EAST NORRITON, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Auto Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia (ADAGP), owner and producer of the Philadelphia Auto Show, announces the event’s return to the Pennsylvania Convention Center from Jan. 27 to Feb. 4. Media Preview Day is Jan. 26, followed by the Black Tie Tailgate that evening.
“It’s time to make some memories, Philadelphia,” said Ian Jeffery, chairman of the 2018 Philadelphia Auto Show. “It doesn’t matter if you are young in age or young at heart, a first-time attendee or one of our beloved fans, we will have something that fuels you.”
Key highlights of this year’s Philadelphia Auto Show include an enhanced Super Cars Display and robust Exotic Vehicles Display, which are both second to none in the country. Four different collections of classic cars and the latest and greatest from today’s vehicle manufacturers will also be available for viewing.
“From jaw-dropping Bugattis and other exotics most can only dream of to our favorite vehicles of yesteryear and the Hollywood big screen, the entertainment factor at this year’s event will be at an all-time high,” added Jeffery. “And that’s in addition to the core value and experience that we offer attendees every single year–the best place to browse and compare all of their vehicle options under one roof.”
As one of the nation’s largest auto shows, the Philadelphia Auto Show annually welcomes approximately 250,000 attendees and has a proven track record of influence on consumers in the region. Every year, an average of 90 percent of attendees who are in the market for a new vehicle report that their purchasing decision is influenced by the show, which translates to about $3.5 billion in sales.
This year marks the 117th edition of the Philadelphia Auto Show. More highlights and details include:
Preproduction and Hot Production Models
For consumers who want to catch a glimpse of vehicles that will soon be available in dealerships across the region, the Philadelphia Auto Show is the perfect place to view the latest pre-production models. Examples include the 2019 Ram 1500, 2019 Ford Ranger, 2019 Lincoln Nautilus, 2019 Subaru Ascent, 2019 Volvo XC40, 2018 Jaguar E-PACE and 2018 Jeep Wrangler.
Super Cars and Exotics
The Super Cars and Exotic Vehicles displays at this year’s event are the largest collection of their kind in the country and the biggest-ever for the Philadelphia Auto Show. Courtesy of C.F. Charities, the Super Cars display will host a Bugatti Chiron, Bugatti Veyron, Ford GT and more. The Exotic Vehicles display, courtesy of Algar Ferrari, F.C. Kerbeck and McLaren Philadelphia, will feature dozens of the world’s most elegant vehicles. Samples include the latest editions of the Aston Martin DB11, Ferrari 488 Spider, McLaren 720S and Rolls-Royce Phantom, to name a few.
Hollywood Cars Display
Returning for its second appearance, the Hollywood Cars display will again offer guests a glimpse of vehicles from some of the most iconic movies and television series ever made. Examples include the Mystery Machine from “Scooby Doo,” Tow Mater, K.I.T.T. from “Knight Rider,” the “A-Team” Van and cars from the “Fast and the Furious” and “XXX” series. This display will be located on the Broad Street end of the Main Exhibit Hall.
Attendees are also invited to visit with some of their favorite vehicles of yesteryear at one of the largest classic automobile displays in the country. Four distinct collections of classic cars will be on display courtesy of the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, Antique Automobile Club of America, Vintage Automobile Museum of New Jersey and the Classic Auto Mall. Examples include a 1933 Auburn V12 12-165 Speedster, 1938 Jaguar SS100 3.5L, 1953 Chevrolet Corvette, 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gull-Wing Coupe, 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge and 1970 Plymouth Superbird.
Camp Jeep will return to the Philadelphia Auto Show for its sixth consecutive appearance and feature an interactive adventure zone where professional 4x4 drivers allow riders to experience a Jeep's on- and off-road capabilities inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Featured vehicles will include the Cherokee Trailhawk, all-new Wrangler Unlimited, Grand Cherokee Trailhawk, Renegade Trailhawk and Compass.
Guests will also get the opportunity to find what moves them at the 2018 Ride and Drive Zone. Located just outside the DUB display on the street level of the Convention Center, the Zone will offer test drives from Kia, BMW, Volkswagen, Toyota and Mazda. Details for each vehicle manufacturer vary and should be monitored at phillyautoshow.com.
DUB Show Tour
Hosted by DUB magazine, the premier publication of the urban automotive lifestyle, this year’s DUB Live exhibit in Hall F will include 125,000 square feet of some of the best tricked-out rides, bikes and the latest in after-market excitement.
About the ADAGP and Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation
The Auto Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia (ADAGP), established in 1904, is the oldest association of its kind in the nation. Comprised of 190 franchised new car and truck dealers throughout the five-county 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 aims to enhance and enrich the lives of children in the communities where its dealer members work and live. Since its incorporation in 2003, the Foundation has contributed more than $10.9 million to area children’s charities and organizations.
**Editor’s Note – Information valid as of print date. Please check phillyautoshow.com for the latest updates on featured vehicles, special events and more.