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the Auto Show Report
A compilation of news and developments for and about Auto Shows of North America

Contents:

Industry News
  • Another great auto season debuts
  • 'Design Los Angeles' debuts at auto show
  • On their way - shows being held in days ahead
  • The ultimate perk? Software company kicks in $5k toward ‘green’ car
  • Today’s most popular children’s characters

    Sponsor Profiles

  • D.E. McNabb Company: they’ve got it covered
  • ‘Making money for clients’ is Adstrategies’ focus

    Show Profiles

  • Alabama breaks new attendance records with great show
  • California success underscores value of auto shows
  • New England promotions drive attendance
  • Sacramento Auto Show continues to benefit community
  • Seattle show goers head to event ready to buy
  • Miami/South Florida has crowds looking for hybrids
  • Tampa Bay still strong despite space challenge

    Show Directory

  • Alphabetical listing of ASNA shows and dates for 2004-2005



    Auto Shows of North America (ASNA) is a committee of Automotive Trade Association Executives. The Mission of ASNA is to be the industry resource for auto show information and education, and to provide a network for communication between show executives, manufacturers, other industry affiliates and media.



    Another great auto season debuts

    Welcome to an exciting new season.

    Once again, the auto show season is into full gear, and ASNA’s “The Auto Show Report” is ready to do its part to cover all the details.

    Not only do we plan to highlight the various ASNA member shows as they occur, there’s more than enough room for key industry news. Got any?

    Already many ASNA members have taken up our invitation to add us to their media list for news, announcements, events and highlights. If you haven’t already done so, now’s the time.

    Each issue of “The Auto Show Report” will also feature a number of ASNA sponsors – the companies that partner with auto shows and do so much to make each year better than the last. And in this business, that’s no easy feat. Speaking of “feet” — in this issue we highlight a partner that’s been with ASNA and most of your shows since the beginning. We’re talking about floor covering specialist D.E. McNabb Company, of course.

    We’ll also get inside the head of an advertising veteran who’s truly “out there” and proud of it. Curt Van Loon is the brain behind Adstrategies Inc., an ASNA partner and the East Coast agency that works with more auto shows than any other.

    Have we missed something? Let us know. After all, if you’re in the business, this is YOUR newsletter.

    The Editors




    'Design Los Angeles' debuts at auto show

    It’s a city known for its sense of image — including the legendary glitz and glamour that’s exported round the world.

    It’s Los Angeles, of course, already home to one of the world’s largest concentrations of design studios for auto manufacturers.

    Little wonder then that the Los Angeles Auto Show is recognizing the area’s formidable design talent as part of its 2005 Design Los Angeles, a showcase challenge that will see studios compete with one another, expressing their concepts of the “Ultimate LA Machine” through 2-D renderings.

    With inaugural sponsorship by Solutia Automotive, a noted supplier of performance films used in producing laminated auto glass, organizers of the LA Auto Show see the Design Los Angeles theme as the beginning of an ongoing program to establish automobile design as an integral part of the event.

    The Jan. 6 conference will provide designers with a series of focused meetings, prominent speakers and discussion topics specifically geared toward their profession. Journalists attending the LA Auto Show press days, held concurrently with Design Los Angeles, will be able to interact with designers in key sessions.

    Peter Eppen, global marketing director of Solutia’s laminated glazing interlayers business, says the event is an opportunity for participants and observers to keep on the cutting edge of design. As such, he says, the fit for his company is obvious. “We see the innovation and technology we offer as not only useful in the automotive industry, but touching and influencing the architectural industry as well.”

    LA Auto Show general manager Andy Fuzesi agrees that the concentration of automotive design houses in the region makes Design Los Angeles a good fit for the show. “This is a natural outgrowth of the proximity of those facilities, where some of the most innovative vehicle designs have been born.”




    On their way - shows being held in days ahead






    The ultimate perk? Software company kicks in $5k toward ‘green’ car

    One can only hope this is a trend of other enticements to come. Or, perhaps it’s just an isolated case of environmental consciousness: a California software company’s reimbursement of $5,000 to employees purchasing of a vehicle that achieves 45 miles per gallon or more in the federal government’s highway fuel-economy rating.

    The policy announced by Hyperion Solutions Corp., a Santa Clara-based firm, also specifies the vehicle meet strict low-emissions standards.

    To date the only vehicles able to qualify for the reimbursement program, for which Hyperion reportedly has budgeted $1 million — enough to cover 200 cars — are the hybrid gasoline and electric vehicles from Honda and Toyota.

    Hyperion President and CEO Godfrey Sullivan, right, joins 25 employees in announcing a new company Mcbenefit - $5,000 off the purchase of a new fuel-efficient vehicle rated at 45 miles per gallon or higher.

    Hyperion CEO Godrey Sullivan was quoted as hoping the move would help the environment, while raising the company’s profile as an employer.

    “If the economy is improving and now the options for where you work are a little more diverse, some of the soft touches are as important as the compensation. One of the factors in where you want to work is how proud are you to work there.”

    Sullivan says Hyperion’s ability to demonstrate good corporate citizenship and social responsibility is increasingly important, especially in overseas markets.




    Today’s most popular children’s characters

    For those out there in the auto show world who find themselves scratching their heads over what kids these days are hooking up with, the popular Lycos Internet search engine has more than a few clues.

    In its quarterly listing of the top subjects children are searching for online, Lycos has what may be one of the best bets for auto show “future” attractions involving those important future vehicle customers.

    Drum roll please.

    The number one subject/children’s TV character in the last three months is “Dragonball Z,” an animated series originating in Japan.

    Sponge Bob Square Pants

    On the heels of Dragonball Z are “Yu-Gi-Oh!” (ditto on the origins), “Harry Potter”, “Pokemon” and “Gundam”.

    The top 10 is rounded out by “Sailor Moon,” “Sponge Bob Square Pants,” “Zoids,” “Winnie the Pooh,” and “Scooby-Doo.” Surprisingly, Spiderman was a no show on this list.

    Lycos lists the site’s top 25 characters by frequency of search. While some characters may not be top-of-mind (or any part thereof) for the average auto show organizer, they’re clearly of increasing interest in a world where characters are ever-changing.




    D.E. McNabb Company: they’ve got it covered

    In yet another example of how a focused business can succeed in its chosen market, the D.E. McNabb Co. is one that certainly comes to mind.

    The company, founded by Donald McNabb in 1951, started in the most general terms possible for a flooring company, laying carpet and other flooring for the residential and commercial market.

    By the 1960s, McNabb began providing carpeting and flooring for various auto shows, trade shows and special event displays. Today, the company is one of the preeminent providers of carpet and flooring to the auto show sector, says Scott Clemons, senior vice president at McNabb.

    “About 70 percent of our business is auto shows,” says Clemons, who still spends somewhere in the order of 100 days on the road each year (he says it used to be a lot more).

    From its Milford, Mich., headquarters, D.E. McNabb has developed a finely-tuned process for outfitting auto shows and other events throughout the U.S. and beyond. As Clemons points out, the company has done its magic in Tokyo, Geneva, Frankfurt, Paris and London.

    Scott Clemons

    By contracting locally and direct, Clemons says McNabb is able to offer clients the flexibility and the economics that are needed to succeed in the auto show environment.

    Especially important, he says, is having an understanding of how important flooring can be to an overall auto show exhibit.

    “Talk to the people in fabricating and you’ll hear that it’s vital,” says Clemons. “You’re creating an environment to show off the vehicles in the best possible manner. That means working with exhibit designers from the beginning. Flooring is an integral part of the experience.”

    Another key factor in the success of McNabb is how the company services its clients. McNabb sources most of its carpeting from its distribution center in the heart of the industry’s manufacturing base in Dalton, Georgia.

    McNabb flooring graces the Jaguar Cars' display

    It’s there that specific designs are coordinated, with cutting and matching of all the pieces done before the product is shipped to the various show venues throughout the country. “It’s a coordinated program that gives our clients maximum efficiency,” says Clemons. “And it saves a lot of grief on the show floor.”

    Clemons acknowledges that McNabb, which is owned by Doug McNabb (son of the founder), is a niche company. And that’s just fine with him.

    “No one thinks about this stuff, but the fact is, we’re a service company. We know the auto show business from the beginning to the last person out of the building.”

    D.E. McNabb can be reached at 248.437.8146.




    ‘Making money for clients’ is Adstrategies’ focus

    Curt Van Loon says, in the end, only two things matter: increased sales and profits for his clients.

    “That’s how we like to be measured,” says Van Loon, president of Adstrategies, and ASNA sponsor. And with 30 years’ media experience (and operator of his own agency), he says he’s uniquely qualified to deliver on a promise of value to his clients.

    Not surprisingly, those clients include auto shows. “We handle more auto shows than any other advertising agency,” says Van Loon, who adds that those in the business “are going to be in for a wild ‘advertising’ ride in the next couple of years.”

    Curt Van Loon

    Van Loon says his company is equipped with the tools and processes to smooth the journey. Somewhat.

    “The traditional media paths we have come to rely on are going through a huge paradigm shift,” says Van Loon. “Five years from now the way we market auto shows will be dramatically different. Those with accurate information and the customer will be able to survive in the new world.”

    One of those tools is the ability to do real-time survey through an Internet-based technology, which Van Loon and Adstrategies offers to clients.

    “The minute a show is over, a complete survey is ready to print,” says Van Loon, who adds that flexibility is built into the system. “Say, for example, you wanted to know the opinion on an entertainment feature happening only that day. It is very easy to include a question only during the event, then eliminate it after the event. Where we’ve used this type of surveying, the response rate has more than tripled.”

    Van Loon launched Adstrategies in 1992, the specific objective being to help companies understand the buying habits of customers. He says it’s working. “We’ve made millions for our clients over the past decade.”

    Prior to starting the agency, Van Loon owned and operated radio stations throughout the U.S. He’s also a veteran of the magazine industry, the result being having secured a wide understanding of what works and what doesn’t in the world of advertising and marketing.

    “A lot of money is wasted in advertising simply because a business person doesn’t follow the rules,” says Van Loon. “It’s like anything else; breaking the rules comes with considerable risk. And in business the risk is missed sales.”

    Now based in Easton, Maryland, Adstrategies has grown every year since its incorporation. The phone number: 410.822.2450 or 888.456.2450.




    Alabama breaks new attendance records with great show

    “Phenomenal.”

    It’s a word Brett McBrayer used enough times that he began to apologize when asked for comments on the just-completed 2005 Alabama International Auto Show.

    No apologies necessary.

    The Alabama International Auto Show continues to draw crowds with a keen interest in a vehicle purchase.

    With the “largest by far” attendance in the history of the event - a 10 percent increase over last year - McBrayer, as president of the Birmingham Auto Dealers Association, says the impact of the event is reaching even beyond the state lines.

    “We’ve seen people come from well beyond the Birmingham area, even from into Mississippi, where there isn’t a show,” he notes. And with Birmingham reportedly one of the top vehicle buying cities in the nation - McBrayer says it’s 30 percent higher than the nation’s average - the auto show has even more impact.

    “Folks are telling us that people are here to buy cars,” reports McBrayer.

    Strong crowds translates into strong sales down the road for Alabama dealers.

    Crediting a good cross section of manufacturers for - yes - a phenomenal set of exhibits, McBrayer says the enthusiasm and commitment brought to the show made the event a complete success.

    McBrayer also credits good media support for helping drive attendance.

    Non-automotive highlights of the show included appearances by cheerleaders from two of Florida’s professional sports teams (the Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers) and an innovative “Who Wants to Be a Meteorologist” display that had participants walk away with a sample tape of a mock weather broadcast.

    Phenomenal.

    Alabama International Auto Show

    Dates:
    Nov. 11-14, 2004

    Place:
    Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex

    Exhibit Space:
    275,000 square feet

    Tickets:
    $7 adults, $3.50 children (12 and under), $12 family of four (with coupon). Complimentary for military, city, county or manufacturer employee.

    Show Hours:
    Thursday, 2 pm-10 pm; Friday and Saturday, 10 am-10 pm; Sunday, noon to 6 pm.

    Show Contact:
    Brett McBrayer, ATAE
    President, Birmingham Automobile Dealers Association
    bamacars@charter.net 205.739.0901

    Show Web site:
    www.carsbirmingham.com





    California success underscores value of auto shows

    Robert Lutz, Chairman, GM North America; Gary Cowger, President, GM North America; and Susan Docherty, HUMMER General Manager, take questions during the General Motors press conference that included the worldwide introductions of the HUMMER H3 and the Pontiac Grand Prix GXP. The elaborate press conference, held in the Anaheim Convention Center Arena, included more than a dozen vehicles.

    With a successful ride and drive behind him, Todd Leutheuser, co-director of the California International Auto Show, says it’s becoming more and more obvious how integral auto shows in general and the growing phenomenon of “putting drivers in the cars” in particular is driving the auto show craze.

    Two manufacturers – Volvo and Chevrolet – booked the on- and off-site events, respectively.

    “It was very interesting to see how the sales loop with these ride and drive events is closed,” says Leutheuser, executive director of the Southland Motor Car Dealers Association, who co-leads the event with John Sackrison, executive director of the Orange County Automobile Dealers Association.

    Steve Saleen, President of Saleen Inc., unveils the all-new 2005 Saleen S281 Mustang, another worldwide product debut at the California International Auto Show. The Ford press conference also included the hot Ford Shelby GR-1 concept coupe, which was shown to auto show audiences for the first time at CIAS.

    But the show will also be remembered for the substantial number of unveilings—notably the Hummer H3, marking the first ever worldwide reveal for the Anaheim show.

    “More and more manufacturers are discovering the California International Auto Show as a key opportunity for product announcements, something that was underscored at this year’s event,” says Leutheuser.

    Other highlights included press briefings from Ford, Kia, Volvo and DaimlerChrysler as well a keynote speech from Nissan Executive Vice President Jed Connelly. Indeed, about one-third of all manufacturers used the occasion to hold a press event.

    Manufacturers are also seeing the auto show venue as an opportunity to hold dealer meetings, something GM did after being invited by Leutheuser and Sackrison.

    Vic Doolan, President of Volvo Cars North America, speaks before a standing-room-only audience of press at the unveiling of the Volvo XC90 V-8. The event marked the North American debut of the vehicle.

    “It just made sense for everybody involved,” says Sackrison. “We are rich with hotel rooms and meeting facilities, and what better place for a bunch of auto dealers than an auto show?”

    As the event continues to gain popularity, Leutheuser says more and more show goers also use the show as a source of pre-buying information.

    “Our surveys indicate that 60 percent of the people we had coming to the show plan to purchase within the next 12 months,” says Leutheuser. Additional survey questions related to the “tuner” industry showed that 53 percent had a desire to modify their vehicles.

    So did the show help with the purchase decision? Leutheuser says the results were overwhelmingly positive – 77 percent indicated they left with information that helped them in their decision to buy.

    California International Auto Show

    Date:
    Oct. 27-31, 2004

    Place:
    Anaheim Convention Center

    Exhibit Space:
    525,000 square feet

    Tickets:
    Adults (13 plus) $10; Seniors (62 plus) $6; Children (7-12) $5 (under 6 free)

    Show Hours:
    Wednesday 4 pm-10 pm; Thursday and Friday 10 am-10 pm; Saturday 9 am-10 pm; Sunday 9 am-7 pm

    Show Contacts:
    Todd Leutheuser, ATAE
    Executive Director, Southland Motor Car Dealers Association
    leutheuser@smcda.org, 562.595.4326

    John Sackrison, ATAE
    Executive Director, Orange County Automobile Dealers Association
    jsackrison@ocada.org, 714.424.6090

    Show Website:
    www.caaautoshow.com

    Discount Coupons:
    $2 off on Web





    New England promotions drive attendance

    Barbara Pudney might have wished for another sort of “first” but as far as this year’s New England International Auto Show, it was meteorological in nature.

    Yes, snow.

    “It was the first time in the 16 years of doing the show,” says Pudney, who as vice president for Paragon Group, is the show’s organizer.

    While Pudney says the early November flurries didn’t ultimately affect the overall success of the show, it may have delayed the typical Friday surge before the nine day show ended. But just a bit.

    “By Saturday afternoon, we were back in the thick of things,” says Pudney, noting that people drove from as far away as Maryland to see two celebrity draws — Trot Nixon of the victorious Boston Red Sox and the WWE’s Randy Orton.

    Even more interest was generated in an innovative giveaway contest — the prize being a Dodge Magnum. The twist? Pudney and her team filled the vehicle with dodge balls, the winner would be the one to come closest to guessing the number of balls.

    Pudney says there have been other “win a car” contests, but never with the interest of this one. And she isn’t sure why.

    “I wish I knew so I could repeat it next year,” quips Pudney. “We had people spending 20 minutes or more at the display, doing all sorts of calculations.”

    Many of them were apparently doing what Pudney had already done in determining the number of balls she’d need for the contest. “I worked with the cubic footage of the vehicle to come up the number I ordered - 240. The winning number was 229.”

    What Pudney didn’t count on was the fact that someone would have to inflate the balls when they arrived. “Now we have an air pump for the next time we do this,” she laughed.

    New England International Auto Show

    Dates:
    Nov. 6-14, 2004

    Place:
    Bayside Expo Center, Boston

    Exhibit Space:
    290,000 square feet

    Tickets:
    Adults, $10; Children (6-12), $5; under 6 free

    Show Hours:
    Saturdays, 10 am-10 pm; Sundays, 10 am-7 pm; Mon.-Tues., 1 pm-9 pm; Wed.-Fri., 1 pm-10 pm.

    Show Contact:
    David Williams, ATAE
    Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association
    dwilliams@msada.org, 617.451.1051

    Show Web Site:
    www.bostonautoshow.com





    Sacramento Auto Show continues to benefit community

    Because the Sacramento International Auto Show is successful, “everybody wins.”

    So says show producer and executive director of the Central Valley New Car Dealers Association, Stacey Castle.

    “Our dealership association puts everything it makes back into the community,” says Castle. “Every year we’ve grown and that means we can expand our services. And that means a lot to the people of Sacramento.”

    In this year’s show, expanding has meant adding something entirely different. Besides new car displays from 40 manufacturers, a motorcycle display from Harley-Davidson was added.

    “We have a growing number of motorcycle shops in the area and more and more people have been asking about bikes,” says Castle.

    The Sacramento show also expanded its display of vehicles from Infineon Raceway which included a drag bike and a new Custom Rod display proved popular for show goers.

    Show crowds were entertained by an appearance by the Saturn Relay blimp.

    Sacramento's Professional Auto Training Center was highlighted at this year's auto show, an initiative for which the dealer association has raised one half million dollars over the years.

    Also new was the introduction of a printed show program, a move Castle says was “tremendously successful. “It was very popular and helped bring in additional funds which we’re able to use to do even more in the community.”

    Those community programs include California’s only Mobile Automotive Laboratory, a $125,000 state-of-the-art facility with working models of advanced engine, transmission, brake, electrical and safety systems. Designed and built with funding from the dealer group, the program, dubbed the "Professional Automotive Training Center," is a consortium that includes the dealership association and local colleges, with the goal to assist students and schools by providing scholarships and equipment. More than one half million dollars has been donated for that purpose.

    Sacramento International Auto Show

    Dates:
    Nov. 11-14, 2004

    Place:
    Cal Expo

    Exhibit Space:
    250,000 square feet

    Tickets:
    Adults, $8; Children (12 and under), free

    Show Hours:
    Thurs.-Fri.: 11 am-9 pm; Sat.: 10 am-8 pm; Sun.: 11 am-6 pm.

    Show Contact:
    Stacey Castle, ATAE
    Stacey@castlecommunications.net, 916.635.2728

    Discount Coupons:
    $2 off coupon available at dealer members and on the Web site

    Web site:
    www.sacautoshow.com





    Seattle show goers head to event ready to buy

    In many ways, the Seattle International Auto Show was about the numbers.

    Crowds from all around Seattle and throughout Washington State make their way to the Seattle Auto Show.

    Drawing its attendance from the busy I-5 Corridor — Seattle through Tacoma and Everett — and from Spokane, Wenatchee, Yarkima and throughout eastern Washington, the show generated more than a little enthusiasm. Ticket buyers were intent on purchasing something a little bigger — some 51 percent said they came because they were going to buy a vehicle, with an average budget of $41,000.

    Or they were helping someone else do the same; an additional 12 percent of attendees said so.

    The event featured a number of exotics and new production vehicles, including the new Ford GT and Ford Mustang as well as the Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G6.

    Crowds also got to see a number of vintage classics from Tacoma’s Harold E. LeMay Museum, longtime partner of the show and ASNA participant.

    Pick the category and the Seattle Auto Show had something for everyone. Notable among the displays was the Hummer H3 SUT, a number of one-of-a-kind concepts, as well as a bevy of new production vehicles.

    Seattle International Auto Show

    Dates:
    Nov. 3-7, 2004

    Place:
    Qwest Field Event Center

    Exhibit Space:
    500,000 square feet

    Tickets:
    $10 adults; children 12 and under free

    Show Hours:
    Wed-Fri: 12-10 pm; Sat: 10 am-10 pm; Sun: 10 am-7 pm

    Show Contact:
    Jim Hammond, ATAE
    jim@psada.com, 206.542.3551

    Show Web Site:
    www.seattleautoshow.com





    Miami/South Florida has crowds looking for hybrids

    Ford's Escape Hybrid was one of the vehicles that were of particular interest to show goers.

    Technology, specifically involving a new generation of hybrids, was top-of-mind for those attending this year’s South Florida International Auto Show, which ended its 10-day run with the largest attendance in its 34-year history.

    “People were curious about hybrid technology,” says show coordinator Cliff Ray. “We had six different models on display, and all were received with great interest.”

    Crowds were abundant at the latest South Florida Auto Show.

    On the press side of the ledger, events were hosted by Pontiac, Ford, Bentley, Mercedes-Benz, Hummer, Subaru, Jeep, Ferrari-Maserati, and Nissan. Ray says the show was the first in the U.S. to unveil the new Lincoln Mark LT pickup and the Mercedes 2005 SLK roadster.

    With some 1,000 vehicles under one roof, the event continues to be of major interest to the Miami area audience, drawn from the counties of Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe. The event is sponsored by the South Florida Auto-Truck Dealers Association and its 220 member dealerships.

    South Florida International Auto Show

    Date:
    Nov. 5-14, 2004

    Place:
    Miami Beach Convention Center

    Exhibit Space:
    1 million square feet

    Tickets:
    Adults, $10; Children (6-12), $3

    Show Hours:
    Fri: 5 pm-midnight; Sat: 11 am-midnight; Mon: 2-11 pm; Tues: 11 am-11 pm; Wed.-Thurs.: 2 pm-11 pm; Fri.: 2 pm-midnight; Sat: 11 am-midnight; Sun.: 11 am-9 pm

    Show Contact:
    Cliff Ray, show coordinator sfliautoshow@mindspring.com, 305.947.5950

    Show Website:
    www.sfliautoshow.com

    Discount Coupons:
    New car and truck dealerships; Walgreens and McDonald's in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.





    Tampa Bay still strong despite space challenge

    Strong crowds in a tight space are a fact of life in Tampa.
    “A great show.”

    No, George Wilson III isn’t becoming complacent in his operation of the Tampa Bay International Auto Show. But when you’ve got another sold out show with lots of attendees crowding around some of the hottest vehicles in the area, all the superlatives in the world don’t seem to do it justice.

    Still, Wilson is effusive about this year’s event on at least a couple of fronts, one being the introduction of a select group of vehicles from the duPont Registry. The organization, with roots in publishing, is known for featuring some of the world’s “higher-end” vehicles, often having been owned by celebrities. Consider it the automotive version of “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.” Vehicles featured included a McLaren F1, Spyker C8, and Hulk Hogan’s “Hulkster” Viper.

    One challenge Tampa Bay continues to face is familiar to many shows throughout North America: exhibit space (or lack thereof).

    Some of the 400 vehicles (and even more spectators) at the Tampa Bay International Auto Show.

    “We were packed,” says Wilson, pointing out that some 400 vehicles had the Tampa Convention Center filled to capacity. “Cars were stationed in smaller rooms, hallways, and around food courts as well as the main rooms,” he adds.

    That didn’t stop Wilson from adding a classic concept car display from DaimlerChrysler. Those vehicles included the Chrysler Citadel, Chrysler LHX, Dodge Copperhead, Dodge Sidewinder and Jeep Varsity.

    And even though the pre-election period leading up to the show had Wilson and his team from Motor Trend Auto Shows competing for advertising opportunities with hopeful candidates, the end results were far from disappointing for those in the Tampa camp.

    Tampa Bay International Auto Show

    Dates:
    Oct. 28-31, 2004

    Place:
    Tampa Convention Center

    Exhibit Space:
    225,000 square feet

    Tickets:
    Adults (13 plus), $8; Seniors (62 plus) $4; Military, students, children (7-12), $4; under 6, free

    Show Hours:
    Thursday & Friday, noon-10 pm; Saturday, 10 am-10 pm; Sunday, 10 am-6 pm

    Show Contact:
    George O. Wilson III, ATAE
    Executive Vice President, Tampa New Auto Dealers Association, Inc.
    gowIII@aol.com, 813.837.1114

    Show Website:
    www.motortrendautoshows.com/tampa

    Discount Coupons:
    $2 off on Web site





    Auto Shows of North America Show Directory

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

    Albuquerque
    New Mexico International Auto Show
    4/13/2018 - 4/15/2018

    Anaheim
    Orange County Auto Show
    10/4/2018 - 10/7/2018

    Atlanta
    Atlanta International Auto Show
    3/21/2018 - 3/25/2018

    Austin
    Austin Auto Show
    4/20/2018 - 4/22/2018

    Baltimore
    Motor Trend International Auto Show, Baltimore
    2/8/2018 - 2/11/2018

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

    Bethlehem, PA
    Lehigh Valley Auto Show
    3/22/2018 - 3/25/2018

    Birmingham
    Alabama International Auto Show
    4/12/2018 - 4/15/2018

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

    Buffalo
    Buffalo Auto Show
    2/8/2018 - 2/11/2018

    Calgary
    Calgary International Auto & Truck Show
    3/14/2018 - 3/18/2018

    Charleston
    West Virginia International Auto Show
    1/19/2018 - 1/21/2018

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

    Chicago
    Chicago Auto Show
    2/10/2018 - 2/19/2018

    Cincinnati
    Cincinnati Auto Expo
    2/7/2018 - 2/11/2018

    Cleveland
    Cleveland Auto Show
    2/23/2018 - 3/4/2018

    Columbus
    Columbus International Auto Show
    3/15/2018 - 3/18/2018

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

    Dayton
    Dayton Auto Show
    2/22/2018 - 2/25/2018

    Denver
    Denver Auto Show
    4/4/2018 - 4/8/2018

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

    Edmonton
    Edmonton Motor Show
    4/12/2018 - 4/15/2018

    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
    1/25/2018 - 1/28/2018

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

    Honolulu
    First Hawaiian International Auto Show
    4/13/2018 - 4/15/2018

    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
    2/28/2018 - 3/4/2018

    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
    1/19/2018 - 1/21/2018

    Miami
    Miami International Auto Show
    9/9/2017 - 9/17/2017

    Milwaukee
    Greater Milwaukee International Auto Show
    2/24/2018 - 3/4/2018

    Minneapolis/St. Paul
    Twin Cities Auto Show
    3/10/2018 - 3/18/2018

    Montreal
    Montreal International Auto Show
    1/19/2018 - 1/28/2018

    New Orleans
    Greater New Orleans International Auto Show
    3/16/2018 - 3/18/2018

    New York
    New York International Auto Show
    3/30/2018 - 4/8/2018

    Oklahoma City
    Oklahoma City International Auto Show
    3/9/2018 - 3/11/2018

    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
    1/27/2018 - 2/4/2018

    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
    1/25/2018 - 1/28/2018

    Providence
    Northeast International Auto Show
    2/9/2018 - 2/11/2018

    Richmond
    Virginia Motor Trend International Auto Show
    2/16/2018 - 2/18/2018

    Rochester
    Rochester International Auto Show
    3/1/2018 - 3/4/2018

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

    Saint Louis
    Saint Louis International Auto Show
    1/25/2018 - 1/28/2018

    Salt Lake City
    Utah International Auto Expo
    1/12/2018 - 1/15/2018

    San Antonio
    San Antonio Auto & Truck Show
    11/9/2017 - 11/12/2017

    San Diego
    San Diego International Auto Show
    12/28/2017 - 1/1/2018

    San Jose
    Silicon Valley International Auto Show
    1/4/2018 - 1/7/2018

    Seattle
    Seattle International Auto Show
    11/9/2017 - 11/12/2017

    Spokane
    Spokane International Auto Show
    2/9/2018 - 2/11/2018

    Tampa
    Tampa Bay International Auto Show
    11/17/2017 - 11/19/2017

    Toledo
    Greater Toledo Auto Show
    2/8/2018 - 2/11/2018

    Toronto
    Canadian International Auto Show
    2/16/2018 - 2/25/2018

    Tulsa
    Tulsa Auto Show
    4/13/2018 - 4/15/2018

    Vancouver
    Vancouver International Auto Show
    3/28/2018 - 4/1/2018

    Virginia Beach
    Hampton Roads International Auto Show
    1/12/2018 - 1/14/2018

    Washington
    Washington Auto Show
    1/26/2018 - 2/4/2018






    Credits/Contacts:

    Automotive Trade Association Executives
    8400 Westpark Drive
    McLean, VA 22102
    703.821.7072
    703.556.8581 - fax
    www.info@atae.info

    Don McNeeley, ATAE President
    donmc@cjnetworks.com

    Jennifer Lindsey, ATAE Executive Director
    jlindsey@nada.org

    Rod Alberts, ASNA Chairman
    ralberts@dada.org

    The Auto Show Report
    Joe Rohatynski, editor

    joe@joepr.com

    J.D. Booth, staff reporter
    jd@jdbooth.com

    Elizabeth Katz, staff reporter
    llpa@sbcglobal.net