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MARCH 2019 • VOLUME 25 • ISSUE 1

Get in Gear and Go to the
2019 DFW Auto Show

DFW Auto Show 20192020 Toyota Supra

The 2019 DFW Auto Show, sponsored by Belo Media Group and Cars.com, invites auto enthusiasts to "get in gear and go” to the 38th annual auto extravaganza at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. Don Herring, Jr., Show chairman, predicted it will be an exciting event with vehicles that even the most serious auto enthusiast may have never seen!

"With many 2020 vehicle unveilings happening in Detroit and Chicago already this year, some of these cars and trucks will make their way toward Dallas to take center stage in their respective manufacturers’ displays. It is always fun to see what they have in store for the future,” Herring said.

A variety of 2020 models will be showcased this year including: Chevrolet Silverado HD; Ford Explorer, Mustang Shelby GT500 and Super Duty; Hyundai Palisade; Jeep Gladiator; Kia Soul and Telluride; Lexus RC F – Track Edition; Lincoln Aviator; Mercedes-Benz GLE350 and GLS450; Porsche 911 Carrera S; and Volkswagen Passat. In addition, Toyota will present the Texas debuts of the TRD Pro Sequoia, Supra and Tacoma TRD Off Road, and Lexus will present the US debut of the 2019 Lexus IS Special Edition Black Line. There also will be dozens of all-new or totally redesigned 2019s featured as well, including: Audi e-tron, Chevrolet Blazer, Hyundai Kona, Genesis G70, Honda Passport, Lincoln Nautilus; Nissan Maxima, Porsche Macan, Ram Heavy Duty and Subaru Ascent.

The High End area will surely excite visitors with stunning vehicles from Aston Martin, Bentley, Lamborghini, Maserati, McLaren and Rolls-Royce.

Thirteen manufacturers, including Acura, Chevrolet, FCA (Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep and Ram), Ford, Honda, Mazda, Nissan, Toyota and Volkswagen, will surround the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, with opportunities to test drive a myriad cars, trucks and SUVs.

"The DFW Auto Show is a full experiential event. Product specialists are available inside the Show to discuss all the bells and whistles of their vehicles and, outside, Show attendees can get assistance on their car-buying decisions by taking a test drive through the streets of downtown Dallas. And to be able to choose from approximately 75 different vehicles in one area is quite remarkable,” Herring said.

The CBS 11 Classic Car Corral will return this year as well. David Hershey, CBS 11 vice president of Creative Services, said that show guests will get to see beautiful examples of automotive style, innovation and power from nearly every decade.

"This year, we will celebrate the evolution of the Ford Mustang, Mercury Cougar and Chevy Corvette. And, if Pontiac is more your style, stop by and see a replica of the 1977 black Trans AM Burt Reynolds drove in the movie ‘Smokey and the Bandit,' ” Hershey said.

In addition, the Aftermarket Area will feature a variety of products and services for the car and home, and the Community Service area in D/E Hall Lobby will spotlight such worthwhile organizations as Straydog, Inc., the Dallas Police Department’s Safelight Program and the Girls Scouts who will sell their cookies.

Hours of the show are: 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 27; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 28, 29 and 30; and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 31. Tickets are $14 for adults, $7 for senior citizens 65 and older and children ages 6-12, $10 for military with ID, and children 5 and under are admitted free. $1 discount coupons are available at participating franchised new car dealerships. For more information, and to purchase tickets online, visit DFWAutoShow.com.

DFW Auto Show 20192020 Hyundai Palisade
DFW Auto Show 20192020 Mercedes-Benz GLE350
DFW Auto Show 20192020 Chevrolet Silverado
DFW Auto Show 20192020 Jeep Gladiator
DFW Auto Show 20192020 Kia Telluride
DFW Auto Show 20192020 Volkswagen Passat
DFW Auto Show 20192020 Porsche 911 Carrera S
DFW Auto Show 20192020 Ford Super Duty
DFW Auto Show 20192020 Lincoln Aviator
DFW Auto Show 2019McLaren 600LT
DFW Auto Show 20192019 Aston Martin Vantage
DFW Auto Show 20192019 Genesis G70

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Discover The Ride Brings Motorcycling, New Rider Course to Auto Show

DFW Auto Show 2019Discover the Ride is the first step toward becoming a motorcyclist!

The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows is bringing its Discover The Ride program to the DFW Auto Show – giving attendees the chance to experience the thrill of 2-wheels and take their first step to becoming a motorcyclist. This immersive program includes a New Rider Course that gives attendees, 16 years and older, a chance to ride an electric Zero motorcycle, that is modified for a new rider, with the guidance of a certified trainer. Kids, 3 years to 75 pounds, can also get a feel for 2-wheels in the Kids Zone on Stacyc electric balance bikes. Vintage bikes, custom bikes, and more will also be on display to give attendees a comprehensive view into the world of motorcycling.

Discover The Ride 2019“After the overwhelming success we saw from incorporating Discover the Ride in the 2018/2019 Progressive International Motorcycle Shows tour, we’re thrilled to bring the program to the DFW Auto Show, reaching an even wider audience of auto enthusiasts,” said Tracy Harris, senior vice president, Powersports, UBM. “The DFW Auto Show is a natural extension for Discover the Ride, branching out from a motorcycle-specific audience and helping more people experience what it is like to ride on two wheels. We are truly excited to continue the momentum we’ve built throughout the tour.”

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DFW Auto Show VIP First Look

The DFW Auto Show VIP First Look will be held on Tuesday, March 26. The event will be held in Upper F Lobby at the Dallas Convention from 6 to 9 p.m. Guests will be treated to hors d’eouvres and cocktails, as well as coffee and dessert. Guests also will enjoy a VIP viewing of the 2019 DFW Auto Show.

The DFW Auto Show would like to thank the VIP First Look sponsors:

DFW Auto Show 2019

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DFW Auto Show to Host Law Enforcement Day on March 27

The DFW Auto Show and the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) will host a Law Enforcement Day on Wednesday, March 27 in Ballroom C-4 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.

A seminar will be held from 8 am to noon, with the vehicle inspection noon to 4 pm. Area officers will receive four hours of accredited training at no cost to the officers. The training is different each year on topics such as VIN switches, altering vehicles, new crime trends, types of stolen vehicles, new technology to prevent auto theft and auto burglary, and many others.

"The biggest benefit of the training is that officers are also allowed access inside the show prior to opening to the general public so they can view secondary identification numbers of new models in pristine conditions,” said Special Agent Jerry Allen, NCIB Southwest Region.

"Many of these numbers are located in confined obscure areas on the vehicles and can be difficult to locate months or years after the vehicles are stolen. Being able to locate these numbers on clean new vehicles helps NICB and law enforcement later identify vehicle and get them returned to the proper owner,” Allen added.

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Auto Dealer Finance Fraud Seminar Scheduled for March 27 at the
DFW Auto Show

The DFW Auto Show, National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) and the Tarrant Regional Auto Crimes Task Force (TRACTF) will host a Seminar in conjunction with Law Enforcement Day on Wednesday, March 27. The seminar and a buffet lunch will be held from 11:30 am to 1 p.m. in C Ballroom 1 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.

The program will focus on Auto Dealer Finance Fraud. Sergeant Darren Schlosser, auto theft fraud unit with the Houston Police Department, will be the speaker. According to the NICB and TRACTF, there is a growing trend that law enforcement has experienced in the last few years with multiple vehicles being reported as stolen due to the use of stolen and or bogus identity. This program will cover the importance of the working relationship between the dealers and law enforcement, what to expect from law enforcement and what the dealers can do to assist law enforcement and ensure recovery of the vehicle(s) and effective prosecution of the offenders. Dealers, general managers and finance managers are invited to attend this very important seminar. Please watch your email for an invitation and registration form.

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Show Provides Exhibitor Credential Pickup Information

During the five-day run of the 2019 DFW Auto Show, March 27-31, there will be designated days and hours for exhibitor credential pick-up.
Please note the following:

Please note that the Exhibitor Credentials Service Desk will be located inside the Show Office in D220 of the Dallas Convention Center.
The desk will be open during the following hours:

If you have any questions regarding exhibitor credential distribution,
please call the DFW NCDA office at (214) 637-0531.

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