10 of the World’s Biggest and Best Auto Shows

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If there’s one thing that can bring people from all around the world together, it’s a love of cars. Auto shows are traditionally the biggest events in the automotive industry, and they attract millions from all over the globe every year. Not only do auto makers use car shows as a platform to promote their latest products, but also to test out ideas and concept vehicles in order to get a gauge on consumer enthusiasm. Essentially, the biggest car shows in the world act as a press conference of sorts.

Of course, there are other, more organic car shows that happen around the world. Events like the Woodward Dream Cruise have their roots deep in the past, and have evolved to include tens of thousands of vehicles, and attract millions of spectators. Car companies and industry insiders get a chance to rub shoulders with their customers directly at these sorts of events, and often can develop new ideas based on the feedback they receive.

While there are literally hundreds, if not thousands of car shows held every year around the world, some are massive and some only attract a couple hundred of spectators. But they all have value, and provide a chance for people to check out their favorite models or explore new concepts. Here, we’re going to take a look at the world’s biggest and best.

However, trying to determine which shows are the biggest is a challenging feat, as there is often no reliable data on the number of attendees, or the number of vehicles present. Therefore, we hand-selected ten of the most famed auto shows from around the world to highlight.

Read on to see ten of the world’s biggest and most important auto shows.