Tulsa Auto Show Re-Creates Route 66 Drive-In with Indoor Movie Screen and Classic Cars

The 104th anniversary of the Tulsa Auto Show will have a Route 66 feel to it with dozens of autos from a variety of eras on display and a drive-in movie screen showcasing the Disney Pixar hit movie “Cars” starting next Friday.

This year’s auto show will have 48 vehicles on display with autos from multiple decades.  A drive-in movie screen will feature the movie “Cars” at various times during the auto show. The Tulsa Auto Show, which is donating parts of its proceeds to the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, will be held April 16-18 at River Spirit Expo at Expo Square.

“As excited as we are about all the new autos that will be on display here this year, we know people are always excited to see vehicles that are memories from their past,” Tom Bloomfield, managing partner with Don Thornton Automotive Group, said. “Whether it is being able to see ‘Cars’ or on the drive-in movie screen or being able to see autos from a variety of decades, we are sure there will be plenty for visitors to the Tulsa Auto Show to enjoy.”
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The display will include autos provided by the Tulsa Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America. The AACA began in 1935 as a club of people who came together to share their love affair with early automobiles, and has branched out to include regional clubs throughout the nation.

“We hope the public comes out and sees these cars on display because we really love showing them,” Joe Smith, one of the exhibit organizers, said. “The Tulsa Auto Show is a great event to show them off, and we are really looking forward to seeing everyone there.”

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Past, Present and Futurliner #10 on Display at Tulsa Auto Show

The 104th anniversary of the Tulsa Auto Show will feature autos from the past and the “future” as well as a journey down Electric Avenue and lots of pet adoptions.

While adhering to government and Expo Square policies and standards for social distancing and mandatory mask-wearing, the Tulsa Auto Show – with part of the proceeds going to the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma – will be held April 16-18 at the River Spirit Expo at Expo Square. Among the precautions being taken are to have autonomous temperature checks at the entrances, hand sanitizing stations set up throughout the building, designated eating areas, and ongoing sanitizing and disinfecting of vehicles for the duration of the event. Additional COVID-19 safety information can be found at https://thetulsaautoshow.com/covid-19-guidelines/.

“We knew going in this would be a unique year for the Tulsa Auto Show, coming off everything that has happened with COVID-19,” Bill Knight, president of Knight Automotive Group, said. “We anticipate people being very excited about getting to attend an event of this magnitude, and visitors to this year’s Tulsa Auto Show will be treated to the debut of the 2021 Ford Bronco two-door and four-door and the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer, the always popular Futurliner #10, and dozens of classic cars and trucks.”
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The Futurliner #10 was one of 12 large dual-front wheeled display vehicles that crisscrossed the country in the early 1950’s, part of a General Motors promotion called the Parade of Progress. The GM Parade of Progress and its crew of about 60 young men carried futuristic and inspirational exhibits to millions of people across North America from 1936 through 1956.

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