THE FT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOWTHE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBSOUTH FLORIDA AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION
THE FT LAUDERDALE
INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW
Before the Broward County Convention Center opened in 1990, local Auto Dealer icon Rick Case got the rights to put on the Fort Lauderdale International Auto Show at the center as a fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club of Broward County. As the show gained popularity, increasing in size each year, Rick Case realized that he needed help producing the show.
Encouraging other auto dealers in the South Florida community to participate, Rick Case was able to secure the full support of the South Florida Automobile Dealers Association (SFADA). The executive leadership and auto show experience of the SFADA proved a valuable resource in the early years of the show, creating a popular, must-see event whose ticket sales would benefit a deserving organization.
“We give our customers a firsthand chance to see the wonderful new cars, trucks and motorcycles from around the world” said Rick Case, “and just as important, we also make a difference in the lives of many children in our local community through the efforts of programs like the Boys and Girls Club of Broward County – It’s always been a perfect match.”
Now in its 26th year, the Ft. Lauderdale International Auto Show, in partnership with the South Florida Auto Dealers Association, has helped raise more than $7 million in local community programs. We thank you for visiting the Fort Lauderdale International Auto Show and hope you enjoy the show, and feel good about supporting “A Great Place for Kids” – the Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County!
SOUTH FLORIDA AUTOMOBILE
Behind the Wheel of the Ft Lauderdale International Auto Show and the Miami International Auto Show the SFADA has served its members since 1933 in one of America’s fastest growing car markets. Our thriving corner of the Sunshine State accounts for one-third of all new car sales in Florida, while Florida ranks behind only California and Texas as top state producer.
This tip of America’s prosperous peninsula is also the front door to Latin America and the Caribbean. We enjoy a cultural impact that adds not only luster and excitement to an already-exciting industry, but also provides for one of the fastest growing segments of the population’s Hispanic drivers.
Over the past 40 years, the dealers association has donated more than $7 million to numerous charities including Habitat for Humanity, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami School of Medicine, the Boys and Girls Clubs in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, Sheridan House, Easter Seals, Parkway Academy at Broward Community College and others.
Proud to present the 27th Annual Ft Lauderdale International Auto Show to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Broward and the 45th Annual Miami International Auto Show , to benefit the Ronald McDonald House, in November, at the Miami Beach Convention Center. The South Florida Automobile Dealers invite you to learn more about its services and activities by visiting www.sfada.net.
ABOUT THE MIAMI
INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW
In 1971 gasoline was 36 cents a gallon and the Miami international Auto Show launched its first exhibition. Today, this same show is recognized as one of the largest and most prestigious in the nation. A venue for national product introductions, the auto show showcases more than a thousand new vehicles from over 40 manufacturers from around the world – a collection that auto enthusiasts wait all year to see.
Building from the momentous changes made in 2012, this signature South Florida event is back with popular returning exhibits, including Topless in Miami’s display of convertible cars in a picturesque Miami environment, and Havana Classics, a spin-off of Memory Lane celebrating nostalgia of the 50s. Ride & Drive events, including Camp Jeep will also be back at Convention Center Drive.