The 104th anniversary of the Oklahoma City Auto Show will continue to have a Route 66 feel to it with dozens of autos from a variety of eras on display and a drive-in movie screen showcasing the Disney Pixar hit movie “Cars” starting next Friday in “The Re-creation of the Route 66 Drive-In!”
Following up on last year’s Route 66 Road Trips Re-Creation, this year’s show will have 48 vehicles on display with autos dating back to the 1930’s. A drive-in movie screen will feature the movie “Cars” at various times during the auto show. The Oklahoma City Auto Show will be held March 5-7 at Oklahoma State Park in the Bennett Event Center.
“Visitors to the Oklahoma City Auto Show are always drawn to the autos from past eras and we wanted to provide an opportunity for them to see many of those same vehicles again,” Oklahoma City Auto Show Chairman Dale Daniels said. “There will be something for everyone, including several autos that are new to the show and an opportunity to see the Disney Pixar movie Cars on a drive-in movie screen while you walk around and look at classic cars.”
The collection of autos for the OKC Auto Show will include a row of 1950’s Chevys showing the evolution of those models from 1950 to 1958, another row of convertibles and a row of street rods. An additional four autos – including two convertibles, a 1957 limited edition fuel-injected Chevy, and a 1956 Nomad station wagon – will be on display next to the Futurliner #10. The vehicles on display are courtesy of the Oklahoma Hot Rod Association.
“We are always excited to be a part of the OKC Auto Show,” Rodney Duerksen, past president of the Oklahoma Hot Rod Association, said. “The autos range from a 1932 Roadster to a 1978 unrestored Camaro with lots of convertibles, 1950’s Chevys and street rods for everyone to see.”
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 dozens of automobiles from the Oklahoma Hot Rod Association, the Oklahoma City Auto Show will spotlight the Futurliner #10; six “Ford v Ferrari” movie cars courtesy of Exotic Motorsports of Oklahoma; a drive-in movie screen featuring the hit Disney Pixar movie “Cars;” the 18-Hole Mini-Golf Course Experience with proceeds benefiting the Regional Food Bank; exotic cars; a “Coffee and Cars OKC” event; pet adoptions from Subaru Loves Pets and Second Chance Animal Sanctuary; military vehicles; custom vehicles like Shelby, Roush, Black Widow, SCA, Rocky Ridge and Tuscany from Metro Ford Customs; a VIP event; and lots and lots of 2021 new cars and trucks from 17 automobile brands.
The OKC Auto Show will be operating under governmental and State Fair Park policies and standards for social distancing and mandatory mask-wearing. 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/.
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 discounted e-tickets are encouraged to go to www.okcautoshow.org for additional information. 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, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, Genesis, GMC, 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.