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
  • Pittsburgh moved to late April after loading dock collapse
  • Chicago hosts GM’s Student Design Competition
  • World Car of the Year finalists chosen
  • Canadian journalists name Toyota Camry Hybrid 'Car of Year'
  • Auto affordability dropped in 4Q 2006, says Comerica
  • Comings and Goings in the auto show community

    Show Profiles

  • Charleston: Better information, directed advertising boost attendance
  • Detroit: Focus on media becomes basis for constant improvements
  • Greenville: Show reaches out to youth
  • Harrisburg: Selling show among distinguishing factors
  • Phoenix: Convention center to double
  • Portland: Selling show expands aftermarket, adds exotics to the mix

    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.



    Pittsburgh moved to late April after loading dock collapse

    The Pittsburgh International Auto Show, originally slated to run from Feb. 10-18 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, has been rescheduled for April 26-30, 2007, following the collapse of a 20 foot by 60 foot section of a second floor loading dock.

    The failure of the floor sent the concrete onto a street below and stranded a tractor trailer for at least a few days. There were no injuries resulting from the incident.

    Amazingly, no one was hurt when a section of a concrete loading dock floor collapsed, forcing the postponement of the Pittsburgh International Auto Show.

    Still, show organizers were left scrambling, says DeeDee Taft, whose Spin Communications handles public relations for the show.

    “Obviously the center was trying to be hopeful,” says Taft, referring to a period between Monday, when the incident occurred, and Wednesday, when organizers made the decision to reschedule.

    Denise Brennan, who recently joined the Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Association as executive director, and was profiled in the last issue of The Auto Show Report, said discussions with the city’s sports and exhibition authority, which runs the convention center, made it possible to reschedule, pending a complete inspection of the facility.

    “I want to make it perfectly clear that safety is still our top priority and the final decision to allow the show to happen remains with the building officials,” said Brennan.

    The show itself did not carry Showstoppers insurance, making it doubly important that the event eventually take place, since most of the association’s annual revenue comes from the auto show.

    Just as important is the obvious connection between auto sales and the auto show itself.

    “People look forward to the auto show,” says Taft. “They’re excited about the new models and dealers definitely feel the impact of the show on their sales.”

    Manufacturers appear to be supportive of the rescheduling, possibly due in part to the fact that the New York International Auto Show precedes the new dates, making it easier for exhibits and vehicles to be sent to Pittsburgh.




    Chicago hosts GM’s Student Design Competition


    Students from Chicago’s International Academy of Design and Technology look on during the kick off event for the 2007 GM Student Design Competition at the Chicago Auto Show Friday, Feb. 9, 2007. Students sketch and produce garments that complement GM concept cars and new production vehicles during the next two months for a chance to be selected as one of five winning designs that will be showcased at Imagine 2007, an annual fashion show produced by IADT and GM at Chicago's Union Station May 17. Meanwhile, a model shows a winning design from last year's event. (General Motors Photo/Aynsley Floyd)




    World Car of the Year finalists chosen

    A short list of 10 finalists for the World Car of the Year awards have been announced. Winners will be announced during press preview at the New York International Auto Show, April 5, 2007. An international jury of 45 automotive journalists chooses the World Car of the Year awards. Eligible vehicles must be in production and be sold in at least five countries on two continents.

    World Car finalists include:

    • Audi Q7
    • Audi TT
    • Citroen C4 Picasso
    • Citroen C6
    • Fiat Grande Punto
    • Jaguar XK
    • Lexus LS 460
    • Mercedes CL
    • MINI
    • Suzuki SX4
    • and Fiat Sedici
    World Performance Car Top 10 finalists include:
    • Audi RS4
    • Audi S6
    • BMW 335i
    • BMW M/Z4 M Coupe/Roadster
    • Ferrari 599 GTB
    • Jaguar XKR
    • Mazda 3 MPS/Mazdaspeed3
    • Porsche 911 GT3
    • Porsche 911 Turbo
    • and Renault Clio Renault Sport
    The final round of voting takes place on March 1, 2007.




    Canadian journalists name Toyota Camry Hybrid 'Car of Year'

    The Automotive Journalists Association of Canada announced its “Canadian Car of the Year” awards, with top honors going to the Toyota Camry Hybrid. AJAC made the announcement Feb. 14, 2007 at Toronto’s Canadian International Auto Show. AJAC members also picked winners in several subcategories, including:

    Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year

  • Acura RDX

    Best New Technology

  • Mercedes-Benz Bluetec (clean diesel)

    Best New Design

  • Saturn Sky Red Line

    AJAC also named several other “Best New” category winners including:

  • Small Car under $18,000 – Honda FIT LX
  • Small Car over $18,000 – Volkswagen Rabbit 2.5
  • Family Car $22,000-$30,000 – Toyota Camry LE
  • Family Car over $30,000 – Toyota Camry Hybrid
  • Luxury Car under $50,000 – Lexus ES 350
  • Prestige Car – Audi S8
  • Sports/Performance Car under $50,000 – Mazdaspeed 3
  • Sports/Performance Car over $50,000 – BMW 3-Series Coupe
  • Convertible – Volkswagen EOS 2.0T
  • Pick-up Truck – Chevrolet Avalanche
  • SUV/CUV under $35,000 – Toyota RAV4-V6 Sport
  • SUV/CUV $35,000-$60,000 – Acura RDX Technology Package
  • SUV/CUV over $60,000 – Mercedes-Benz GL Class




    Auto affordability dropped in 4Q 2006, says Comerica

    It’s taking consumers longer to buy an average-priced new vehicle these days and Comerica Bank says the latest nationwide figures represent the biggest one-quarter deterioration in auto affordability ever recorded by its index. Buying the average vehicle now takes 26.2 weeks of median family income, a rise of 2.2 weeks since the third quarter. The drop wiped out most of the improvements in affordability recorded over the prior three quarters. It now takes $29,400 (including finance charges) to buy an average-priced light vehicle, up three percent from a year ago. Median family income rose about four percent over those four quarters.




    Comings and Goings in the auto show community

    Steve Sturm

    Hyundai Motor America has recruited David Zuchowski to be its vice president of sales. Zuchowski was previously in a sales position with Mazda. Also new at Hyundai is Joel Ewanick, named vice president of marketing. Ewanick was previously director of brand planning at The Richards Group, Hyundai’s advertising agency. Toyota Motor North America’s Steve Sturm is now group vice president of Americas strategic research and planning and corporate communications. He was previously vice president of North American planning for Toyota Motor Sales USA.






    Charleston: Better information, directed advertising boost attendance

    While there are likely a lot of happy people in and around West Virginia, there are two people in particular who have more than enough reasons to smile these days.

    One is Ruth Lemmon, president of the West Virginia Automobile & Truck Dealers Association, whose West Virginia International Auto Show posted a 25 percent increase in attendance from a year earlier.

    The other is Curt Van Loon, president of Adstrategies, whose company the auto show hired to handle advertising, which Lemmon attributes to the bump in gate receipts.

    Auto shows continue to be a great opportunity for buyers to check out virtually every brand available.

    What made the difference, says Lemmon, was taking survey information that had been generated in previous years and actually acting on the data.

    “Basically we redirected where the advertising was going to go,” says Lemmon. “And we didn’t do a lot of the giveaway promotions we had done before.”

    Maryland-based Adstrategies agency works with some 20 auto shows (most of them like West Virginia under the Motor Trend banner). Van Loon says one of the challenges is getting members of auto show committees to understand who actually goes to a show.

    “Everyone wants to think they’re like them,” says Van Loon. “But the core attendee is probably a male, 18-44 years of age. It’s difficult to convince the auto show committee member that the typical person attending isn’t them.”

    Lemmon says Van Loon was willing to “do something different” which, in the case of West Virginia, was actually targeting that 18-44 year old demographic, sometimes to the exclusion of others who weren’t likely going to be attending the show anyway.

    A key to acting on the survey information, says Van Loon, is actually starting with good information.

    The signature Motor Trend "highway" carpeting in Charleston, West Virginia.

    “It was an idea we presented to Motor Trend,” he says. “We need to get to know the customers better and we’re not sure the surveys being done are statistically correct.”

    By adding computer workstations and making it easier for show attendees to fill out a quick survey, Van Loon and his team have been able to not only capture valid information, but apply modern survey technologies to understanding what attendees want from the show and, who they are from a demographic standpoint.

    By reviewing the information on a consistent basis year after year, Van Loon says course corrections in strategy can follow. “The survey information gives you a pretty good idea of what’s happening and what will happen.”

    Choosing the most effective media is one area where auto show marketers need to change, says Van Loon.

    “Three years ago, when we would ask ‘where do you get your news and information?’ what would come up was newspapers, TV, radio,” he says. “The Internet wasn’t even on the survey screen. Now it’s consistently coming up as the number one way the majority of people get their news and information, and the younger they are, the more common that is. A lot of people haven’t dealt with that reality.”

    Lemmon says the show was able to secure a major sponsor in a local convenience store chain, One Stop, which offered a free ticket promotion with the purchase of eight gallons of fuel. “They got one ticket free, but the survey information we had suggested people come to the show with someone else. So they had to buy a second ticket, which helped with the attendance.”

    Profile: West Virginia International Auto Show

    Date:
    Jan. 19-21, 2007

    Next show:
    Jan. 18-20, 2008

    Place:
    Charleston Civic Center

    Exhibit Space:
    110,000 square feet

    Tickets:
    Adults, $7; Seniors (62 plus), $4; Children (7-12), $3; under 6 free

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

    Show Contact:
    Ruth Lemmon, ATAE
    President, West Virginia Automobile & Truck Dealers Association
    rlemmon@wvcar.com, 304.343.4158

    Show Website:
    www.motortrendautoshows.com/charwv

    Discount Coupons:
    $1 off on Web site






    Detroit: Focus on media becomes basis for constant improvements

    While Detroit’s North American International Auto Show shares a common purpose among other events in other cities, one thing stands out from the perspective of Rod Alberts, executive director of both the show and the sponsoring Detroit Auto Dealers Association.

    “This is primarily a media-driven show,” says Alberts. “Our focus is providing a great place to unveil cars for manufacturers who want to use Detroit as a stage. And we’re very pleased with the results this year.”

    GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz talks with his wife Denise in front of the new Chevrolet Malibu at the black tie Charity Preview.

    Indeed, the Motor City saw some 55 unveilings, 90 percent of which were worldwide.

    And more than 6,000 media from 62 countries were on hand to pass on the news to the world’s readers, viewers listeners and surfers.

    While unveilings and media attention are key to the show’s success, as Alberts explains, the various elements associated with the NAIAS are all connected, which further enhances the show’s enduring success.

    “Everything is linked,” he says. “We begin with the three-day Press Preview, but it’s followed up with our Industry Preview days, which is very popular for the many suppliers in the area. And then there’s Charity Preview, an event that raises $6 million for a variety of important children’s charities in the area.”

    Still, as Alberts explains, attracting people to the show remains an important element of the overall success of the NAIAS.

    “It’s very important from a dealer perspective that we have a drive to sell cars during and after the show,” says Alberts. “But we also want to stir the market up a bit. We’re giving people a reason to come out and compare and that helps.”

    But Alberts also understands that the international attention the Detroit show generates has a spill-over effect when it comes to local market penetration. He also credits a strong media presence for helping to drive interest and, by extension, attendance.

    “Some very well-known media, such as Automotive News, AutoWeek and others are right here in Detroit,” says Alberts.

    GM Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner (l to r), Ford Motor Co. President and CEO Alan Mulally, Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm and Chrysler Group President and CEO Tom LaSorda pose for photographers backstage while waiting to be introduced at the NAIAS black tie Charity Preview (General Motors Photo/John F. Martin)

    Add to the mix the fact that the area is home to a wide cross-section of automotive suppliers (not to mention being headquarters to General Motors, Ford and Chrysler) and it’s clear that Detroit as an auto show venue remains strong.

    Alberts says all shows, including Detroit, do well to play to their strengths.

    “Every show is the best at something,” he adds. “We’ve made one of our strengths the ability to showcase the world’s products, including recently the introduction of vehicles from China.”

    At the same time, Alberts says the popular event, the only one in North America to be sanctioned on an "annual" basis by Paris-based Organisation Internationale Des Constructeurs d'Automobiles, will continue to evolve and improve.

    “We’re continually upgrading services for the media, our sponsors and the people who attend the show,” he says. “All of these groups are extremely important to us so we’re always looking for the next new idea to improve things.”

    Which is not always an easy thing to do, especially year after year.

    “Just when you think you’ve got something nailed, there’s always something you can do better.”

    Profile: North American International Auto Show

    Dates:
    Jan. 13-21, 2007

    Next show:
    Press Days - Jan. 13-15, 2008
    Industry Preview - Jan. 16-17, 2008
    Charity Preview - Jan. 18, 2008
    Public Show - Jan. 19-27, 2008

    Place:
    Cobo Conference/Exhibition Center, Detroit

    Exhibit Space:
    1 million square feet

    Tickets:
    Adults, $12; Seniors (62 and over), $6; Children under 12 (accompanied by parent), free

    Show Hours:
    9 am-10 pm, except Sun., Jan. 23: 9 am-7 pm. No admittance after 9 pm most days; no admittance after 6 pm on day of close.

    Show Contact:
    Rod Alberts, ATAE
    Executive Director, Detroit Auto Dealers Association
    248.643.0250, ralberts@dada.org

    Show Website:
    www.naias.com

    Discount Coupons:
    $8 per ticket for adults in a group of 25 or more.






    Greenville: Show reaches out to youth

    Clearly with an eye on the future, the South Carolina International Auto Show had more than its share of emphasis on young people, notably with its hosting of the state finalist competition for the Automotive Youth Educational Systems.

    The South Carolina International Auto Show featured a display of race cars from the local Pickens Speedway, one of NASCAR's oldest tracks.

    The event, sponsored by the South Carolina Automobile Dealers Association, brought area competitors together for a skills “face-off” that included problem solving in eight areas of automotive technology, the intention being to encourage the area’s most talented high school auto technicians to hone their skills and train for a future career in the field.

    Pat Watson, executive vice president of the SCADA, says the event is a tangible way for the association to give back to the community. “We are constantly reaching out to South Carolina’s youth to provide them with interesting and well-paying career opportunities within the automotive arena.”

    Show manager Shannon Packard says this year’s show was able to capitalize on the area’s interest in stock car racing, notably with a display of nine different vehicles, presented in association with the Greenville Pickens Speedway, one of the oldest tracks in the NASCAR circuit.

    Geico Insurance, which sponsors a NASCAR vehicle, brought the car to the South Carolina show. Two local car clubs, the Foothills Mustang Club and the Carolina Corvettes Club, also brought specialty vehicles to the show.

    Packard says the event stands out in her mind as a distinctly family oriented auto show.

    “We have a lot of families attending,” she says. “There a number that see this as a real family outing, and not just on the Sunday Family Day.”

    Still, the show had a heavy emphasis on vehicles, including the popular Toyota Off Road On Site Adventure and concepts from Ford, including its Super Chief truck.

    Toyota's On Site Off Road Adventure appeared
    at the South Carolina auto show.

    Clowns provided family style entertainment
    at the South Carolina show.

    Profile: South Carolina International Auto Show

    Dates:
    Jan. 12-15, 2007

    Next show:
    Jan. 11-14, 2008

    Place:
    Palmetto Expo Center (to be re-branded Carolina First Center)

    Exhibit Space:
    218,000 square feet

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

    Show Hours:
    Fri.-Sat. 10 am-10 pm; Sun.-Mon. 10 am-6 pm.

    Show Contact:
    Shannon Packard
    Motor Trend Auto Shows
    858.523.0001, shannon.packard@primedia.com

    Show Web site:
    www.motortrendautoshows.com/greenvl






    Harrisburg: Selling show among distinguishing factors

    Unique is not one of those words you want to banter about.

    But in the case of the Pennsylvania Auto & Boat Show, based in Harrisburg, Penn., it’s appropriate, notably for the way the show is governed.

    In fact, the Harrisburg Automotive Trade Association exists solely for the purpose of running the auto show, says Ray Bromley, the ATAE member who serves as its vice president.

    Bromley is also a car dealer (with separate Volvo and Saab franchises), again unusual if not unique among the Auto Shows of North America community.

    “It is an unusual situation,” says Bromley, who admits the setup means he isn’t as active in ATAE as other members might be. “We don’t have education programs, facilities or staff.”

    What they do have is an auto and boat show that takes up 280,000 square feet of the Pennsylvania State Farm Show Complex, a multi-building facility that Bromley says presents some challenges to decorators who have to deal with a - that word again - unique layout.

    “Parts of the complex are very old,” says Bromley. “In some ways, it’s like putting lipstick on a pig.”

    While many dealerships handle exhibits on their own, about half the manufacturers take an active role in managing their show presence, among them General Motors, which rents out half the main hall.

    Add to the list of “different” characteristics of the show the fact that it’s a selling show, one of just a few where vehicles actually change hands.

    However, Bromley says both manufacturers and members of the auto show committee have tended to de-emphasize the selling aspects, with fewer closing booths now in place. “When manufacturers pay for the space and run the show, they want to be building relationships, bringing in their own product specialists,” says Bromley. “Some frown upon a salesperson for the dealership being in the display area.”

    On the other hand, dealerships that have a strong conversion van business are among those who do very well, he says, although for the most part “people would rather do business at the dealership.”

    At the show, which is in its 33rd year, one of the features was a sanctioned Corvette Concours competition held on Saturday and Sunday.

    There were also live motorcycle builds at the show, an antique vehicle and classic car display, and a collection of historic race cars, courtesy of the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing.

    A special promotion featured a tricked out Honda Civic Coupe that was given away at the show.

    Among the special guests were Penn State football coaches Tom Bradley and Mike McQueary and NASCAR driver Derrike Cope, all of whom were on hand to sign autographs.

    Profile: Pennsylvania Auto & Boat Show

    Dates:
    Jan. 24-28, 2007

    Next show:
    Jan. 23-27, 2008

    Place:
    Pennsylvania State Farm Show Complex

    Exhibit Space:
    280,000+ square feet

    Tickets:
    Adults (13 and over), $8; Seniors (62 and over), $5; Military, $5; Children (7 to 12), $3; Children (6 and under, Free

    Show Hours:
    Wed.-Thurs., 1 pm-9 pm; Fri.-Sat., 10 am-9 pm; Sun., 10 am-5 pm.

    Show Contact:
    Shannon Packard
    Motor Trend Auto Shows
    858.523.0001, shannon.packard@primedia.com

    Show Web site:
    www.motortrendautoshows.com/greenvl






    Phoenix: Convention center to double

    No pain, no gain.

    While the expression may be typically related to getting one’s body in shape, for Knox Ramsay, president of the Valley Auto Dealers Association, host of the Arizona International Auto Show, it’s all about the inconvenience that comes from a doubling of space at the Phoenix Convention Center.

    “We’re in a state of transition,” says Ramsay, whose latest show operated out of three separate facilities as the first year of a three year construction project took place.

    As the Arizona International Auto Show looks forward to an expanded venue, a tented pavilion added some 15,000 square feet of temporary space for the event.

    Among the challenges faced by Ramsay and producer Motor Trend Auto Shows, was making sure attendees weren’t confused by it all.

    “We had to do a lot of work on signage, helping guide people through the three facilities,” says Ramsay.

    In the end, the construction of a 15,000 square foot tented pavilion on a closed street adjacent to the convention center helped ease what might have been an even more crowded situation.

    “Manufacturers were pleased with the space we had,” says Ramsay.

    Featured at this year’s show were two Ride and Drive events, hosted by Ford and Chevrolet. “The way we configured the space, it was very easy for them to stage their vehicles and both manufacturers had very successful events.”

    Crowds and more crowds are just what any auto show director likes to see.

    Ramsay built a database of show attendees from entries to a contest, the winner getting $25,000 toward the purchase of a new vehicle.

    “It’s going to put us in a position to direct market to those individuals for next year’s show,” he adds. “We’ve discovered that a high percentage of those attending will come again in subsequent years.”

    Looking ahead to those years, Ramsay says a revamped Phoenix Convention Center will include some 350,000 square feet of contiguous space, the result of a new building being linked to existing display space.

    “Depending on how we lay out the show floor, we could have an additional 150,000 square feet available to us.”

    Profile: Arizona International Auto Show

    Dates:
    Nov. 23-26, 2006

    Next show:
    Nov. 22-25, 2007

    Place:
    Phoenix Civic Plaza

    Exhibit Space:
    254,000 square feet

    Tickets:
    Adults, $9; Seniors (62 plus), $5; Military, $5; Students, $5; Children (7-12), $4; under 6, free

    Show Hours:
    Thurs. 9 am-7 pm; Fri.-Sat., 9 am-10 pm; Sun., 9 am-7 pm

    Show Contact:
    Knox Ramsey, ATAE
    President, Valley Automobile Dealers Association
    602.468.0888, knox@aada.com

    Show Website:
    www.motortrendautoshows.com/phoenix






    Portland: Selling show expands aftermarket, adds exotics to the mix

    Bigger and bigger. For the first time, the Portland International Auto Show took over the entire Oregon Convention Center, a fact that suits Barbara Pudney just fine.

    Portland's 'Exotic Lane' gave prospective car buyers a little something extra to consider.

    The show producer, who serves as vice president of Paragon Group, points to the expansion of a popular aftermarket showcase and more space taken up by exhibitors.

    The results, says Pudney, were just what organizers hoped for. “We were very pleased with the show.”

    Indeed, the addition of 50,000 square feet to the show space coincided with a bump in attendance, which Pudney attributes to the aftermarket exhibit. The “Styling, Performance & Auto Accessories Showcase" was part of a “Motor Madness” area that included a motorcycle showcase and a display of exotic vehicles, including those from Ferrari, Maserati, Panoz and Spyker.

    “People aren’t just coming for the 2007 models,” she says. “They’re looking for ways to customize and personalize their vehicles.”

    Among the features at the Portland show was an expanded Aftermarket Accessories Showcase.

    Yet some show goers were, in fact, in the buying mood. One of just a few auto shows where actually selling a vehicle is permitted (Louisville and Harrisburg, Penn., are two of the others), Pudney heard from dealers who said they did more business in the four days of the event than any four days they can remember.

    About half the dealers at the event actually had closing booths at the show, although Pudney acknowledges that not every manufacturer embraces the idea of having salespeople in the exhibit area.

    Still, show attendees know and expect to get a “special deal” at the auto show. And advertisements running a full month after often refer to the show.

    Greg Remensperger, the ATAE in Portland, Oregon, announced the winner of the Ford Edge giveaway--Steve Okazaki.

    Among the show features were the latest rendition of an annual vehicle giveaway contest, this year featuring a Ford Edge crossover. Other show features included a classic car showcase, featuring vehicles from the 1930s and 1940s, courtesy of the Road Angels, a club established in 1951.

    For children, a “Kids Stop Pit Stop” included a “Kiddy Grand Prix” inflatable moon bounce, face painting, and a Saturday appearance by the Kader Klowns, part of the local Al Kader Shriners club.

    Pudney says the intention has been for the Portland show to become an “all transportation” show (hence, the addition of motorcycles three years ago).

    “We try to come up with new ideas all the time,” says Pudney, referring to what amounts to an annual process of reviewing and renewing the show. “We present them to the auto show committee and go from there. It’s a cooperative effort.”

    Profile: Portland International Auto Show

    Dates:
    Jan. 25-28, 2007

    Next show:
    Jan. 24-27, 2008

    Place:
    Oregon Convention Center

    Exhibit Space:
    350,000 square feet

    Tickets:
    Adults $10; Seniors, $8; Children (7-12), $5; 6 & under free

    Show Hours:
    Sunday, 10 am-7 pm; balance of show, 10 am-10 pm

    Show Contact:
    Greg Remensperger, ATAE
    Executive Vice President
    Oregon Auto Dealers Association
    Metro Portland New Car Dealers Association
    Greg@oregonautodealers.org, 503.233.5044

    Show Web site:
    www.portlandautoshow.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
    2/7/2008 - 2/10/2008

    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
    2/6/2008 - 2/10/2008

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

    Charleston
    West Virginia International Auto Show
    1/18/2008 - 1/20/2008

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

    Chicago
    Chicago Auto Show
    2/8/2008 - 2/17/2008

    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
    2/8/2008 - 2/10/2008

    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
    1/19/2008 - 1/27/2008

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

    Fort Worth
    Greater Tarrant County Auto Show
    3/13/2008 - 3/16/2008

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

    Greenville
    South Carolina International Auto Show
    1/11/2008 - 1/14/2008

    Harrisburg, PA
    Pennsylvania Auto and Boat Show
    1/23/2008 - 1/27/2008

    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
    1/26/2008 - 2/3/2008

    Indianapolis
    Indianapolis Auto Show
    12/27/2007 - 1/1/2008

    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
    1/18/2008 - 1/27/2008

    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
    4/26/2007 - 4/30/2007

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

    Providence
    Northeast International Auto Show
    1/24/2008 - 1/27/2008

    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
    1/23/2008 - 1/27/2008

    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
    2/15/2008 - 2/17/2008

    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
    1/24/2008 - 1/29/2008





    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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