The global caution surrounding the recent coronavirus outbreak has put a lot of concern on the automotive industry in the past two weeks. First, the world-renowned Geneva International Motor Show was canceled only a couple of days before the media days were set to unveil some of the most exciting product debuts for the industry. This morning, concerns with Ford Motor Company’s new strategic plan for growth in China have analysts worried that the automaker’s stock could plummet to a value of zero. The crisis is also affecting the Mopar community as well.
Spring Fest is the largest Dodge Charger, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Magnum, and Chrysler 300 owners gathering and was set to be held on March 20th and 21st of this month at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, California. However, due to concerns and restrictions on the spread of the coronavirus, the event has been canceled.
The SoCalLX group who host the gathering released an official statement regarding the situation, “…we have made the very tough decision to postpone Spring Fest 15, which was scheduled for March 20-21, 2020. Due to the current uncertain circumstances and the nature of the event, which draws enthusiasts who travel from 25 states and several countries, it is best that we reschedule for another date. Thanks for understanding.
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UPDATE: Spring Fest 15 will be rescheduled for a later date. We will let you know when that date becomes available.
MoparInsiders was hoping to get a first look at the new Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody, which was rumored to appear in concept form at the event. Our spy photographers recently caught the 797 horsepower monster four-door muscle car out testing on the streets of Metro Detroit, this past week. We expect Dodge//SRT to unveil the car officially sometime this summer, as a late addition to the 2020 model year lineup or a 2021 model.