Bologna Motor Show

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Bologna Motor Show
Stand Alfa 1.jpg
Alfa Romeo 147 GTA at the 2003 Bologna Motor Show.
Status Active
Genre Auto show
Frequency Annual
Country  Italy
Years active 1976–present
Previous event 3 December 2016 – 11 December 2016
Next event 2 December 2017 – 10 December 2017
Participants 214[1]
Attendance 819.313[1]
Area 45.660 mq.[1]
Organised by GL events Italia S.p.A.
Website
www.motorshow.it/en/

The Bologna Motor Show (known as the "Salone internazionale dell'auto e della moto di Bologna" in Italian) is an auto show scheduled to be held annually in December, in Bologna, Italy. It is recognized as an international show by the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles and it has grown in stature, following the last Turin International Motor Show, which was held in June 2000.[2]

The 2009 and 2012 editions were the shortest events in its history, whereas the 2013 and 2015 editions were not held due to unfavourable economic conditions in Europe initially, and a lack of planning by new organizers and interest by exhibitors, respectively.

As its name in Italian suggests, the Bologna Motor Show also plays the role of an annual Motorbike Exhibition, incorporating bicycle exhibitors for the first time in 1994.[3]

Another highlight is its various motorsport competitions, which see the participation of leading drivers and motorbike riders.[4] From 1988 to 1996, the main event was a Formula 1 single elimination competition, with competitors like Rubens Barrichello, Johnny Herbert, Gabriele Tarquini and Giancarlo Fisichella. From 1997 to 2007, it featured the Euro Formula 3000, with drivers like Thomas Biagi, André Lotterer and Marco Bonanomi.

2017[edit]

The 42nd Bologna International Motor Show will take place from December 2 to December 10, 2017.

2016[edit]

The 41st Bologna International Motor Show took place from December 3 to December 11, 2016.

2015[edit]

On 6 November 2015, it was announced that the 40th Bologna International Motor Show would not be held. Previously run by GL Events, the new organizer Bologna Fiere has arranged for the event to be part of the 2016 international calendar of the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles (OICA).

2014[edit]

The 39th Bologna International Motor Show took place from December 6 to December 14, 2014.

2013[edit]

On October 8, 2013, it was announced that the 38th Bologna International Motor Show had been cancelled, due to a lack of exhibitors caused by the general economic crisis in Europe.[5]

2012[edit]

The 37th Bologna International Motor Show took place from December 5 to December 9, 2012. This edition was akin to that held in 2009, affected by prevailing poor economic conditions.

2011[edit]

The 36th Bologna International Motor Show took place in BolognaFiere, Bologna, Italy from December 3 to December 11, 2011.

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2010[edit]

The 35th Bologna International Motor Show took place from December 2 to December 4, 2010.

Presentations:[7]

2009[edit]

The 34th Bologna International Motor Show was shortened to five days due to the overall crisis affecting the automotive industry at the time, and took place from December 4 to December 8, 2009.

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2008[edit]

The 33rd Bologna International Motor Show took place from December 5 to December 14, 2008.

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2007[edit]

The 32nd Bologna International Motor Show took place from December 7 to December 16, 2007. This edition of the show was the largest ever, featuring the highest number of exhibitors.

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2006[edit]

The 31st Bologna International Motor Show took place from December 5 to December 17, 2006.

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2005[edit]

The 30th Bologna International Motor Show took place from November to December 10, 2005.

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2004[edit]

The 29th Bologna International Motor Show took place from December 6 to December 14, 2004.

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2003[edit]

The 28th Bologna International Motor Show took place from December 4 to December 14, 2003.

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2002[edit]

The 27th Bologna International Motor Show took place from December 8 to December 9, 2002.

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2001[edit]

The 26th Bologna International Motor Show took place from November to December 10, 2001.

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1999[edit]

1995[edit]

1994[edit]

This edition of the Motor Show saw the motorbike manufacturers exhibiting their products for the first time. Ducati thus took the opportunity to present their 916 Senna superbike, which Ayrton Senna himself had endorsed months prior to his fatal crash in May 1994. In addition, this edition also saw the inclusion of bicycle manufacturers and a kermesse competition with the participation of leading Italian professionals Gianni Bugno and Claudio Chiappucci.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Bologna Motor Show, Bologna, Exhibition Centre". Retrieved 2014-12-01. 
  2. ^ autoweb.com. "Alfa Romeo At The 2000 Turin Motor Show". autoweb.com. Retrieved 2015-05-01. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b "Motor Show, alla festa dell' auto e della moto si unisce anche la bici". Corriere della sera. 3 December 1994. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-05-10. Retrieved 2015-04-19. 
  5. ^ "Lack of exhibitors cancels Italy’s Bologna Motor Show". Retrieved 2013-10-11. 
  6. ^ "Bologna 2011: Ferrari 599XX evolution package". AUSmotive.com. Retrieved 2011-12-01. 
  7. ^ "THE 47 PREMIERES OF THE 2010 MOTOR SHOW". www.motorshow.it/en. Archived from the original on 2010-12-06. Retrieved 2010-12-04. 
  8. ^ "Mazda 3 hatchback unveiled at Bologna motor show". carmagazine.co.uk. Retrieved 2010-01-04. 
  9. ^ 3pix Studio. "Made in Italy – Tazzari ZERO – Auto elettrica – Made in Italy". Tazzari ZERO. Retrieved 2010-07-26. 
  10. ^ "Tazzari Zero debuts at Bologna Motor Show, price revealed". green.autoblog.com. Retrieved 2010-01-04. 
  11. ^ "Indica EV showcased at Bologna Motor Show- Quicker than City, Corolla". indianautosblog.com. Retrieved 2010-01-04. 
  12. ^ italiaspeed.com (2002-12-23). "23.12.2002 ALFA ROMEO 156GTAM PROTOTYPE GIVES POINTERS TO FUTURE DIRECTION OF GTA LINE". italiaspeed.com. Retrieved 2015-05-01. 
  13. ^ italiaspeed.com. "22002 Dodge Razor Concept". Retrieved 2015-05-01. 
  14. ^ en.autowp.ru (2002-12-10). "Bologna Motor Show 2002". en.autowp.ru. Retrieved 2015-05-01. 
  15. ^ italiaspeed.com (2002-12-10). "210.12.2002 MASERATI CONFIRM TALKS WITH AUDI AS TROFEO STARS AT BOLOGNA MOTOR SHOW". italiaspeed.com. Retrieved 2015-05-01. 

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