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 33 dealers will be displaying over 300 vehicles from 29 different Manufacturers. You will be able to see the latest and greatest in cars, trucks & SUV's, all on one level, under one roof. You gotta check it 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 and Dora the Explorer will be available for photo opportunities and to entertain the kids. From the popular Marvel Comics, Spider-Man and Iron Man 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, and for the kids, there's "Toby", an exact ½ scale replica of the current NEXTEL cup cars. Rob Thompson the funny magic man is back on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday! Please look for show times for his 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!
There are exciting new things coming to the show this year! The 2013 CarCode Scavenger Hunt! Search all weekend for the QR Code Signage throughout the Auto Show. Entries have a chance to win on Friday, a LazyBoy Recliner from Martin Furniture, on Saturday, a 2 day trip to Las Vegas including air and accommodations for two from Cook Travel, and on Sunday, a 2013 Metropolitan Scooter from Cupi's Motormall. Also, new for this year the Celebrity Center. Special appearances include; Sherrick McManis, cornerback for the Chicago Bears, Andy Studebaker, running back, for the Kansas City Chiefs, Megan Erwin, 2012 Miss Illinois, and 2013 St. Louis Rams Cheerleaders.
American Red Cross will hold a Central Illinois Auto Show Blood Drive on Sunday, April 7th from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. All presenting donors will receive an American Red Cross T-Shirt.
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.
Don't miss it!