The South Florida International Auto Show
In 1971, Datsun introduced the 240Z, gasoline was 36 cents a gallon and the South Florida International Auto Show launched its first exhibition. Today, this same auto show is recognized as one the largest and most prestigious in the nation.
Serving as a venue for national product introductions, the auto show showcases more than 1,000 new car, truck, van and SUV models from more than 40 of the world's leading manufacturers - a sight auto enthusiasts wait all year to see.
In celebration of the auto show's 40th Anniversary, this year's new Green Way and Miami Street Rides attractions will bring a new dimension to the standard auto exhibition. With more than 665,000 people visiting the auto show each year, its financial impact on the local economy is estimated at over $50 million.
The South Florida Automobile Dealers Association, which today comprises more than 220 dealerships in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe counties, has been the official sponsor of the South Florida International Auto Show since its inception in 1971.