There are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of auto shows throughout the world every year, ranging from mammoth events that everyone knows about, to little city-wide events that attract numerous dedicated car enthusiasts. Whether you work for a car manufacturer or you're fascinated by all kinds of vehicles, these auto shows are a must visit, and you're sure to find something amazing to attract you there.
No matter what you want to see the most, these auto shows will provide you with some fantastic events and exhibits for you to enjoy throughout the duration of the show. Some run for one day, others for two weeks or more, so even if you miss one you'll still be able to attend another.
If you'd like to find out about some of the best motorshows in the world, check out our visualisation below, which includes all of the most well-known ones.
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Athens International Motor Show
Athens International Motor ShowGreece
Held in Athens every two years, the Athens International Motor Show is a huge event in the Greek calendar. It began in 1995 and features numerous new vehicles from throughout the world. From eco-friendly cars to SUVs, you'll be able to see everything upcoming in the year.
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Silicon Valley International Auto Show
Silicon Valley International Auto ShowUSA
Here at the Silicon Valley International Auto Show, there are a range of cars available for you to view, including some very desired car models in the automobile industry. Most of the cars are open, which means you have the chance to poke around and explore both the interior and exterior. You can easily compare each vehicle and decide which one you prefer.
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South Carolina International Auto Show
South Carolina International Auto ShowUSA
If you're thinking about purchasing a new car, the South Carolina International Auto Show is the perfect place to find one. At the exhibition, you will see a range of the latest automotive technology used in hundreds of new cars, trucks and sports vehicles. Even if you're looking for a day out with the family, the South Carolina International Auto Show is a great place to visit.
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Memphis International Auto Show
Memphis International Auto ShowUSA
Showcasing cars and trucks from around the world, this years Memphis International Auto Show is set to be bigger than ever. With very reasonable entry prices and children under 5 getting in for free, the Memphis show is fun for the whole family.
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Utah International Auto Expo
Utah International Auto ExpoUSA
The 2014 Utah International Auto Expo is a popular event which is attended by many car enthusiasts. With cheap admittance prices, this event is perfect for families looking for a day out and people interested in the automobile industry to find out more about certain cars and designs.
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West Virginia International Auto Show
West Virginia International Auto ShowUSA
The International Auto Show is a huge event displaying a range of passenger cars and commercial vehicles, along with tyres, car finance solutions, insurance options and alternative fuel systems. For trade visitors only, this show is very useful for manufacturers, importers & exporters and people who provide specialised equipment, along with many more.
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New Mexico International Auto Show
New Mexico International Auto ShowUSA
The New Mexico International Auto Show gives you the chance to check out brand new pre-production cars from a variety of manufacturers. With plenty to do for children and discounted family days, this show is great for everyone. Be sure to check out the Ford stand, where you can test drive a variety of vehicles.
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Central California Auto Show
Central California Auto ShowUSA
The Central California Auto Show is the staging ground of numerous new cars and trucks at one of the best conventions in the state. There are over 250 cars on show every year, and you'll also find trucks, SUVs and other vehicles at the event.
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Nashville International Auto Show
Nashville International Auto ShowUSA
A fun filled event, the Nashville International Auto Show has something for everyone. This unique show gives you the chance to speak to manufacturers about their vehicles and even take one for a test drive. With children getting in for free on the Sunday when accompanied with a paying adult, this really is an event for the whole family.
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Johannesburg International Motor Show
Johannesburg International Motor ShowSouth Africa
Held in October over 10 days, the Johannesburg International Motor Show is a fantastic event that's the perfect choice for vehicle enthusiasts. Packed with exciting events, the show is held twice a year and features some of the biggest and best automotive manufacturers in the world, such as Honda, Lexus, Chevrolet and Toyota.
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Long Island Auto Show
Long Island Auto ShowUSA
The Long Island Auto Show exhibits all of the biggest names in the auto world. The best thing about this show is that it offers free admission over the course of all three days! This show also gives you the opportunity to test drive some of the cars yourself.
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New Hampshire Auto Show
New Hampshire Auto ShowUSA
The New Hampshire Auto Show is an event with attractions for the whole family. Take the opportunity to test drive a vehicle from Volvo, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge or Ram and check out the two Le Mans winning cars on display. This event also has plenty on offer for children, including the chance to meet Nickelodeon characters and a climbing wall.
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Los Angeles Auto Show
Los Angeles Auto ShowUSA
Featuring over 50 debuts of brand new vehicles, the LA Auto Show is a huge event. Running over the course of a week there is a huge amount of things to see and do, including test drives and interactive features. The LA Auto Show is a must visit!
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Tampa Bay International Auto Show
Tampa Bay International Auto ShowUSA
The Tampa Bay International Auto Show is a huge event within the automobile industry. It's great for generating new business, creating new relationships and gaining interest in certain vehicles. Ideal for manufacturers, importers & exporters, vehicle designers and many more, this event is popular with people working within the automobile industry.
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Tokyo Motor Show
Tokyo Motor ShowTokyo
The Tokyo Motor Show is a large auto show displaying a range of cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles. The show mainly focuses on concept cars to gain thoughts and opinions from people before the vehicles are manufactured. Based in Japan, the show is visited by many keen auto enthusiasts who're excited about seeing new designs.
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Riyadh Motor Show
Riyadh Motor ShowSaudi Arabia
Back for the 29th time, the Riyadh Motor Show is the longest running and largest motor show in the Middle East. Focusing on only the most advanced cars and technologies, this show includes a breathtaking range of premium luxury cars.
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Arizona International Auto Show
Arizona International Auto ShowUSA
Produced by the Motor Trend Auto Shows, Inc., the Arizona International Auto Show is just one of the man excellent auto shows this group produces each year. Should you attend this event though, you'll be able to view hundreds of new cars, trucks, minivans, SUVs and other cars.
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Central Florida International Auto Show
Central Florida International Auto ShowUSA
Hundreds of this year's greatest cars, trucks and SUVs are on display at the annual Central Florida International Auto Show, which is always a huge hit. The best in-car technology and car gadgets are also showcased at talks and experience events throughout the convention as well.
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Did you know that ...
- Auto shows are essential for car manufacturers, as they give them a venue for good PR and advertisement.
- One of the biggest organisers of motorshows is the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles.
- Motorshows and auto shows are two very different things - motorshows showcase new cars and concept vehicles, whereas auto shows are mostly amateur events with little to no involvement from car manufacturers.