In 1971, Datsun introduced the 240Z, gasoline was 36 cents a gallon and the South Florida International Auto Show launched its first exhibition. Today, this same auto show is recognized as one of the largest and most prestigious in the nation.
Serving as a venue for national product introductions, the auto show showcases more than 1,000 new car, truck, van and SUV models from more than 40 of the world's leading manufacturers - a sight auto enthusiasts wait all year to see.
The auto show celebrates 41 years. Always a main attraction, this year's Ride & Drive events, including the highly anticipated Camp Jeep, will be sure to bring in the more than 665,000 people visiting the auto show each year. Other attractions include Memory Lane, Miami Street Rides and Green Way. The show's financial impact on the local economy is estimated at over $50 million.
About Centerplate @ Miami Beach Convention Center
Centerplate crafts and delivers "Craveable Experiences. Raveable Results." in over 250 prominent entertainment, sports and convention venues across North America - annually serving over 100 million guests. Centerplate (centerplatembcc.com) has provided event hospitality services to 15 official U.S. Presidential Inaugural Balls, 12 Super Bowls, 20 World Series, the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, and the largest plated dinner in history at the Alpha Kappa Alpha Centennial Celebration. The company was recently named the fastest growing restaurant/ hospitality group in the country by Nation's Restaurant News.
About South Florida Automobile Dealers Association
The South Florida Automobile Dealers Association, which today comprises more than 220 dealerships in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe counties, has been the official sponsor of the South Florida International Auto Show since its inception in 1971.