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61st ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW FACT SHEET

WHAT:
The San Francisco Chronicle 61st Annual International Auto Show presented by Golden 1 Credit Union is supported by the California New Car Dealers Association. The International Auto Show features the world’s major manufacturers displaying their 2019 model cars, trucks, SUV’s, crossovers and alternative fuel vehicles.

WHEN:
Wednesday, Nov. 21 through Sun, Nov. 25, 2018

Show hours:
Wednesday, Nov. 21 – Saturday, Nov 24: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 25: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

VIP/MEDIA PREVIEW:
Tuesday, Nov. 20 from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. (invitation only)

WHERE:
San Francisco’s Moscone Convention Center, 747 Howard St., located between 3rd and 4th Sts. on Howard St. Exhibits are in the North and South Halls plus the Esplanade Ballroom.

ADMISSION:
Admission is $10 for adults. Children 12-years and under are free when accompanied by a paid adult.
Tickets may be purchased at the door, cash only.
To purchase tickets in advance visit: www.sfautoshow.com

FEATURE ATTRACTIONS: 

  • The 2019 model cars, trucks, SUV’s and crossovers from the world’s major manufacturers
  • The latest technology in production vehicles
  • Electric, Hybrid and Alternative fuel vehicles
  • Exotic Sports Cars

Among the manufacturers scheduled to exhibit their vehicles are: Acura; Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin; Audi; Bentley; Buick; Chevrolet; Chrysler; Dodge; Fiat; Ford; Genesis; GMC; Honda; Hyundai; Infiniti; Jaguar; Jeep; Lamborghini; Land Rover; Lexus; Lincoln; Mazda; McLaren, Mercedes-Benz; Nissan; Porsche; RAM; Rolls Royce; Subaru; Toyota; Volkswagen; and Volvo.

SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS:

 

  • MANUFACTURER TEST DRIVES WITH ALFA ROMEO, FORD TRUCKS, JAGUAR, LAND ROVER, MERECEDES-BENZ, SMART AND TOYOTA
  • THE ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY CLASSIC CAR COLLECTION
  • SAN FRANCISCO AUTO SALON FEATURING MODIFIED CARS AND INDUSTRY TRENDSETTERS
  • AN EXHIBIT OF TESLA VEHICLES
  • PACIFIC REGION FERRARI CLUB OF AMERICA DISPLAY
  • SECTION WEST ASTON MARTIN OWNERS CLUB EXHIBIT
  • AUTO ACCESSORY FAIR

 

TEST DRIVE SCHEDULE:

ALFA ROMEO: 
Among the vehicles expected:
Giulia Quadrifoglio, Giulia Ti Lusso Q4 Carbon Edizione; Stelvio Ti Sport Nero Edizione, Stelvio Ti Sport, Stelvio Ti Lusso
*Vehicles subject to change without notice

Scheduled dates and hours of operation (subject to change):
Wednesday, Nov. 21 – Sunday, Nov. 25: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

FORD TRUCKS:
Among the vehicles expected:
2019 Ford Ranger Lariat SuperCrew 4X4
*Vehicles subject to change without notice

Scheduled dates and hours of operation (subject to change):
Wednesday, Nov. 21 – Sunday, Nov. 25: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

JAGUAR AND LAND ROVER:
Among the vehicles expected:
Jaguar: E-PACE, F-PACE, I-PACE, F-Type and XE
Land Rover: Discovery, Discovery Sport, Range Rover Evoque, Range Rover Velar, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover
*Vehicles subject to change without notice

Scheduled dates and hours of operation (subject to change):
Wednesday, Nov. 21 – Sunday Nov. 25: 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m

MAZDA:
Among the vehicles expected:
Mazda: 2018 Mazda 3, 2018 Mazda 6; 2019 MX-5; 2019 CX-3; 2019 CX-5, 2019 CX-9
*Vehicles subject to change without notice

Scheduled dates and hours of operation (subject to change):
Friday, Nov. 23 – Sunday Nov. 25: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

MERCEDES-BENZ AND SMART
Among the vehicles expected:
Mercedes-Benz: GLC, GLE, C Class
Smart: Electric
*Vehicles subject to change without notice

Scheduled dates and hours of operation (subject to change)::
Thursday, Nov. 22 – Sunday Nov. 25: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

TOYOTA
Among the vehicles expected:
Camry, Highlander, RAV4, Tacoma
*Vehicles subject to change without notice

Scheduled dates and hours of operation (subject to change):
Wednesday, Nov. 21 – Friday, Nov. 23: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 24: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 25: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

APPEARANCES:
RADIO:
KNBR 680 Radio – Wednesday, Nov. 21

Gary Radnich with Larry Krueger – 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Fitz and Brooks – 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

GENERAL:
The San Francisco International Auto Show is the largest Auto Show held regionally and the only one that attracts the dazzling hi-tech manufacturer displays. It is the largest exhibition of any kind held in Northern California.

TRANSPORTATION: 
Ride BART to the Powell or New Montgomery Street stations

PARKING: 
Parking is available in lots around Moscone Center, please go to sfautoshow.com for more information.

SPONSORS:
Title Sponsor: San Francisco Chronicle
Presenting Sponsor: Golden 1 Credit Union
Official Sponsors: BART; Diamond Tire Center; InterContinental Hotel San Francisco; KNBR 680/1050, Xfinity

CONTACT:
Kevin Diamond
Office: 415-331-4406
Email: sfautoshow@att.net or kdpr@att.net

Amy Foley
Email: amy@goteamtandem.com

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SAN FRANCISCO AUTO SHOW TO PROVIDE BAY AREA RESIDENTS FIRST LOOK AT NEWLY REMODELED MOSCONE CENTER

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – November 7, 2018 – Bay Area residents will have their first opportunity to visit the newly remodeled Moscone Convention Center when the San Francisco International Auto Show opens to the public Nov. 21-25.

The expanded South Hall, now 108 feet tall and 255 feet long, was officially opened when the late Mayor Ed Lee, Supervisor Jane Kim and former Board of Supervisors President and now Mayor, London Breed cut the ribbon on Sept. 11, 2017. Over the last year, the building has continued to be remodeled and expanded. Up to now, unless you had a conventional credential you could not see and explore the inside this beautifully transformed building.

“The San Francisco Auto Show will be the first opportunity to take a peek inside the expanding Moscone Center,” said Joe D’Alessandro, President and Chief Executive Officer of San Francisco Travel. “Although the entire building won’t open until January of 2019, this year’s auto show will give the public the chance to see what the new building will look like.”

The partnerships with the city and convention center began with the 1982 San Francisco Auto Show, which introduced the general public to the new South Hall and was cemented when the public was introduced to the North Hall at the 1992 Auto Show.

“The San Francisco Auto Show is the only event at Moscone Center that invites the entire Bay Area to enjoy the complex,” said Building Manager Bob Sauter. “And it is a great show.”

More than 200,000 square feet have been added to the South Hall with the completion of Phase Two of the expansion project.

Access between the North and South Halls are underground. The North Hall is the only entrance to the San Francisco Auto Show.

Test Drives, one of the most popular features of the auto show, will be located on Howard St., at the front of both halls.

Major manufacturers 2019 vehicle models will be displayed in the South Hall, sharing space with classic cars from the San Francisco Academy of Arts University collection and an exhibit by Pacific Gas and Electric. Ferrari and Aston Martin clubs will also be located in the South Hall.

The North Hall will feature manufacturer displays as well as exhibits by the San Francisco Chronicle and Golden1 Credit Union.

A new entrance to the Esplanade Ballroom above and behind the South Hall is part of the recently completed expansion.

Modified vehicles have been exhibited in the San Francisco Auto Salon located in the Esplanade Ballroom, under the guidance of John Liwanag, since the exhibit outgrew the After-Market Alley.

“Our plan was to give a younger demographic something special they would relate to, different from the manufacturers’ production vehicles or the Academy of Art exhibit of beautiful classic cars,” said Scott Diamond, assistant show manager.

The center was named for late Mayor George Moscone, who successfully shepherded the project through a successful vote of the people. The center is owned by the City and County of San Francisco—the taxpayers.

From its modest beginning, the center has stood the test of time, with still more to come. The final phase of construction is expected to be finished in January of 2019.

“We have held our show at the Moscone Center since it was just a hole in the ground,” said Kevin Diamond, San Francisco Auto Show director. “It just gets better and better.”

The San Francisco Chronicle 61st Annual International Auto Show opens Wednesday, Nov. 21 and runs through the Thanksgiving weekend concluding on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018 at Moscone Convention Center. The show is presented by Golden1 Credit Union and supported by the California New Car Dealers Association. It will feature the 2019 model cars, trucks, SUV’s and crossover vehicles representing the work of the world’s major manufacturers. The San Francisco Auto Show is the Bay Area’s largest and most prestigious auto exposition and is the only auto show held regionally that lures the dazzling high-tech manufacturer displays.

Show hours are:
Wednesday, Nov. 21 – Saturday, Nov 24: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m
Sunday, Nov. 25: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Admission is $10 for adults. Children 12-years and under are free when accompanied by a paid adult. Tickets may be purchased at the door, cash only. To purchase tickets in advance visit: www.sfautoshow.com.

CONTACT:

Kevin Diamond
Office: 415-331-4406
Email: sfautoshow@att.net or kdpr@att.net

Amy Foley
Email: amy@goteamtandem.com

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat @SFAutoShow #SFAutoShow

A HISTORY OF THE SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – October 23, 2018 – In 1958, unable to participate in the local domestic auto show, forward-thinking Bay Area import auto dealers decided to create their own exposition. Given the novelty and interest at the time in foreign made cars, the auto dealers’ idea proved to be a good one. For nearly two decades the Import Car Show, the precursor to what is now the International Auto Show, flourished and expanded at Brooks Hall and the Civic Center.

The globalization of the auto industry in the ‘60’s and 70’s marked a new era of automotive production and demand. Therefore, the Import Car Show broadened its scope to include the products of both domestic and international manufacturers and was renamed the International Auto Show. In 1982, the show moved to its new home at the Moscone Convention Center in downtown San Francisco.

From the onset, the show was a tremendous success and recognized by auto manufacturers as an integral component to selling their vehicles. Display space was in high demand and, as such, required the auto show to expand its footprint.

Fortunately, in 1992, another hall was added to the Moscone Center. The additional space allowed exhibitors to construct more elaborate displays to showcase their vehicles and provided spectators a more spacious and inviting environment in which to view them. It also allowed the San Francisco International Auto Show to grow into what it has become today–the premier auto show in Northern California and the only one held regionally that lures the dazzling, high-tech displays from the world’s major manufacturers. It is the second largest auto show in the Western United States and the number one exhibition of any kind in Northern California.

Now celebrating its 61st year, the International Auto Show, continues to grow. This year’s show, set for November 21 -25, will fill the newly remodeled Moscone Center with exhibits in the north and south halls, the new south hall expansion, the Esplanade Ballroom plus the north and south lobby and driveway areas.

The latest in automotive technology and innovation representing the work of the world’s major manufacturers will be on display at the show including 2019-model vehicles, new product introductions, the largest selection of electric, hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles plus the newest driver assist and connectivity technology.

In addition, there will be exotic sports cars, manufacturer “Test Drives” and special exhibits including an electric vehicle infrastructure display from PG&E, the Academy of Art University Classic Car Collection, and the San Francisco Auto Salon with modified and trend setting cars. The Show will also include exhibits from the Aston Martin and Ferrari Clubs of America, a display of Teslas and an auto accessory booth area.

The San Francisco Chronicle 61st Annual International Auto Show, presented by Golden 1 Credit Union and supported by the California New Car Dealers Association, promises to be the most spectacular show to date.

Show hours are:
Wednesday, Nov. 21 – Saturday, Nov 24: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m
Sunday, Nov. 25: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Admission is $10 for adults. Children 12-years and under are free when accompanied by a paid adult. Tickets may be purchased at the door, cash only. To purchase tickets in advance visit: www.sfautoshow.com.

CONTACT:

Kevin Diamond
Office: 415-331-4406
Email: sfautoshow@att.net or kdpr@att.net

Amy Foley
Email: amy@goteamtandem.com

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat @SFAutoShow #SFAutoShow

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA’S PREMIER AUTO SHOW TO FEATURE 2018 VEHICLES FROM THE WORLD’S MAJOR MANUFACTURERS

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – October  5, 2018 — The San Francisco Chronicle 61st Annual International Auto Show will offer Bay Area residents their first opportunity to see the new 2019 model vehicles from the world’s major manufacturers…all in one place.

Presented by Golden1 Credit Union and supported by the California New Car Dealers Association, the International Auto Show will open to the public on Wednesday, November 21 and run through the Thanksgiving weekend concluding on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at Moscone Convention Center.

The San Francisco International Auto Show is Northern California’s largest and most spectacular auto exhibition. It is the only Auto Show held regionally that lures the dazzling high-tech manufacturer displays and showcases automotive innovation. The show will feature more than 600 vehicles and will fill the newly remodeled Moscone Center.

Among the manufacturers scheduled to exhibit their vehicles are: Acura; Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin; Audi; Bentley; Buick; Chevrolet; Chrysler; Dodge; Fiat; Ford; Genesis; GMC; Honda; Hyundai; Infiniti; Jaguar; Jeep; KIA; Lamborghini; Land Rover; Lexus; Lincoln; Mazda; McLaren, Mercedes-Benz; Ram; Nissan; Rolls Royce; Smart; Scion; Subaru; Porsche; Toyota; Volkswagen; and Volvo.

In addition to the 2019 model vehicles, the Auto Show will feature: Test Drive opportunities from several manufacturers; alternative fuel vehicles; exotic sports cars; the Academy of Art University Classic Car Collection; the SF Auto Salon with tricked-out vehicles, plus displays from the Aston Martin Club, the Ferrari Club, Dominator Street Rods, an auto accessory area and much more.

Show hours:
Wednesday, Nov. 21 – Saturday, Nov 24:  10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 25: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Admission is $10 for adults. Children 12-years and under are free when accompanied by a paid adult. Tickets may be purchased at the door, cash only. To purchase tickets in advance visit: www.sfautoshow.com

CONTACTS:

Kevin Diamond
Office: 415-331-4406
Email: sfautoshow@att.net or kdpr@att.net

Amy Foley
Email: amy@goteamtandem.com

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat @SFAutoShow #SFAutoShow

61st ANNUAL SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW SET FOR NOVEMBER 21 – 25, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – October 2, 2018 – The Bay Area’s largest and most prestigious auto exposition, the San Francisco Chronicle 61st Annual International Auto Show, will open to the public on Wednesday, Nov. 21 and continue through the Thanksgiving weekend concluding on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018 at Moscone Convention Center.

Presented by Golden1 Credit Union and supported by the California New Car Dealers Association, the International Auto Show will feature 2019 model-year cars, trucks, SUV’s, crossovers and alternative fuel vehicles representing the work of global manufacturers.

The San Francisco International Auto Show, the only auto show held regionally that lures the dazzling high-tech manufacturer displays, will offer Bay Area auto buyers and enthusiasts their first opportunity to see new 2019 model-year vehicles all in one place. The Auto Show will fill the newly remodeled Moscone Convention Center making it the largest exhibition of any kind in the greater Bay Area and the second largest auto show in the Western United States.

This year’s show will offer something for every member of the family. In addition to the 2019 model vehicles, the Auto Show will feature Ride & Drive opportunities from several manufacturers; alternative fuel and hi-tech vehicles; exotic sports cars; the Academy of Art University Classic Car Collection; the San Francisco Auto Salon with tricked-out vehicles and aftermarket products, plus exhibits from the Ferrari Club of America, the Aston Martin Club, Dominator Hot Rods; an auto accessory booth area and much more.

Show hours:
Wednesday, Nov. 21 – Saturday, Nov 24:  10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 25: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Admission is $10 for adults. Children 12-years and under are free when accompanied by a paid adult. Tickets may be purchased at the door, cash only. To purchase tickets in advance visit: www.sfautoshow.com

CONTACTS:

Kevin Diamond
Office: 415-331-4406
Email: sfautoshow@att.net or kdpr@att.net

Amy Foley
Email: amy@goteamtandem.com

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat @SFAutoShow #SFAutoShow

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