From Twin Cities Auto Show, December7, 2016

44th ANNUAL TWIN CITIES AUTO SHOW Presented by SuperAmerica®

March 11 - 19 at the Minneapolis Convention Center 

Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback named ‘Car of the Show’ 

 

A 2017 Cruze hatch will be given away at the show courtesy of the Select Heartland Chevy Dealers. 

“The Cruze Hatch has a unique combination of entertainment technology, remarkable efficiency and available advanced safety features as well as being sporty and compact,” says Twin Cities Auto Show President Scott Lambert. “We are pleased to showcase a vehicle that meets our attendees’ needs and demands.”  

To read the full press release, CLICK HERE. 
 

From KSTP Eyewitness News, March 11, 2016

Bobby Vee's 1965 Ford Mustang to be Displayed at Twin Cities Auto Show 
Jennie Lissarrague and Nate Leding

A 1965 Ford Mustang belonging to a popular 1960s rock-and-roll idol will be featured at the Twin Cities Auto Show this weekend in Minneapolis – all for a good cause.

Bobby Vee launched his music career with the Minneapolis-based Soma Records-recorded song “Suzie Baby.” After that hit, he went on to produce 38 top 100 hits from 1959 to 1970, accumulating seven Gold Records.

In 2011, Vee was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and retired from performing. Family members say the Classic Car Walk at the Twin Cities Auto Show is a chance for Vee to reunite with the public and share a piece of his personal collection.

To read the full article CLICK HERE.

 

From Twin Cities Auto Show, March 9, 2016

43rd ANNUAL TWIN CITIES AUTO SHOW Presented by SuperAmerica®

March 12 - 20 at the Minneapolis Convention Center 

Chrysler Pacifica Named ‘Car of the Show’ 

Minneapolis (March 9, 2016) --- The 43rd Annual Twin Cities Auto Show presented by SuperAmerica will roll into the Minneapolis Convention Center March 12 – 20, 2016. The event, which is the largest consumer show in Minnesota, is produced by the Greater Metropolitan Automobile Dealers Association of Minnesota, Inc. (GMADA).

The Twin Cities Auto Show is your chance to compare more than 600 vehicles from 37 domestic and imported brands side by side - without driving all over town. Instead of just dreaming about it, the Twin Cities Auto Show is where you can actually sit behind the wheel in a compact, family sedan, SUV, truck, or luxury car.

The 2016 Car of the Show is the all-new Chrysler Pacifica. Dubbed as “the most technologically advanced minivan in its class,” the Pacifica will be available spring 2016. 

To read the full article (and find out all the new and exciting things coming) click here.

 

From Meet Minneapollis, March 11, 2016

WHO WILL BE THE ‘MALIBU WINTER’ WINNER? 
Chevy Malibu Hybrid To Be Awarded • Live from the Twin Cities Auto Show

*** PHOTO OPPORTUNITY ***

Sat. March 12 at 8 a.m. 

WHO: Ten excited contest qualifiers vying for a new 2016 Chevy Malibu Hybrid

Melvin Tennant, President and CEO of Meet Minneapolis

WHAT: Life will be “beachy-keen” when one lucky winner is awarded a 2016 Chevy Malibu Hybrid. The stylish midsize car, provided by Select Heartland Chevy Dealers, is the grand prize in Meet Minneapolis’ “Malibu Winter in Minneapolis Sweepstakes.” 

To read the full press release click here 

 

From Twin Cities Mitsubishi Dealers, March 10, 2016

Twin Cities Mitsubishi Dealers to Unveil Contest Winners at Auto Show
March 12 - 20 at the Minneapolis Convention Center 

Minneapolis – Minnesota’s best Mitsubishi Evolution 8, 9 and 10 will be unveiled at the Twin Cities Auto Show at 9 am on Saturday, March 12. 

Evolution owners who personalized and enhanced their models submitted their entries to Twin Cities Mitsubishi Dealers, which conducted the contest. The winners’ vehicles will be on display in the Mitsubishi area for the duration of the Auto Show. 

To read the full press release click here

 

From Great River Energy, March 8, 2016

See the $1M Electric Porsche and Chat With a Robot!
For a Tank Full of Sustainable Innovation You’ll Want to Park At, Check out the Electric Room at the Twin Cities Auto Show! 

 

...The Electric Room (formerly known as the Green Room) will feature the latest technology in plug-in electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles from BMW, Porsche, Ford, Volvo and Nissan among others.

“The Twin Cities Auto Show strives to showcase the newest technology available from franchised dealers. Our Electric Room meets that demand,” said Scott Lambert, executive vice president of the Greater Metropolitan Auto Dealers Association of Minnesota, producer of the TCAS. “Electric vehicles (EVs) are not only exciting to drive, but they provide lower overall impact on the environment. We are thrilled with Great River Energy’s partnership to help educate and answer questions about this emerging technology.”

The electricity that powers your electric vehicle comes from a diverse portfolio of energy sources and new programs allow consumers to choose their source. 

To read the full press release click here

 

From Camp Jeep, March 7, 2016

Camp Jeep® returns to the TWIN CITIES AUTO SHOW
March 12 - 20 at the Minneapolis Convention Center  

The Jeep® brand is returning with Camp Jeep®, a unique, interactive, off-road experience for consumers attending the 2016 Twin Cities Auto Show from Saturday, March 12 through Sunday, March 20 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Camp Jeep is the ultimate indoor off-road driving test located right in the main hall. The 30,000-square foot exhibit will give auto show attendees a chance to experience the extreme off-road capabilities of Jeep vehicles without leaving the show floor.

To read the full press release click here

 

 

 

From Twin Cities Auto Show, February 17, 2016

43rd ANNUAL TWIN CITIES AUTO SHOW Presented by SuperAmerica®

March 12 - 20 at the Minneapolis Convention Center 

Chrysler Pacifica Named ‘Car of the Show’ 

Minneapolis (Feb. 17, 2016) --- The 43rd Annual Twin Cities Auto Show presented by SuperAmerica will roll into the Minneapolis Convention Center March 12 – 20, 2016. The event, which is the largest consumer show in Minnesota, is produced by the Greater Metropolitan Automobile Dealers Association of Minnesota, Inc. (GMADA). 

The Twin Cities Auto Show is your chance to compare more than 525 vehicles from 37 domestic and imported brands side by side - without driving all over town. Instead of just dreaming about it, the Auto Show is where you can actually sit behind the wheel in a compact, family sedan, SUV, truck, or luxury car. 

The 2016 Twin Cities Auto Show Car of the Show is the all-new Chrysler Pacifica. Dubbed as “the most technologically advanced minivan in its class,” the Pacifica will be available spring 2016. 

To find out what’s new for the 2016 Twin Cities Auto Show and to read the full article Click here.

To download a printable pdf of this announcement, click here

 

From Twin Cities Auto Show, December 2, 2015

TWIN CITIES AUTO SHOW IGNITES A NEW TITLE SPONSOR:  
GREAT RIVER ENERGY

Minneapolis (December 2, 2015) — The Twin Cities Auto Show, produced by the Greater Metropolitan
Auto Dealers Association of Minnesota (GMADA), announces that Great River Energy has signed on as
title sponsor of the Electric Room for the 2016 event. Formerly known as the Green Room, the
all-new Electric Room will feature the latest technology in electric and hybrid vehicles.
The 43rd Annual Twin Cities Auto Show presented by SuperAmerica will be held March 12–20, 2016,
at the Minneapolis Convention Center,1301 Second Ave. So.

“The Twin Cities Auto Show strives to showcase the green technology available from franchised dealers. Our electric room meets that demand,” said Scott Lambert, executive vice president of GMADA. “Electric vehicles (EVs), with their silent ride and immediate torque, are not only exciting to drive, they provide lower overall impact on the environment. We are thrilled that Great River Energy will be onsite to help educate and answer questions about this emerging technology.”

The electricity that powers EVs can come from many sources including hydro, wind, solar and nuclear power. This enables EVs to dramatically reduce air emissions.

To read the full press release or download a printable pdf of this announcement, click here

 

From DETROIT, Mich., July 14, 2015:

AUTO SHOWS KEY TO VEHICLE BUYING PROCESS

More than half of buyers say shows influence decision to purchase, according to study

For decades, auto dealer groups across the United States and Canada have made the case that the annual events they host – auto shows – are among the most effective ways to reach the car-buying public, offering what amounts to a one-stop, pre-shopping experience before they make a trip to a dealership.

While that argument has been largely based on anecdotal evidence, with dealers telling stories about a spike in traffic in the days and weeks following an event, a formal research study is now confirming the strong link between attendance at an auto show and the likelihood of a new vehicle purchase.

Click here to read the full article.
Click here to read summary of the key findings.

 

From The Twin Cities Auto Show, July 7, 2015: 

TWIN CITIES AUTO SHOW

NAMES SUPERAMERICA AS PRESENTING SPONSOR

 

Minneapolis (July 7, 2015) --- The Greater Metropolitan Automobile Dealers Association (GMADA), owners and operators of the Twin Cities Auto Show, has named SuperAmerica® as its presenting sponsor through 2020.

“This is a significant partnership for us and reflects the Twin Cities Auto Show’s strong value in the community,” says Scott Lambert, executive vice president of GMADA. “The unique similarities between the Twin Cities Auto Show and SuperAmerica are guaranteed to enhance all areas of our businesses, including discounts at the pump and in retail locations, increased awareness of the Auto Show, and our dedication to the community.”

“SuperAmerica is extremely excited to start this long-term partnership with the GMADA,” says Steve Morris, director of marketing sales strategy and planning for SuperAmerica. “From the Auto Show floor to our 260+ locations around the state, this relationship makes perfect sense. By offering our TopTier™ rated SuperFuels® brand of gasoline, we’re ready to serve any vehicle, new or otherwise.”

“The majority of our member dealerships are family-owned and operated and employ thousands of Minnesotans,” says Lambert. “As SuperAmerica’s locations are also concentrated in the state, this partnership will allow us both to better understand the needs of auto owners and further develop products and services they demand.”

The 43rd Annual Twin Cities Auto Show presented by SuperAmerica will be held March 12 – 20, 2016 at the Minneapolis Convention Center (1301 Second Ave. So.).

The Greater Metropolitan Automobile Dealers Association of Minnesota, Inc. (GMADA) is an organization of 126 new car and truck franchised dealers in the Greater Minneapolis and St. Paul area.

SuperAmerica is a part of the Northern Tier family of companies (NYSE: NTI). SuperAmerica operates over 264 retail locations in Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, with over 2,000 employees and headquartered in Woodbury, Minn. 

Contact: Molly Steinke, Nemer Fieger, (952) 278-3142 or (612) 309-1677, molly@nemerfieger.com
Mary Velline, GMADA, (651) 789-2952, mary@mada.org

To download a printable pdf of this announcement, click here

 

From StarTribune July 12, 2015:

Twin Cities Auto Show gets SuperAmerica Sponsorship

The win will help the show continue to grow and expand

The Twin Cities Auto Show sees the SuperAmerica sponsorship as a huge win. The GMADA hopes that as the sponsor roster for the show grows, so with Minnesota’s auto sales, boosting the state’s economy. 

Click here to read the full article

 


From Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal July 13, 2015:

Twin Cities Auto Show lands SuperAmerica sponsorship, but it wants more

The Twin Cities Auto Show says a new sponsorship deal with gas-station chain SuperAmerica will help fuel an expansion of the annual car show, which wants more corporate backers to help add exhibits and floor space. 

Click here to read the full article