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BMWNYC Schedule April 07, 2004 6:00pm - 11:00pm North Concourse Gala Preview to benefit the East Side House Settlement A Charity Gala Preview of the highlights of the 2004 NYIAS. Sponsored by Gruppo Ferrari Maserati. The gala preview is by ticket only; Please contact Eula Johnson at 718-292-7392 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org More info at http://www.galapreview.org Basically it's $150 ($125 tax deductible) for reception, hors d'oevres drinks and DJ music and a silent and live auction Auction includes: Maserati Quattroporte Tickets to Victoria Secret Fashion Show Tickets to Ferrari Challenge at Lime Rock Donations from Armani, La Golue... Or you can buy a $1000 ticket and get dinner too and earlier access Tickets will also be sold at the door for the gala- and they'll take credit cards. (I'm going!) April 08, 2004 8:00am 1D03 and 1D04 WAAI Breakfast Meeting and Show Preview The Women’s Automotive Association International will hold its annual breakfast meeting and Show preview on Thursday, April 8 at 9:00 am. The meeting will include special guest speaker and best-selling author, Linda Kaplan Thaler who will discuss her latest book, "Bang! Getting Your Message Heard in a Noisy World.” (see www.thebangbook.com) For additional information or to order tickets please contact the WAAI at 248-646-5250 or contact Barbara Shipp-Clark at email@example.com Prices: Members $75; Non-Members $100; Students $50 April 09, 2004 1:00pm - 9:00pm Level Three & One, CP, NP PUBLIC SNEAK PREVIEW DAY Be the first to see what's on display! Ticket purchase required April 09, 2004 1pm Inner Roadway NYIAS Urban Tuner Speciality Vehicle Salon There will be displays by Scion, Subaru, Honda and Acura on the lastest in street customizing. And don't miss...DUB Magazine will be presenting Swizz Beatz Custom 2005 Lamborghini Gallardo; and G-Unit's Loyd Banks Custom 2004 Hummer H2; Young Buck of G-Unit's Custom 2004 Mercedes Benz SL-500 April 09, 2004 Daily Show Hours North Pavilion CAMP JEEP NY EVERYDAY YOU CAN JOIN-UP WITH CAMP JEEP NY! OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ON FRIDAY APRIL 9TH 1pm-9pm Weekdays and Saturdays beginning April 10th 11am-10:30pm Sundays 10am-7pm For the first time at the New York International Automobile Show, consumers visiting the Jeep display will be able to go for off-road rides in show vehicles. Join us on the obstacle course with tons of sand, dirt, logs, grass, trees and water that turn the North Pavilion into a one-of-a-kind riding experience. Jeep will demonstrate the on and off-road capabilities of their vehicles by allowing show visitors to take a ride on the track with a professional driver. In addition to the ‘Trail Rated’ track, there will be a Kiddie Jeep Track where children will be able to drive the popular miniature battery-powered Jeep vehicles. This promises to be one of the most exciting auto show displays ever created. OPEN DAILY UNTIL APRIL 18th! April 10, 2004 All Day Inner Roadway From the Bimmerfest board: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=54327 Ok... time to get organized! We have set the evening of Saturday, April 10, 2004 for the Bimmerfest NY Auto Show Dinner! If you're interested in attending (even if you're not 100% sure if you'll be able to come) please drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with: 1. Your Fest Name 2. How many guests (including yourself) Last year we brought together about a dozen Fest folks and their significant others and had a great time! So come out to the 2004 NY International Auto Show at the Javits Center on April 10th, spend a day in the city, and have dinner with your fellow Fest members! Depending on the interest this year, we may need to find a bigger restaurant to accomodate us so please contact me so that we can start the planning process, and I'll keep this thread updated with attendees and location. I look forward to seeing familiar faces and meeting new Fest members this year! NYIAS Urban Tuner Display Until April 18th. April 10, 2004 9:00am - 11:00am Inner Roadway at 38th street Opening Day Ceremony WE BROUGHT THEM BACK....LOWRIDERS! Join us for the official opening with SHOW & GO CUSTOMS presenting national champion hoppers and the craziest car and truck dancers from the 2003 Lowrider Tour. Don’t miss it! The festivities begin at 9:00 a.m. April 13, 2004 9:00am - 1:00pm Level one, 1E hall 4th Annual Automotive Career Fair NOTE THAT THIS EVENT WILL BE ON TUES & WED. Registration required. Discount $5 admission to the Show with a valid school ID, and validated Career Fair ticket. April 13, 2004 All Day Inner Roadway Hispanic Day Celebrate Hispanic Day at the NYIAS-sponsored by the New York Daily News April 14, 2004 12:00am - 6:00pm Inner Roadway MoVIC / The U.S. Marines The new Mobile Visitor Information Center (MoVIC) will be on display to give you the latest on whats happening in NYC. TAKE THE MARINE CORP. CHIN UP CHALLENGE. Stop in for more information. April 15, 2004 11:00am - 10:00pm Inner Roadway J.T. Mase The J.T. Mase NASCAR #22 Monte Carlo will be on display and its driver, Joey McCarthy will be on hand to sign autograph. April 16, 2004 11:00am - 10:00pm Inner Roadway Sweet Street Ride VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE! Pick from these finalists and vote for the sweetest ride on the Tri-State streets! April 17, 2004 11:00am - 10:00pm Inner Roadway Corvettes of Westchester 50 Years of the 'Vette, presented by Corvettes of Westchester. April 18, 2004 All Day Inner Roadway New York / New Jersey Lotus Enthusiasts The New York / New Jersey Lotus Enthusiasts Organizarion will be displaying the best of Lotus cars including the soon to be available Elise.
Gala Preview Every year before the Auto Show there is a preview benefit thrown by Gruppo Ferrarri Maserati for East Side House Settlement. Our intrepid reporter (Vin) made it this year and here’s his review: It was awesome. We had all access to all the cars,it was really nice. No one else was around either. It was a really good time. I have the pics at home, I only have a couple here. It was great and easy and you got to see all the exhibits, it was all you can eat: Smoked Salmon hors d'oeuvres, Steak, Open Bar… The floors were basically empty, open access to all the cars- even the ones on the platforms. We got to sit in the Ferrari 360 Spyder, all the Bentleys, the Ford GT, the Ford Shelby Cobra, the Austin Martins- stuff you never get to even get close to in the actual car show- and no lines! It wasn't too bad to get in, we paid with credit card at the door, ($150 with $125 tax deductible)- people were pretty dressy, evening gowns, suits- but it varied. We were in business casual clothes. BMW didn't have anything but the new Mini convertible was there, that's cool. The new ‘Vette was there, the new Ferrari 612 was there and they were starting up the Ferraris and revving them including an old Daytona Race car and a 456 race car-sounded awesome. We didn’t do the auction for the Maserati or the silent auctions. Subaru had a cool game you can play, really cool. The new Maseratis were there including the Spyders. The top 3 cars on my shopping list are Ferrari, Astin Martin and the 911 turbo. At the gala preview I was able to take the driver’s seat in all these cars, touch the cockpit controls, try out the shift pattern… it was cool. I am SO going to the Gala next year!!!! Thanks Vin! Pics follow, updates when I get ‘em… Vin’s got more pics and there are more special previews and events at the show.
Convertible Mini Well it’s green metallic and a convertible… This is definitely THE way to do the NY Auto Show! More pics when I get ‘em.. THANK YOU VIN!