Some say we’re in a renaissance age for autos. Others might refer to it as the silicon age. Technology is increasingly becoming an important part of the driving experience. What was cutting edge just a few years ago is standard equipment in today’s entry and mid-level cars and trucks. There’s no better way to see all the exciting advancements auto manufacturers are incorporating into their lines than a day or night at the Portland International Auto Show. It’s a one-stop shop for checking out hundreds of models from over 36 manufacturers in one fell-swoop.
Kicking off the Portland Auto Show again this year is the VIP Sneak Peek for Charity event. On Wednesday, January 25th, the night before the show officially opens to the public, the VIP Sneak Peek for Charity Party is sure to be a special night. There’s abundant delicious small bites and entrees from prime rib to salmon preparations to enjoy -- with bar stations throughout offering premium cocktails, wine, beer and soft drinks.
The added bonus is the $100 ticket price is 90% tax deductible, your entry into a drawing for a 2017 Audi A4, and benefits one of seven local charities; The Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland, Brian Grant Foundation, The Dougy Center, JDRF, Meals on Wheels People, SEI and the Victory Academy.
While the Portland Auto Show VIP Sneak Peek for Charity Party ticket may cost more than the regular ticket, it is hands down the best way to check out Portland’s most popular event and help others in the process. Tickets can be found through the Auto Show’s website under the Sneak Peek tab (portlandautoshow.com). For about the cost for a nice dinner out, not only can you save yourself hours in your quest to find your favorite new wheels, you’ll also enjoy a fancy and fun night to remember.
As always, the Portland Auto Show always offers an exciting car giveaway during its normal four day Thursday to Sunday run (Jan 26-29), when attendees can register for a chance to win a new car--this year a VW Alltrack. However, the chance to the win the 2017 Audi A4 is reserved for just the attendees of the Sneak Peek.
Whenever you decide to attend, you will be in for a treat, with over 600 of the best production, exotic and concept vehicles and technologies 2017 has to offer. The Portland International Auto Show is the largest and most popular consumer show in Portland each year as is evidenced by the thousands of people who visit to celebrate and explore all things auto.