2020 Philadelphia International Auto Show

February 8th - February 17th

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  The Philadelphia International Auto Show has been open to the public since 1904 and it is one of the oldest cars show in the states.

Once again it was held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and we here at Ragtops & Roadsters and Pollock Auto Restoration were there on the red carpet to support the largest car club in the world, the Antique Automobile Club of America. We had more square footage this year, nearly a quarter acre and we displayed 32 AACA show cars that consisted of 23 cars and 9 motorcycles, in our exhibit.

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  More British, German and Italian classic cars and motorbikes than ever before! An army of nearly 50 volunteers stood watch over the AACA Exhibit for the entire 112 hours of the show and we signed up 50 new AACA members. We kicked off the event with the Black Tie Gala on Friday night and nearly 5000 attendees brought in $500,000 for Children's Hospital of Philadelphia!

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  It was our pleasure to "poison some young minds" as we answered questions about the classic car hobby! A BIG THANKS to my fellow Delaware Triumph Club Members for putting in so many hours this year! The over all attendance for the entire week was a little less than last year at 244,912, but it was still the sixth largest show in recent years. Next years' date has been set so that there is no competition with Chicago or Miami and with other national shows. The 2021 dates will be 1/16/21 through 1/24/21. Andrea Simpson, the Auto Show's Director of PR and Communication said, "The earlier date was selected so we have a better chance to see debuts of new car launches and more prototypes on the show floor. We expect some new changes in 2021 and we are looking forward to next year!" We also look forward to being there with the AACA exhibit.