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February 1, 2016 | By Maria Panaritis, Staff Writer
Joe and Joanne Brown felt competing urges Saturday as they poked their heads into a lavish, gas-guzzling Ford Explorer at the Philadelphia Auto Show: Dream v. Reality. With unleaded gas down to just $1.80 per gallon - but the economy so loosey-goosey their son just spent a year looking before finding a job after college - they wondered: Binge on a blingy ride, or play it safe? "I love it," Joanne Brown said of pump prices that have made the payroll manager's leased 2016 Jeep Patriot less an SUV of guilt and more a road monster of pleasure.
NEWS
January 18, 2013
AT THE Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St., tomorrow through Jan. 27. Open 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, noon to 10 p.m. Monday through Jan. 25, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Jan. 26, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 27. Admission $12 adults, $6 ages 7 to 12, ages 6 and under free with a paying adult. phillyautoshow.com. Test car drivers must be 18, have a valid driver's license and insurance card and pass a Breathalyzer test.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 29, 2010 | By Robert Strauss FOR THE INQUIRER
The 108th Philadelphia International Auto Show will be smaller this year. Maybe not in floor space at the Convention Center or in numbers of models, but clearly in the size of those vehicles. The annual show, which opens Saturday and continues through Feb. 7, displays more than 700 cars and is not only going eco-friendly green, but is also for saving the green - as in money from customer's wallets. The manufacturers this year are featuring cars with smaller bodies, "eco" add-ons, and far greater miles per gallon than last decade's gas guzzlers.
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March 23, 2015 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Changes in the union workforce at the Convention Center have dramatically lowered the cost of putting on an event there, an internal analysis shows. The report compares labor hours and the number of people working at this year's landmark Philadelphia Auto Show with last year's show, finding that lower costs and more efficiency yielded a 20 percent savings on the show's labor bill. "We were ecstatic," said Kevin Mazzucola, executive director of the Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia, considering the attendance, the savings, and what he sees as a positive shift in attitude after union carpenters were replaced by union stagehands in May 2014.
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May 20, 2001 | By Kay Raftery INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
An auto show to benefit the Delaware Valley Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 3 at Interboro High School, 16th Street and Amosland Road, Prospect Park. The show is a project of seniors at the high school. Participants may register their cars for $10. There will be antique, classic and custom automobiles. Admission is free. For information, call the foundation at 610-325-6001. Jenkintown's Community Alliance. On Wednesday, 5 percent of all sales at Fresh Fields in Baederwood Center, 1575 The Fairway, will go to physical improvements in the borough planned by the alliance, which has set as its goal a walkable, tree-lined community in Jenkintown.
BUSINESS
January 13, 2012 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
The city's chief tourism-marketing arm has unveiled a full-out blitz to boost Philadelphia's image as a destination for winter gate shows and as a major arts mecca with the May opening of the Barnes. The effort is being lauded by city hoteliers, who say it can only help put "heads in beds" during their most challenging season. The first campaign marshaling the forces of the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corp. (GPTMC), hoteliers, and the Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia begins Saturday.
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February 18, 2014 | By Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman, Inquirer Staff Writer
  The paralyzing snow that shut down schools, shopping malls, and government offices part of last week also slowed traffic to the Philadelphia Auto Show, but organizers were impressed that even on the worst day the event didn't run out of gas. The annual, nine-day event at the Pennsylvania Convention Center that concluded Sunday kept its doors open every day in a gamble that apparently paid off. Patrons braved the elements to look at and...
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February 11, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
A MONTHS-LONG labor dispute allegedly kicked into high gear Saturday when about 200 unionized carpenters descended on the Philadelphia Auto Show, officials said. John McNichol, president and chief executive of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, told the Daily News yesterday that "belligerent" members of the Metropolitan Regional Council of Carpenters vandalized cars, accosted vendors and generally disrupted the show, which ended Sunday. Now, he's hoping that a temporary restraining order against the union can help calm things down in a contract dispute over the carpenters' ability to work inside the center.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 1998 | By Michael Klein, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
We're a bit surprised that the powers behind the Philadelphia International Auto Show are being rather subdued about the nine-day show that will begin Saturday. They're putting 700 brand-new cars from 34 manufacturers inside the Grand Hall of the Convention Center. It will be the largest auto show ever - a half-million square feet of exhibition space, spotlighting many of the major manufacturers' new production cars, race cars, show cars, and prototypes. Also part of the event are a science fair, a black-tie gala and celebrity appearances.
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NEWS
February 8, 2016
The 2016 Philadelphia Auto Show kicked off Jan. 29 with the annual Black Tie Tailgate event. More than 4,800 attendees took a break from the winter doldrums and came to motor around the Convention Center, where they enjoyed an evening of cocktails, food from Garces Catering, and a chance to dance to live entertainment by Jellyroll. The crowd included car enthusiasts, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia executives, doctors from the Division of Neurology of Children's Hospital, executives from the Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia, and its Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation group.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 3, 2016 | Lauren McCutcheon
The long: Took more than a century, but the organizers of Philly's 116-year-old, 700,000-square-foot car show finally get it: Unlicensed drivers wanna climb behind the wheels, too. The short: More fun than Detroit. The Jeeps: If they're too big for car seats, they can be buckled in for a bumpy, up-and-down, pro-driven, four-wheel-drive ride in "Camp Jeep" (noon-10 p.m. weekdays, from 9 a.m. Saturday-Sunday). If they're big enough to steer, they'll queue up to drive mini versions in Jeep's Kids' Course.
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The Philadelphia Auto Show continues at the Convention Center through next Sunday. Hours are from noon to 10 p.m. on weekdays, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Jan. 31, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Feb. 7. Admission is $14 for adults 13 and up, and $7 for children ages 7 to 12.
NEWS
February 1, 2016 | By Maria Panaritis, Staff Writer
Joe and Joanne Brown felt competing urges Saturday as they poked their heads into a lavish, gas-guzzling Ford Explorer at the Philadelphia Auto Show: Dream v. Reality. With unleaded gas down to just $1.80 per gallon - but the economy so loosey-goosey their son just spent a year looking before finding a job after college - they wondered: Binge on a blingy ride, or play it safe? "I love it," Joanne Brown said of pump prices that have made the payroll manager's leased 2016 Jeep Patriot less an SUV of guilt and more a road monster of pleasure.
NEWS
February 1, 2016 | By Al Haas, For The Inquirer
The Buick Envision isn't among the biggest, sexiest automotive actors making their East Coast debuts at the Philadelphia Auto Show, which plays through next Sunday at the Convention Center. But its arrival is historic. When it hits showrooms this summer, this compact crossover will become the first Chinese-made vehicle brought into the U.S. market by a domestic automaker. Good-looking and luxurious, it should boost Buick sales - down 2 percent in 2015 - by giving it an entry in the absolutely molten market for compact crossovers.
NEWS
January 31, 2016 | By Dana DiFilippo, Staff Writer
If you consider celebrity cars, the Popemobile is just one in a long list: the Batmobile, the General Lee, the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, the Ghostbusters' Ectomobile, Stephen King's Christine, the Munsters' Drag-U-La and so on. But a Popemobile is here in Philadelphia. And it can be yours tonight. The Fiat 500L that carried Pope Francis around Philadelphia during his September visit will be auctioned off for charity at 9 p.m. tonight at the Philadelphia Auto Show Black Tie Tailgate at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
BUSINESS
January 31, 2016 | By Scott Sturgis, Staff Writer
When the 2016 Philadelphia Auto Show opens its doors at 9 a.m. Saturday, the Pennsylvania Convention Center will roar to life with 700,000 square feet of horsepower, all polished to a shine. It's a nine-day event to connect buyer and seller in a relaxed atmosphere, said David Kelleher, Auto Show chairman. "It's the one opportunity you get every 12 months to go in and immerse yourself and enjoy it," said Kelleher, who also is president of David Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. Here are the highlights that auto manufacturers and Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia wanted to show off from Friday's media preview: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica: This new model aims to take the minivan upscale.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2016 | By Scott Sturgis, Staff Writer
If cars are your thing, then the 2016 Philadelphia Auto Show is already on your calendar, and you're already dying to see models of the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider, Jaguar F-Pace, and Lincoln Continental, along with hundreds of others. But those who aren't pulled in by 700,000 square feet of shine and horsepower - yes, some people don't get excited by the vroom vroom of an engine, and, no, we don't know what's wrong with them either - may still find much more to enjoy at this year's event when it kicks off at 9 a.m. Saturday and runs through 6 p.m. Feb. 7. The Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia has lined up everything from soccer World Cup champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist Carli Lloyd to a selection of food and drinks unlike any previous years.
BUSINESS
January 30, 2016 | By Jonathan Takiff, Staff Writer
Car shoppers used to judge a candidate's character with horsepower and zero-to-60-mph ratings. And some "kicked the tires" for reasons that escape me. Today, it's all the newfangled tech inside the car, under the hood, and even hiding in the bumpers that most interests consumers. "And it's changing so rapidly," said David Kelleher, chairman of this year's Philadelphia Auto Show, celebrating its Black Tie Gala opening Friday night, general opening Saturday. "Skip a car show and you miss a bevy of technology.
NEWS
January 25, 2016 | By Scott Sturgis, For The Inquirer
The Philadelphia Auto Show's organizers really want to make it easier for you to buy a car. Though high-minded enthusiasts like me stroll through every year as if it were a temple that could not be sullied by moneychangers, the show is there to sell cars. It's estimated a quarter-million people will shuffle through the exhibits from Saturday, Jan. 30, through Sunday, Feb. 7, and $3 billion in dealership transactions a year typically stem from the eight-day event. With that in mind, dealers and show organizers have incorporated new technology to make connecting buyer to seller easier on both sides.
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