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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2020 Models Expected to Be Big Attraction at Tulsa Auto Show

TULSA (April 10, 2019) – With so many historic autos taking visitors to the Tulsa Auto Show on a stroll down memory lane, it is the new models that will have the public anxious to be on the road behind the wheel of a new automobile.

Several new 2020 models will be featured throughout the Tulsa Auto Show. The 102nd anniversary of the Tulsa Auto Show is being held April 12-14 at the River Spirit Expo at Expo Square.

“If you have a new model you’ve been wanting to see, there is a great chance we will have it at this year’s auto show,” Bill Knight, president of Knight Automotive Group, said. “Whatever your favorite is, we hope you come out and check out the latest models on display.”

Among the 2020 models at this year’s auto show are the Jeep Gladiator, Lincoln Aviator, Chevrolet Silverado HD, Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV, Volkswagen Passat, Ford Explorer, Range Rover Evoque and GMC Sierra 2500 HD Denali. Among the Hundreds of new 2019 models from 25 auto exhibitors are the Volvo S60 Sedan and the Porsche Panamera GTS Sedan.

The Tulsa Auto Show is one of the largest consumer shows in Oklahoma and will feature a variety of entertaining activities for adults and kids of all ages. In addition to the 2019 new cars and trucks and 2020 models from 25 automobile brands, the 102nd anniversary event will include a full-size concept car model; a re-creation of the 1960’s Tulsa Auto Shows exhibit with dozens of automobiles from the 60’s era; An Historic Automobile Exhibit featuring cars from 1913 to 1939; the 18-Hole Mini-Golf Course Experience with proceeds benefitting Crossover Community Impact; the opportunity to test drive 11 cars and trucks from Toyota […]

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Crossover Community Impact to Receive Donation from Tulsa Auto Show

TULSA (April 9, 2019) – A Christian organization built around growing the north Tulsa community will once again be the beneficiary of proceeds from the 18-Hole Mini-Golf Course Experience at the Tulsa Auto Show.

Revenues generated through the popular Mini-Golf course will be donated to Crossover Community Impact, which is located in north Tulsa. The 102nd anniversary of the Tulsa Auto Show is being held April 12-14 at the River Spirit Expo at Expo Square.

“We are humbled and overwhelmed to be selected again to be the recipient of this donation from the Tulsa Auto Show,” Philip Abode said. “This partnership allows us to continue working with north Tulsa high school students and enrich them with opportunities to become the leaders of tomorrow.”

Crossover Community Impact is a Christian organization located in north Tulsa committed to restoring its community through reconciliation, love, and justice. Crossover comprehensively serves its community through youth sports, education, healthcare, and economic development through award winning programs and services.

Over the last 5 years Crossover’s StreetLeader Program has seen 100 percent of its students graduate from high school with several of them going on to pursue a post-secondary degree. The StreetLeaders helped Crossover earn the 2015 Partners in Education Champions Award for the IMPACT Kids After-School Program at Hawthorne Elementary.

“Crossover Community Impact does a great job working with young students in the north Tulsa area and we are proud to be able to help them further their mission,” Bill Knight, president of Knight Automotive Group, said. “The StreetLeaders Program is a real benefit to the students in north Tulsa, and we want to be able to help them accomplish more for those kids.”

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Chevrolet and Toyota Offering Test Drives for Tulsa Auto Show Visitors

TULSA (April 10, 2019) – Tulsa Auto Show visitors will not only get to see some incredible autos, but will also have the opportunity to get behind the wheel of some of the latest models at the 102nd Anniversary Tulsa Auto Show.

 

Test drives will be available from Toyota throughout the Tulsa Auto Show, while Chevrolet will be providing test drives on Saturday and Sunday. The 102nd anniversary of the Tulsa Auto Show is being held April 12-14 at the River Spirit Expo at Expo Square.

“We know how excited our visitors get when it comes to getting behind the wheel of some of these great new models,” Bill Knight, president of Knight Automotive Group, said. “Once again, we have lots of popular models that the public should enjoy testing out.”

The Chevy vehicles include the 2019 Silverado 2500, 2019 Silverado 1500, Colorado ZR2, Tahoe, Traverse, Equinox and Camaro. Toyota is offering test drives for the 4 Runner, Camry, RAV4 and Tacoma.

The Tulsa Auto Show is one of the largest consumer shows in Oklahoma and will feature a variety of entertaining activities for adults and kids of all ages. In addition to the opportunity to test drive 11 cars and trucks from Toyota and Chevrolet, the 102nd anniversary event will include a full-size concept car; a re-creation of the 1960’s Tulsa Auto Shows exhibit with dozens of automobiles from the 60’s era; An Historic Automobile Exhibit featuring cars from 1913 to 1939; the 18-Hole Mini-Golf Course Experience with proceeds benefitting Crossover Community Impact; the “Caffeine and Gasoline” event; and lots and lots of 2019 new cars and trucks and seven 2020 models from 25 automobile brands.

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Caffeine and Gasoline Event to Kick Off Second Day of Tulsa Auto Show

TULSA (April 5, 2019) – If you need a little caffeinated jolt before a day of checking out autos at this year’s Tulsa Auto Show, “Caffeine and Gasoline” is back for another year outside the annual event.

The “Caffeine and Gasoline” feature of the 102nd Anniversary Tulsa International Auto Show will take place Saturday, April 13, from 8-10 a.m. The Tulsa Auto Show is being held April 12-14 at River Spirit Expo at Expo Square in Tulsa.

“The members of Caffeine and Gasoline look forward to joining The Tulsa Auto Show each year,” Curt Rainbolt said. “It has become one of our largest meets and brings in cars from every vintage.”

Hundreds of automobiles from different models, eras and styles will be on display as part of the “Caffeine and Gasoline” event. The group routinely meets once a month at Extreme Racing and Entertainment, with coffee and automobiles being the feature among the car enthusiasts who attend. The group also takes group drives during various times of the year and occasionally schedules private track days. Among the cars that have been a part of the gatherings are Lamborghinis, Aston Martins, Honda Tuners and Ferraris.

“The large number and wide variety of automobiles makes this such a unique attraction leading into our second day of the Tulsa Auto Show,” Bill Knight, president of Knight Automotive Group, said. “Once the public has walked around and enjoyed the autos outside prior to our doors opening, then they can join us inside for the start of the auto show.”

The Tulsa Auto Show is one of the largest consumer shows in Oklahoma and will feature a variety of entertaining activities for adults and kids of all ages. In addition to the “Caffeine and Gasoline” […]

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Re-Creation of 1960’s Tulsa Auto Shows Coming to Expo Square

 

TULSA (April 4, 2019) – Visitors to this year’s Tulsa Auto Show will have an opportunity to see automobiles that will bring back memories from decades ago when they view the re-creation of the  1960’s Tulsa Auto Shows exhibit.

Dozens of 1960’s era automobiles will be featured as part of the Tulsa Auto Show. The 102nd anniversary of the Tulsa Auto Show is being held April 12-14 at the River Spirit Expo at Expo Square.

“There are so many popular automobiles we associate with the 1960’s era,” Tom Bloomfield, general manager with Don Thornton Automotive Group, said. “We hope visitors to this year’s Tulsa Auto Show recognize some of their favorites as they check out the 1960’s auto show exhibit.”

The Tulsa Auto Show will feature a re-creation of the 1960’s Tulsa Auto Shows, with dozens of models that include a 1968 AMX Javelin, Ford Mach 1, Mustangs, 1962 Chevy II, 1966 Nova SS, 1963 Split Window Corvette, Corvairs, 1967 Impala, 1965 Chevy Pickup, 1965 Malibu SS, 1968 Ford F-100, 1966 Dodge Dart GT Convertible, 1968 El Camino, 1961 Pontiac GTO, 1969 Camaro SS, 1965 Plymouth Barracuda, 1965 Ford Custom (Highway Patrol), 1962 Lincoln, Volkswagen Bus and many more.

“We are looking forward to this year’s Tulsa Auto Show,” Dale Turner said. “It will be an opportunity to see many 1960’s era automobiles along with some really nice new autos that features the Auto Show Alpha concept car. This show will also be a great opportunity for the public to see the contrast in 1960’s era autos and current models.”

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Mini-Golf Experience to Combine Fun, Charity in Return to Tulsa Auto Show

TULSA (April 3, 2019) – Attendees of this year’s Tulsa Auto Show will have the opportunity to play a round or two of mini golf while knowing they are giving back to the community.

One of the more popular features at the Tulsa Auto Show, the 18-Hole Mini-Golf Course Experience will be available all three days of the show. The 102nd anniversary of the Tulsa Auto Show is being held April 12-14 at the River Spirit Expo at Expo Square.

“The Mini-Golf course has really proven to provide a great family experience at the Tulsa Auto Show,” Bill Knight, president of Knight Automotive Group, said. “We appreciate that they are having fun, but also know the money generated through that experience is going to a great cause.”

The mini golf course is $5 per person with the proceeds going toward Crossover Community Impact, a Christian organization in north Tulsa committed to restoring community through reconciliation, love and justice.

“It is exciting to see so many people enjoying the fun that comes with playing the mini-golf course,” Philip Abode said. “The money raised for our organization will make a significant difference in the lives of so many north Tulsa kids, and we are very appreciative to be a part of what the Tulsa Auto Show is doing.”

The Tulsa Auto Show is one of the largest consumer shows in Oklahoma and will feature a variety of entertaining activities for adults and kids of all ages. In addition to the 18-Hole Mini-Golf Course Experience with proceeds benefitting Crossover Community Impact, the 102nd anniversary event will include a full-size concept car model; a re-creation of the 1960’s Tulsa Auto Shows exhibit with dozens of automobiles from the 60’s era; an Historic Automobile Exhibit […]

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Pre-World War II Historic Auto Exhibit Coming to Tulsa Auto Show

 

TULSA (April 2, 2019) – This year’s Tulsa Auto Show will be featuring automobiles from a variety of decades, including several from prior to World War II.

Ten cars from 1913 to 1939 will be on display. The 102nd anniversary of the Tulsa Auto Show is being held April 12-14 at the River Spirit Expo at Expo Square.

“These historic autos tend to catch people’s eyes when they visit the show,” Tom Bloomfield, general manager with Don Thornton Automotive Group, said. “Rare vehicles like these are definitely a crowd favorite.”

The autos being displayed are a 1913 Model T Ford, 1926 Model T Ford, 1936 Auburn, 1934 Dodge, 1938 GMC, 1935 Packard, 1936 Plymouth, 1921 Studebaker, 1929 Model A Ford and a 1939 Packard.

The display includes 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.

“It is exciting to have the opportunity to show off some pre-World War II automobiles,” Joe Smith, certified appraiser for the Auto Appraisal Group, said. “We know people really enjoy catching a glimpse of these automobiles and we encourage everyone to stop by and see all of them.”

The Tulsa Auto Show is one of the largest consumer shows in Oklahoma and will feature a variety of entertaining activities for adults and kids of all ages. In addition to the rare pre-World War II automobiles, the 102nd anniversary event will include the full-size concept car model; a re-creation of the 1960’s Tulsa Auto Shows exhibit with dozens of automobiles from the 60’s era;  the 18-Hole Mini-Golf Course Experience with […]

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Tulsa 102nd Anniversary Auto Show to Feature Full-Size Concept Car Model

Tulsa (April 1, 2019) – The Tulsa International Auto Show will be featuring the first full-size concept car model to ever be produced and exhibited by an auto show for this year’s event.

The concept car will be on display April 12-14 at River Spirit Expo at Expo Square in Tulsa. The show is open on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Click the graphic below to see the announcement video of the concept car model:  

The concept car will be a full-size model, made of high-density foam, polyurea coating and auto body paint.

Click the graphic below to see the video of the concept car being built:

“This is a truly exciting opportunity to have this concept car on display at the Tulsa Auto Show,” Bill Knight, president of Knight Auto Group, said. “This is a one-of-a-kind exhibit and we are proud to have it as part of our show.”

The concept car was designed by independent artist Kip Kubisz. An ultralight vehicle design that he imagines to use aerodynamics and an electromagnetic power train and suspension, the design is intended to be powered by electricity through a bank of magnets in the inner wheel well and on the rim. The car is also designed for air to flow through the body and channel to the back end providing downforce while also decreasing drag.

“I am extremely honored and excited to be the person who designed the first full-size concept car model produced and exhibited by an auto show,” Kubisz said. “My design incorporates many of today’s technologies along with some conceptual ideas to create my vision of a future racing platform, and I look forward to being able […]

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