The Paris motor show is probably the biggest of this fall and of what’s left of 2016. Yet Aston Martin, Lamborghi, Bentley, Rolls Royce, Ford and Volvo will be skipping this year’s French show. And this isn’t rare either. An increasing number of automakers are making a habit out of skipping various international shows.

I blame the Internet for killing motor shows. Because it will happen . Sooner rather than later.