1st Philly Auto Show of the Millennium Just Down the Road
8 January 2000Premier 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.