See what the empty pavilions of the Geneva Motor Show look likeMarch 3, 2020
Car photographer George Williams shot a short report about how the Palexpo exhibition complex now looks, where the Geneva International Motor Show was due to open today.
The organizers of the car dealership until recently believed that the event would take place. But four days before the opening of the motor show, on February 28, the Swiss authorities imposed a ban on any events with an audience of more than 1000 people.
The car dealership was canceled when all the installation work on the scenery and stands was in full swing, and some manufacturers even managed to bring their cars to the exhibition. For example, Mercedes-Benz novelties are exhibited there (near the end of the video, by the way, a few bricks from the hands of the builder almost fall on Maybach).
In addition, the Czinger 21C hybrid hypercar, several old racing cars and conceptual drones remained at the exhibition. Also, Koenigsegg did not clean up his car – the manufacturer decided to hold an online presentation right from his stand.
In addition, there is not a single “live” car at the exhibition, and only signboards with the names of brands speak of potential exhibitors. In general, the space now more closely resembles an abandoned warehouse – there are boxes everywhere, dismantled elements and construction waste lying around, and workers periodically fall into the frame.
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