South Florida’s love affair for automobiles, trucks, SUVs and crossovers will be front and center at the 44th Miami International Auto Show presented by Ally Auto.
Taking place Friday, Nov. 7 through Sunday, Nov, 16 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, several hundred thousand visitors will be treated to close-up looks of today’s hottest rides from the leading auto manufacturers. In addition to the new 2015 models, popular show attractions such as Camp Jeep, Havana Classics and Memory Lane will return as a treat for visitors.
An MIAS first will be the Cars Meet Art exhibit, a unique attraction inspired by urban graffiti art from Miami’s Historic Wynwood District. World famous street artists have painted a variety of cars and matching murals that will be displayed throughout the show. Many of the artists will make appearances, sign autographs and answer questions about their work. Cars Meet Art also will feature Ally Auto Alley, which will provide show attendees with the opportunity to show off their own designs by painting on a virtual car with the results of their work shared via social media.
Show attendees can turn a regular selfie into a truly global one by snapping a pic in front of the first-ever Selfie Car, wrapped with hundreds of other selfies and brought to you by South Miami Fiat. Look for the Selfie Car just outside the Topless in Miami exhibit. Many manufacturers will have interactive displays and visitors will be able to connect and interact with friends in real time via Twitter at prominent screens displayed at high traffic spots on the convention center floor.
The official MIAS Show Car is the 2015 Ford Mustang GT, the iconic American Pony Car now celebrating its 50th anniversary, and the annual Giveaway Car is a new 2015 Chevrolet Camaro LT with an MSRP of $24,550. Don’t miss the opportunity to enter the drawing to win the car.
Attendees will not only have the opportunity to see, touch and feel the latest 2015 models, but will also have to chance to drive certain models, too. Among those offering Ride & Drive opportunities on weekend hours and Veterans Day are Buick, Chevrolet, GMC, Cadillac, Volkswagen, Kia, Scion, Nissan and Toyota.
The MIAS ranks among the largest auto shows in the nation and the biggest stars are the cars, with everything on display from exotics such as Ferrari, Lamborghini and Aston Martin to small fuel-sipping economy vehicles. The MIAS is produced by the South Florida Automobile Dealers Association. The SFADA was founded in 1933 and today includes 190 automotive dealerships in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe counties. Over 40 years, the Association has donated more than $7 million to such charities as Joe DiMaggio Hospital, YMCA, Alzheimer’s Association Sheridan House, Museum of Art, American Cancer Society, Historic Society of Fort Lauderdale, and others.
Admission to the MIAS is $15 for adults, $6 children 6-12 years old and free for children 5 and under. For more information or to buy tickets, go to www.miamiautoshow.net.