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Auto Show Recap

March 13, 2013
The Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Kansas City has many roles here on a local level. In a nutshell, our mission is to advance, educate and encourage public interest. And our claim to fame is owning and producing the Kansas City International Auto Show each year. The theme behind this year’s Auto Show, which took place last weekend, was “IMAGINE.” The purpose was to showcase 500+ vehicles under one roof. No dealerships, no salesmen, just good ole’ cars! Some special attractions were Electric Avenue; which was a collection of the newest plug-in electric vehicles from all the major automakers. Chevy Music Showcase offered local bands, like Soft Reeds & The Silver Maggies, to provide a little rhythm while we were scoping the cars. Among other attractions were a Chiefs exhibit and an Interactive Army Exhibit.

Jenna with KSHB

From the perspective of an Auto Dealer, the show was a success. Attendance was up 17% and ticket revenue up 24%. Chevrolet was the overall Best of Show, and the Favorite Vehicle was the 2014 Chevy Impala; Favorite Exhibit was Ford, and the Favorite Consumer Experience was the KC Auto Museum’s Classic Cars. 2014 Chevrolet Impala It’s always great to see an interest in the automobile industry here on a local level. Makes me proud! Stay tuned! Next year’s Auto Show ChairMAN is yours truly!!!

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