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Philadelphia Auto Show Breaks Attendance Records During 2018 Opening Weekend

A combined 85,925 people attended opening weekend of the 2018 Philadelphia Auto Show, making it the largest opening weekend in the event’s 117-year-old history; Single-day attendance records were also set on Saturday and Sunday

East Norriton, Pa., Jan. 29, 2018 – The Auto Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia (ADAGP), owner and producer of the Philadelphia Auto Show, is proud to announce a new Opening Weekend attendance record. With a combined 85,925 people in attendance on Saturday and Sunday, the event’s 2018 Opening Weekend will enter its 117-year-old record books as the largest ever. Single-day attendance records were also set on Opening Saturday, which hosted 42,509 people and on Opening Sunday, which welcomed 43,416 individuals.

“When you combine the love that Philadelphia has for its Auto Show as well as its Eagles, we were poised for a great opening,” said Kevin Mazzucola, executive director of the ADAGP. “There is an amazing sense of unity in our city right now. People want to be out and about and feel the buzz. And, there is no better place to do that than the Auto Show.”

As one of the nation’s largest Auto Shows, the Philadelphia Auto Show annually welcomes approximately 250,000 attendees and has a proven track record of influence on consumers in the region. Every year, an average of 90 percent of attendees who are in the market for a new vehicle report that their purchasing decision is influenced by the show, which translates to about $3.5 billion in sales. This year marks the 117th edition of the event, which has a 750,000-square foot display floor that showcases an array of the newest pre-production models, Super Cars, Exotics, Classics, Hollywood Rides and the latest in after-market automotive design. The 2018 Philadelphia Auto Show is open through February 4. Details and ticket information can be found at phillyautoshow.com.

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