The 104th Oklahoma City Auto Show will bring a combination of new vehicles and familiar sights, including the return of the popular Futurliner #10 in a sanitized environment built around creating a positive and healthy experience for everyone who attends.
While adhering to government and State Fair Park policies and standards for social distancing and mandatory mask-wearing, the Oklahoma City Auto Show will be held March 5-7 at Oklahoma State Park in the Bennett Event Center. Among the precautions being taken are to have autonomous temperature checks at the entrances, hand sanitizing stations set up throughout the building, designated eating areas, and ongoing sanitizing and disinfecting of vehicles for the duration of the event. Additional COVID-19 safety information can be found at https://okcautoshow.org/covid-19/.
“We recognize this is going to be a unique year for the Oklahoma City Auto Show, but we also believe we are fully prepared to provide all of the elements of past shows that make our event so popular,” Oklahoma City Auto Show Chairman Dale Daniels said. “Visitors will get to see the always popular Futurliner #10, as well as the latest models including the national debut of the 2021 Ford Bronco 4-door, the all-electric 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E, and lots of other types of automobiles from a variety of eras that will surely bring smiles to everyone’s faces.”
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 #10 is scheduled to tour a section of central Oklahoma City the day before the OKC Auto Show begins.
In addition to nearly 50 classic cars and trucks from multiple eras, the auto show will also feature six “Ford v. Ferrari” movie cars as well as showing the movie “Cars” at various times during the OKC Auto Show.
“Entertainment will be at a premium during the Oklahoma City Auto Show,” Peter Hodges, president of the Metropolitan Auto Dealers Association, said. “While recognizing the popularity of the Futurliner #10, we wanted to be able to show a variety of autos from multiple eras and also bring back a familiarity to our visitors.”
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. In addition to the Futurliner #10, the Oklahoma City Auto Show will spotlight dozens of automobiles from the Oklahoma Hot Rod Association; six “Ford v Ferrari” movie cars courtesy of Exotic Motorsports of Oklahoma; a drive-in movie screen featuring the hit movie “Cars;” the 18-Hole Mini-Golf Course Experience with proceeds benefitting the Regional Food Bank; exotic cars; a “Coffee and Cars” event; pet adoptions from Subaru Loves Pets and Second Chance Animal Sanctuary; military vehicles; custom vehicles like Shelby, Roush, Black Widow, SCA, Rocky Ridge from Metro Ford, and Tuscany; a VIP event; and lots and lots of 2021 new cars and trucks from 17 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.
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 your neighborhood 7-Eleven stores.
Among the automaker brands participating in the show are Buick, BMW, GMC, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, Genesis, Hyundai, Jeep, Lexus, Lincoln, Mini, Ram, Subaru, Toyota, and Volkswagen.
The OKC Auto Show is sponsored in part by State Farm and 7-Eleven.
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.