The South Florida International Auto Show is a tire kicker’s playground bringing all the latest models of American and imported cars and trucks under one roof to make shopping – or just dreaming about driving – a breeze! Each year thousands of automotive enthusiasts gather to walk the elaborate displays, ogle the shiny paint jobs and listen as glamorous showroom models recite carefully-worded scripts about the latest innovations in torque and fuel efficiency. All the major manufacturers craft massive interactive demonstration areas where every aspect of their full production line is highlighted in bright lights, music video and touch screen technology.
While costumed dancers sing the praises of driving a new Chevy, the smaller meeting spaces adjoining the main hall are abuzz with dealers in car accessories, collectors of antique autos and specialty vendors of the kinds of rides you only see in Hollywood. “Million Dollar Alley” attracts the would-be playboy who fancies pulling up to a South Beach nightclub in a Testarossa, a custom Bentley or a gleaming Maybach. Galleries of motorcycles, ATVs and recreational vehicles appeal to the outdoor adventurer and limousines and prom-ready stretch Hummers call out to potential professional drivers.
They say the American Dream includes a house and two kids, but the American Guy’s Dream runs on 4 wheels. If you plan to attend the South Florida International Auto Show, remember to wear comfortable shoes and to check the official website where a map of the many-faceted convention hall makes it easier to plan your adventure. A special link on the site even offers smart shoppers a discount coupon for admission to the show!
South Florida International Auto Show, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139.