Despite being only four years old, CamaroCon is a muscle car calendar highlight. It’s not just a car show, but rather an entire weekend filled with Camaro events and activities. This year, the event was set for October 9 and 10 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Unfortunately, those plans have been canceled due to Coronavirus, announced in a Facebook post.
This follows the direction of Camaro Fest, which officially canceled its 2020 event at Bowling Green last month. Mopar enthusiasts’ LX SpringFest has also been postponed, but no rescheduled date has been announced.
The decision was down to Las Vegas Motor Speedway not allowing the event, rather than CamaroCon themselves canceling it. It won’t be rescheduled either, so the fourth annual Camaro meet will have to wait until 2021. The event draws thousands of participants and spectators, and large events like this are not ideal when trying to curb the spread of a deadly virus. Still, with the event dates planned so comfortably into the fall, there was still hope the event could go on.
CamaroCon has traditionally been a multi-day event that is like a car show with many activities. Last year, there was drag racing, autocross, circuit racing, a rev competition and more. Few shows allow participants to use their cars as much as CamaroCon.
Canceling an event this far into the future is not great news for other car events this summer and fall. Detroit’s Woodward Dream Cruise in August is another muscle car focused show, and it’s on for now. This event draws even more people than CamaroCon, so we will have to wait and see if it can continue as planned. This also is unfavorable foreshadowing for the 2020 SEMA Show, which is scheduled about a month after CamaroCon’s original date.
There is still light at the end of the tunnel for CamaroCon, though. The event organizers said they are considering a larger scale “Camaros and Coffee” event Temecula, California later in the year. Fingers crossed we can still have some of our favorite car events go on as planned this year.