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Get Behind the Wheel at The 112th Syracuse Auto Expo

2020 Syracuse Auto Show

 

Syracuse, NY (1/21/2020) –The Syracuse Auto Expo is proud to return to the Oncenter February 6–9. Kicking off the show is The Charity Preview, which is set for February 5th. Experience hundreds of vehicles spread out through two buildings and four BIG floors totaling 135,000 square feet and forget about the cold temperatures outside. See the latest in automotive technology, efficiency, safety and comfort and style for work, play or leisure.
Returning for the fifth year, the Toyota Drive Center is ready to let you experience its most popular vehicles. Licensed drivers can test drive a variety of popular Toyota vehicles including the all-new Camry, the RAV4 Hybrid, the Tundra and the Highlander.

The Customer Appreciation Lounge has returned downstairs in the Ballroom for the entire show. Enjoy an expanded menu of light meals, check-in on social media (#syrautoshow) and fill up on snacks while you relax at bistro tables.

On Thursday military personnel, veterans and first responders get free admission with proper ID. Parking not included with free ticket promotion.

On Saturday afternoon look for New York State’s finest wines and craft beers at The Lounge at the Expo. The spotlight is on Central New York’s growing wine, craft beer and distillery businesses with a tasting room that can be found in the downstairs partitioned ballroom on Saturday from 4 pm to 7 pm. Bottles will be available for purchase (off-premise consumption only) and tastings will be available to guests who are 21 years or older. Visitors will be able to sample from: 1911 Established • Genesee Brewery • Greenwood Winery • Hall Island Distillery • Old Home Distillers • Thousand Island Winery and Weppon Whiskey just to name a few.

Plus, Midlife Crisis will be the musical guests from 4-7 pm. The band performs classic rock songs from the ’70s as well as originals written by lead singer Grace DeJohn. (http://midlifecrisis-music.com/)

The show has plenty of fun things for the kids to do while mom and dad shop! Get a balloon hat from Jackman’s twin magicians and “The Face Paint Lady” will be painting the kid’s favorite characters throughout the day.

Sunday is Family Fun Day with a special admission price of $20 for a family four-pack. For the kids, you’ll find balloons and face painting too! Be awestruck by the Jackman’s twin magicians from 12 to 4. Plus, kids can be transformed into their favorite character with “The Face Paint Lady” (www.nyfacepaintlady.com) from 12:30 to 4:00.

The festivities kick off on Wednesday, February 5th with the 22nd Annual Charity Preview. The preview party gives you a first look at the show while raising money for 15 Central New York not for profit organizations. Since its inception, the “best party in town” has raised just over $3.7 million dollars.

This year’s charities include:

AccessCNY
Crouse Health Foundation
David’s Refuge, Inc.
Food Bank of Central New York
Hospice of Central New York
Huntington Family Centers, Inc
Launch CNY
Make A Wish of Central New York Maureen’s Hope Foundation, Inc.
Meals On Wheels of Syracuse, NY, Inc.
Responsive To Our Community (ROC)
Silver Fox Senior Social Club
The Centers at St. Camillus & Affiliate Integrity Home Care Services
The Newland Center for Adult Learning & Literacy
YMCA of Greater Syracuse

History:
The show is one of the five oldest shows in the United States, debuting in 1906. (Detroit, New York City, Chicago, and Philadelphia debuted in the years before Syracuse.) That year, the highlight of the show was the unveiling of the Franklin automobile, made in downtown Syracuse. The automobile was the first 6-cylinder engine made at their factory on West Fayette and Geddes Street. In the 1940’s, during World War II, the show took a hiatus. After that break, the show returned and has been a “must-see” for families and Syracuse auto enthusiasts.

Location:
Syracuse Oncenter – 800 South State St., Syracuse, NY 13202

Dates:
Thursday through Sunday, February 6th – February 9th
Hours: Thursday & Friday: 4 PM–9 PM | Saturday: Noon–9PM | Sunday: Noon–5PM
Admission: Adults: $9 | Seniors: $7 | Children (6-12 yrs.): $3 | Age 5 and under: Free
Free parking provided with the purchase of admission ticket
Veterans, first responders, and military personnel are Free on Thursday ONLY. Parking not included with free ticket promotion.
www.autoexposyracuse.com.

The 112th Syracuse Auto Expo Announces Show Chair

Syracuse, NY (December 18, 2019)– SADA President Rich Burritt is pleased to announce that Summit Auto Group’s Chris DiMarco has agreed to serve as chairman of the 2020 Syracuse Auto Expo. The 2020 Syracuse Auto Show will be held February 6th – 9th, with the Charity Preview on February 5th.

Chris began his career at Summit Auto Group after graduating from Syracuse University in 2005 and being a member of the championship 2004 Syracuse Lacrosse Team. His experience on a sports team helped his career as he began to train in every facet of the business including washing cars, working in the parts department and sales.  His can-do attitude on the job and his schooling in finance and insurance training fast-tracked Chris into management. He is now the General Manager of The Summit Auto Group. The group includes Chevrolet, Buick and GMC, Ford, and Lincoln all located in Auburn. On his off days, you can find him and his daughter sitting in the season tickets his family has held for decades at the Carrier Dome. Whether it is football, basketball or his passion, lacrosse, he loves the competition on the field and the people he meets at the games and at his dealership.  He is looking forward to guiding the Syracuse Auto Show as it enters its 112th year.

The Syracuse Auto Expo Show returns to the Oncenter in February 2020.  The 112th Auto Expo sponsored by SADA features hundreds of vehicles spread out through two buildings and four BIG floors totaling 135,000 square feet.  Visitors can leave winter outside and experience all the newest vehicles in the comfort of the Oncenter. The latest in automotive technology, efficiency, safety and comfort and style for work, play or leisure will be on display.

The festivities kick off on Wednesday, February 5th with the 22nd Annual Charity Preview.  The preview party gives a first look at the show while raising money for 15 Central New York not for profit organizations. Since its inception, the “best party in town” has raised close to $3.7 million dollars.

Location:

Syracuse Oncenter – 800 South State St., Syracuse, NY 13202

Dates:

Thursday through Sunday, February 6th – February 9th

Hours: Thursday & Friday: 4PM–9PM | Saturday: Noon–9PM | Sunday: Noon–5PM

Admission: Adults: $9 | Seniors: $7 | Children (6-12 yrs.): $3 | Age 5 and under: Free

Free parking provided with the purchase of admission ticket.  Veterans, first responders and military personnel are Free on Thursday ONLY.

2020 Syracuse Auto Expo Dates Revealed!

2020 Syracuse Auto Show February 6th - 9th, 2020. Charity Preview will be held on Wednesday February 5th, 2020.

The 2020 Syracuse Auto Show will be held on February 6th – 9th, 2020 at the Syracuse Oncenter. The Syracuse Auto Show Charity Preview will be held on Wednesday, February 5th, 2020.

GIFT CERTIFICATES PRESENTED TO MORRISVILLE AUTO STUDENTS

(April 23, 2019) A big day for these students heading off to SUNY Morrisville next Fall. Anthony Lamacchia presented to Mason Bleck from the Cortland BOCES Auto Collision program and Colin Herold from the Onondaga County BOCES a $1,000 gift certificate from Snap-on to be used for their class toolsets. We can’t wait to see both of these amazing young men working in our industry!