Like Geneva, St. Moritz’ ‘Ice’ Concours Has Been Cancelled
The floodgates have opened, and in the wake of the announcement that the Geneva Motor Show will not go ahead this year due to on-going concerns regarding coronavirus, the International Concours of Elegance, or I.C.E., in St. Moritz has also been cancelled.
Organisers behind The Ice, organized on Lake St. Moritz in Switzerland for the first time last year, have confirmed at the eleventh hour that the concours exhibition will not take place as planned on 29 February as local government has suspended all major events in the region until at least 8 March. Two confirmed cases of COVID-19 coronavirus were diagnosed in the Canton of Graubünden and confirmed by the National Reference Center for Emerging Viral Infections (CRIVE) in Geneva. Understandably, the decision was made “to prevent transmission of the virus to other people.”
Akin to GP Ice Race in Zell am See, The Ice was overseen in 2019 by former Mille Miglia boss Marco Makaus and drew in millions of dollars worth of classic performance machinery from across the globe to St. Moritz’s frozen lake. Petrolicious was on-hand to capture the grandeur of the event last year, and you can check out Federico Fabbri’s impressions from the event HERE.
This announcement follows news that the 90th edition of the Geneva Motor Show will not go ahead, the organizers, also citing coronavirus concerns, explaining that “no events with more than 1,000 people are allowed to take place until 15 March 2020” by writ of the Federal Council.
*Images courtesy of Rosario Liberti