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Black Tie Tailgate


A small party of 200 people in 1986 has grown to be the largest black-tie event in the Philadelphia region. Hosted by the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation, the Black Tie Tailgate takes place the Friday evening before the Philadelphia Auto Show opens to the public. Think of it as a VIP pass to the Auto Show for which anyone can purchase a ticket and it supports a wonderful cause! Through this event, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has received contributions totaling more than $10 million.

During this extravaganza at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, guests stroll through the area’s largest and most elegant automotive showroom. Attendees enjoy an open bar and top-notch culinary creations while dancing among some of the world’s finest automobiles. Oh, and they get to meet Clutch, our beloved teddy bear! All proceeds from the evening benefit the Department of Nursing at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, which has been our event beneficiary since 2018.

The 2024 Black Tie Tailgate took place for Friday, January 12. Please visit the Black Tie Tailgate event site for more details.


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