In 1971, Datsun introduced the 240Z, gasoline was 36 cents a gallon and the Miami lnternational 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.
The Miami lnternational Auto Show celebrate its 43rd annual this year. The premiere event in 1971 at the Miami Beach Convention Center - its home ever since then - was an auspicious opening. It was among a handful of major auto shows in America. Literally. Five cities offered auto enthusiasts a full-fledged professional display of the latest models: New York, Detroit, Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami. Now there are 60 annual auto shows and the South Florida production is still among the largest.
About the South Florida Automobile Dealers Association:
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.