Drag Specialties Cancels its February 2021 Louisville Spring NVP Product Expo
LeMans Corporation, the parent company of Parts Unlimited and Drag Specialties, has announced that its annual Spring NVP Product Expo is canceled.
Slated for February 13-14, 2021 in Louisville, KY., the event has grown substantially since the company first dropped anchor at Louisville two years ago, and with only AIMExpo still in play, has quickly established itself as the largest of the new generation of distributor operated dealer exhibitions that have filled the void left by the demise of independent, generally media outlet owned events such as the Dealernews 'Indy' Dealer Expo (Advanstar) and V-Twin Expo (Cincinnati/Paisano/Easyriders).
LeMans has been taking its responsibilities for the safety of its employees, dealers and vendors very seriously and, wisely, acted equally as decisively and early when canceling the annual Madison, Wisconsin NVP Product Expo (August).
The company says that "following continued uncertainty regarding the global COVID-19 pandemic, we felt this cancelation was in the best interest of our company and industry colleagues alike. Parts Unlimited and Drag Specialties continue to navigate these unprecedented times with respect for the health, safety and well-being of our teams, dealers, vendors, the industry and our communities."
AIMExpo is still talking a good game. It is planned to be held on January 21 - 23 at Columbus, Ohio. At the time of writing, coronavirus infections are still continuing to rise in Ohio, with Columbus a 'hot-spot'.
Having abandoned its 'European style' launch concept of bringing a joint trade and consumer 'Trade Fair' and OEM/aftermarket concept to the United States for the first time in the motorcycle industry, it remains to be seen if it goes ahead.