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Title: 2020 Pebble Beach Concours Cancelled
Post by: CSX 4133 on April 23, 2020, 03:39:54 AM
Considering more and more states are opening up business, recreational venues, etc I personally think this was a bit hasty. I know several auction houses are strongly considering on line auctions only this year which could extend into the fall. Hopefully once things open up fully economically, socially, etc we can get back to life as we once knew it.

https://pebblebeachconcours.net/event-update/
Title: Re: 2020 Pebble Beach Concours Cancelled
Post by: prototypefan on April 23, 2020, 06:38:19 AM
Many of the car manufacturers/sponsors had pulled out a month ago.
Title: Re: 2020 Pebble Beach Concours Cancelled
Post by: Chad on April 23, 2020, 07:07:02 AM
Now I an mad!  This sucks!
Title: Re: 2020 Pebble Beach Concours Cancelled
Post by: SFM5S000 on April 23, 2020, 07:34:30 AM
Oh bummer, thatís too bad but not surprised. I go practically every year. This will more than likely apply to the Rolex Reunion at Laguna Seca, Concourso Italiano, events at The Quail etc. Okay August 16 2021 it is.
Until a vaccine is developed for this virus, Iíd expect most events to be cancelled or postponed.

Be Safe,
~E

Title: Re: 2020 Pebble Beach Concours Cancelled
Post by: Coralsnake on April 23, 2020, 07:47:52 AM
I kind of got the impression we all believe SAAC is on, unfortunately the reality is the decision is not up to SAAC, but I do hope for the best.
Title: Re: 2020 Pebble Beach Concours Cancelled
Post by: CSX 4133 on April 23, 2020, 08:00:03 AM

Well... Gooding has now cancelled their auction and I would expect RM to follow suit. Not looking good for the entire Reunion functions.
Title: Re: 2020 Pebble Beach Concours Cancelled
Post by: shelbydoug on April 23, 2020, 09:06:10 AM
I kind of got the impression we all believe SAAC is on, unfortunately the reality is the decision is not up to SAAC, but I do hope for the best.

Well, you can open up the store. That doesn't mean customers are going to come in.

At the moment, the only thing safe is going to be driving to Indy, parking, walking around the track 6 feet apart with masks and driving your car in the high speed events.


You can reopen MLB, NHL, NBA but who is going to feel comfortable sitting in the crowd shoulder to shoulder?

It's unlikely (but possible) that it will be clear enough to attempt it. Everyone is trying to be positive but I don't see where the past conventions would conform to the current Federal guidelines of safe distancing.

You are not going to be able to hold a car show or a banquet dinner.


Is it smart to attempt this with the risk that 100 people will show up? How does that pay for the track, etc?
Title: Re: 2020 Pebble Beach Concours Cancelled
Post by: prototypefan on April 23, 2020, 10:56:27 AM
Liability....I think the buck stops there.

I'm not sure whether it's the sponsors, organizers, venue, regulators, etc who made a decision to postpone, it's sad.

Title: Re: 2020 Pebble Beach Concours Cancelled
Post by: 98SVT - was 06GT on April 23, 2020, 07:24:35 PM
I kind of got the impression we all believe SAAC is on, unfortunately the reality is the decision is not up to SAAC, but I do hope for the best.

At the moment, the only thing safe is going to be driving to Indy,

Don't count on that. They had an interview with someone who had caught it and had been isolated at home. He went out to fill up the car - just in case. They figure he got it when he used the gas pump. It can live on those surfaces for 3 days.

A group the wife belongs to had their Sept event cancelled by the hotel. We rescheduled an event from early May to late July. The Hotel gave us a contract with no cancellation penalty if we decide we can't hold the meetings.