Ann Arbor’s Rolling Sculpture Car Show has again been canceled

ANN ARBOR, me. – Fans of cool and classic cars will have to wait another year for Ann Arbor’s Rolling Sculpture Car Show.

The annual show was canceled again, according to the event website.

Hosted by Bill Crispin Chevrolet, the main street in Ann Arbor, the event was first canceled in 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“I’m sorry to report that we have decided to cancel the 2021 Rolling Sculpture Car Show,” said Sandra Andrade, Executive Director of Main Street Ann Arbor, in a letter to attendees. “We believe this is best for a number of reasons, including current state and regional health guidelines and the possibility of being unable to recover. But we will be back in 2022 and we look forward to it !! “

The Rolling Sculpture Car Show brings more than 300 antique, classic, and exotic cars to downtown Tree Town. Sections of Main, E. Liberty and Washington Streets will be closed to vehicle traffic so that participating cars can be displayed to event attendees.

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Via email, Andrade said a lot is being invested in setting up the annual show, including securing sponsorships, volunteers, security, and other logistics. Getting this year’s show through would actually result in the organization losing money.

She added that the car show could find it difficult to find enough volunteers as many community members already have summer plans. In addition, the space used for the auto show continues to be needed by local businesses, many of whom rely on the closed streets and pedestrian mall in downtown Ann Arbor for additional seating in the restaurant or exhibition areas.

Some other annual events, notably the 2021 Ann Arbor Art Fair, have been canceled or rescheduled due to the pandemic.

Other organizations have adapted their summer program to include virtual, outdoor, or small group events.

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