“Coffee and Cars” available for attendees of OKC International Auto Show

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The “Coffee and Cars OKC” event will be held Saturday, March 11th, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at new Bennett Event Center at the Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.

The event, which is a special gathering of a group that meets the first Saturday of each month at Northpark Mall, features cars from all makes and models, from classics to exotics and almost everything in between. The general public is encouraged to attend the free “Coffee and Cars OKC” event to show off their own vehicle or to enjoy seeing the gallery of cars already at the lot outside the Bennett Event Center.

“As a young organization, in our sixth year, Coffee and Cars OKC is proud to partner with such a staple event of the city like the OKC Auto Show in its 100th year,” John Terrill, organizer of the “Coffee and Cars OKC” group, said. “We hope to continue this relationship, embracing Oklahoma’s rich automotive heritage.”

The 100th anniversary of the Oklahoma City International Auto Show is being held March 10-12 at Oklahoma State Fair Park in the new Bennett Event Center. The OKC Auto Show is one of the largest consumer shows in Oklahoma and will feature a variety of entertaining activities for adults and kids of all ages. In addition to the “Coffee and Cars” experience, the 100th anniversary event will include a re-creation of the event from a century ago with 44 one hundred-year-old and vintage cars; the Auto Show 5K race; the opportunity to test drive 24 cars and trucks from FCA, Toyota and Chevrolet; the Hall of Fame NASCAR exhibit; exotic cars; an 18-hole mini golf course; a charitable Gala benefiting 10 Strong who helps improve the lives of children with cancer; and lots and lots of 2017 new cars and trucks from 27 automobile brands.

“We are extremely excited about this year’s event, and are so grateful for the organizers of ‘Coffee and Cars OKC’ for incorporating their monthly gathering into the Oklahoma City International Auto Show,” Peter Hodges, president of the Metropolitan Auto Dealers Association, said. “We know how much people enjoy seeing the wide range of cars and we are proud to have them affiliated with our show.”

The Metropolitan Auto Dealers Association was formed on May 4, 1916 as the Oklahoma City Motor Car Dealers’ Association, and the first OKC Auto Show was held January 23-26, 1917.

This year’s Oklahoma City Auto Show will be one of the first major consumer shows to take place in the new, state of-the-art Bennett Event Center at State Fair Park. Attendees will have the experience of enjoying the show under one roof with immediate access to all of the exhibits and events.

Those interested in purchasing tickets are encouraged to go to www.okcautoshow.org for additional information. Discounts are available for tickets purchased online. Buy one get one free coupons are available at local 7-Eleven stores.

Among the automaker brands participating in the show are Alfa Romeo, Acura, Buick, BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Chrysler, Dodge, Explorer Van, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Jeep, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Ram, Smart, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo.

The OKC Auto Show is sponsored in part by State Farm, 7-Eleven and The Oklahoman.

The Metropolitan Auto Dealers Association is a non-profit organization that exists to serve and promote the franchised new motor vehicle dealers of metro Oklahoma City and is the producer of the OKC Auto Show.

Centennial Celebration of OKC Auto Show to Include Flashback to 1917

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OKLAHOMA CITY (Feb. 21, 2017) – The year is 1917 and cars are relatively new to the world, having just been invented in the late 1800’s. Henry Ford invented the assembly line for mass production of cars in 1913 and the automobile industry would never be the same.
With the Oklahoma City International Auto Show celebrating its 100th anniversary March 10-12 at the new Bennett Event Center at the Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, those attending the event will be treated to a re-creation of the event from 1917.
“The addition of our cars showcases a nostalgic piece of American automobile history – a vivid contrast to the modern high technology of today – and common interest has fostered a special car lovers bond,” Jim Adair, past president of the Sooner Region of the Horseless Carriage Club of America, said. “Our commitment to the preservation of pre-1916 automobiles affords us the unique ability to commemorate, save and forever preserve the era and the evolution of the American automotive entrepreneurial spirit.”
Most of the vehicles are rare pieces of automobile antiquity that are routinely sequestered away in a garage for viewing by invitation only. As part of the re-creation, 44 cars from that era will be on display. Adair said this is a great opportunity for the general public to see cars that don’t often see the light of day.
“The OKC Auto Show provides our club the opportunity to educate and display collection items to the public, many of whom have never seen these incredible automobiles and have no idea how they evolved into what we drive today,” Adair said.
The OKC Auto Show is one of the largest consumer shows in Oklahoma and will feature a variety of entertaining activities for adults and kids of all ages. In addition to the re-creation of the event from a century ago, the 100th anniversary event will include the Auto Show 5K race; the opportunity to test drive 24 cars and trucks from FCA, Toyota and Chevrolet; the Hall of Fame NASCAR exhibit; exotic cars; the “Coffee and Cars” event; an 18-hole mini golf course; a charitable Gala benefiting 10 Strong who helps improve the lives of children with cancer; and lots and lots of 2017 new cars and trucks from 27 automobile brands.
“As excited as we are about having the opportunity to show off the latest and greatest vehicles in this ever-growing industry, it is always enjoyable to reflect back to our history and take a look at past automobiles,” Peter Hodges, president of the Metropolitan Auto Dealers Association, said. “These vintage cars have so many memories and we embrace the chance to show them off as part of our centennial celebration.”
In addition to the vintage cars, those attending the show will be treated to advertisements and stories from the 1917 Auto Show Special Section as well as a re-creation of a 1917 dealership building façade.
The Metropolitan Auto Dealers Association was formed on May 4, 1916 as the Oklahoma City Motor Car Dealers’ Association, and the first OKC Auto Show was held January 23-26, 1917.
This year’s Oklahoma City Auto Show will be one of the first major consumer shows to take place in the new, state of-the-art Bennett Event Center at State Fair Park. Attendees will have the experience of enjoying the show under one roof with immediate access to all of the exhibits and events.
Those interested in purchasing tickets are encouraged to go to www.okcautoshow.org for additional information. Discounts are available for tickets purchased online. Buy one get one free coupons are available at local 7-Eleven stores.
Among the automaker brands participating in the show are Alfa Romeo, Acura, Buick, BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Chrysler, Dodge, Explorer Van, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Jeep, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Ram, Smart, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo.
The OKC Auto Show is sponsored in part by State Farm, 7-Eleven and The Oklahoman.
The Metropolitan Auto Dealers Association is a non-profit organization that exists to serve and promote the franchised new motor vehicle dealers of metro Oklahoma City and is the producer of the OKC Auto Show.

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It’s our 100th Anniversary – Celebrate with us!

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OKLAHOMA CITY (Aug. 29, 2016) – The Oklahoma City International Auto Show will be held at Oklahoma State Fair Park March 10-12, 2017.

The Oklahoma City Auto Show is one of the largest consumer shows in Oklahoma and we’re taking it into overdrive for our 100th Anniversary show!

The 100th Anniversary Auto Show will be the first major consumer show to take place in the all new, state of-the-art Bennett Event Center at State Fair Park. Attendees will enjoy the show “under one roof” with immediate access to all exhibits and events.  The Bennett Event Center features:

  • 200,000 square feet of contiguous floor space. The whole show in one huge building.
  • High quality, attractive construction materials.
  • A wide open, inviting front entrance with a great deal of space hosting several “Ride & Drive events.
  • New concession choices.

Check back often for updates and news about the show and the expanding list of events, exhibits and activities taking place at the OKC Auto Show. It’s our anniversary – come celebrate with us!

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The Metropolitan Auto Dealers Association is a non-profit organization that exists to serve and promote the franchised new motor vehicle dealers of metro Oklahoma City.