1st Philly Auto Show of the Millennium Just Down the Road

8 January 2000

Premier East Coast Auto Event Features Fun for the Entire Family!
    PHILADELPHIA -- Anyone looking for excitement, entertainment and some 
all-around family fun should steer themselves right over to the 2000 Philadelphia 
International Auto Show!

    Produced by the Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia
(ADA), the 2000 Philadelphia International Auto Show parks at the Pennsylvania
Convention Center from January 29-February 6.  With more than 700 vehicles on
display and 35 manufacturers participating, the show promises to be one of the
premier automotive events on the East Coast this year.

    "There's something for everyone at the Philadelphia International Auto
Show," said Jim Peruto, auto show chairman.  "Whether it's East Coast debuts,
year 2000 models, classic cars, concept cars, celebrity appearances, Kids Day
or family entertainment, this show has it all.  It's also Philadelphia's
largest new car `showroom,' and consumers can see all of their car choices
here under one roof."

    Concept cars are always one of the main highlights of any show, and this
year's show features more manufacturer concept vehicles than ever before!
There's the Subaru ST/X, which was completely designed in nearby Cherry Hill,
New Jersey.  The Chevrolet SSR and Chrysler PT Cruiser, just to name a few,
will certainly excite the futuristic car buff in the crowd.

    Fans of exotic sports and luxury vehicles will be among the first to see
the exclusive Bentley Millennium Azure Convertible, the first one to roll off
the production line (and certified as such!).  Attendees will also be the
first on the entire East Coast to see the first Rolls-Royce convertible
produced in a half decade, a new 2000 vehicle modeled after the classic Rolls-
Royce convertible designs of the late 1960s.  Once again, the popular
Lamborghinis will delight the luxury car fanatic.  And classic car buffs will
particularly enjoy the Concours d'Elegance exhibit featuring futuristic cars
of the past.

    Show-goers will enjoy special appearances and Q&A sessions from
Philadelphia's all-star celebrities including Philadelphia Flyers center Eric
Lindros and Philadelphia Eagles running back Duce Staley.  Other celebrity
appearances include wrestling superstar Mankind and the Miss USA Pageant
hostess and Doritos(R) commercial star, Ali Landry -- definitely a `Beauty and
the Beast' combination!

    Parents will surely want to bring the kids to Discover Card Pokemon Day on
Friday, February 4.  The first 1000 box office ticket holders will receive a
free pack of those treasured Pokemon trading cards!

    On Friday evening, January 28 from 7-11:30 p.m., the ADA will host the
Black Tie Tailgate Preview Gala.  For just $100.00 per person, guests can
preview the show before it opens to the public and enjoy food, drink and
entertainment.  All proceeds benefit The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

   The 2000 Philadelphia International Auto Show hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays, and noon to 10 p.m. on weekdays.
Admission is $9.00 for adults, $5.00 for children (7-12), and free for
children six and under.  Senior citizens (62 and over) receive a special
admission price of $5.00 on weekdays only.  Discount coupons are available at
all participating Philadelphia-area new car dealerships and are valid for
$3.00 off the weekday adult admission price.



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