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Fact Sheet: 2017 Cincinnati Auto Expo

Media Contact:
Jackie Reau/Betsy Ross
Game Day Communications
(513) 708-5822, mobile office

Sam Harrison
Greater Cincinnati Automobile Dealers Association
Public Outreach & Communications Coordinator
(870) 550-3463

Media Tickets:

Complimentary media tickets are available upon request by emailing Jackie Reau at jreau@gamedaypr.com.

Interview Opportunities:

Charlie Howard, Executive Vice President of the Greater Cincinnati Automobile Dealers Association, is available for interviews upon request each day of the Expo

Media Opportunities:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 8, beginning at 5 a.m., Sneak Preview of the 2017 Cincinnati Auto Show for morning show live shots
  • Saturday, Feb. 11, beginning at 7:30 a.m., live interviews with Kristen Schlotman of Film Cincinnati on the Cars as Hollywood Stars exhibit at the Cincinnati Auto Expo

Fact Sheet:

2017 Cincinnati Auto Expo presented by the Enquirer, Cincinnati.com set for February 8-12

The 2017 Cincinnati Auto Expo presented by the Enquirer, Cincinnati.com, is slated for February 8-12 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Auto Expo is the area’s premier automotive industry event featuring the latest models of cars, trucks, SUVs, hybrids and crossover vehicles. Dealers from around the area will display their 2017 editions and will be available to answer any questions about the new vehicles.

The Cincinnati Auto Expo will be open on the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday, February 8, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 9, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Friday, February 10, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 11, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 12, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Wednesday Night Preview offers $1 admission, and 2-for-1 matinee tickets are available Thursday and Friday before 6 p.m. Matinee tickets and Wednesday tickets are available at the door. Tickets are available now at www.cincinnatiautoexpo.com.

Exhibit Information:

Dream Machine Boulevard Presented by General Electric Credit Union: The Dream Machine Boulevard debuted in 2016 with a collection of exotic, high-end, luxury vehicles. Whether they dazzle with raw horse-power, zero-to-sixty times, stylish design, or sheer sticker price, these vehicles are rare, exciting, and a must-see attraction for any automotive enthusiast. This year, thanks to sponsors at General Electric Credit Union, the exhibit is back and bigger than ever.

Chevrolet Test Drive: In addition to its display in the main exhibit hall, Chevrolet will have eight of its hottest models available for test drives at the Chevrolet Test Drive. Whether you’re interested in the Camaro, Cruze, or Colorado, this is the perfect opportunity to get behind the wheel and take a spin around downtown Cincinnati.

Toyota Drive Center: Get behind the wheel of the newest Toyota vehicles at the Toyota Drive Center. Attendees will have the opportunity to take the new Camry, Prius, Highlander and RAV4 out on a test drive around downtown Cincinnati.

Ford Ride & Drive: Ford will have some of their most exciting models available for test drives at the Ford Ride & Drive. If you’re interested in trying out the Fusion, Escape, Explorer, Mustang or Focus, stop by the Ride & Drive Center at the main entrance of Duke Energy Center.

The Photo Bus Cincy: The Photo Bus Cincy is a classic 1970s Volkswagen Bus that’s been converted into a photo booth on wheels. Attendees can pile in, pick their props and poses, snap high quality photos and take home souvenir prints. Check it out in the Concourse on Fifth Street at Duke Energy Center.

Safe Travel Family Zone: Kids 12 and under are always free at the Cincinnati Auto Expo, and there are numerous fun activities for them inside. Goody bags and passports will be distributed at the main entrance and will guide families to the various Family Zone activities throughout the show. Once completed, kids will receive two tickets to enter to win an R/C car of your choice in our raffle. Attractions include: the Dragonfly Foundation Firetruck, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Cincinnati Children’s Child Passenger Safety display, Full Throttle Karting’s Virtual Reality Simulator, Recreation Outlet’s jungle gym and trampolines, as well as face-painting, mascots, balloon animals and more.

“Cars as Hollywood Stars:” Some of your favorite movies are filmed right here in Cincinnati, and we’ve brought their automotive stars to this year’s Expo. See in person the vehicles that share the screen with actors including Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, and John Travolta. Brought to you by Film Cincinnati, the featured cars will include: ‘49 Ford from A Kind of Murder starring Jessica Biel, ’55 Nomad has been featured in several movies, ’49 Packard from Carol starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, ’57 Corvette from Miles Ahead starring Don Cheadle, ‘73 Gran Torino from Miles Ahead starring Don Cheadle, and the ‘76 Continental Mark IV from Gotti featuring John Travolta.

Cincinnati Concours D’Elegance: This year, the Cincinnati Concours D’Elegance will hold its 40th annual Car Show at Ault Park on Sunday, June 11, 2017. Stop by their expanded display to see a collection of some of Greater Cincinnati’s finest classic cars.

Beer & Wine Garden: New this year, make sure to stop by the Wine & Beer Garden in the Concourse on Fifth to sample local craft beer and wine offerings. Enjoy live music, and don’t miss the Friday meet and great with the Cincinnati Ben-Gals Cheerleaders.

UC DAAP: Students at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning will be displaying their work on the future of automotive design. As automation becomes more commonplace, the function of a car’s interior—especially the driver’s seat—will evolve.