ASNA Logo Volume 4, Issue 9 - September 2006
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the Auto Show Report
A compilation of news and developments for and about Auto Shows of North America. To find out more, visit www.asna-atae.com

Contents:

Industry News
  • ASNA contact information up-to-date?
  • New Edmonton ride and drive system features 120 vehicles
  • Extra entertainment boosts OC show attendance
  • It’s taking less time to pay for a car, says bank index
  • Luxury market poised for upsurge?
  • Indian manufacturer plans to bring vehicles to U.S.

    Show Profiles

  • Albany: Empire State show eyes convention center
  • Birmingham: Show may ease off non-auto promotions
  • Boston: Show celebrates 50 years
  • Miami Beach: Good weather, great cars
  • Seattle: millionaires and masseuses
  • Tampa Bay: Strong economy buoys spirits

    Show Directory

  • Alphabetical listing of ASNA shows and dates for 2006-2007



    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.



    ASNA contact information up-to-date?

    The automotive industry is ever-changing, and its people, it seems, move through the revolving door non-stop. At ASNA, keeping track of the names, positions and contact information is something we want and need to do. What’s more: you’ve asked for it. That’s why we’re asking you to check out the information on our Web site to make sure it's accurate. A manufacturer? Click here. If you're an ASNA sponsor, click here. If you're part of the show resources section of the Web site, click here to make sure we've got you correctly listed. If something is missing, please e-mail us so we can make the necessary additions, deletions, etc. More and more, people are depending on ASNA – still the only organization for and about auto shows – for contact information. Help us out. It’ll take five minutes.




    New Edmonton ride and drive system features 120 vehicles

    The 2007 Edmonton Motor Show is still months away, but organizers of this year’s events are already planning a new twist on the popular ride and drive concept. Show goers will be able to choose from a selection of some 120 cars to try out, thanks to a booking system custom developed by the Edmonton Motor Car Dealers’ Association. Executive Manager Bob Vilas, who spoke to “The Auto Show Report” about the program, says the system books appointments and text messages show goers with a reminder, allowing them to browse the rest of the auto show until the time of their test drive. Watch for more details on the program in the next issue of “The Auto Show Report.”




    Extra entertainment boosts OC show attendance

    The addition of live music – including a concert by 70s rock band Foghat – gave the Orange County Auto Show a 15 percent bump in attendance, according to John Sackrison, executive director of the Orange County Automobile Dealers Association. “It made us more than an auto show,” says Sackrison, “and I think that resonated with people in this market.” Todd Leutheuser, executive director of the Southland Motor Car Dealers Association, agrees. “The power of the concert was in the trade with our media partner, local rock station KLOS-FM, which gave us a five to one return on promotions of the concert.” The show will likely continue to add similar features next year, adds Sackrison. “Doing so let’s us use music as a big part of the ad campaign.”




    It’s taking less time to pay for a car, says bank index

    Detroit-based Comerica Bank says it took 23.6 weeks of median family income to purchase an average-priced new vehicle in the third quarter, a drop of 2.8 weeks from the fourth quarter of 2005 and the third consecutive decline in its Auto Affordability Index. Comerica tagged the total cost of buying an average-priced light vehicle as $26,500, down 5 percent from a year ago. At the same time, it says median family income has risen about 5 percent over the same period. Comerica includes finance charges in its price calculations.




    Luxury market poised for upsurge?

    Experts say a buoyant stock market and a flood of baby boomers entering their top earning years is likely to produce a comeback in the market for luxury vehicles. There’s already signs of the improvement coming; in October, luxury cars sat on dealer lots an average of 53 days compared with 76 days for other vehicles, according to figures from the National Automobile Dealers Association. Others point to a 20 percent increase in luxury auto spending, even during a period when sales of luxury goods was relatively flat.




    Indian manufacturer plans to bring vehicles to U.S.

    Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., a prominent Indian maker of tractors, trucks and SUVs in the Indian market, plans to bring two vehicles - a pickup truck and a sport-utility vehicle - to the U.S. starting in 2008. Working with distributor Global Vehicles U.S.A. Inc., Mahindra, which already ships tractors to the U.S., expects to finalize dealer agreements by April next year. The company was formed in 1945 to make Willys Jeeps in India and has about half the market for utility vehicles in India. It is the world’s fourth largest maker of tractors. U.S.-bound vehicles are likely to include a version of the Scorpio, about the size of a Jeep Liberty. A pickup sold by Mahindra in other markets has lines similar to a Jeep Wrangler.




    Albany: Empire State show eyes convention center

    It’s always been something of an unusual show. And an unusual city. Albany, New York, capital of the Empire State and one of the few cities of its kind not to have a convention center.

    Albany is also somewhat unusual in that it has two auto shows every year.

    With free admission and relatively tight quarters, Albany, New York's Empire State Plaza Auto Show is unique in many respects.

    While Albany may ultimately abandon its two show scenario if and when the city gains its long-sought-after convention center, that may not be for a while, says Deborah Dorman, president of the Eastern New York Coalition of Automotive Retailers.

    “It’s coming but we’re not sure exactly when,” says Dorman. “But the project is moving along. And they’ve more or less settled on a site.”

    In the meantime, Albany has its two shows, both of which have less than 50,000 square feet.

    Among them, the Empire State Plaza Auto Show is arguably the most unusual in that it’s held in a state building and organizers aren’t able to charge admission.

    It’s also in a space that is anything but rectangular.

    “It’s like putting together a jigsaw puzzle,” says Dorman of the challenge of getting exhibitors the space they’d like to showcase new vehicles.

    And with shrinking space due to security concerns in recent years, developing a workable show plan isn’t getting any easier.

    “We use every nook and cranny we can find,” says Dorman.

    Those issues aside, Dorman says this year’s event was a very busy show.

    Consumers find what they're looking for at the Empire State Plaza Auto Show.

    “With the gas prices coming down, we had a lot of people interested in what’s available in the market,” she adds. “A lot of people were taking a good hard look at the cars.”

    And unlike some shows where entertainment features abound, the Empire State Plaza event was decidedly focused.

    “We had a little bit of kids’ entertainment, but it was really about the vehicles,” says Dorman.

    With exhibits typically hosted by dealership personnel (which is the case for the other Albany show as well), Dorman says the Empire State Plaza show has its strengths, even with the space limitations aside.

    “It’s a very comfortable space,” says Dorman. “It’s walkable and there’s parking indoors.”

    Still, Dorman admits she won’t be disappointed to leave the Empire State Plaza once the convention center project becomes a reality.

    “It’s probably three to five years away from happening, but for us to have a normal rectangular space to work with – that’s our dream.”

    Profile: Empire State Plaza Auto Show

    Dates:
    Nov. 3-5, 2006

    Next Year:
    Nov. 2-4, 2007

    Place:
    Empire State Plaza

    Exhibit Space:
    Little over 50,000 square feet

    Tickets:
    Free

    Show Hours:
    Fri.: 9 am-9 pm; Sat.: 11 am-7 pm; Sun.: 11 am-6 pm.

    Show Contact:
    Kim Perrella, auto show manager
    kperrella@enycar.org, 518.452.0584, ext. 202

    Show Web site:
    www.enycar.org






    Birmingham: Show may ease off non-auto promotions

    Brett McBrayer might have liked to claim he’d done some great new thing to account for double-digit attendance figures at the 2007 Alabama International Auto Show.

    But the truth is, McBrayer, president of the Birmingham Automobile Dealers Association, says he didn’t do anything different.

    And that’s in an area where other consumer shows have seen attendance off by 40-50 percent.

    So what’s happened?

    McBrayer sees one reason being that the Alabama International Auto Show has simply built up enough momentum that it’s ingrained in the community’s mind as the place to go.

    More and more visitors and more and more vehicles to check out.
    It was Birmingham's recipe for success this year.


    “We’ve been in Birmingham 14 years now and the auto show has touched so many people,” says McBrayer. “It’s ‘arrived’ if you will and Birmingham is growing rapidly.”

    The fact that three manufacturers - Honda, Mercedes, and Hyundai - have set up manufacturing facilities likely doesn’t hurt.

    With the growth of the Alabama International Auto Show comes some challenges, however, one being a shortage of space for manufacturers.

    “We’re lobbying with the convention center for an expansion of the complex,” says McBrayer. “We’re trying to get more space to make it work.”

    But that’s six or seven years away from becoming a reality, regardless of the outcome of those talks.

    McBrayer meanwhile is happy the most recent show included more concepts than he’s ever seen before, plus vehicles that the public hasn’t seen on city streets, notable among the GM Acadia crossover and its Saturn Outlook cousin (the same Lambda platform may also be used in a production version of the Buick Enclave concept).

    McBrayer is also seriously considering dropping some of the “non-automotive” attractions that he once used to bring crowds to the show, especially now that a shortage of exhibit space has him juggling manufacturer requests.

    Spread out before the crowds at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex:
    another great auto show.


    “We’ve always done a lot of promotions, but the show has outgrown those,” says McBrayer. “And they’re taking up space I need.”

    McBrayer admits fitting people and cars into a defined area is not easy task.

    But he’s also with this show taken steps to smooth out the flow of crowds, notably by moving traffic to less-busy days by restricting complimentary and discount tickets to Thursday and Friday.

    “It helped us a lot,” says McBrayer.

    At the same time, overall ticket sales increased.

    “It went well,” he says. “Ridiculously well.”

    Profile: Alabama International Auto Show

    Dates:
    Nov. 9-12, 2006

    Next year:
    Nov. 8-11, 2007

    Place:
    Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex

    Exhibit Space:
    275,000 square feet

    Tickets:
    $8 adults, $3.50 children (12 and under), $12 family of four (with coupon). Complimentary for military, city, county or manufacturer employee.

    Show Hours:
    Thursday, noon-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






    Boston: Show celebrates 50 years

    It’s likely a New England thing. Or more particularly a snow thing.

    Celebrating a 50th auto show in Boston was part of this year's agenda.

    The fact is, winters in the northeast are no easy thing to handle, especially with incessant waves of the white stuff and the like making the daily commute a formidable challenge.

    With that in mind, the New England International Auto Show, nicely positioned on the calendar to arrive before all those nasty storms, is the place many Boston and area shoppers go to make sure they’re prepared, says Barbara Pudney, who directs the show, produced by Paragon Expo.

    Aside from the fact that New Englanders are bracing for winter, they also were on hand to help the auto show celebrate its 50th edition.

    “It’s nice when you get to celebrate a big birthday,” says Pudney, who included a number of special features for the bash.

    Notable among them: a spinning wheel with prizes given away on every day of the nine day show.

    The show's spinning wheel of prizes was a big hit for show goers.

    “We had gift certificates for Best Buy, restaurants and box seats to Celtics and Bruins games as well as ski passes and symphony tickets,” says Pudney. “They were all of significant value and everyone appreciated it.”

    Someone almost certainly appreciated the Dodge Nitro they received on the last day of the show.

    “We had 100 qualifiers come back to find out if they’d won,” says Pudney. “And each one of them was given a CD to put in the vehicle. It was the 18th person who won.”

    Among other features of the show was a tricked-out car contest and an appearance by National Hot Rod Association drag racing driver Robert Tasca III.

    Profile: New England International Auto Show

    Dates:
    Nov. 4-12, 2006

    Next year:
    TBD

    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.-Thurs., 1 pm-10 pm; Fri., 10 am-10 pm.

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

    Show Web Site:
    www.bostonautoshow.com






    Miami Beach: Good weather, great cars

    From Cliff Ray’s perspective, there is no better city than Miami Beach in which to unveil a car like the Mercedes CL. And for good reason, says the producer of the South Florida International Auto Show.

    “When it comes to high-end cars, we have some of the largest dealers in the world right here in South Florida,” says Ray, noting that many of the top 10 dealers carrying Lexus, Porsche, even Lamborghini are nearby.

    Which may be why Mercedes chose Miami Beach to unveil its new CL.

    Camp Jeep made its Florida debut at South Florida International Auto Show presented by Allstate. Seven different tracks on 30,000 square feet were set up along Convention Center Drive throughout the 10-day run of the auto show.

    But aside from the unveiling, South Florida is about more than the high end and exotic vehicles, says Ray.

    “We’re growing, but we’d be growing by leaps and bounds if we had the space,” says Ray.

    Aside from the space restrictions, Ray as a show producer is finding ways to add features, one being Camp Jeep, which took up some 32,000 square feet in front of the Miami Beach Convention Center.

    That and ride and drive displays from General Motors and Hyundai continue to give show goers additional opportunities to do what industry pundits are saying is increasingly popular: “experiential marketing.”

    “It’s all about trying to get more people into the cars,” says Ray. “That’s driving auto sales.”

    Other features of the show included a Million Dollar Alley, featuring the high-end cars Ray first talked about, as well as a Memory Lane, with a rich assortment of classic cars, some dating back more than half a century.

    Part of the Memory Lane exhibition: a 1963 Chevy Impala "Super Sport" convertible with less than 37,000 original miles. Powered by the legendary Chevy small block V-8 engine and featuring a "powerglide" transmission. Now in original showroom condition after an extensive two year "body-off-the-frame" restoration process, the car was built at the old General Motors Los Angeles Plant, and was one of the first examples of the muscle car era in the 1960s.


    There was also a display of motorcycles to complement the four wheel variety of vehicles.

    Certainly, Ray would like to see what nearly every auto show organizer hopes for: more introductions.

    On his side of the argument is the fact that South Florida is among the first major events in the auto show circuit.

    But even without the unveilings, Ray says it’s a great show – to host and to attend.

    “We received lots of media coverage and dealers are very happy with the results.”

    Profile: South Florida International Auto Show presented by Allstate Insurance

    Date:
    Oct. 6-15, 2006

    Next year:
    Nov. 9-18, 2007

    Place:
    Miami Beach Convention Center

    Exhibit Space:
    600,000 square feet +

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

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

    Show Contact:
    Cliff Ray, show coordinator cray@sfada.net, 305.947.5950

    Show Web site:
    www.sfliautoshow.com

    Discount Coupons:
    $2 off available at new car and truck dealerships, McDonald's in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe counties.






    Seattle: millionaires and masseuses

    Getting the scoop on the most recent rendition of the Seattle International Auto Show from Jim Hammond was easy.

    “It was the biggest show we’ve ever produced,” said Hammond, executive director of the Puget Sound Automobile Dealers Association, which owns the show. “Everything was up 10 percent.”

    Hammond is referring to everything from attendance to the sheer volume of displays – more than one million pounds of freight.

    “Manufacturers have expanded their presence here,” says Hammond. “We received a lot of ‘A’ packages this year.”

    Seattle's Qwest Field was the site of the Seattle International Auto Show, a spectactularly successful event this year.

    Which brings us to one of the reasons for Seattle’s spectacular year, the people who work at economic powerhouse companies such as Microsoft, Boeing and a growing number of companies involved in the breakthrough field of genetics.

    “It stands to reason,” says Hammond. “The reason manufacturers are increasing their presence here is that we have some of the wealthiest people in the country living here. Regular employees are becoming millionaires every day.”

    The growth of the Seattle show is not without its challenges, says Hammond.

    “We needed another building just to store the crates that came in with the exhibits,” he notes. “Luckily we have a big enough marshaling yard to handle the 90 semi trailers coming in at one time.”

    Hammond also took note of an increase in the number of product specialists and narrators at this year’s show.

    “Usually we average about 100 at a typical show,” he says. “This year, we had about 150.”

    And Hammond ought to know.

    One of the “standard operating procedures” for Seattle is making sure the product specialists get treated right.

    “We want them to be the best they can be,” says Hammond, noting that the typical product specialist has to stand for hours at a time. “After about the third day, they start withering.”

    Seattle organizers try to ease the strain by providing a dedicated lounge, complete with comfortable furniture, even chocolate and flowers. They also get whisked to and from their hotels in a complimentary shuttle.

    And then there’s the masseuse.

    “We offer 15 minute massages throughout the day,” says Hammond. “We’ll never take that away.”

    At the show itself, Seattle had representatives from, as Hammond describes it, “every manufacturer doing viably well in America.”

    Included among those were manufacturer exhibits from Bentley, Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, Lotus, Ferrari and Maserati, with Alfa Romeo likely set to exhibit at next year’s show.

    Hammond says he was proud to have a disproportionate number of concept cars at this year’s show. “Normally, we’re likely to pick up four or five. This year we had eight.”

    There were also a variety of so-called Zero Emission No Noise vehicles shown, plus one car designed to travel on both the road and on water.

    Hammond says he’s particularly excited about a long-term arrangement with one of the world’s largest auto collections, Harold E. LeMay Museum.

    With the Tacoma-based organization display space at the show, visitors have one more reason to attend.

    “I want them here,” says Hammond, who donates the exhibit space, making LeMay a permanent feature of the show.

    Hammond expects a first-time display of motorcycles will be a repeat next year.

    “It’s something we’ve wanted to do for a long time,” he says, referring to the display that included at least 50 Harley-Davidson models and a variety of bikes from other manufacturers as well, including Buell, Kawasaki, Yamaha and others.

    “We weren’t competing with the motorcycle show,” says Hammond. “But it brought in traffic like you wouldn’t believe.”

    Racing legend Mario Andretti was on hand at the auto show.

    Certainly, some of that traffic was headed to see racing legend Mario Andretti and basketball great Lenny Wilkins, who once played for the Seattle SuperSonics. Both were on hand to sign autographs.

    With so many show features, Hammond says the result was a surge in media coverage.

    “We got more media this year than ever before,” he says, noting that the show was featured on several TV stations and also picked up by AOL on its network news. Plus the “Seattle Times” featured video of the show on its Web site.

    A variety of show exhibits continues to drive interest in the Seattle show, says Hammond.

    “It needs diversity,” he says. “We’ve got returning displays but there’s always something new and people wonder what’s gong to happen next.”

    Profile: Seattle International Auto Show

    Dates:
    Oct. 25-29, 2006

    Next Year:
    First or second week of November, depending on NFL schedule (show shares building with Seattle Seahawks).

    Place:
    Qwest Field Event Center

    Exhibit Space:
    500,000 square feet

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

    Show Hours:
    Wed.-Fri.: noon to 10 pm; Sat.: 10 am-10 pm; Sun.: 10 am-7 pm

    Show Contact:
    Jim Hammond, ATAE Executive Director Puget Sound Automobile Dealers Association
    jim@psada.com, 206.542.3551

    Show Web site:
    www.seattleautoshow.com






    Tampa Bay: Strong economy buoys spirits

    Never mind the bomb threat that closed traffic around the Tampa Convention Center for two and a half hours.

    Great displays abound at the Tampa Bay International Auto Show.

    As far as George Wilson III is concerned, this year’s Tampa Bay International Auto Show was a success.

    Besides the obvious – a wide collection of new vehicles that auto shows are typically known for – Tampa Bay enlisted the support of the duPont Registry, known for its high-end collection of cars.

    The twist: The Registry added a half dozen luxury yachts to the mix, teaming up with Galati Yacht Sales, a seven store west coast Florida retailer.

    Yachts at an auto show?

    The fact that the Tampa Convention Center is adjacent to the waterfront certainly helped.

    Lamborghinis are not as rare in the Tampa area as you might think.

    The duPont Registry also partnered with Super Cars of Florida to bring show goers a visual treat that included a 1937 Bugatti touring car alongside a 2006 Bugatti Veyron.

    Another partner, Boulevard Customs, used the waterfront venue to conduct sound system demonstrations.

    The show added a motorcycle display to this year’s show in what is becoming something of a trend nationwide.

    “It was very well received,” says Wilson, who says the move will likely be repeated if not expanded.

    On the vehicle side, Volvo sponsored a ride and drive event, which also caught the attention of show goers.

    Volvo's Ride and Drive feature was a highlight of the Tampa Bay show.

    A pre-show highlight included the VIP luncheon that Tampa Bay uses to kick off the five-day event.

    This year’s luncheon featured Rick Parsons of duPont Registry as the speaker.

    “It’s basically for dealers and their VIP guests,” explains Wilson. “We have the lunch and walk over to the show, which has opened by the time we get there.”

    And what a show it was.

    “We had good weather and a good show,” says Wilson. “The economy is strong in Tampa and we’re feeling good about things.”

    Profile: Tampa Bay International Auto Show

    Dates:
    Nov. 2-5, 2006

    Next Year:
    Nov. 8-11, 2007

    Place:
    Tampa Convention Center

    Exhibit Space:
    235,000 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, Greater Tampa Automobile Dealers Association
    gowIII@aol.com, 813.837.1114

    Show Web site:
    www.motortrendautoshows.com/tampa

    Discount Coupons:
    $2 off on Web site






    Auto Shows of North America Show Directory

    Albany
    Albany Auto Show
    3/23/2007 - 3/25/2007

    Albany
    Empire State Plaza Auto Show
    11/2/2007 - 11/4/2007

    Albuquerque
    New Mexico International Auto Show
    4/19/2007 - 4/22/2007

    Anaheim
    Orange County Auto Show
    10/3/2007 - 10/7/2007

    Atlanta
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution International Auto Show
    3/10/2007 - 3/18/2007

    Austin
    Austin American Statesman Auto Show
    12/1/2006 - 12/3/2006

    Baltimore
    Baltimore International Auto Show
    2/8/2007 - 2/11/2007

    Bethlehem, PA
    Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Show
    3/22/2007 - 3/25/2007

    Birmingham
    Alabama International Auto Show
    11/8/2007 - 11/11/2007

    Boston
    New England International Auto Show
    11/4/2006 - 11/12/2006

    Buffalo
    Buffalo Auto Show
    2/7/2007 - 2/11/2007

    Calgary
    Calgary International Auto & Truck Show
    3/14/2007 - 3/18/2007

    Charleston
    West Virginia International Auto Show
    1/19/2007 - 1/21/2007

    Charlotte
    Charlotte International Auto Show
    11/15/2007 - 11/18/2007

    Chicago
    Chicago Auto Show
    2/9/2007 - 2/18/2007

    Cincinnati
    Cincinnati Auto Expo
    2/15/2007 - 2/18/2007

    Cleveland
    Cleveland Auto Show
    2/24/2007 - 3/4/2007

    Columbus
    Columbus International Auto Show
    3/9/2007 - 3/18/2007

    Dallas
    Dallas Auto Show
    3/14/2007 - 3/18/2007

    Davenport
    Iowa/Illinois Regional Auto Show
    2/9/2007 - 2/11/2007

    Dayton
    Dayton Auto Show
    3/22/2007 - 3/25/2007

    Denver
    Denver Auto Show
    3/28/2007 - 4/1/2007

    Detroit
    North American International Auto Show
    1/13/2007 - 1/21/2007

    Edmonton
    Edmonton Motor Show
    3/1/2007 - 3/4/2007

    Fort Worth
    Greater Tarrant County Auto Show
    2/15/2007 - 2/18/2007

    Fresno
    Central California International Auto Show
    11/2/2007 - 11/4/2007

    Greenville
    South Carolina International Auto Show
    1/12/2007 - 1/15/2007

    Harrisburg, PA
    Pennsylvania Auto and Boat Show
    1/24/2007 - 1/28/2007

    Hartford
    Connecticut International Auto Show
    11/16/2006 - 11/19/2006

    Honolulu
    First Hawaiian International Auto Show
    3/22/2007 - 3/25/2007

    Houston
    Houston Auto Show
    1/27/2007 - 2/4/2007

    Indianapolis
    Indianapolis Auto Show
    12/26/2006 - 1/1/2007

    Kansas City
    Greater Kansas City International Auto Show
    3/8/2007 - 3/11/2007

    Las Vegas
    Las Vegas International Auto Show
    11/24/2006 - 11/26/2006

    Los Angeles
    Los Angeles Auto Show
    11/29/2006 - 12/10/2006

    Louisville
    Louisville Auto Show and Sale
    1/26/2007 - 1/28/2007

    Miami
    South Florida International Auto Show
    11/9/2007 - 11/18/2007

    Milwaukee
    Greater Milwaukee Auto Show
    2/24/2007 - 3/4/2007

    Minneapolis/St. Paul
    Greater St. Paul & Minneapolis International Auto Show
    3/10/2007 - 3/18/2007

    Montreal
    Montreal International Auto Show
    1/19/2007 - 1/28/2007

    New Orleans
    New Orleans International Auto Show
    3/9/2007 - 3/11/2007

    New York
    New York International Auto Show
    4/6/2007 - 4/15/2007

    Oklahoma City
    Oklahoma City International Auto Show
    3/8/2007 - 3/11/2007

    Omaha
    Midlands International Auto Show
    1/25/2007 - 1/28/2007

    Orlando
    Central Florida International Auto Show
    11/21/2007 - 11/25/2007

    Philadelphia
    Philadelphia International Auto Show
    2/3/2007 - 2/11/2007

    Phoenix
    Arizona International Auto Show
    11/23/2006 - 11/26/2006

    Pittsburgh
    Pittsburgh International Auto Show
    2/10/2007 - 2/18/2007

    Portland
    Portland International Auto Show
    1/25/2007 - 1/28/2007

    Providence
    Northeast International Auto Show
    1/25/2007 - 1/28/2007

    Richmond
    Virginia Motor Trend International Auto Show
    3/9/2007 - 3/11/2007

    Rochester
    Rochester International Auto Show
    2/28/2007 - 3/4/2007

    Sacramento
    Sacramento International Auto Show
    11/9/2006 - 11/12/2006

    Saint Louis
    Saint Louis International Auto Show
    1/24/2007 - 1/28/2007

    Salt Lake City
    Utah International Auto Expo
    1/12/2007 - 1/15/2007

    San Antonio
    San Antonio Auto & Truck Show
    11/16/2006 - 11/19/2006

    San Diego
    San Diego International Auto Show
    12/27/2006 - 12/31/2006

    San Jose
    San Jose International Auto Show
    1/11/2007 - 1/15/2007

    Seattle
    Seattle International Auto Show
    10/25/2006 - 10/29/2006

    Spokane
    Spokane International Auto Show
    2/9/2007 - 2/11/2007

    Tampa
    Tampa Bay International Auto Show
    11/8/2007 - 11/11/2007

    Toledo
    Greater Toledo Auto Show
    1/25/2007 - 1/28/2007

    Toronto
    Canadian International Auto Show
    2/15/2007 - 2/24/2007

    Tulsa
    Tulsa Auto Show
    1/1/2005 - 1/1/2005

    Vancouver
    Vancouver International Auto Show (formerly Pacific International)
    3/30/2007 - 4/8/2007

    Washington
    Washington Auto Show
    1/23/2007 - 1/28/2007




    Credits/Contacts:

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

    Gary Thomas, ATAE Chairman
    gthomas@iada.com

    Jennifer Lindsey, ATAE Executive Director
    jlindsey@nada.org

    Peter Hodges, ASNA Chairman
    madapeter@coxinet.net

    The Auto Show Report
    Joe Rohatynski, senior editor

    joe@joepr.com

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




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