|Turin Auto Show|
|Inaugurated||21 April 1900|
|Previous event||19 June 2019 – 23 June 2019|
|Next event||17 June 2020 – 21 June 2020 (Cancelled)|
The Turin Motor Show (Italian: Salone dell'Automobile di Torino) was an auto show held annually in Turin, Italy. The first official show took place between 21 and 24 April 1900, at the Castle of Valentino, becoming a permanent fixture in Turin from 1938 having shared it with Milan and Rome until that time. From 1972, the show was held biannually and in 1984, it moved into Fiat's shuttered Lingotto factory.
In 2000, it was announced that the show was to be moved to April, starting in 2002. However, the event was last held in Turin in June 2000, and cancelled from 2002, resulting in the Bologna Motor Show taking over the role of Italy's International Motor Show. From 2015 to 2019, Turin again held a Motor Show, albeit as an open air festival to keep exhibitors' costs down, and provide free access to the public. It is held in the precinct of the Parco del Valentino.
The 1954 36th Salone dell'Automobile was inaugurated by Italian President Luigi Einaudi on 21 April and closed on 2 May. The exhibitors were 450 from 11 countries, including 66 car manufacturers and 22 coachbuilders.
Italian President Giovanni Gronchi, escorted by a troop of Corazzieri, inaugurated the 38th Salone Internazionale dell'Automobile on 21 April 1956. The motor show closed on 2 May. The exhibitors were 450 from 13 countries, including 64 car manufacturers, 35 truck and bus manufacturers, and 18 coachbuilders.
The 1959 41st Salone dell'Automobile was inaugurated by President of the Italian Republic Giovanni Gronchi on 31 October and closed on 11 November. There were 490 exhibitors from 12 countries, including 65 car manufacturers.
The 1963 45th Salone dell'Automobile was inaugurated by Italian President Antonio Segni on 30 October and closed on 10 November. The exhibitors were 524 from 13 countries, including 72 car manufacturers and 21 coachbuilders.
The 49th Salone dell'Automobile was held between 1 and 12 November 1967. It saw the presence of 580 exhibitors from 15 countries, including 70 car manufacturers and 13 coachbuilders.
The 50th Salone dell'Automobile was held between 30 October and 10 November 1968; there were 496 exhibitors from 14 countries, including 73 car manufacturers and 13 coachbuilders.
The 51st Salone dell'Automobile was held between 29 October and 9 November 1969; the exhibitors were 550 from 14 countries, including 64 car manufacturers and 14 coachbuilders.
The 52nd Salone dell'Automobile was held between 28 October and 8 November 1970; the exhibitors were 540 from 15 countries, including 71 car manufacturers and 14 coachbuilders.
The 53rd Salone dell'Automobile was held between 3 and 14 November 1971; the exhibitors were 540 from 11 countries, including 64 car manufacturers and 15 coachbuilders.
This 63rd Turin Motor Show coincided with Italy hosting the 1990 FIFA World Cup (Italia 90) hence the presentation by Fiat of limited edition models related to that international event.
The 67th Turin Motor Show was held from 24 April to 3 May.
The 68th Turin Motor Show held in June 2000 was the last edition, as in 2002, the event was cancelled and never held again. The change in date was to avoid clashing with the Geneva Motor Show. The show first requested for a June date in March 1998.
From 2015, the Turin Motor Show returned, however no longer based on a large and costly static exhibition format. Instead, it became a free public festival, held at the historical Parco del Valentino, and featured demonstrations along the route used for various motorsport grands prix between 1935 and 1954.
Umberto Palermo Alfa Romeo 4C Mole Costruzione Artigianale 001
The following vehicles were to be presented at the show in 2020:
Cancelled and transferred to Milan.
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