Start your engines: The 2012 Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Show is officially open to the public.
The show, which offers the region’s best chance to see the hottest automobile technology from Detroit and abroad, is open Thursday, March 22 (noon-9 pm.), Friday, March 23 (noon-9 pm.), Saturday, March 24 (10 am.-9 pm.) and Sunday, March 25 (10 am.-6 pm.) at Stabler Arena in Bethlehem. Tickets can be purchased at the door or at glvautoshow.org.
Presented by the Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Dealers Association (GLVADA), the Auto Show features new models from more than two dozen leading automobile manufacturers, in addition to:
- The Green Passport contest, offering visitors a chance to win an iPad 2 by checking out the latest in “green” car technology
- The Da Vinci Science Center Kid’s Zone
- The NASCAR Nationwide Series racing simulator and demo car
- A simulator highlighting the dangers of distracted driving, sponsored by Nationwide
- The Concours d’Elegance exhibition of rare, antique luxury cars
- Collections of exotic sports cars, state-of-the-art RVs, And much more!.
“The Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Show is GLVADA’s flagship event,” GLVADA Board President Richard Salezze said. “We couldn’t be more excited. This year’s show will be bigger and better than ever. There’s something for everyone, from car enthusiasts to kids.”
For the first time this year, members of the U.S. Army, based out of the Harrisburg Recruiting Battalion and the Bethlehem Career Center, will serve as Auto Show volunteers.
“We’re happy to have some of the men who protect our country volunteering their time to help,” GLVADA Executive Director Tom Kwiatek said. “Their involvement in the community is a great example of their leadership and dedication to our country”.
The Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Dealers Association (GLVADA.org) was formed to invest in the great place where we live and work by stimulating regional auto sales and supporting selected nonprofit organizations. GLVADA, a nonprofit association of more than 40 local dealerships, benefits the local economy by encouraging car buyers to shop in the greater Lehigh Valley. This, in turn, spurs job creation, business growth and increased municipal revenue. GLVADA contributes 50 percent of its annual proceeds to nonprofit organizations and funds auto tech scholarships for area students.