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Welcome to the 26th 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 join us in celebrating the 26th Central Illinois Auto Show. Over the past twenty-six 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 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! Meet your favorite lookalike characters from Partycrashers: SpongeBob SquarePants and Princess Sophia; they will be available for photo opportunities, meet & greets and to entertain the kids. From the popular Marvel Comics, Iron Man and Spiderman will be walking around and meeting the kids too. 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'sFord Fusion racing simulator. For the little ones, there's "Toby" a kid-scaled race car; all available Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

On Sunday, right out of "Frozen" time, come and meet lookalike Princesses Elsa, Anna plus Olaf from Party-crashers and be sure to bring your camera! Meet & Greets are held at our Celebrity Center. For more family entertainment, there will be stilt walkers, face painters, inflatable bouncer fun, and balloon artists. On Saturday and Sunday, have some fun with Ronald McDonald. Absolute excitement for the whole family to enjoy! Skip the lines at the DMV! The Secretary of State will be on hand for drivers' licenses and ID card renewals, replacements or corrections and to issue vehicle sticker sales.

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, meet King Robota, the world's greatest 8 foot tall robot show. King Robota will entertain audiences with his great wit and dance moves. Please check schedule for exact times and dates. On Saturday and Sunday, McDonalds is giving away a free cheeseburger coupon to the first 300 daily attendees. (While supplies last.)

We all want to extend 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 in our 26th fun-filled weekend for the whole family on April 10th, 11th and 12th at the Peoria Civic Center, for the 2015 Central Illinois Auto Show. Don't forget to like us on facebook and see you there!

Jim Scherer, President & Auto Show Chairman

Jim Scherer, 2015 PMNCDA President | Auto Show Chairman
Peoria Metro New Car Dealers Association