E. NORRITON, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia (ADAGP), owner and producer of the Philadelphia Auto Show, is proud to announce the 2015 Philadelphia Auto Show set a new record for best attendance during a weekend, making this year’s show the second most attended event in the show’s 114-year history.
The 2015 Philadelphia Auto Show, which ran Jan. 31 to Feb. 8 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, was attended by 252,000 people. More than 107,000 people visited the show during its final two days.
“We rocked the Convention Center to the core this weekend, breaking records both days,” said Don Franks, chairman of the Philadelphia Auto Show.“ In just two days, over 107,000 people came out to see 700 of the world’s finest automobiles under one roof. Nothing compares with the iconic Philadelphia Auto Show. It’s part of the fabric of Philadelphia, which is why so many in the community attend year-after-year.”
In addition to being the highest attended weekend in Philadelphia Auto Show history, the show broke the record for the most-attended day ever on Saturday, Feb. 7, with 60,786 visitors and best attended Sunday on Feb. 8 with 46,582 attendees. The 2015 Black Tie Tailgate, the Philadelphia Auto Show’s annual charitable gala on Friday, Jan. 30, also broke the previous attendance record. More than 4,500 people supported the event that benefits the Division of Neonatology at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
“We’ve never seen anything like this before... it’s historic,” said Kevin Mazzucola, executive director of the ADAGP. “It shows just how much Philadelphians love the Auto Show experience. While they were in the heart of Center City they parked, dined, stayed, shopped, and toured all the while contributing to the $45 million the Auto Show injects into the local economy. The Philadelphia Auto Show is an essential piece in leveraging the Pennsylvania Convention Center for taxpayers.”
As one of the largest auto shows in the nation, the Philadelphia Auto Show influences over $2.5 billion in vehicle sales every year, which is just shy of a third of total sales in the Philadelphia market. The Philadelphia Auto Show returns to the Pennsylvania Convention Center Jan. 30 to Feb. 7, 2016.
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. Since its incorporation in 2003, the Foundation has contributed $6.4 million to area children’s charities and programs.