OKLAHOMA CITY (Feb. 21, 2018) – The 101st Oklahoma City Auto Show will have something for everyone with features that include the Futurliner #10, autos from the early 1900’s, exotic cars and a re-creation of the 1950’s Oklahoma City Auto Shows.
The variety of automobiles featured at this year’s Oklahoma City Auto Show is among the most diverse with autos going as far back as 1906 to the latest 2019 models. The 101st anniversary of the Oklahoma City Auto Show is being held March 9-11 at Oklahoma State Fair Park in the Bennett Event Center.
“We are really excited about the different types of automobiles on display during the 101st Anniversary Oklahoma City Auto Show,” Chairman Laine Diffee said. “Whether it is antique cars or exotic cars or new cars like the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt or historic vehicles like the Futurliner #10, we expect to have something for everyone.”
The Futurliner #10 was one of 12 large dual-front wheeled display vehicles that crisscrossed the country in the early 1950’s, part of a General Motors promotion called the Parade of Progress. The GM Parade of Progress and its crew of about 60 young men carried futuristic and inspirational exhibits to millions of people across North America from 1936 through 1956. The Futurliner has visited Oklahoma City twice before on the campus of Oklahoma City University as part of the Parade of Progress – in 1941, prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor, and again in 1955.
The re-creation of the 1950’s Oklahoma City Auto Shows will feature 17 brands, including these models: Chevy Impala, Porsche, Mercury, Thunderbird, Nomad, Corvette, Rambler, Oldsmobile, Ford Wagon, Crown Victoria, Chevy Wagon, Pontiac, Apache Pickup, Ford Pickup, Chevy Pickup, Chevy Sedan, Volkswagen, Chevy Police Car Special, Kaiser, Hudson, Lincoln, Willis, Safari Wagon, Chevy Convertible, Chevy 210, Chevy Bel-Air, Chevy Handyman and Desoto.
The early 1900’s exhibit will feature four rarely seen automobiles, and several exotic cars will be on display to show off some of the sportier autos.
“This should be an exciting year for auto enthusiasts given the variety of automobiles we will have on display,” Peter Hodges, president of the Metropolitan Auto Dealers Association, said. “Although we know the Futurliner #10 is our most unique feature, we believe all of the exhibits will appeal to everyone who comes to this year’s show.”
The Oklahoma City Auto Show is one of the largest consumer shows in Oklahoma and will feature a variety of entertaining activities for adults and kids. The show features the Futurliner #10; dozens of automobiles from the 50’s era; the 18-Hole Mini-Golf Course Experience with proceeds benefiting the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Summer Youth Camp; a display with four 100-year-old vintage cars; the opportunity to test drive 24 cars and trucks from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Toyota and Chevrolet; exotic cars; a “Coffee and Cars” event; a VIP preview event prior to the show’s opening; and lots and lots of 2018 new cars and trucks from 24 automobile brands.
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 once again take place in the 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 for additional information. Discounts are available for tickets purchased online. Buy one get one free coupons are available at your neighborhood 7-Eleven stores and Solid Rock Basketball.
Among the automaker brands participating in the show are Alfa Romeo, Acura, Buick, BMW, Chevrolet, GMC, Chrysler, Dodge, Explorer Van, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Jeep, Lexus, Lincoln, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Ram, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo.
The OKC Auto Show is sponsored in part by State Farm, 7-Eleven and print partner 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.