The IAA Mobility Show Tries to Reimagine the Auto Show

For industry insiders, who account for a big share of visitors, I.A.A. Mobility also featured a Davos-like “summit” that on Wednesday included panel discussions with titles like “Manage Your Electrified Fleet,” “Decarbonizing the Automotive Supply Chain” and “Challenge of the Christian Worldview in the Age of Digitalization.”

Axel Schmidt, the head of the automotive division at the consulting firm Accenture, said he thought that a new format was overdue and that organizers were on the right track. But he wasn’t sure whether it would work.

“I don’t know if this is the beginning of the end, or the beginning of a new era,” Mr. Schmidt said in an interview.

The beginning of the end is a distinct possibility. Many of the vast exhibition halls at the Messe Munich, the city’s fairgrounds, were vacant as companies including Stellantis — the maker

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Missed Monterey Car Week? Here’s What Happened at the World’s Premier Auto Show

If the adage “absence makes the heart grow fonder” was ever in question, all doubt was removed over the course of about 10 days this month—for motoring enthusiasts, at least. After the automotive world’s premier expo, Monterey Car Week, in Northern California, was garaged last year, the industry’s glitterati, collectors and admirers of every age seemed determined that the 2021 edition of Monterey Car Week would not only see the light of day, but shine more brightly than ever.

The show, which now includes a series of exhibitions, historics racing, auctions and a few concours, started as a single-day car exhibition scheduled to complement the Pebble Beach Road Race in 1950. Although the latter went idle after 1956, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance continued strong and, like a sun drawing celestial bodies into orbit, began gathering related automotive events.

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A crowd gathers to catch a glimpse of the awards ceremony at the 2021 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. - Credit: Photo by Tom O'Neal, courtesy of Rolex.

A crowd gathers to catch a

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1934 Riley MPH Roadster Is A Pre War Show Car

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Known today for their sporty and innovative pre-war cars, the Riley Company originated at the end of the 1800s. In the middle of the automotive world’s industrial revolution, Riley made a reputation for itself as the manufacturer of stunning cars with impressive performance capabilities which culminated in 1934 with 2nd and 3rd place finishes at Le Mans. This reputation may have originated long ago but it still holds true today with the very few surviving examples. This is specifically true with the 1934 Riley MPH Sports Two Seater. It is estimated that just over 16 of these stunning pre-war cars were made, making them a rare sight for the day and even rarer for today.

This 1934 Riley MPH Roadster that is currently listed for sale on Bonhams is

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New First-Half Predictions from J.D. Power Show Strong Global Demand For Autos Continuing

Despite dwindling inventories on dealer lots, J.D. Power and LMC Automotive are predicting 12.4 percent global year-over-year new vehicle retail sales growth in June. The numbers are good news for automakers and dealerships who are feeling the effects of superconductor chip shortages and supply chain parts production issues.

“The recovery in global light-vehicle sales continued in May, with sales up 35 percent from May 2020,” said Jeff Schuster, president of Americas operations and global vehicle forecasts at LMC Automotive. “But the combination of various COVID-19-related restrictions and the semiconductor crisis is holding back the level of recovery.”

J.D. Power and LMC Automotive predict that retailers will sell 1,133,900 units in June, a 0.3 percent increase over June 2019 when adjusted for selling days. June 2021 and 2020 have the same number of selling days, which is one fewer than June 2019. Without adjusting for the number of sales days, volume

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