Car Shows around the World

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Cars have always been the talk of the country. There is always a new technology being introduced to the car market, that makes them special. Well, cars are not just particular to the United States as you know.

All over the world, people celebrate the new technological advances that are placed in cars. This celebration is held at big event, a car show. If you’ve never been to a car show, you are really missing a treat. There’s food, fancy cars, test drives, simulation tests, and fun. Even if you aren’t a “car person”, you should still go to the one your city has next.

If you are the traveling type, it may be a fun idea to travel to all of the best car shows the world has to offer. Our list is not in any particular order of most exquisite to least. They are just the biggest, best car shows in the world:

Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition

Now known as Auto Shanghai, is the oldest auto show in China. This show is held only held on the odd years. It is very well rounded and allows all types of car companies to showcase their new product innovations. It showcases well-known brands like Audi, Volvo, BMW, and many more.

Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance

The Concours D’Elegance concludes the Monterey Car Week. It is an elegant showcase of collector cars. They are judged on presentation, style, and merit. Most of the cars in the concours have been restored to their original conditions. The event takes place outside on the lawn of a Pebble Beach Golf Course. It brings out the world’s wealthiest people to view and admire the cars in the show.

International Geneva Motor Show

Takes place in Geneva, Switzerland and also known as just the Geneva Motor Show, takes place inside of the Palexo Arena, in the Geneva Airport. It takes place every year, and having it at the airport makes it great for travelers in and out of the city. This particular car show is typically visited by people in the automotive industry, and people who just love cars.

Paris Mondial de L’Automoblie

Now known as the Paris Motor Show. This motor show takes place every other year and was the very first car show in the history of car shows. It is also the busiest auto show there is. Its first show was back in 1898. The engineering and design of concept and production cars, are the focus points of the cars that are showcased in the Paris Motor Show.

Tokyo Motor Show

This car show is held every other year, and is usually held in late October. The auto show is based on the number of cars that are produced in Japan: Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Suzuki, Mazda, Subaru, Mitsubishi, and more. It is fitting for a car show to be held in the city’s capital. There are typically 30,000 cars featured in the car show every year.

North American International Auto Show

The North American International Auto Show is also referred to as the Detroit Auto Show. It occurs every year in January. It showcases all of the American automakers, like Ford, GM, etc. This is the show to see, if you are interested in the newest innovations from American car makers.

Chicago Auto Show

The Chicago Auto Show is held every year in February, at the McCormick Place Convention Center. The 1st show was back in 1901. It is the largest car show in North America: 1,000,000 visitors and 1,000 cars. This car show features production cars, concept cars, and even, race cars.

Woodward Dream Cruise

This is the largest one-day car show in the world. It is held on the 3rd Saturday in August in Detroit, Michigan, every year. This car show features muscle cars, hot rods, and many other car types that were popular during the 1950s-1970s. The idea grew from when carriage drives would race up and down Woodward Avenue, because of how wide the street was.

Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung

This show has been known by several names, including the Frankfurt Motor Show, The International Motor Show Germany, and just the International Motor Show. The show is split into two, on even numbered years commercial vehicles are shown, and passenger vehicles on the odd. However, visitors can see either type of car at either event. It is the biggest car show in the world.

Beijing International Automotive Exhibition

Also known as Auto China, has been taking place for 28 years now. It is held every other year. China is the fastest growing country, and their auto industry is on the rise as well. It features concept and production cars from Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, etc.

Whether you attend a car show just for fun, or because you really do love cars, you will still enjoy yourself. You never know what, nor who you’ll see, or what you’ll learn while there. If you like history, cars, or both. Your local car show, will be a great experience learning all about the history of production and sales of cars in your area. From the oldest car show in the world, to the smallest, there are so many car shows and events across the world that it is hard to miss one wherever you may be.