Audrain Concours & Motor Week Cancels for 2020

Newport, RI — After reviewing the Reopen Rhode Island plan released by the Governor’s Office, organizers decided to move the 2020 Audrain Concours & Motor Week to Sept. 30-Oct. 3, 2021.

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The decision was made in light of the best-case scenario as outlined in the Reopen RI three-phase plan which makes it extremely unlikely that the plan’s timed relaxation of current social distancing restrictions would permit public gatherings on the scale of the Concours & Motor Week by the beginning of October 2020.

“After welcoming nearly 70,000 guests for our inaugural event in 2019, it would be difficult to imagine a way to host them in the manner Newport and the event deserves in the current conditions,” said Audrain CEO Donald Osborne.

“We are developing plans for an alternative event or group of events — in compliance with government and health regulations as they stand at that time — to be held around the Concours’ 2020 originally-scheduled weekend,” Osborne said.

Organizers will adapt and tailor those plans in order to provide a safe environment, and we will continue to bring you news as we have details.