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Industry News
» Autoweek's Dutch Mandel to address
   ASNA Summer Meeting
» Auto resurgence leads to ripple down
   effect
» Government regulators and industry
   officials discuss electric battery safety
» Carroll Shelby, icon of auto industry,
   dies at 89
» People on the Move


Show Profiles
» Cleveland: Industry interest means
   upbeat mood at show
» Spokane: Selling show attracts car
   buyers from broad area
» Oklahoma City: Family entertainment
   makes a comeback
» Edmonton: New space provides more
   breathing room
» Kansas City: Baseball fever at the
   KC Auto Show
» Minneapolis/St. Paul: Warm weather not
   always what a hot market wants
» New Orleans: Rebuilding the show,
   city post-Katrina
» Rochester: Historically steady economy
   translates into no big swings for
   auto show


» Show Directory
» Credits/Contacts


Industry News

Autoweek's Dutch Mandel to address ASNA Summer Meeting

The energy continues to grow as final plans are put in place for the 2012 ASNA Summer Meeting, July 10-11, at the Stein Eriksen Lodge in Park City, Utah.

"The momentum for this year's ASNA meeting just keeps building," said an enthusiastic Stacey Castle, chair of ATAE’s ASNA Committee. "And, when an organization is able to attract a top auto industry personality like Dutch Mandel, well, we feel pretty good about the direction of ASNA and our event."


Dutch Mandel
Dutch Mandel has spent an extraordinary amount of time around cars which serves him well as editorial director and associate publisher of the Autoweek Media Group, which includes the nation’s only fortnightly car magazine, multiple websites, studio facilities, television show and automotive events. He comes to the world of car journalism honestly, too, as his father was in the business for all of his adult life.

Mandel, 54, has written for Sports Car Graphic and Car and Driver as well as Sport Diver, Backpacker, and Ski X-C magazines. For the past 27 years he has worked in several capacities with four of the more than 30 titles owned by Crain Communications, Inc., parent company of Autoweek. He has to his credit a number of journalism and magazine-writing awards.

Mandel worked closely in the creation and development of the Autoweek web sites as well as the television show “Autoweek’s Vinsetta Garage,” which appears on the Velocity Network. His consumer-focused auto commentary was heard weekly on WJR radio in Detroit. Mandel was automotive consultant on the Pixar movies CARS and CARS 2.

He lives in Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich., with his wife, Rebecca, and their three sons Jake, 23, Clay, 20, and Matt, 20.

Castle added that companies continue to sign on as attendees of the ASNA Summer Meeting, including, to date:

  • Auto Dealers Risk Solutions
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Czarnowski
  • Dodge
  • EEI Global
  • Fern Expo. and Event Services
  • Fiat
  • Freeman
  • George P. Johnson Co.
  • GMC
  • H.B Stubbs
  • Hargrove, Inc.
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Nissan
  • Ram
  • Romanelli Event Services
  • Subaru
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen

One of the many splendid views at the
Stein Eriksen Lodge.

For more information regarding program and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Joe Rohatynski; Jennifer Colman
or Stacey Castle

Auto resurgence leads to ripple down effect

Strong sales in the U.S. automotive sector is starting to reverberate through the economy. Momentum in the steel industry, freight lines and lenders are signals of lasting, robust growth, reports Automotive News. "A whole host of areas could see the multiplier effect," says Joseph Carson, a former GM economist and now director of global economic research at Alliance Bernstein LP in New York. "We’re at the beginning of a very long and durable cycle.” Another industry watcher, George Magliano, senior principal economist at IHS Automotive, said auto sales are leading the way in consumer spending. “It’s a function of pent-up demand and all the things that go with an economy that’s getting better. It helps everybody when the auto industry does well.” At Ford, adding production is one of the key objectives, said James Tetrault, vice president of North American Manufacturing. “Requiring more capacity from our plants is a good problem to have.”

Government regulators and industry officials discuss electric battery safety

How safe are electric batteries? U.S. government regulators and industry leaders gathered in Washington mid-May to discuss the issue at a technical workshop hosted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The conference followed several investigations NHTSA is dealing with, one of the latest being a garage fire in Texas that consumed a $103,000 Fisker Karma. NHTSA Administrator David Strickland has said lithium- ion batteries present different safety and regulatory issues than typical internal- combustion engines. "Just as safety protocols had to be developed and updated for internal combustion engines, so too are we working to do the same with vehicles using this new propulsion system."

Carroll Shelby, icon of auto industry, dies at 89


Carroll Shelby at the LA Auto Show
The man who turned an iconic muscle car into something even greater has died at the age of 89. Carroll Shelby, the legendary car designer who won the 24 Hours of LeMans after the failure of his East Texas chicken farm, was credited with injecting testosterone into Ford's Mustang and Chrysler's Viper. When he died in a Dallas hospital on May 10, he also was one of the longest-living heart transplant recipients, having received a heart on June 7, 1990, from a 34-year-old man who died of an aneurysm. Edsel Ford II, a member of the board of directors at Ford and great-grandson of Henry Ford, the automaker's founder, said the Ford/Shelby collaboration is one that is important to Ford and the Ford family. "Carroll Shelby will always be remembered as an innovator, a performance vehicle legend but most importantly an incredible partner and close friend for more than 60 years,” said Ford. "Carroll will continue to be the inspiration behind our future collaboration that will carry his name. My family and I are honored to have had Carroll as a friend and part of our family. He will never be forgotten.” Caroll Shelby is survived by his wife, Cleo Shelby; his three children, Patrick, Michael and Sharon; his sister, Anne Shelby Ellison; six grandchildren and four great- grandchildren.

People on the Move

Marty Haynes
Marty Haynes
Marty Haynes, who for the last 12 years has worked in the automotive division of American Suzuki -- primarily in auto shows -- is returning to his roots. Effective June 1, Hayes, who currently is manager of Auto Shows and Event Marketing, becomes manager of Dealer Development by rejoining Suzuki's motorcycle division.

Haynes says he's excited about the new opportunity, but won't be attending many auto shows as a result.

"That's my loss," he says. "I will miss the people I’ve met working with auto shows, events and PR… I enjoyed getting out and seeing the shows, helping with PR events, and helping to make auto shows just a little bit better."

Haynes' replacement will be announced closer to the job change. He will still be reachable at mhaynes@suz.com or 714.264.3798.


Paul Brian
Paul Brian
Kevin Mayer
Kevin Mayer
Paul Brian, whose name has been synonymous with the Chicago Auto Show for nearly 20 years, retired at the end of April. Brian will continue as host of Drive Chicago, which is heard on WLS radio 890 AM. His duties at the Chicago Auto Trade Association are being filled by Mark Bilek, who is the CATA's Internet Director.


Kevin Mayer, director of advertising and sales promotion at Chevrolet, has been snapped up by VW of America as a vice president. Mayer fills a position that's been open for more than a year after the departure of Tim Ellis. Mayer, who will take on the new position June 6, had a major hand in the development of Super Bowl ads and the launch of the Sonic last year.

Show Profiles

Cleveland: Industry interest means upbeat mood at show

"The entire mood of the show was much more upbeat this year," said Lou Vitantonio Jr. , who heads up both the Cleveland Auto Show and the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association. "Dealers and automakers left the show optimistic not only about the continued growth of the local market but also the health of the economy in general."


Joshua Cribbs, a wide receiver with the NFL Cleveland Browns, was one of several players on hand at the Cleveland Auto Show.
Indeed, according to Vitantonio, a good number of the people attending this year’s show were serious about buying a vehicle.

Concerns about how a spike in gasoline prices might have affected show traffic turned out to be unfounded. "We found consumers were actually looking to replace older vehicles with newer, more fuel efficient ones," added Vitantonio.

They got to check out those future vehicles in a much more up close way than ever before, with more interactive Ride and Drives than ever before—with Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Ford, Kia, Subaru and Toyota all hosting events.

“Any time you can put someone behind the wheel of a vehicle for a test drive, it increases your chances of actually having them take the vehicle home,” said Brian O’Donnell, president of the Valley Automotive Group and chairman of the 2012 Cleveland Auto Show.

Social media played a significant role in maintaining the momentum, with the show continuing an active presence through Facebook and Twitter. Daily polls reached out to attendees and those who might be considering attending.

A "green tour" linked by QR codes gave attendees the opportunity to use their smart phones to take them vehicle-by-vehicle around the show, highlighting those that have a decidedly eco-emphasis.

Beyond the show itself, the region is home to several manufacturing facilities, which underscores the importance of the automotive industry among attendees.

"Jeep's Toledo plant is just halfway between Cleveland and Detroit, on the east side they're building the Chevy Cruze at Lordstown plant, a quarter mile away is Ford's engine plant and to the south is Honda," noted Vitantonio. "People here have a huge vested interest in the industry."


Profile: Cleveland Auto Show

Dates:
Feb. 25-March 4, 2012

Place:
I-X Center

Exhibit Space:
750,000+ square feet

Tickets:
$12.50 adults; $10.50, pre-teen and seniors; children under 6 free

Show Hours:
Weekdays 11 am-10 pm; Sundays, 11 am-8 pm

Produced by:
Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association

Show Contact:
Lou Vitantonio Jr
lvitt@gcada.org, 440.746.1500

Show Website:
www.clevelandautoshow.com

Spokane: Selling show attracts car buyers from broad area

"People are seriously looking at cars again."

That's the assessment of Kip Nedved , who produces the Spokane International Auto Show on behalf of the Spokane New Car Dealers Association, where ATAE Don Kellman is executive vice president.

Held Feb. 10-12, the event had Nedved, who runs a local advertising company, taking what is obviously not a fond look back on the past few years of industry upheaval.

"A couple of years ago, it was an incredibly difficult time," said Nedved. "There were exhibitors dropping out of the show to the point where we were redrawing our floor plan twice a week, consolidating space and getting smaller."

That's all history, said Nedved, with attendance on the upswing (up 5% this year, after a 9% increase the year before).

"This year we had the feeling that what we're experiencing has to be pretty much everywhere," he added. "The market is definitely coming back."

Nedved said that while he believes the market still has room to grow, a lesson has been learned.

"Factories were reacting to what they believed consumers wanted, but now they're reacting to what consumers want today and that's more fuel efficient cars," he said. "Electric vehicles are starting to catch on and hybrids are very popular."

As far as the Spokane show is concerned, a 15% increase in footprint makes the event as big as it's ever been as far as square footage is concerned.

But what sets Spokane apart from most other shows is the fact that consumers are able to actually buy a vehicle on the floor. They complete the paperwork at the dealership, but the event is a true "selling show," said Nedved.

"People can sit down and negotiate a deal before they leave the show. That's a big deal in this market."

With a dedicated test drive area for each of the manufacturers, it's a concept that clearly works.

"It's really no different in that respect from the dealership," said Nedved.

Attendees at the Spokane show come from as far as 30 miles inside the nearby state of Idaho, making the area "a whole different world," he added. "We're on the other side of the Cascade mountains from Seattle, making us the largest market within three or four hundred miles. Our dealers draw a lot of business."

Profile: Spokane International Auto Show

Dates:
February 10-12, 2012

Place:
Spokane County Fair and Expo Center

Exhibit Space:
110,000 square feet

Tickets:
$7 adults; $6, seniors (over 62), children under 12 free-

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

Show Contact:
Kip Nedved, Show Producer
509.995.1100 producer@spokaneautoshow.com

Produced by:
Nedved Advertising

Owned by:
Spokane New Car Dealers Association

Show Website:
www.spokaneautoshow.com

Oklahoma City: Family entertainment makes a comeback

At this season's Oklahoma City International Auto Show, held March 1-4, it was something of a change in direction for organizers: not only the latest in new vehicles, but a focus on providing attendees with family entertainment, too.

As ATAE Peter Hodges explained, a number of in-show attractions were designed to deliver buyers to automaker displays.

"We've seen double-digit increases in sales recently," said Hodges, who serves as head of the Metropolitan Auto Dealers Association. "For a combination of new cars and trucks, sales are up 21% year over year."

In addition to a Ride and Drive by Subaru, family friendly elements such as the Marvels Avengers Assemble Show (including the Avengers "Shield Car"), SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick, and Hotwheels giveaways were part of the fun.

Skipper Bivins, host of Animal Planet's Hillbilly Handfishin', was also on hand.

Given the perennial popularity of University of Oklahoma football, an appearance by former player Ryan Broyles was also a popular addition to the auto show.

Hodges said the auto show continued with its Route 66 classic car exhibit, thanks to participation by the Oklahoma Hot Rod Association and the Oklahoma Mustang Club.

Surrounding the Route 66 display were vendors with auto-related products, all housed in its own 26,000-square-foot building.

Celebrating the show's 95th incarnation was a replication of the 1917 auto show, an exhibit in its own right put on in cooperation with the Sooner Region Horseless Carriage Association of America.

Still, new cars and trucks were the major draw. "The vast majority come to check out the latest vehicles, there's no doubt about that," said Hodges.

Oklahoma residents haven't long to wait before they get another chance to check out those vehicles, thanks to a second show held every year in connection with the Oklahoma State Fair, this year scheduled from Sept. 13-23.

The major difference, explained Hodges, is the size. "We have just one building, so it's quite a bit more compact, but we actually have more people attending because of the popularity of the State Fair."

Profile: Oklahoma City International Auto Show

Dates:
March 1-4, 2012

Place:
Oklahoma State Fair Park

Exhibit Space:
213,000 gross sq. ft.

Tickets:
$10 adults; $4, children (7-12); 6 and under free.

Show Hours:
Thurs-Friday, 11 am-9 pm; Saturday, 10 am-9 pm; Sunday, 10 am-6 pm

Produced by:
Metropolitan Auto Dealers Association

Show Contact:
Peter Hodges, President, Metropolitan Auto Dealers Association
madapeter@coxinet.net, 405.607.0400

Show Website:
www.okcautoshow.org

Edmonton: New space provides more breathing room

With an entirely new convention space at his disposal, Bob Vilas, the ATAE who heads the Edmonton Motor Dealers Association, must feel like the proverbial kid in the candy shop.

"The question before us was 'how can we use all this space?'" noted Vilas, who organizes the Edmonton Motor Show, held this season March 1-4 at the Edmonton Expo Centre.

The expansion, which added 200,000 square feet to the original space, was completed in December, 2009. Since then, the Edmonton Motor Show has taken full use of that new space.

"It's become a new show," said Vilas of the half million square feet now at his disposal.

One addition to the show is a 54,000-square-foot collector car auction that has seen about 120 cars auctioned in the last two years. With a sell percentage of about 70%, the dealers' association shares in the proceeds, which go toward scholarship programs for auto technicians.

The show also includes another 58,000 square feet of aftermarket product displays, which will be increased to 110,000 square feet next year.

Adjusting to the new space has been a steady but slow process, said Vilas. "We didn't expand right away, but the success of the previous year gave us the confidence to make these moves. In the end, we still had to turn down 24,000 square feet of display business."

A third growth area comes in the form of a "Lux Lane," where an older hall was converted into 77,000 square feet of luxury vehicle displays.

As Vilas explained, an entirely new atmosphere was created with the use of hanging fabric from the 34-foot tall ceiling.

"We draped the area from floor to ceiling in black, pulling it out 10 feet from wall," explained Vilas. "That's normally lost space that manufacturers have taken as storage, but the interesting thing is that doing that buffered the sound. When you walked into the hall, it was a hush. And with 5,000 people in the hall, the hanging fabric sucks up the noise."

Vilas said the new space, with cleaner deck plates, interconnecting hanging points on the walls and a fully connected (hard wire and wireless) data infrastructure, all contributed to the success of the show.

Social media is next on the auto show's agenda, including a smart phone app and a revamped web site, both of which are on the drawing board.

"We didn't want to jump into things until we had a game plan. Now we're ready to put things into place."


Profile: Edmonton Motor Show

Dates:
March 1-4, 2012

Place:
Edmonton Expo Centre

Exhibit Space:
500,000 square feet

Tickets:
$15 adults; $12, advance adult, seniors, students; children under 8 free; $36 family pass (two children, two adults)

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

Produced by:
Edmonton Motor Dealers Association

Show Contact:
Bob Vilas, Executive Director, Edmonton Motor Dealers Association
bvilas@emdacars.com, 780.439.3974

Show Website:
www.emdacars.com/motorshow

Kansas City: Baseball fever at the KC Auto Show

A strategic alliance with the Kansas City Royals and Major League Baseball helped give those attending the 2012 Kansas City International Auto Show a chance to look ahead to the MLB All-Star Game, to be played in the city July 10.

Tagged the “Signs of Spring,” the auto show was dressed to please with displays that included the World’s Largest Baseball, Royals Hall of Fame memorabilia, the 1985

World Series Trophy, player autograph sessions, and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum—all sitting center-stage as red-white-and blue All-Star bunting lined the perimeter of the exhibit hall.

Larry Carl, who serves as executive vice president of the Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Kansas City, admitted that having the 2012 Big 12 Conference Basketball Tournament held at the same time as the auto show likely affected attendance.

At the same time, the auto show managed to make lemonade out of that particular lemon by offering a $2 discount to those who showed their basketball tournament ticket at the box office. That offer generated a 5% redemption response.

Those who did make it to the auto show got to participate in five Ride and Drive events, including the indoor Camp Jeep Driving Experience, and events from General Motors, Chrysler Group, and Kia and Subaru.

A display by the U.S. Army, which held four separate induction ceremonies for new recruits during the auto show, was also popular with attendees.

"Those attractions were busy all day, every day," said Carl.

The auto show also partnered with the areas largest grocery chain in the area. With no cash involved, Price Chopper customers were given a $1 off discount to attend the auto show, with some 42% of ticket sales "touched" by the program.

Carl and his team gave an extra attendance push on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday traffic by introducing a "2 tickets for $15" promotion, generating 36% of ticket revenue during those days.

"Subsequent to the show, our dealers felt the 'afterglow' for weeks," said Carl. "It capped off a very strong first quarter."

Profile: Kansas City International Auto Show

Dates:
March 7 – 11, 2012

Place:
Bartle Hall at the Kansas City Convention Center

Exhibit Space:
400,000 square feet

Tickets:
Adult $10; Children 7-12 $5; Kids under 7 free

Show Hours:
Wednesday: 5 pm – 10 pm; Thurs-Fri-Sat: 10 am – 10 pm; Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm

Produced by:
Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Kansas City

Show Contact:
Larry Carl, Executive Vice President
lcarl@adakc.com
Natalie Sullivan, Floor Manager
nsullivan@adakc.com

Show Website:
www.kcautoshow.com

Minneapolis/St. Paul: Warm weather not always what a hot market wants

When you're in a part of the country where winters are challenging, just watch what a warm spell can do to an auto show, even in a market that's outperforming anything seen in recent years.

That's exactly what happened with the Twin Cities Auto Show, held March 10-18 at the Minneapolis Convention Center and overseen by Scott Lambert, who heads both the city and state auto dealers associations.

"It was a very good show, but we were fighting unseasonably good weather," said Lambert, who took over auto show duties from a retiring Bill Abraham some three years ago. "It was our first 70-degree weather in early March."

Nevertheless, Lambert, who has been with the state association for more than 20 years, is ready to grow the show, which has a 350,000-square-foot presence.

Lambert said keeping attendees entertained is part of the ongoing strategy. "This is as much an entertainment venue as it is a place to show autos," he said, pointing out that the latest show included a rock concert by Blood, Sweat and Tears.

The auto show also provided a drive-up child seat safety check, with one free ticket per vehicle participating.

Add the dancing robot that was featured at the show and you get the idea: always something going on.

Lambert said the results speak for themselves: steady growth in attendance year over year and pricing that has loosened up somewhat to make the auto show more of a family event than ever before.

The local market, as is the case in most parts of North America, is in a resurgent mood. "Things have been getting better since we bottomed out in 2009," noted Lambert.


Profile: Twin Cities Auto Show

Dates:
March 10-18, 2012

Place:
Minneapolis Convention Center

Exhibit space:
350,000 square feet

Tickets:
Adults, $10; Junior (age 11-15), $5; Children under 10, free. Wednesday adult admission $5.

Hours:


Produced by:
Greater Metropolitan Auto Dealers Association of Minnesota, Inc.

Show contact:
ATAE Scott Lambert lambert@mada.org

Show Website:
www.twincitiesautoshow.com

New Orleans: Rebuilding the show, city post-Katrina

It's been quite a journey for Jeffrie Schultis-Fricke, the ATAE in New Orleans who runs the New Orleans Auto Show, and the Greater New Orleans New Car Dealers Association.

In the ongoing post-Katrina environment, the Big Easy has now become one of the fastest growing cities in America, with the auto show having grown steadily since the natural disaster that almost closed the city.

"This year, as far as the auto show is concerned, we were very close to our pre- Katrina attendance," said Schultis-Fricke. "We're very excited about that, especially as we see manufacturer participation grow steadily."

The show, held in the monstrous Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, uses only about a fifth of the venue's total of 1.1 million square feet, which means organizers have lots of flex room for growth.

At this year's show, that scenario was put to the test, with more demand for display space forcing organizers to open up a wall, giving room for concessions to operate.

"It worked out very well," said Schultis-Fricke. "As soon as you walked in, you could see the eating area and we had a new caterer who had carts wheeling around the facility."

Inside, in addition to all the new vehicles, a display of some 15 classic Corvette vehicles, courtesy of a local club, was a highlight.

The rebuilding of the auto show is also reflective of a similar transformation in the city itself.

"We've really changed our footprint in many ways," said Schultis-Fricke. "There's more green space now and the quality of life issues have been treated differently compared to pre-Katrina. We have new hospitals, a new biomedical corridor, and we're attracting high paying jobs in the engineering and bio medical fields."

Still, scheduling can be a challenge. For example, next year's show has been bumped to April due to the Super Bowl.

Schultis-Fricke isn't complaining, having seen the accelerated schedule to transform the city. "We thought it might take 25 years, but now it's looking like 15 to 20 years."

The wait will be worth it in the end, she added.

"It will be better than ever and that's what's exciting."

Profile: Greater New Orleans International Auto Show

Dates:
March 16-18, 2012

Place:
Morial Convention Center

Exhibit Space:
150,000 square feet

Tickets:
$9 adults; $5, military, seniors, children (12-17); children under 12 free, $16 family pack (two adults, two children).

Show Hours:
Fri: noon-9 pm; Sat: 10 am-10 pm; Sun: 10 am to 6 pm

Produced by:
Paramount Shows

Show Contact:
Jeffrie Schultis-Fricke, Show Director and Executive Director of the Greater New Orleans New Car Dealers Association
schultis@ymail.com, 504.831.8863

Show Website:
www.neworleansauto.com

Rochester: Historically steady economy translates into no big swings for auto show

Unlike many other markets in the United States, Rochester, New York, hasn't had the tumultuous ups and downs of the auto industry.

Which means in great part the Rochester International Auto Show has been largely unchanged during the last few years.

ATAE Brad McAreavy, who heads the Rochester Automobile Dealers Association, said attendance at this season's show, held March 1-4, was "very similar" to last year.

Part of the dynamic is the relatively small size of the venue, the Rochester Riverside Convention Center, with its 80,000 square feet of space.

"We basically pack cars in there, trying to get as many as we can," said McAreavy. "We don't do a lot of other entertainment and we don't have booths for things not related to selling cars."

One exception to that space-driven rule was a repeat from other years—a continuing campaign to educate drivers on the dangers of distracting driving. A state police-sponsored driving simulator shows teenagers how easy and dangerous it can be to lose control of a vehicle while texting.

Appearances by Mini Cooper, Fisker and Smart were among the highlights from a vehicle perspective.

While space seems to be the show's biggest limiting factor, there's no solution to that dilemma in sight, said McAreavy.

"We're the biggest show that takes place there," he said. "And for 99% of the events that are held there, the space is just fine."

From an economic standpoint, former powerhouse companies like Xerox and Kodak (now in bankruptcy) have largely been in a state of transformation. Today, the big employers are universities and medical centers.

"Rochester is a community that fluctuates on a much narrower scope than the rest of the country," said McAreavy. "In 2008-09, when car sales were down 20% per year, we were never down more than 10% here."

Profile: Rochester International Auto Show

Dates:
March 1-4, 2012

Place:
Rochester Riverside Convention Center

Exhibit Space:
80,000 square feet

Tickets:
$9 adults; $6, military and seniors; $3, children under 12 (children under 5 free).

Show Hours:
Thurs-Friday, noon-10 pm; Saturday, 10 am-10 pm; Sunday, 10 am-7 pm

Produced by:
Rochester Automobile Dealers Association

Show Contact:
Brad McAreavy, President, Edmonton Motor Dealers Association
bmcareavy@therada.org, 585.272.7232

Show Website:
www.rochesterautodealers.org/public/rochester-international-auto-show

Show Directory

Albany
Albany Auto Show
3/9/2012 - 3/11/2012

Albany
Empire State Plaza Auto Show
11/4/2011 - 11/6/2011

Albuquerque
New Mexico International Auto Show
4/19/2013 - 4/21/2013

Anaheim
Orange County Auto Show
10/4/2012 - 10/7/2012

Atlanta
Atlanta International Auto Show
3/14/2012 - 3/18/2012

Austin
Austin American
5/18/2012 - 5/20/2012

Baltimore
Motor Trend International Auto Show—Baltimore
2/7/2013 - 2/10/2013

Bethlehem, PA
Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Show
3/22/2012 - 3/25/2012

Birmingham
Alabama International Auto Show
11/8/2012 - 11/11/2012

Boston
New England International Auto Show
1/17/2013 - 1/21/2013

Buffalo
Buffalo Auto Show
2/6/2013 - 2/10/2013

Calgary
Calgary International Auto & Truck Show
3/13/2013 - 3/17/2013

Charleston
West Virginia International Auto Show
1/25/2013 - 1/27/2013

Charlotte
Charlotte International Auto Show
11/15/2012 - 11/18/2012

Chicago
Chicago Auto Show
2/8/2013 - 2/17/2013

Cincinnati
Cincinnati Auto Expo
2/21/2013 - 2/24/2013

Cleveland
Cleveland Auto Show
2/23/2013 - 3/3/2013

Columbus
Columbus International Auto Show
3/15/2012 - 3/18/2012

Dallas
DFW Auto Show in Dallas
3/21/2012 - 3/25/2012

Davenport
Iowa/Illinois Regional Auto Show
2/10/2012 - 2/12/2012

Dayton
Dayton Auto Show
2/23/2012 - 2/26/2012

Denver
Denver Auto Show
3/20/2013 - 3/24/2013

Detroit
North American International Auto Show
1/19/2013 - 1/27/2013

Edmonton
Edmonton Motor Show
3/1/2012 - 3/4/2012

Fort Worth
DFW Auto Show in Fort Worth
12/6/2012 - 12/9/2012

Fresno
Central California Auto Show
11/18/2011 - 11/20/2011

Greenville
South Carolina International Auto Show
1/11/2013 - 1/13/2013

Harrisburg, PA
Pennsylvania Auto Show
1/24/2013 - 1/27/2013

Hartford
Connecticut International Auto Show
11/16/2012 - 11/18/2012

Honolulu
First Hawaiian International Auto Show
3/30/2012 - 4/1/2012

Houston
Houston Auto Show
1/23/2013 - 1/27/2013

Indianapolis
Indianapolis Auto Show
12/26/2011 - 1/1/2012

Kansas City
Greater Kansas City International Auto Show
3/7/2012 - 3/11/2012

Las Vegas
Las Vegas International Auto Show
11/22/2012 - 11/25/2012

Long Beach
So Cal Test Drive Expo
6/15/2012 - 6/17/2012

Los Angeles
Los Angeles Auto Show
11/30/2012 - 12/9/2013

Louisville
Carl Casper Custom and Louisville New Car Auto Show
2/22/2013 - 2/24/2013

Miami
South Florida International Auto Show
11/8/2012 - 11/18/2012

Milwaukee
Greater Milwaukee Auto Show
2/23/2013 - 3/3/2013

Minneapolis/St. Paul
Greater St. Paul & Minneapolis International Auto Show
3/10/2012 - 3/18/2012

Montreal
Montreal International Auto Show
1/18/2013 - 1/27/2013

New Orleans
New Orleans International Auto Show
3/16/2012 - 3/18/2012

New York
New York International Auto Show
3/29/2013 - 4/7/2013

Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City International Auto Show
3/1/2012 - 3/4/2012

Oklahoma City
OKC Auto Show
3/2/2012 - 3/6/2012

Orlando
Central Florida International Auto Show
11/22/2012 - 11/25/2012

Philadelphia
Philadelphia International Auto Show
1/28/2012 - 2/5/2012

Phoenix
Arizona International Auto Show
11/22/2012 - 11/25/2012

Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh International Auto Show
2/17/2012 - 2/20/2012

Portland
Portland International Auto Show
1/26/2012 - 1/29/2012

Providence
Northeast International Auto Show
2/2/2012 - 2/5/2012

Richmond
Virginia Motor Trend International Auto Show
3/23/2012 - 3/25/2012

Rochester
Rochester International Auto Show
3/1/2012 - 3/4/2012

Sacramento
Sacramento International Auto Show
10/19/2012 - 10/21/2012

Saint Louis
Saint Louis International Auto Show
1/26/2012 - 1/29/2012

Salt Lake City
Utah International Auto Expo
1/18/2013 - 1/21/2013

San Antonio
San Antonio Auto & Truck Show
10/27/2011 - 10/30/2011

San Diego
San Diego International Auto Show
12/29/2011 - 1/1/2012

San Jose
Silicon Valley International Auto Show
1/10/2013 - 1/13/2013

Seattle
Seattle International Auto Show
11/2/2011 - 11/6/2011

Spokane
Spokane International Auto Show
2/10/2012 - 2/12/2012

Tampa
Tampa Bay International Auto Show
12/7/2012 - 12/9/2012

Toledo
Greater Toledo Auto Show
1/26/2012 - 1/29/2012

Toronto
Canadian International Auto Show
2/17/2012 - 2/25/2012

Vancouver
Vancouver International Auto Show
4/3/2012 - 4/8/2012

Washington
Washington Auto Show
1/27/2012 - 2/5/2012

Credits/Contacts:

Automotive Trade Association Executives

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

Loy Todd
ATAE Chairman

Jennifer Colman
ATAE Executive Director
jcolman@nada.org

ASNA Committee

Stacey Castle, committee chair
Sacramento International Auto Show
stacey@castlecommunications.net

Rod Alberts
North American International Auto Show
ralberts@dada.org

Tom Kwiatek
Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Show
tkwiatek@ptd.net

Greg Remensperger
Portland International Auto Show
greg@oregonautodealers.org

Scott Roth
Louisville New Car Show
sroth@glada.com

Mark Schienberg
New York International Auto Show
mark@gnyada.com

The Auto Show Report

Joe Rohatynski, senior editor
joe@roharpr.com

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

Marc Harlow, writer
marc@roharpr.com


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