The first edition of the Milano Monza Motor Show will take place, but moves to the heart of Milano. After the postponement dictated by the Coronavirus emergency, the big event open air born from the experience of the Valentino Park in Turin, it evolves once again by incorporating the constraints imposed by the pandemic.
Official dates are confirmed, from October 29 to November 1, but the epicenter of the event changes, which is no longer the Monza racetrack – according to the organizers it could not have guaranteed safety distances – but the Lombard capital with its monuments and squares.
The formula is therefore that of Widespread hall, so dear to the city of Milan and that for the first time it will see the car as a protagonist.
Cars on display and test drives
The program is still under development, but the presence of several open-air exhibition areas with the latest innovations in the automotive world, including prototypes and supercars, is certain.
And the usual test drives are also planned, which will take place in the most famous streets and squares of the city – instead of on a circuit – depending on the motorization, with particular regard to variants with reduced environmental impact. In particular:
- Electric cars and plug-ins: test drive in Piazza Castello
- Full Hybrid, Mild Hybrid and other engines: test drive in Piazza Sempione
Test drives will have to book in advance on the official website MilanoMonzaMotorShow.it, where among other things the entire program of the event and a map are available.
As for the information of the various cars on the platforms – uncovered and illuminated – there will be a QR code at the side of each car with all the details, in order to avoid lines that could jeopardize the safety distance.
The first “restart” hall
Milano-Monza it could be the first public car event after the health emergency and the inevitable cancellation of all the major international motor shows, starting with that of Geneva.
And in this regard, Andrea Levy – President of the Milan Monza Motor Show – said that it is a restart signal not only for the auto sector but also for the city of Milan itself, one of the most affected of CoVid-19:
“The current situation has led us to an evolution of the format of our event which, becoming widespread in a large territory such as that of Milan, avoids the risks of gathering and gives the city and the entire automotive system the opportunity to start again, with all the necessary precautions. “