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ASNA - The Auto Show Report
Volume Twelve, Issue Five - May 2017
In This Issue:

Industry News
» Summer Meeting shaping up to be 'can't miss' event
» Long-serving ATAE Doran retires, replaced by . . . another Doran
» Lyft and Waymo—Google's self-drive division—ink partnership
» Excess diesel emissions said to kill 38,000 a year: report
» Delphi partnering with BMW, Intel and Mobileye on self-drive tech
» Millennnials have 'aspirational' tastes, according to study
» AAA says $146-billion in infrastructure would save thousands
» Fuel economy average improves despite increases in truck and SUV sales
» Motion sickness may be 'unintended consequence' of self-drive vehicles


Show Profiles
» Calgary: Good weather, improving economic conditions help maintain momentum
» Columbus: Set up with Ride and Drives gives attendees 'in and out' convenience
» Dallas: Bigger Ram Truck Experience, VIP preview among this year's features
» Dayton: 'Shorts weather' puts dent in attendance, but event still a success
» Montreal: Successful show behind them, organizers look to 75th anniversary in 2018
» Spokane: Strong market fuels sales in eastern Washington
» Toledo: While part of a trio of shows, northern Ohio event remains distinctive


» Show Directory
» Credits/Contacts

Industry News

Summer Meeting shaping up to be 'can't miss' event

The annual Summer Meeting of Auto Shows of North America, always one that is well attended, is shaping up to me another memorable gathering, say organizers, one reason being it's a return to The Broadmoor, the spectacular Colorado Springs resort where 13 years ago the Summer Meeting was held.

This year's event takes place on Friday and Saturday (July 7-8, 2017) and follows the ATAE Summer Conference, which is being held on the Thursday and Friday.

As most ASNA members already know, the organization was established in 2002 as an opportunity for members of ATAE who have responsibility for an auto show to gather for conversation with their peers and with those in industry (including manufacturers and exhibit houses).

Plans are well underway for this year's event, which will include focused roundtable discussions, interactive panels and informal conversations.

Make your plans now and we'll look forward to seeing you July 7-8 at The Broadmoor!

Long-serving ATAE Doran retires, replaced by . . . another Doran

Tim Doran, the long-serving head of the Ohio Automobile Dealers Association who was at the helm for nearly 40 years, retired last July, giving six months' notice to his board, which subsequently elected his son, Zach, as his successor.

"Tim has been an exemplary leader and advocate for auto dealers in Ohio," said Jim Keim, board chair. "His expertise, insight, and knowledge of the auto industry have been instrumental in creating and maintaining a positive business climate in Ohio for auto dealers and the more than 55,000 Ohioans they employ."

Zach Doran, who joined OADA in 2009 as director of dealer services, managed the organization's for-profit sales division, which has increased 500 percent under his tenure. He also created and oversaw the OADA's Next Gen Dealer program, now a model for other associations across the country.

The younger Doran is a graduate of The Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business.


Tim Doran

Zach Doran

Lyft and Waymo—Google's self-drive division—ink partnership

Lyft, a ride-share startup, and Waymo, the new company (founded in December 2016) that was spun off from Google's Alphabet Inc. parent, have announced a partnership that would launch self-driving pilots, part of a strategy said to let technology reach "more people, in more places." While light on details, the announcement does come in the wake of legal issues involving one of Lyft's most visible competitors, Uber. Waymo has sued Uber, accusing the company of using technology allegedly acquired from a former Waymo employee, who is accused of downloading documents containing key information about self-driving technology.

Excess diesel emissions said to kill 38,000 a year: report

At least 38,000 people are said to die worldwide every year due to excessive emissions from diesel engines, according to a new report published in Nature, a scientific journal. The research study said diesel engines produce, on average, at least 50 percent more particulate soot, formed by oxides of nitrogen and other pollutants, than that seen in static emissions tests. "The consequences of excess diesel NOx emissions for public health are striking," wrote one of the authors, Susan Anenberg of Environmental Health Analytics. The report comes in the wake of a scandal involving Volkswagen rigging diesel engines to reduce emissions during government testing. In real-world driving, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency asserted, those engines would produce as much as 40 times more pollution.

Delphi partnering with BMW, Intel and Mobileye on self-drive tech

Delphi Automotive, the supplier spun off several years ago by General Motors, says it is partnering with Intel Corp. and Mobileye, an Israeli company that specializes in sensor technology, to help create systems for autonomous vehicle systems used by BMW. Intel acquired Mobileye earlier this year for $15 billion. The deal announced, which is not exclusive, positions Delphi as an integrator, according to an article by Michael Strong on TheDetroitBureau.com. Delphi may also provide software and hardware, including sensors, and would possibly provide help in other areas as well. BMW, Intel and Mobileye said last year that they planned to develop a production-ready system by 2021. Other companies could eventually use that architecture in their vehicles. "This is a great opportunity for Delphi to use its technical depth and experience in automated driving and electrical architecture to help . . . develop and deploy at scale," said Kevin Clark, president of Delphi Automotive.

Millennnials have 'aspirational' tastes, according to study

After years of wondering whether millennial consumers would, in fact, be consumers of automotive wares at all, a study seems to have added a spin to the subject. Millennials, according to a recently released EquiTrend Study from The Harris Poll, are more likely to eye high-end brands. One example is Mercedes-Benz, which received an "equity score" of 73 among millennials, compared to a rating of 66 among consumers overall. But here's the rub: what millennials "like" and what they can afford don't always match up, with the study pointing out that millennials are much less likely to actually own luxury cars than older consumers. However, as Joan Sinopoli, vice president of brand solutions at The Harris Poll, put it: "Millennials are changing not just what we want to drive, but how we drive and how we shop for cars."

AAA says $146-billion in infrastructure would save thousands

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety isn't waiting for U.S. President Donald Trump's specifics on the billions he has promised for infrastructure investment, suggesting that a $146-billion investment in U.S. roadway improvements could save 63,700 lives and prevent 353,560 serious injuries over 20 years. The report comes in the wake of a rise in traffic-related deaths, starting in 2014 and expected (once figures are released) to continue through 2016. The higher numbers come despite the fact that new vehicles are typically more likely to have both passive and active safety technologies.

Fuel economy average improves despite increases in truck and SUV sales

A monthly survey by the University of Michigan Transportation institute says the average fuel economy of new vehicles sold during March and April improved, despite an ongoing surge in sales for trucks and SUVs, vehicles that typically aren't as fuel efficient. The small increase in fuel economy—0.1 miles per gallon in each of the two months—reflects the fact that more and more compact SUVs and crossover vehicles now come with more efficient engines. That has helped offset the fuel economy numbers that come from larger vehicles, which account for almost two-thirds of vehicles sold in the U.S.

Motion sickness may be 'unintended consequence' of self-drive vehicles

A panelist at an industry conference has said that motion sickness is a concern for anyone who is contemplating a future proliferation of self-driving vehicles. Jim Hotary, director of xWorks Innovation Center at Faurecia North America, told an audience at the annual Wards Auto Interior Conference that system work will be needed on a vehicle's interior. Harman, known for its automotive sound systems, says it is moving ahead with technology that could use the vehicle's sound system to promote relaxation. The issue, however, may not be insurmountable. Kimberly Clavin of Pillar Technology, who moderated the panel, said the recreational vehicle industry (where she once worked) dealt with the issue.

Show Profiles

Calgary: Good weather, improving economic conditions help maintain momentum

It was an "encouraging" show this year for ATAE Jim Gillespie of the Calgary Motor Dealers Association, especially from the perspective of the strong walk-up traffic that was generated.

As Gillespie pointed out, being able to accommodate a last-minute decision to attend the Calgary International Auto and Truck Show was a successful strategy.

"It's about convenience," said Gillespie. "The way the economy is here, people aren't willing to plan out their lives that far in advance, so it's a spur of the moment decision that we have to be able to accommodate."

'It's about convenience. The way the economy is here, people aren't willing to plan out their lives that far in advance, so it's a spur of the moment decision that we have to be able to accommodate.'
—ATAE Jim Gillespie of Calgary

Gillespie is referring to the oil price sensitivity of a community where the vast majority of Canadian oil producers are based.

"We had three kiosks up and running and they were at 100 percent," he added.

Adding to the positive vibes—attendance was marginally up by a few hundred—was the good weather, an important consideration in Alberta.

"Our long winter broke at the right time for us, so we were lucky," said Gillespie.

That was the "good luck" portion of the show. The rest could be attributed to good planning.

"The promotions we had worked well," said Gillespie, referring to a Thursday Ladies Night, sponsored by a local Lincoln dealer, that attracted some 750 visitors, many of them eyeing the traditional gift bag that offered some 40 prizes, everything from dinners to bottles of wine and gift baskets.

"We were out of those by 5:45 p.m.," said Gillespie.

Other features at the show included players from both the NHL Calgary Flames and the Canadian Football League Calgary Stampeders.

Various exhibits featuring automotive technology were popular with the guests and the display of the Ford GT was also a hit.

Another area—dubbed the "Pit Stop"—was popular with both adults and children, for whom there were paper and crayons available.

"It was somewhere people could get off their feet and have a bite to eat," notes Gillespie. "Taking the break means we got to keep them at the show for an extra hour or so."

Gillespie is also pleased with the level of sponsorships he and his staff were able to secure for the show, notably from manufacturers.

Profile: Calgary International Auto & Truck Show

Dates:
March 15-19, 2017

Place:
BMO Centre, Stampede Park

Exhibit Space:
250,000 square feet

Tickets:
$10 (weekday, any age), $15 (weekend), Adults; $10, Seniors, Youth (11-17) FREE, Children 10 and under (accompanied by adult). $38, Family (two adults, two youth).

Show Hours:
Wednesday, 3 pm-10 pm; Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 10 am-10 pm; Sunday, 10 am-6 pm.

Produced by:
Calgary Motor Dealers Association

Show Contact:
Jim Gillespie
Executive Manager
Calgary Motor Dealers Association
403.974.0707 jimg@cmdacars.com

Show Website:
www.autoshowcalgary.com












Columbus: Set up with Ride and Drives gives attendees 'in and out' convenience

With the proliferation and popularity of Ride and Drive events at various auto shows throughout the U.S., coming up with a way to differentiate those events, even recognizing that each market is distinctive and not in competition, can be a challenge.

Not so with the Columbus International Auto Show, held in the city that's not only Ohio's state capital but home to Ohio State University.

For the auto show, which is now organized by event director Kelly Danison, the Ride and Drive set up this year presented attendees with the convenience of heading to a section of the Greater Columbus Convention Center where they signed up for the vehicle (or vehicles) that grabbed their interest.

'The key thing for us was the convenience factor for our guests, because they didn't need to go outside once they'd registered (for a Ride and Drive). And manufacturers that participated in this year's Ride and Drive enjoyed it.'
—Kelly Danison

From there they were able to get in the vehicle—inside the hall—and drive right out the show dock floor. Once finished with the test drive, they drove back in the hall.

Three automakers—Subaru, Toyota and Nissan—participated in the Ride and Drive portion of this year's show.

A recent expansion at the convention center was key to making this happen, said Danison, who works with ATAE Zach Doran of the Ohio Automobile Dealers Association, which produces the show on behalf of the Dayton Automobile Dealers Association.

"The key thing for us was the convenience factor for our guests, because they didn't need to go outside once they'd registered," she said. "And manufacturers that participated in this year's Ride and Drive enjoyed it."

Other highlights of the show included a two-year lease giveaway for a Chevy Cruze Hatchback, sponsored by the Central Ohio Chevy Dealers.

Another feature was a car art contest involving students from the Department of Design at The Ohio State University. Students submitted designs, which were then turned into a car wrap, with show attendees voting for the winning entries.

Top prize was $5,000 in scholarship money, with second prize earning $2,500 and third and fourth place entrants receiving $1,000.

The contest was sponsored by the Columbus Dispatch newspaper and Huntington Bank.

Also part of the show was a social media contest involving the NHL Columbus Blue Jackets.

"If you came to the show, took a picture and posted it to social media, you qualified to win tickets to a game," said Danison. "There were 10 sets of game tickets and we selected random winners."

Profile: Columbus International Auto Show

Dates:
March 16-19, 2017

Place:
Greater Columbus Convention Center

Exhibit Space:
272,457 square feet

Tickets:
$10, Adults (at box office); $8 online; $5, Students (with ID), FREE, Children (9 and under), $5, Senior Day (55+), Friday, March 14 from 12-5 pm

Show Hours:
Thursday 12 pm-9 pm, Friday 12 pm-9 pm, Saturday 10 am-9 pm, Sunday 10 am-6 pm

Produced by:
Columbus Automobile Dealers Association

Show Contact:
ATAE Zach Doran
Executive Vice President
Columbus Automobile Dealers Association
(614) 923-2234, zdoran@oada.com

Kelly Danison
Event Director
(614) 923-2228
kdanison@oada.com

Show Website:
www.columbusautoshow.com












Dallas: Bigger Ram Truck Experience, VIP preview among this year's features

Marianne Jones, director of communications for the Dallas Fort Worth Metropolitan New Car Dealers Association, says she was "very pleased" with how this season's Dallas show turned out, and for a variety of reasons.

While attendance was off slightly (a patch of rough weather is likely to blame) there was much to be buoyant about at the event, one of two the dealer association puts on, the other being the DFW at Fort Worth show.

Jones, who works with ATAE Lee Chapman, said the debut of the Ram Truck Territory Experience, which has doubled in size to 60,000 square feet, was a very popular event with show goers, who were impressed with bigger obstacles and design elements intended to showcase the capabilities of the truck line up.

The DFW Dallas show also secured a new sponsorship in Capital One, which featured its Auto Navigator loan pre-approval service.

"They did a great job of using social media to highlight their involvement," said Jones.

Also at the show was a substantial group of classic and retro vehicles, made possible through the involvement of the local CBS affiliate.

"People here seem to really enjoy the older vehicles," said Jones. "It's one more reason for them to attend the show, which is what this is all about."

About two dozen model 2018 vehicles were also on display at the show, including the Texas debut of the Camry, a local highlight given the automaker's plans to relocate its U.S. headquarters to Plano, part of the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex.

'People here seem to really enjoy the older vehicles. It's one more reason for them to attend the show, which is what this is all about.'
—Marianne Jones

This year's show featured an extended outdoor Ride and Drive experience, with some 15 manufacturers and about 75 vehicles involved, something Jones said continues to be a highlight.

"It's important for consumers to be able not only to check out the legroom and seating, but to actually take those vehicles for a test drive," said Jones.

A notable extra feature at this year's show was the repeat of one that began last year: a VIP experience that gave a limited number of first-come, first-served ticket holders access to the show one hour ahead of the official opening. For a premium $50 charge (standard adult tickets cost $14), they also got to sit inside an Aston Martin Vanquish, which was otherwise roped off.

"Last year, we tried it for Saturday only, limiting sales to 50 people and we were sold out," said Jones. "This year we sold 75 tickets for both Saturday and Sunday and were sold out just as quickly. People seemed to enjoy the experience and they were willing to pay for the opportunity to experience a car that they wouldn't otherwise be able to sit in."

Profile: DFW Auto Show

Dates:
March 22-26, 2017

Place:
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center

Exhibit Space:
650,000 square feet

Tickets:
Adults, $14; $1 discount coupons available at franchised new car dealers who are members of DFW NCDA; Senior Citizens 65 and older, $7; Children, 6-12, $7; active and retired military, $7; and Children 5 and under, Free

Show Hours:
Wed., 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. pm-10 pm; Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 10 am-7 p.m.

Produced by:
Dallas Fort Worth Metropolitan New Car Dealers Association

Show Contact:
ATAE Lee J. Chapman, President,
Dallas Fort Worth Metropolitan New Car Dealers Association

Jo McKinley, VP and show coordinator
214.637.0531,jo.mckinley@dfwncda.com

Show Website:
www.dfwautoshow.com












Dayton: 'Shorts weather' puts dent in attendance, but event still a success

Beautiful weather in Dayton appears to be the culprit in a minor decline in attendance, off four percent from last year with event director, Kelly Danison, recalling it was "shorts weather" that diverted at least a few potential auto show attendees to outdoor activities.

Danison, who works with ATAE Zach Doran of the Ohio Automobile Dealers Association, said one of the biggest highlights at this year's Dayton show was Thursday's Military Appreciation Day, sponsored by the local Toyota dealers.

"Anyone with a military ID had free entry," said Danison. "It was very well received and we had a big turnout."

That was bolstered by the partnership with the nearby Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, which was able to send out an email blast announcing the event.

Danison "borrowed" another popular promotion from the Columbus International Auto Show, that being the two-year lease on a Chevy Cruze, this one sponsored by the Miami Valley Chevy Dealers.

Unique to Dayton was the appearance of "Heater" and "Gem," mascots representing the Dayton Dragons, the local class A minor league baseball team, affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds.

Several members of the "Ben Gals," the Bengal Cheerleaders squad, were also at the show.

Danison also had a repeat of the social media contest she organized for Columbus, this one with Dayton Dragons tickets being the prize.

A scavenger hunt was another reason to stay and enjoy eyeing more than 200 vehicles from some 23 manufacturers, including Harley-Davidson, a member of the Dayton Automobile Dealers Association.

That feature involved "hiding" various pieces of vehicles (a front hood and tail light included) that those involved had to match up with their "best guess" for make and model of the item's origins, all for a chance to win a Samsung big screen TV.

Profile: Dayton Auto Show

Dates:
February 23-26, 2017

Place:
Dayton Convention Center

Exhibit Space:
67,088 square feet

Tickets:
$7, Adults (13 and over), $5, Students (with student ID), FREE Children (12 and under). $5, Senior Day (55+), Friday, February 21 from 12-5 pm

Show Hours:
Thursday 12 pm-9 pm, Friday 12 pm-9 pm, Saturday 10 am-9 pm, Sunday 10 am-6 pm

Produced by:
Dayton Area Automobile Dealers Association

Show Contact:
ATAE Zach Doran
Executive Vice President
Dayton Area Automobile Dealers Association
(614) 923-2234, zdoran@oada.com

Kelly Danison
Event Director
(614) 923-2228
kdanison@oada.com

Show Website:
www.daytonautoshow.com









Montreal: Successful show behind them, organizers look to 75th anniversary in 2018

When we caught up with Luis Pereira of the Montreal Auto Show to discuss this season's event, it was really the show to be held in 2018 that was on his mind—what will be the 75th auto show for one of Canada's biggest cities.

That said, Pereira, who works with ATAE Denis Dessureault of the Corporation des Concessionnaires d'automobiles de Montreal to produce the show, did point to a successful 2017 event, with 43 Canadian premiers and two percent higher attendance than last year.

'We actually thought we would be celebrating our 50th year, but a journalist, who had done some research, came to us and said we had miscalculated. And he turned out to be correct.'
—Luis Pereira

For some time now, show organizers have helped attendees satisfy a growing interest in electric vehicles and this year that trend continued, with opportunities available to test drive an electric.

But the "Performance Zone" was a return feature to the show, with a variety of modified cars that Pereira has been able to attract to the event.

He was also able to highlight various technology innovations, including virtual reality demonstrations.

Another highlight was the show's VIP night, a charity event that raised $749,000 (CAN), with proceeds going to six hospital foundations in the Montreal area. In its 12-year history, the sold-out event has raised some $6.4 million (CAN), says Perreira.

At the show, another continuing feature is the drawing for a new vehicle, with this year's model being a 2017 Pacifica Touring L.

Visitors registered to win at a display at the show and the announcement of the winner was done via Facebook.

As Pereira is now focused on making next year's 75th anniversary event as successful as possible, he tells a quick story that's instructive for anyone who knows how challenging compiling a history can sometimes be.

"We actually thought we would be celebrating our 50th year," says Pereira. "But a journalist, who had done some research, came to us and said we had miscalculated. And he turned out to be correct."

Profile: Montreal International Auto Show

Dates:
January 20-29, 2017

Place:
Palais de Congres de Montreal

Exhibit Space:
365,000 square feet

Tickets:
Adults (over 12), $16; Seniors (65 plus), students $13; Children (6-12), $6; Children under 6, FREE; Family package, $38.

Show Hours:
10 am-9:30 pm (closing at 6 pm last day of show)

Produced by:
Montreal Automobile Dealers Corporation

Show Contact:
ATAE Denis Dessureault
Executive Vice President, Montreal Automobile Dealers Corporation

Luis Pereira
Executive Director of the Montreal International Auto Show
l.pereira@ccam.qc.ca, 514.331.6571 ext. 228

Show Website:
www.montrealautoshow.com









Spokane: Strong market fuels sales in eastern Washington

When it comes to running an auto show in Spokane, the second largest city in Washington state, ATAE Don Kellman continues to enjoy a measure of success in a community not far from the border of Montana and distant enough from Seattle (nearly 280 miles) that it has its distinctive culture.

But the Spokane Auto Show is also different from most other events in that attendees—there were slightly more this year than last—can actually make their purchase at the show.

Kellman says that this in itself gives the Spokane New Car Dealers Association, of which he is executive director, an opportunity to not only cultivate strong relationships between its dealer members and the automakers who step up to support the show through their exhibits, but also emphasize to the public that this is a place where the deals can be made.

"We understand that this is quite a bit different than automakers may be used to at an auto show," says Kellman. "But we've made it work by making sure that the brands themselves are showcased—that's our first priority and it will continue to be the case."

The return of Cadillac as an exhibitor was particularly welcomed by Kellman. "We were very happy to have them back after being absent for a number of years."

'We understand that this is quite a bit different than automakers may be used to at an auto show. But we've made it work by making sure that the brands themselves are showcased—that's our first priority and it will continue to be the case.'
—ATAE Don Kellman

This year's event, which was once again sponsored by the Washington State Employees Credit Union, was a strong one, with Ride and Drive opportunities as popular as in other parts of the country, largely fueled by a strong market.

"I'd say the interest in our attendees for buying a vehicle was significantly stronger this year than in the past, which was reflected in our attendance," said Kellman.

On the weather front, Kellman said an ice storm on the morning of the move-in presented some challenges but ultimately there were no accidents. "Just a lot of water and wet carpet, but we had a fleet of vacuums in place to take care of that."

Kellman was also pleased with a well-attended invitation-only pre-show, a tradition that will continue for the foreseeable future.

While not a charitable event, the show does support local charities from attendance revenue, one of them being the Vanessa Behan Crisis, which improves the lives of children by providing immediate refuge and safety and ongoing family support.

Profile: Spokane International Auto Show

Dates:
Feb. 10-12, 2017

Place:
Spokane County Fair and Expo Center

Exhibit Space:
110,000 square feet

Tickets:
Adults, $7; Seniors (62+), Active military (with I.D.), $6; Children under 12, FREE;

Show Hours:
Friday, 10 am-8 pm; Saturday, 9 am-8 pm; Sunday, 10 am-6 pm.

Produced by:
Spokane New Car Dealers Association

Show Contact:
ATAE Don Kellman
Spokane New Car Dealers Association
dk.kellmanlaw@gmail.com, 509.325.8717

Owned by:
Spokane New Car Dealers Association

Show Website:
www.spokaneautoshow.com












Toledo: While part of a trio of shows, northern Ohio event remains distinctive

When it comes to auto shows in Ohio, the last (alphabetically) of the events that are run for local dealer groups by the Ohio Automobile Dealers Association is Toledo, where event director Kelly Danison handles details.

Toledo saw a one percent bump in attendance this year, while featuring a number of events and activities that Danison, part of the staff of new ATAE Zach Doran (see Industry News item on his appointment), has also used in other shows.

"A lot of these events work well in all three markets," said Danison.

Among those are the two-year lease giveaway, in the case of Toledo a Chevy Cruze provided by the Northwest Ohio Chevy dealers.

There was also a pair of Ride and Drive features at the Toledo show, from both Fiat Chrysler and Toyota.

On the "distinctive" side, the show's $250 a ticket "The Cars are the Stars Charity Preview Gala," held on Wednesday evening, is a tradition that's 14 years in the making. That was when the Toledo Auto Dealers Association saw an opportunity to give back and help local children’s charities in need.

Joining together, they created the Auto Dealers United for Kids, a 501c organization and an annual charity event that has grown to become one of the largest benefits in the Greater Toledo area, surpassing $1.7 million in donations to local children’s charities.

At the show itself, Danison also capitalized on the near-universal popularity of animals—with help from the Toledo Zoo.

There were also appearances by Matt the Balloon Guy and Jen, a face-painting artist, both part of ProTwister.com.

The show featured a ticket giveaway, a family four-pack to games by the Toledo Mud Hens, the minor league baseball team affiliated with the Detroit Tigers.

The Mud Hens mascots—Muddy and Madonna—also made an appearance at the show, delighting children (and maybe a few adults as well).

Profile: Greater Toledo Auto Show

Dates:
Jan. 26-29, 2017

Place:
SeaGate Convention Centre

Exhibit Space:
70,172 square feet

Tickets:
$6, Adults (13 and over), $4, Students (with student ID), FREE children (12 and under). $5, Senior Day (55+), Friday, February 7 from 12-5 pm - $4 (55+)

Show Hours:
Thursday 3 pm-9 pm, Friday 12 pm-9 pm, Saturday 10 am-9 pm, Sunday 10 am-5 pm

Produced by:
Toledo Automobile Dealers Association

Show Contact:
ATAE Zach Doran
Executive Vice President
Toledo Automobile Dealers Association
(614) 923-2234, zdoran@oada.com

Kelly Danison
Event Director
(614) 923-2228
kdanison@oada.com

Show Website:
www.toledoautoshow.org









Show Directory

Albany
Albany Auto Show
11/3/2017 - 11/5/2017

Albuquerque
New Mexico International Auto Show
4/21/2017 - 4/23/2017

Anaheim
Orange County Auto Show
9/28/2017 - 10/1/2017

Atlanta
Atlanta International Auto Show
3/22/2017 - 3/26/2017

Austin
Austin Auto Show
3/24/2017 - 3/26/2017

Baltimore
Motor Trend International Auto Show唯altimore
2/9/2017 - 2/12/2017

Bedford, NH
New Hampshire Auto Show
11/18/2016 - 11/20/2016

Bethlehem, PA
Lehigh Valley Auto Show
3/23/2017 - 3/26/2017

Birmingham
Alabama International Auto Show
4/6/2017 - 4/9/2017

Boston
New England International Auto Show
1/11/2018 - 1/15/2018

Buffalo
Buffalo Auto Show
2/9/2017 - 2/12/2017

Calgary
Calgary International Auto & Truck Show
3/15/2017 - 3/19/2017

Charleston
West Virginia International Auto Show
1/27/2017 - 1/29/2017

Charlotte
Charlotte International Auto Show
11/2/2017 - 11/5/2017

Chicago
Chicago Auto Show
2/11/2017 - 2/20/2017

Cincinnati
Cincinnati Auto Expo
2/8/2017 - 2/12/2017

Cleveland
Cleveland Auto Show
2/24/2017 - 3/5/2017

Columbus
Columbus International Auto Show
3/16/2017 - 3/19/2017

Dallas
DFW Auto Show in Dallas
2/14/2018 - 2/18/2018

Dayton
Dayton Auto Show
2/23/2017 - 2/26/2017

Denver
Denver Auto Show
4/5/2017 - 4/9/2017

Detroit
North American International Auto Show
1/20/2018 - 1/28/2018

Edmonton
Edmonton Motor Show
4/20/2017 - 4/23/2017

Fort Worth
DFW Auto Show in Fort Worth
12/7/2017 - 12/10/2017

Greenville
South Carolina International Auto Show
1/12/2018 - 1/14/2018

Harrisburg, PA
Pennsylvania Auto Show
1/26/2017 - 1/29/2017

Hartford
Connecticut International Auto Show
11/17/2017 - 11/19/2017

Honolulu
First Hawaiian International Auto Show
3/24/2017 - 3/26/2017

Houston
Houston Auto Show
4/5/2017 - 4/9/2017

Indianapolis
Indianapolis Auto Show
12/26/2017 - 1/1/2018

Kansas City
Kansas City International Auto Show
3/8/2017 - 3/12/2017

Las Vegas
Las Vegas International Auto Show
11/24/2017 - 11/26/2017

Los Angeles
Los Angeles Auto Show
12/1/2017 - 12/10/2017

Louisville
Louisville Auto Show
1/20/2017 - 1/22/2017

Miami
Miami International Auto Show
9/10/2016 - 9/18/2016

Milwaukee
Greater Milwaukee International Auto Show
2/25/2017 - 3/5/2017

Minneapolis/St. Paul
Twin Cities Auto Show
3/11/2017 - 3/19/2017

Montreal
Montreal International Auto Show
1/26/2017 - 1/29/2017

New Orleans
Greater New Orleans International Auto Show
3/24/2017 - 3/26/2017

New York
New York International Auto Show
4/14/2017 - 4/23/2017

Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City International Auto Show
3/10/2017 - 3/12/2017

Oklahoma City
Oklahoma State Fair Auto Show
9/14/2017 - 9/24/2017

Omaha
Midlands International Auto Show
1/18/2018 - 1/21/2018

Orlando
Central Florida International Auto Show
11/23/2017 - 11/26/2017

Philadelphia
Philadelphia International Auto Show
1/28/2017 - 2/5/2017

Phoenix
Arizona International Auto Show
11/23/2017 - 11/26/2017

Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh International Auto Show
2/17/2017 - 2/20/2017

Portland
Portland International Auto Show
1/26/2017 - 1/29/2017

Providence
Northeast International Auto Show
1/27/2017 - 1/29/2017

Richmond
Virginia Motor Trend International Auto Show
2/17/2017 - 2/19/2017

Rochester
Rochester International Auto Show
3/2/2017 - 3/5/2017

Sacramento
Sacramento International Auto Show
10/20/2017 - 10/22/2017

Saint Louis
Saint Louis International Auto Show
1/19/2017 - 1/22/2017

Salt Lake City
Utah International Auto Expo
1/13/2017 - 1/16/2017

San Antonio
San Antonio Auto & Truck Show
11/10/2016 - 11/13/2016

San Diego
San Diego International Auto Show
12/29/2016 - 1/2/2017

San Jose
Silicon Valley International Auto Show
1/5/2017 - 1/8/2017

Seattle
Seattle International Auto Show
11/10/2016 - 11/13/2016

Spokane
Spokane International Auto Show
2/10/2017 - 2/12/2017

Tampa
Tampa Bay International Auto Show
12/2/2016 - 12/4/2016

Toledo
Greater Toledo Auto Show
1/26/2017 - 1/29/2017

Toronto
Canadian International Auto Show
2/17/2017 - 2/26/2017

Tulsa
Tulsa Auto Show
4/7/2017 - 4/9/2017

Vancouver
Vancouver International Auto Show
3/28/2017 - 4/2/2017

Virginia Beach
Hampton Roads International Auto Show
1/13/2017 - 1/15/2017

Washington
Washington Auto Show
1/27/2017 - 2/5/2017

Credits/Contacts:

Automotive Trade Association Executives

8400 Westpark Drive
McLean, VA 22102
703-821-7070

Craig Bickmore
ATAE Chairman

Jennifer Colman
ATAE Executive Director
jcolman@nada.org

ASNA Committee

Mike Gempp
ASNA Chairman
Manager, Philadelphia Auto Show
mike@phillyautoshow.com

Rick Baker
Miami International Auto Show
rbaker@sfada.net

Chris Konecki
Chicago Auto Show
Ckonecki@cata.info.com

Sean Brickell
Hampton Roads International Auto Show
sean@hrada.com

Jo McKinley
DFW Auto Show
jo.mckinley@dfwncda.com

Paul Stasiak
Buffalo Auto Show
pstasiak@nfada.com

Lou Vitantonio
Cleveland Auto Show
lvitt@gcada.org

Jennifer Whisenant
Alabama International Auto Show
jennifer@bhamauto.org

The Auto Show Report

Joe Rohatynski, senior editor
joe@roharpr.com

J.D. Booth, writer
jd@jdbooth.com

Marc Harlow, writer
marc@roharpr.com

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