Press Releases

Press releases will be updated throughout the year. We welcome the media to explore our stories about the Jacksonville International Auto Show, including the models on the show floor, the newest technologies to be featured, and the latest safety innovations that have been developed. Feel free to download any stories you wish to use or any of the media we have provided.  For additional press info please contact Chris Russell at 781-343-1661.


JACKSONVILLE AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION CONTINUE TO GIVE BACK TO LOCAL CHARITIES THROUGH JACKSONVILLE INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW

JACKSONVILLE, FL (January 2017) – Every year when the Jacksonville International Auto Show rolls out of town, it leaves some much needed funds for local charities in its dust. Last year for its 30th anniversary JADA topped more than $1,500,000 back to local charities and community service programs since 2001. This year, JADA will approach $2,000,000 in giving.

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JACKSONVILLE INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW RETURNS FEBRUARY 17-19, 2017 WITH THE HOTTEST VEHICLES, LATEST TECHNOLOGIES AND MARKET TRENDS 

JACKSONVILLE, FL (January 11, 2017)— When the Jacksonville Auto  Show rolls into town next month, it  transforms Prime Osborn Convention Center into the ultimate destination for North Florida auto geeks, gear heads and new car shoppers. The Jacksonville International Auto Show returns February 17-19, 2017 at the Prime Osborn Convention Center with debuts fresh from the Detroit Auto Show, the latest in vehicle technology and more of the hottest trends in the industry.

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The Jacksonville International Auto Show Returns, February 17-19, 2017

Jacksonville, FL (December 15, 2016) – The Jacksonville International Auto Show will again transform the Prime Osborn Convention Center into the region’s largest new car showroom! Starting on Friday, February 17 and running through Sunday, February 19, the Jacksonville International Auto Show will rev up gear-heads, carpoolers and everyone in between throughout the weekend.

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Key Findings: The Power of Auto Shows

Auto Shows Influence Opinions and Decisions

  • 64% of attendees say they are in the market to buy a car or truck in the 12 months after the show (up from 57% in 2014)
  • 56% of attendees who purchased new vehicles post show said the show influenced their decision (from 51% two years ago)

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WITH 2016 SHOW, JACKSONVILLE AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION MARK MORE THAN $1.5 MILLION TO LOCAL CHARITIES THROUGH JACKSONVILLE INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW

JACKSONVILLE, FL (January 2016)— Every year when the Jacksonville International Auto Show rolls out of town, it leaves some much needed funds for local charities in its dust. But with their 30th anniversary year in 2016 JADA will have given more than $1,500,000 to local charities and community service programs since 2001.

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Feedback

“The Show brought out real buyers.  [It] resulted in a boost in February sales.” -Morris Jelks, Sales Manager, North Florida Lincoln

“From a dealer’s perspective, this auto show was a hit.  My salespeople who worked the show were very busy.  One in particular arrived at the show armed with a one inch stack of business cards.  An hour later his supply was gone.  Even though our dealership is over 20 miles away from the convention center, we still had customers who drove out to the store following the show.  My salespeople can’t wait till next year!” -Nathan Potratz, General Manager, Gordon Chevrolet

“The Auto show itself was a big success this year…  We did see an increase during and after the show.  We can quantify 3 new units at this point from interest at the show and I am sure many more… Both GM and Chrysler had great displays and knowledgeable folks talking about the product.” -Ron Harris, Managing Partner, Garber Automall

“We had quite a bit of response from the auto show. We have attributed 9 vehicle sales directly from the show and have another 6 working. I can’t tell you how much exposure it generated for us but I know that I frequently get responses back from customers I talk to in both the sales department and the service department that they attended the show and enjoyed themselves.” -Tim Peeler, General Manager, Honda of the Avenues