Peoria Civic Center 201 SW Jefferson Ave Peoria, IL 61602
April 05, 2013 - April 07, 2013 - CONFIRMED!
From Central Illinois Auto Show Website:
Welcome to the 24th Annual Central Illinois Auto Show!
On behalf of the Peoria Metro New Car Dealers Association and the area dealers involved in this year's event, I would like to personally invite you to the 24th Annual Central Illinois Auto Show. Over the past twenty plus years, this Auto Show has grown to produce a fabulous event that exhibits the innovative beauty of the automobile industry's past, present and future.
This show rivals auto shows in such markets as Kansas City, Indianapolis and Milwaukee. Attendance, as previous years, is expected to reach the 40,000 mark. The Peoria Metro New Car Dealers Association's 34 dealers will be displaying over 300 vehicles from 30 different Manufacturers. You will be able to see the latest and greatest in cars, trucks & SUV's, all on one level, under one roof. They're just waiting for you to check them out!
The Central Illinois Auto Show promises to be something for the entire family! Be sure to bring the kids and meet your favorite Nickelodeon Characters, SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick and Blue from Blues Clues, will be available for photo opportunities and to entertain the kids. From the popular Marvel Comics, Spider-Man and Captain America will be available on Saturday and Sunday for meet & greet sessions. Be sure to bring your camera!
Attention all NASCAR fans! Come and experience the thrills of being a NASCAR racer. You can feel the ultimate NASCAR interactive experience when you strap your seat belt and sit behind an official #38 M&M's Ford Fusion racing simulate. For the kids, there's "Toby", a scaled kid car. Skip the lines at the DMV. The Secretary of State will be on hand to issue drivers' licenses and ID cards. Ronald is back on Sunday only! Please look for show times for Ronald McDonald's fabulous Magic Show. For more family entertainment, there will be stilt walkers, face painters, inflatable bouncer fun, and balloon artists. Absolute excitement for the whole family to enjoy!
New for this year, we have the American Family Insurance Distracted Driving Challenge. This tour features advanced electronic and multi-media information systems including two sophisticated distracted driving simulators. The tour delivers a powerful anti-distracted driving message to new drivers. Drivers Education Classes from area schools have been offered complimentary tickets to the Auto Show to experience this powerful and life saving message.
Also on Sunday the American Red Cross will hold a Central Illinois Auto Show Blood Drive on April 7th from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. All presenting donors will receive an American Red Cross ice scraper.
A BIG Thanks to our sponsors and everyone involved in making this the "Largest Auto Show in Downstate Illinois". We look forward to a Fun-Filled and Excitement Packed weekend! Please join us on April 5, 6 & 7, at the Peoria Civic Center, for the 2013 Central Illinois Auto Show.