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
  • New Pittsburgh exec finds moving up to be seamless
  • UN makes first-ever visit to NAIAS
  • Jason Vines to Chair Automotive Hall of Fame
  • Chrysler, Chicago Auto Show set to break Guinness world record
  • Toyota rolls out hybrid exhibit
  • Road and Travel magazine names its ‘Most’ awards
  • Jim Press named Industry Leader by Automotive Hall of Fame
  • Comings and Goings in the auto show community
  • Adelmann digs in at St. Louis show: “There’s a lot to do.”

    Show Profiles

  • Las Vegas: Cutting through clutter produces results
  • Los Angeles: New dates make the difference
  • Salt Lake City: Everything starting to click
  • San Diego: First year as self-produced show is a success
  • San Jose: Wall to wall people

    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.



    New Pittsburgh exec finds moving up to be seamless

    It may be a long way from Idaho to Pennsylvania, but for Denise Brennan, the new executive at the Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Association, the trip across the country was more than geographic in nature.

    Denise Brennan

    It was an opportunity for the ATAE to do what she’d been eyeing for some time: be involved in an auto show, something her previous employer — the Idaho Automobile Dealers Association — couldn’t offer.

    “That enticed me,” says Brennan, who started the job on Aug. 1, 2006, having taken over from the retiring David Wagner.

    And while Wagner is still involved as an auto show consultant, clearly Brennan has jumped in with both feet.

    As she and her staff put the finishing touches on a Pittsburgh International Auto Show that runs Feb. 10-18, Brennan says it’s been a relatively smooth transition, notably from a role that was dominantly on the legislative side of association work to one that’s focused on event planning.

    “It’s really what I was after when this opportunity came up,” she says.

    Brennan, a native of Idaho, worked as office manager for a small cable company before taking a job with the auto dealers association, working for her father-in-law. “When he began talking about retiring, I moved into that position.” She worked there for 14 years before the move east.

    Brennan’s husband, Tim Brennan, who initially remained in Idaho (he’s a high school football coach) has since secured a position in the Pittsburgh area. The couple has two children who have remained in Idaho to attend Boise State University.

    Working with auto dealers, something she already enjoyed in Idaho, is the constant. “They’re a great group of people with a lot of energy,” says Brennan, who adds that it will likely be easier to build strong relationships with her members, given that the Pittsburgh area itself is roughly the same population as the entire state of Idaho.

    “This is a more concise area, so it will be easier to get out and see them,” she says.




    UN makes first-ever visit to NAIAS

    United Nations’ delegates and ambassadors from eight countries toured the North American International Auto Show last month, marking the first time an official UN delegation has visited the NAIAS or its predecessor, the Detroit Auto Show. For several of the visiting delegates, it was the first time they had ever been to an auto show.

    Hosted by the Society of Automotive Engineers, the group included representation from the nations of Kenya, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, South Korea, Japan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Iraq. The group toured the show floor and were greeted by executives at each stand, including a surprise welcome from Rick Wagoner, GM’s chairman and chief executive, and retired CEO Jack Smith, right.

    “It was a pleasure to experience this world-class event, one which shows that the world truly does come to Detroit,” said Dave Amati, director, global automotive business and automotive headquarters, SAE International, who assisted in organizing the UN visit in conjunction with the SAE 2007 World Congress Industry Leadership Coalition Meeting.




    Jason Vines to Chair Automotive Hall of Fame

    Jason Vines

    The new leader of the Automotive Hall of Fame is no stranger to the industry. Jason Vines, Chrysler Group’s vice president of communications, will head the organization whose goal is the preservation of automotive heritage. Vines, who will serve a two-year term, takes the AHF reins from Rod Alberts, executive director, North American International Auto Show.

    Vines’ appointment as chairman was greeted with enthusiasm by fellow board members, including Edd Snyder, executive director of corporate communications for General Motors Corporation.

    "Jason epitomizes the high-energy executive,” said Snyder. “With him leading the charge, there will be no lack of ideas for the Automotive Hall of Fame Board to consider as it tries to raise the profile of the facility with the automobile-loving public."




    Chrysler, Chicago Auto Show set to break Guinness world record

    Look to Chrysler Group to incorporate its Sebring vehicle into an attempt to beat the Guinness World Record for the largest game of “Simon Says” - at the Chicago Auto Show. The current record is held by a group of 1,169 participants who played the game in Glasgow, Scotland, on April 22, 2006. Chrysler invited fans to register online for the record-breaking attempt at www.chryslersebringsays.com. The last contestant remaining wins a 2007 Chrysler Sebring.




    Toyota rolls out hybrid exhibit

    Toyota has launched its “Highway to the Future: Mobile Hybrid Experience” as a way for consumers to learn more about the company’s technology. The San Jose International Auto Show (see profile in this issue of The Auto Show Report) was the first of some 150 events where Toyota will be bringing the exhibit, which was built by the George P. Johnson Company. The exhibit also visited the Washington, D.C. show, and is scheduled to appear in Chicago next week. Four interactive learning areas in the exhibit will highlight alternative fuels, environment and resources, a Prius simulator, and an overview of Toyota’s hybrid technology. Working with the National Arbor Day Foundation, Toyota plans to plant more than 50,000 trees during the 18-month tour.






    Road and Travel magazine names its ‘Most’ awards

    Officially dubbed the “International Car of the Year Awards,” online publication Road and Travel magazine’s recognition of the “Most …” were announced on the eve of Detroit’s North American International Auto show. More than 600 industry leaders and media attended the 11th annual event. Among the vehicles lauded:
    • Most Compatible / Minivan: Hyundai Entourage
    • Most Resourceful / SUV: GMC Yukon
    • Most Dependable / Sedan: Toyota Camry
    • Most Spirited / Entry-Level Car: Mazdaspeed 3
    • Most Athletic / Pickup: Chevrolet Silverado
    • Most Versatile / Crossover: Mazda CX-7
    • Most Sex Appeal / Sports Car Jaguar
    • Most Respected / Luxury Car: Lexus LS 460
    The Silverado was named Road and Travel’s International Truck of the Year; the LS 460, International Car of the Year.

    “The ICOTY awards focus on the emotional connection between car and consumer; how vehicles reflect our lifestyles and self image, an attitude the average consumer can identify with,” says RTM Editor-in-Chief Courtney Caldwell.

    RTM recognized veteran automotive journalist and photographer Jim Dunne with its 4th annual Lifetime Achievement Award, and also presented its 3rd annual “Heart String” award for best car commercial in 2006 for Ford Mustang’s “Father & Son” by JWT.

    A jury of 12 nationally-renowned automotive journalists selected the Top 10 automobiles with ballots tabulated by J.D. Power and Associates.




    Jim Press named Industry Leader by Automotive Hall of Fame

    Jim Press

    Jim Press, president of Toyota Motor North America, will receive the 2006 Industry Leader of the Year award from the Automotive Hall of Fame at ceremonies at the National Automobile Dealers Association meetings in Las Vegas February 4. In a separate awards ceremony, Press will also receive the Automotive Industry Executive of the Year award at the Detroit Athletic Club on April 17. The second award is sponsored by the Automotive Industry Action Group and presented by DNV Certification.







    Comings and Goings in the auto show community

    Michael McHale

    Michael McHale, who most recently was manager of group communications at BMW North America, is now director of corporate communications at Subaru of America. McHale began his automotive career as an engineer with Land Rover in the United Kingdom. He moved into corporate communications at Land Rover in 1995 and moved to the U.S. in 2000 to head up the public relations introduction of MINI.








    Adelmann digs in at St. Louis show: “There’s a lot to do.”

    With the departure of the executive director of the St. Louis Auto Dealers Association, executive assistant Chris Adelmann has seen an increase in his duties, notably in overseeing the auto show, which is produced by JP Events.

    Chris Adelmann

    Adelmann, a native of St. Louis, joined the organization after graduating from McKendree College nearly seven years ago.

    Although his title has not changed, Adelmann says his focus has; he is already working to help the association improve membership benefits.

    “We’re going to be looking at every possible scenario we can bring to the table,” he says. “That may involve ‘creative stealing’ from other associations or coming up with new ideas. In doing so, we want to see consumer attitudes toward new car dealers change. There’s a lot to do.”

    Adelmann says he’ll be working to increase attendance at the auto show as well as work with manufacturers to improve the quality of exhibits. “There’s a certain ‘if you build it they will come’ involved,” he says. “We intend to put the best show possible on the table.”

    And even as the organization finds itself in transition, Adelmann says it’s been a unique experience. “There’s no job like this,” he says. “Having the ability to learn from all of those entrepreneurial types and gain the knowledge of the industry, along with the friendships you develop in the industry, has been invaluable.”




    Las Vegas: Cutting through clutter produces results

    “For us Las Vegas is a tough market, mostly because there’s so much going on,” says Lauren Holzman, public relations director for Motor Trend Auto Shows, which produces the four-day Las Vegas International Auto Show. “The challenge is being able to cut through the clutter with our messaging.”

    The popularity of the Ride and Drive concept continues to grow, as Ford found at its event in Las Vegas.

    Clearly that happened. And while publicity may have been important, the underlying content was key.

    One of those elements was Aftermarket Alley, a feature that gave show visitors a taste of customization.

    For Holzman, the importance of the accessories exhibit can’t be understated.

    “Especially here in Las Vegas, where consumers are used to seeing SEMA products, this was something that was a big pull.”

    A key part of the Aftermarket Alley presence was a “live build” — a six-hour customization project on a 2007 Ford Mustang GT convertible that took place on Saturday, thanks in large part to Stangpede, a local car club.

    According to Holzman, Motor Trend worked hard to promote the concept, which brings another interactive element to the auto show.

    The Mustang Live Build event at Las Vegas had crowds clamoring for a view of the excitement surrounding the demonstration.

    “We pioneered the Live Build, and were glad to introduce it to the Vegas market this year."

    But this is still an auto show and that means showcasing the latest products, something the Southern Nevada Ford Stores did with its sponsored ride and drive, which featured the new Edge crossover and Expedition EL.

    Getting consumers involved in auto show displays is something Holzman agrees is now a well-established trend. “To be successful, there needs to be interactive displays, the ability for consumers to see and touch and the exhibitors have been able to provide those opportunities.”

    And yes, there’s the matter of getting the media’s attention as well.

    “We’ve been able to bring media to the show on a consistent basis,” says Holzman, referring to a challenge that has taken some time to overcome. But with the seventh annual event in the rear-view mirror, Holzman says journalists now see the auto show as an important one to cover.”

    Profile: Las Vegas International Auto Show

    Date:
    Nov. 24-26, 2006

    Next Show:
    Nov. 23-25, 2007

    Place:
    Las Vegas Convention Center

    Exhibit Space:
    300,000 square feet

    Tickets:
    Adults (13 and over), $8; Seniors (62 and over), $5; Military (Active with ID), $4; Children (7 to 12), $4; Children (6 and under, Free

    Show Hours:
    9 am-7 pm

    Show Contact:
    Lauren Holzman
    Motor Trend Auto Shows
    858.523.0001, lauren.holzman@primedia.com

    Show Web site:
    www.motortrendautoshows.com/lasvegas






    Los Angeles: New dates make the difference

    Andy Fuzesi, who holds a long-term contract to produce the LA Auto Show, says he’s encouraged by the results of a date change that has already removed a scheduling irritant and which will eventually see the public show wrap up on Thanksgiving.

    A greatly expanded media center at the LA Auto Show made for lots of room for additional journalists able to attend due to a shift in dates.

    “We surpassed both media and manufacturer expectations for this show,” says Fuzesi. “We had double the number of journalists attending on media days.”

    Fuzesi admits even with the show responding to journalists who found the near overlap with Detroit’s North American International Auto Show to be a scheduling problem (media days were previously held the week between Christmas and New Year’s), there was still a lot of breath holding prior to the opening of media days.

    “We had people registered, but the question was: ‘will they show up?’”

    They did. And organizers were ready, with more high-speed Internet connections, more parking facilities, a new broadcast center and the amenities (among them, availability of workstations, press kits and shipping services) that typically make the job of a working journalist that much easier.

    Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt helped launch the Chrysler Sebring Convertible at the LA Auto Show. She joins former Chrysler Group Executive Vice President - Global Sales, Joe Eberhardt, on stage.

    Fuzesi says he was pleased with the level of manufacturer support, including seven concept vehicle introductions, 21 world debuts, and 14 North American debuts.

    Adding to the prestige of the event was the fact that this year’s LA Auto show was sanctioned by the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d’Automobiles, the Paris-based international automobile trade association.

    Fuzesi expects next season's event, which settles in its permanent place on the auto show calendar (there are a couple of years where organizers will have to accommodate prior bookings at the LA Convention Center) to be even stronger from the standpoint of manufacturer support.

    “There were definitely manufacturers who were taking a wait and see attitude about the new dates,” says Fuzesi, who adds that Toyota is one manufacturer in particular that has indicated it will have a stronger presence at the next show.

    While Fuzesi says he’d like to see more vehicle debuts, he also thinks there’s an opportunity for manufacturers to tie into areas that are a natural for California, one issue being the environment.

    But even as Fuzesi and his staff work hard to better meet the needs of journalists and manufacturers, he understands full well that success is in the eye of the beholder.

    “People would come up to me and ask ‘how is it for you?’ My response was ‘don’t ask me, you tell me how it is. If I’m happy and you’re not, who cares?’”

    Profile: LA Auto Show

    Most Recent Show:
    Nov. 29-Dec. 10, 2006

    Next Show:
    Nov. 14-25, 2007

    Place:
    Los Angeles Convention Center

    Exhibit Space:
    760,000 square feet

    Tickets:
    Adults, $10; Children (12 and under), free when accompanied by adult

    Show Hours:
    Friday, Dec. 1, 10 am-10:30 pm (Friday, Dec. 8 opens 11 am); Saturdays, 9 am-10 pm; Sundays, 9 am-8 pm; Mon.-Thurs., 11 am-10 pm

    Show Contact:
    Andy Fuzesi
    General Manager
    310.444.1850, afuzesi@LAautoshow.com

    Show Web site:
    www.laautoshow.com






    Salt Lake City: Everything starting to click

    From the perspective of Craig Bickmore, executive director of the Utah Automobile Dealers Association, this year’s Utah International Auto Expo was everything he hoped it would be.

    And more.

    “It was a very, very good year for us,” says Bickmore.

    Manufacturers, such as GM's Hummer brand, are always finding innovative ways of displaying their products.

    Prominent among his objectives was an increase in attendance, which Bickmore says was between 10-12 percent. That follows a bump in gate receipts last year, the result of an increase in advertising. This year it was more of the same.

    “We had very good support from our media partners,” says Bickmore. “They really came to play.”

    The auto show, says Bickmore, is gaining momentum. “Everything is starting to click.”

    One factor, besides the steady promotion in the form of media buys, was the weather, which was cold, perhaps even colder than usual for a January in Salt Lake City.

    Ronald McDonald was a bit hit at Kid's Day at the Utah International Auto Expo.

    “It was frigid,” says Bickmore. “So cold that no one wanted to do anything but go to the auto show.”

    At the show, attendees had a chance to see a collection of classic convertibles brought to the event by collector Ardell Brown, who retired as an RV dealer and began his “obsession” in 1998 with the purchase of a 1970 Doretti. Vehicles shown at the Utah show included a 1954 Buick Skylark, 1955 Cadillac Eldorado, 1957 Chevy Bel Air, 1961 Chevrolet Corvette, 1965 Chevrolet Malibu, 1967 Oldsmobile 442, 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, and a 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge.

    An exotic vehicle display, courtesy of Steve Harris Imports, included a Ferrari F430 Spider, Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT, Lotus Exige “S” and a Lotus Elise.

    The Northern Utah Mustang Owners Association brought a collection of vehicles highlighting the history of Ford’s “pony” car. Among them were the 1964-65 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car, a 1965 Fastback, 1966 Convertible, 1967 Coupe, 1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback, 1970 Boss 429, 1971 Mach 1, 1990 GT Convertible and a 2005 Coupe.

    Profile: Utah International Auto Expo

    Dates:
    Jan. 12-15, 2007

    Next Show:
    Jan. 18-21, 2008

    Place:
    South Towne Exposition Center

    Exhibit Space:
    300,000 square feet

    Tickets:
    Adults, $7; Seniors (62 plus) and Children (7-12), $4, under 6 free

    Show Hours:
    Friday & Saturday, 10 am-10 pm; Sunday, 10 am-9 pm; Monday, 10 am-8 pm

    Show Contact:
    Craig Bickmore, ATAE
    Executive Director
    Utah Automobile Dealers Association
    craigb@uada.com
    801.484.8845

    Show Website:
    www.motortrendautoshows.com/utah






    San Diego: First year as self-produced show is a success

    Moving from a vendor-produced to a self-produced event, the San Diego International Auto Show came through the effort with flying colors, says Dean Mansfield, president of the San Diego County New Car Dealers Association, whose organization made the decision to go it alone just six months before the show opened its doors.

    With increases in attendance (over 20 percent) and a number of other key measures of success, including Web site visits, e-ticket sales, and increased press coverage, Mansfield says he’s expecting next year’s event will only improve.

    Both Tom Tonks, left, of Toronto's Canadian International Auto Show, and John Sackrison (right), co-director of the Orange County Auto Show, paid a visit to the San Diego show, where they met with host Dean Mansfield (center).

    “There were a lot of things we left on the table simply because we didn’t have the time,” says Mansfield. “We had tremendous results this year and we’re feeling pretty good about it. But we’re also confident that we can improve on that now that we have a full year to prepare.”

    Even so, Mansfield says his staff, which includes new show director Kevin Leap, was able to capitalize on factors such as strong local media and community ties, and increased manufacturer participation, likely, at least in part, due to a change in dates of the LA Auto Show.

    “We did our leg work earlier in the year,” says Mansfield. “By reaching out to manufacturers early and, just as importantly, in person, they were well aware of the logistical ease in which they could move product and displays from LA to San Diego. Mansfield says more interactive features as well as a concentrated media buy, with locally produced broadcast commercials, were contributing factors to the boost in attendance.

    “Our Web site was a real hero of the show,” adds Mansfield, referring to a 48 percent increase in e-ticket sales and 1.3 million visits to the site in the two weeks prior to the show. Perhaps just as significant was the fact that the system was able to capture e-mail addresses that are now part of an ongoing marketing effort for future shows.

    San Diego’s demographic, which includes a strong Hispanic population and its proximity to Tijuana, one of Mexico’s wealthiest cities, was something Mansfield and his staff were careful not to overlook.

    The Toyota On Site Off Road Adventure, an auto show favorite, arrived in full force at the San Diego International Auto Show.

    “The Hispanic market is very important to us, and we worked hard to bring as many Hispanic TV and radio outlets to the show as possible,” he adds. “And when they got here, we had a bilingual staff person available for interviews.”

    New marketing efforts included teaming up with a local restaurant operator for a coupon campaign involving a dozen individual eating establishments; a renewed focus on penetrating the area’s military base, a significant source of show attendees; and a partnership with the North County Transit Authority to develop twice daily transportation to the show on the “Auto Show Express.” Other new and improved efforts included:

    • New “Ultimate Ridez Expo” (car customization, club-style entertainment)
    • Toyota "Off Road On Site" adventure
    • Hyundai Ride & Drive
    • Mazda new car giveaway
    • Increased, on-going radio/TV remotes
    • Marketing affiliation with Poinsettia Bowl, Holiday Bowl
    • Fashion show, DJ, break dancing and bikini contests


    Profile: San Diego International Auto Show

    Date:
    Dec. 27-Dec. 31, 2006

    Next Show:
    Dec. 26-Dec. 30, 2007

    Place:
    San Diego Convention Center

    Exhibit Space:
    625,000 square feet

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

    Show Hours:
    Wed.-Sat., 10 am-10 pm; Sun., 10 am-7 pm.

    Show Contact:
    Dean Mansfield, ATAE
    President, New Car Dealers Association of San Diego County
    858.550.0080, dmans@ncda.com

    Show Website:
    www.sdautoshow.com






    San Jose: Wall to wall people

    In some respects, Steve Smith went out on a limb this year. Thankfully, it was one that was strong enough to support the weight of the San Jose International Auto Show.

    The Dodge Challenger was one of several vehicles attracting interest at the San Jose International Auto Show.

    Smith, who had previously based much of his media purchases on “what was good for the dealers,” decided instead to base auto show marketing on information gathered from exit surveys, notably the likelihood of people actually attending the auto show.

    “We went for a different demographic, a younger one for us,” says Smith, referring to the 18-44 crowd the show targeted.

    He’s glad he did: attendance at the show was up 24.7 percent over the previous year.

    What’s particularly exciting to Smith, who runs the Silicon Valley Auto Dealers Association, was what those numbers are likely to mean in the weeks ahead.

    WWE Diva Candice Michelle at her San Jose autograph session.

    “The last time we had a major increase, sales at our dealerships went up by the same percentage,” he says. “We’re hoping those attendance numbers translate into new enthusiasm for automobile sales.”

    San Jose was the first city in the U.S. to host Toyota’s Highway to the Future, the company’s Mobile Hybrid Experience, something Smith said made good sense, considering the positive attitudes in the market, not only for technology but environmental stewardship.

    “That display provided huge entertainment value, considering the popularity of hybrid vehicles.”

    Perhaps not as technology friendly but arguably just as entertaining was an appearance by World Wrestling Entertainment’s Diva Candice Michelle. Smith admits he was at first unsure about hosting Candice Michelle, but those misgivings were quickly put to rest when he saw people lining up for three solid hours to meet the WWE personality.

    Promotions to win a vehicle are always a big hit at auto shows, as this one by a local radio station was at the San Jose International Auto Show.

    Additional marketing for the show came in the form of video promotions organizers had running on giant screens on the exterior of the San Jose McEnery Convention Center.

    It’s all about entertainment, says Smith.

    “People have been telling us that it’s the entertainment value they’re looking for,” he says “It’s not just the cars, it’s the product specialists, the interaction people have while they’re at the show, the experience.”

    And with results like Smith experienced — “wall to wall people for the whole weekend” — who’s to argue?

    Profile: San Jose International Auto Show

    Dates:
    January 11-15, 2007

    Next Show:
    Jan. 9-13, 2008

    Place:
    San Jose McEnery Convention Center

    Exhibit Space:
    280,000 square feet

    Tickets:
    Adults, $9; Children, $5; Seniors (62 plus, weekdays), $6; under 6 free

    Show Hours:
    Wed.-Thurs., noon-10 pm; Fri.-Sat., 10 am-10 pm; Sun., 10 am-7 pm; Mon., 10-7

    Show Contact:
    Stephen C. Smith
    Executive Director, Silicon Valley Auto Dealers Association
    408.437.7557, sjias@sbcglobal.net

    Show Website:
    www.sjautoshow.com






    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
    12/7/2007 - 12/9/2007

    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
    11/28/2007 - 12/2/2007

    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
    11/16/2007 - 11/18/2007

    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
    11/23/2007 - 11/25/2007

    Los Angeles
    Los Angeles Auto Show
    11/14/2007 - 11/25/2007

    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
    11/22/2007 - 11/25/2007

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

    Portland
    Portland International Auto Show
    1/24/2008 - 1/27/2008

    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
    11/8/2007 - 11/11/2007

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

    Salt Lake City
    Utah International Auto Expo
    1/18/2008 - 1/21/2008

    San Antonio
    San Antonio Auto & Truck Show
    11/8/2007 - 11/11/2007

    San Diego
    San Diego International Auto Show
    12/26/2007 - 12/30/2007

    San Jose
    San Jose International Auto Show
    1/9/2008 - 1/13/2008

    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

    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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