days will be Saturday, Jan. 15, through Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005. The NAIAS 2004 show attracted more than 808,000 visitors

  • The NAIAS is the only auto show in the United States to earn the distinguished sanction of the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles, the Paris-based alliance of automotive trade associations and manufacturers from around the world. 


83rd Brussels International Motor Show, Place de Belgique, Brussels, Belgium

January 15-23, 2005



Houston Auto Show, Texas, USA

January 28 -- February 6, 2005



Goteborg Motor Show, Gothenburg, Sweden

February, 2005 (exact dates and website details to be announced)



St. Louis Auto Show, USA

February 2-6, 2005



Brisbane International Motor Show, Queensland, Australia

February 4-13, 2005



Philadelphia International Auto Show, USA

February 5-13, 2005



Buffalo Auto Show, Buffalo Convention Center, Buffalo, Western N.Y.   (716) 631-8510

February 9-13, 2005



Amsterdam International Motor Show (RAI), The Netherlands

February 9-20, 2005



Baltimore Auto Show, USA

February 10-13, 2005



Chicago Auto Show, USA

February 11-20, 2005



Canadian International Auto Show, Toronto

February 18-27, 2005



Memphis Autoshow, Tennessee, USA

February 24-27, 2005




Mumbai Motor Show, Mumbai (i.e. Bombay), India

February 25-28, 2005




Melbourne Motor Show, Australia

March 3-14, 2005




75th Geneva International Motor Show, Geneva Palexpo, Switzerland 

March 4-14, 2005

Under the theme "The Geneva Show: 100 years of motoring progress", the 2005 event will celebrate a double anniversary.




Columbus International Auto Show, USA

March 11-20, 2005



New York International Auto Show

March 25 -- April 2, 2005



Denver Auto Show, Colorado, USA

March 30 - April 3, 2005



Albany Auto Show, NY, USA

April 8-10, 2005



Seoul Motor Show, Korea International Exhibition Center (KINTEX), South Korea

April 30 - May 8, 2005



Super Car & Bike, Gostiny Dvor, Moscow, Russia

27 April -- 1 May 2005

"...the only luxury and performance event dedicated to the automotive industry ever to be held in Russia."  Note: The URL & contact details were changed

Contact: Ivan Blagoev         with effect from 14 March, 2005.  Tel: +44 (0) 20 7589 4823 (UK)



Poznan Motor Show, Poland

May 11-15, 2005



 at the European Automotive Components Expo 2005

Messe Stuttgart, Germany.

May 31 -- June 2, 2005 

  • Engine Expo

  • Vehicle Dynamics Expo

  • Automotive Testing Expo-Europe

  • Crash Test Expo, and a new section:

  • European Automotive Components Expo

Further information: -- Go to Events and scroll to European Automotive Components Expo 2005.




Canary Wharf Motor Expo, Canary Wharf, London, U.K.

June 13-19, 2005

     The UK’s premier free-to-visit motor show - the Canary Wharf Motorexpo - is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The 2005 show will be the biggest and best to date, featuring over 225 of the latest vehicles from over 50 of the world’s leading manufacturers.

     Cars and bikes will be exhibited throughout the Canary Wharf estate: both outdoors and indoors. Fountains, glass atriums and landscaped parks all offer a natural showcase environment for the latest vehicles, but far from being a static exhibition, the show offers visitors the opportunity to test drive some of the latest cars and try interactive features such as the ‘Land Rover Experience’.

(Note: As mentioned above, this is an entirely free exhibition; there are no admission charges.)



Shanghai Motor Show, Shanghai, China

June, 2005  (exact dates TBA)



British International Motor Show will take place at ExCeL in London's Docklands

July 20-30, 2005

(Access for the public will follow a press day on 18 July and exclusive entry for the motor trade on business day, which takes place on 19 July.)

Quote:  "More details will be revealed at a press launch this summer."

In the meanwhile, DSA recommends that interested persons monitor the SMMT Website



Frankfurt/Main International Motor Show (IAA), Germany

September 17-25, 2005




The Classic Motor Show, The NEC, Birmingham, U.K.

November 4-6, 2005 



Seattle International Auto Show, Seattle, Washington, USA

November 2-6, 2005

every new 2006 model year, concepts, exotics and more!

For more information



Professional MotorSport World Expo, Koln, Germany

November 8-10, 2005

For more information contact Thomas Standley at or telephone 

+44 (0)1306 741200



Helsinki Motor Show, Finland

December 1-4, 2005 (website details to be announced)



Middle East International Motor Show, Dubai.  

 December 12-16, 2005 -- amended dates 



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Brisbane International Motor Show, Australia

March 3-12, 2006



Zagreb International Motor Show, Croatia

March 24 -- April 02, 2006




Copenhagen Motor Show, Denmark

April 2006 (check for more details, when available)



Paris International Motor Show -- Mondial de l'Automobile, France

October 2006 (check for more details, when available)


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