E. NORRITON, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia (ADAGP) is proud to announce the return of the Philadelphia Auto Show to the Pennsylvania Convention Center from Jan. 31 to Feb. 8. The event s Media and Industry Preview Day will take place Jan. 30, followed by the Black Tie Tailgate that evening.
People visit the Auto Show for a variety of reasons, whether it s an annual tradition with friends or family or a reconnaissance mission to evaluate options or confirm their choices
With the allure of 700 vehicles under one roof, there s no better place to Find Your Next than the Philadelphia Auto Show, said Donald Franks of J.L. Freed Honda and 2015 Philadelphia Auto Show chairman. Whether your next is a first car, new vehicle for your family, a work truck, or a sports car to cruise around town, the Auto Show is your chance to examine models with advanced technology and the most up-to-date safety features offered by 40 worldwide manufacturers. These vehicles are more powerful, more fuel efficient, and more environmentally friendly than ever before. Come to the Philadelphia Auto Show to Find Your Next, and I m sure you will.
The 2015 Philadelphia Auto Show returns to the Pennsylvania Convention Center for its 114th event with a 700,000 square foot display floor featuring an array of pre-production, production, exotic, classic, and concept cars.
People visit the Auto Show for a variety of reasons, whether it s an annual tradition with friends or family or a reconnaissance mission to evaluate options or confirm their choices, said Kevin Mazzucola, executive director of the Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia. You can see vehicles on TV, the Internet, billboards, and in the newspaper, you can hear about them on the radio. But there is nothing that matches the experience of being able to see the metal, glass, and rubber that make up these machines at the Philadelphia Auto Show. Nothing.
As one of the largest auto shows in the nation, the Philadelphia Auto Show annuallywelcomes approximately 250,000 attendees during its nine-day run. The event influences over $2.5 billion in vehicle sales every year, which is just shy of a third of total sales in the Philadelphia market.
Specific product highlights and important details of the 2015 Philadelphia Auto Show include:
The Philadelphia Auto Show is the perfect place to view the latest pre-production models and catch a glimpse of what will soon be available for purchase at local dealerships. Examples of 2016 models that will be on-site at this year s event, including several all-new redesigned models, are the Volvo XC90, Lincoln MKX, Fiat 500X, Honda HR-V, Buick Cascada, and Ford Explorer. A long list of noteworthy 2015 models will also be found on this year s display floor, including the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Coupe, Lexus NX, Dodge Challenger Hellcat, and the Jeep Renegade, among others.
Concepts, Classics, and Exotics
A tradition for years, the Philadelphia Auto Show will again offer guests a sneak peek at some of the latest concept models to be unveiled, such as the new Buick Avenir concept, as well as several of the most beloved and exotic vehicles ever to hit America s roads. Ferrari returns for the second year and will feature its FF and 458 Italia models. Be sure to see the McLaren 650S Spider, Lamborghini Huracan, and Aston Martin Vanquish.
Attendees will take a trip down memory lane via the classic vehicles display on-site courtesy of Antique Automobile Club of America, LRA Auto Museum, New Hope Auto Show, and Simeone Automotive Museum. Highlights include a 1929 duPont Le Mans Speedster, 1953 Kaiser Manhattan Sedan, 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, 1969 Yenko Camaro, and a 1970 Plymouth Superbird.
Camp Jeep returns to Philadelphia bigger and better than ever with the addition of the Camp Jeep Kids Course. The Jeep Test Track is an interactive adventure zone where professional 4x4 drivers allow riders to experience a Jeep's on- and off-road capabilities. While they are waiting for their turn, Auto Show guests can also try their hand at the 25-foot tall Jeep Climbing Wall and be entertained by the Jeep 0-60 Challenge, in which guests have 60 seconds to complete a Jeep-themed task. Adjacent to Camp Jeep will be the Jeep Kids Course, where kid-sized Jeeps will be available for the younger set. Kids must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Cruise along the streets of Philadelphia during outdoor test drives by Kia and Toyota. Parties interested in participating in any of the events mentioned above should visit the respective manufacturer displays at the Philadelphia Auto Show for instructions and more specifics.
Philadelphia Auto Show Face-Off Powered by Carlisle Events
After successful Face-Offs between Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro in 2013 and Ford versus Mopar last year, the Philadelphia Auto Show cranks up the competition to a new level in 2015. More thrilling than ever before, the Face-Off is a unique challenge that invites local car club enthusiasts to display what they consider their best of the best. This year s duel (powered by Carlisle Events) is an international battle, pitting Imports (such as Porsche, Audi, Volvo, Honda, Toyota, and BMW) against Domestics (primarily Ford, GM, and Mopar). Auto Show attendees will cast their vote for a winner on-site or by using the Philadelphia Auto Show app. The Philadelphia Auto Show will split a $2,500 donation between Toys for Tots and the Penn State Hershey Medical Center on behalf of the car clubs.
DUB Show Tour
Hosted by DUB magazine, the premier publication of the urban automotive lifestyle, this year s DUB Live exhibit will include 125,000 square feet of the sickest custom cars, trucks, and SUVs. Check out killer paint jobs, performance mods, rims, tints, and sound systems that hit hard. Don t miss celebrity custom rides including the personal vehicles of professional athletes Jeremey Maclin, Trent Cole, Brandon Boykin, Fletcher Cox, Najee Goode, and Michael Vick. JUMPSTART by Harley-Davidson returns to put attendees in the saddle of a running Harley-Davidson motorcycle to experience firsthand the thrill of the throttle. Attendees can mount the bike, set their boots on the foot pegs, and fire up the engine. Sitting comfortably on the bike, riders can shift through the gears all safely and securely attached to the JUMPSTART platform.
Philanthropic Giving at the Philadelphia Auto Show
The ADAGP donates $2 from every Auto Show ticket sold to the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation, which will use the funds to run a number of important programs throughout the year that benefit area children in need.
Black Tie Tailgate
The ultimate Auto Show experience is the 2015 Black Tie Tailgate on Jan. 30 from 7 to 11:30 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The largest black tie event in Philadelphia features a cocktail party throughout the night that roams across the Philadelphia Auto Show floor. Featuring entertainment by Jellyroll Dance Band and a menu designed by Iron Chef Jose Garces and his catering division, Garces Group (in conjunction with ARAMARK), this event is one of the premier galas in Philadelphia. Tickets are $225 per person and are available for purchase at phillyautoshow.com. Proceeds will benefit the Division of Neonatology at The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia through the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation. This event is open to the public.
The Philadelphia Auto Show welcomes back AutoTrader.com and introduces Ally Auto and State Farm as its 2015 premier sponsors.
About the Show
The 2015 Philadelphia Auto Show hours are:
Noon to 10 p.m. on weekdays
9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 1, and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 8
Tickets are $13 for adults (age 13 and up) and $6 for children (ages 7-12) and may be purchased at phillyautoshow.com, through the Philly Auto Show app, or at the Convention Center box office. Children age 6 and younger do not require a ticket. Senior citizens (age 62 and older) receive a special admission price of $6 on weekdays only. Senior citizen tickets are not available for purchase online.
Weekday discount coupons can be picked up at participating local new car and truck franchised dealers. Coupons can be redeemed at the box office at the Pennsylvania Convention Center for a $3 discount on weekday admission to the Auto Show. A partial list of participating dealers is available at phillyautoshow.com and through the Philly Auto Show app. In addition, the Auto Show has partnered with McDonald s restaurants to circulate discount coupons for $2 off the regular adult admission price of $13. Show information will be featured on the restaurants tray liners and in the Entertainment Value Centers located inside area McDonald s. The Auto Show will donate to the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House Charities $1 from each discount coupon redeemed at the show Feb. 2-6.
Discount Weekday Adult Tickets Available at SEPTA
Philadelphia Auto Show tickets are available through SEPTA at the price of $10 for adult admission on weekdays and $6 for child/senior admission on weekdays. An Independence Pass can be purchased for $12, which provides unlimited one-day travel on SEPTA buses, trolleys, and trains. Limitations do apply. For more details, visit shop.SEPTA.org.
About the ADAGP and Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation
The Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia (ADAGP), established in 1904, is the oldest association of its kind in the nation. Comprised of 185 franchised new car and truck dealers throughout the Greater Philadelphia area, the Association owns and produces the Philadelphia Auto Show. The Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the ADAGP. It is a 501(c)(3) public charity that contributes funding to worthwhile child-related programs and causes throughout the five-county region of Philadelphia.Since its incorporation in 2003, the Foundation has contributed $6.4 million to area children s charities and organizations.
**Editor s Note Information valid as of 1/15/15. Please check www.phillyautoshow.com for the latest updates on featured vehicles, event highlights, and more.
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