In 1958, unable to participate in the local domestic auto show, forward-thinking Bay Area import auto dealers decided to create their own exposition. Given the novelty and interest in foreign made cars at the time, the auto dealers’ idea proved to be a good one. For nearly two decades the Import Car Show, the precursor to what is now the International Auto Show, flourished and expanded.
The ever-expanding import show became truly international in 1982 when it moved into its new home at the Moscone Convention Center in downtown San Francisco. In 1992, another hall was added to the Moscone Center expanding it to a total of 1.2 million square feet. It also allowed the San Francisco International Auto Show to grow into what it has become today–the premier auto show in northern California and the only one held regionally that lures the dazzling, high-tech displays from the world’s major manufacturers. It is the second largest auto show in the western United States and the number one exhibition of any kind in northern California.
Now celebrating its 57th year, the San Francisco International Auto Show, continues to grow. Vehicles representing the work of 38 manufacturers for the year 2015 and beyond will all be on display including new introductions, exotic sports cars plus alternative fuel and hybrid vehicles. In addition, there will be manufacturer Ride & Drives and special exhibits including the Academy of Art University Classic Car Collection, the PG&E Electric and You Exhibit, the San Francisco Auto Salon, AutoTrader.com, the Ferrari Club of America, Dominator Street Rods, a Race Car Hall, racing simulators and an auto accessory booth area.
The San Francisco Chronicle 57th Annual International Auto Show, presented by AutoTrader.com and supported by the California New Car Dealers Association, will run for eight days, Nov. 22 – 29, 2014 at the Moscone Convention Center and promises to be the most spectacular ever.
The entire Car Pro Show staff will be broadcasting LIVE from the auto show on Saturday, November 22 from 9 AM to Noon. Come see us as soon as
the doors open at 10 AM. We would love to thank you personally for listening!
Show hours are:
Saturday, November 22 – Friday, November 28: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 29: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Admission is $10 for adults with children 12-years and under free when accompanied by an adult. Tickets can be purchased at the door. For more information visit www.sfautoshow.com