In these days of environmental consciousness, dwindling fuel supplies and increasingly high gasoline prices, it is only fitting that the San Francisco Chronicle|SFGate.com 50th Annual International Auto Show provides visitors with an opportunity to see and learn more about the many alternative fuel, hybrid and fuel efficient vehicles currently available.
The International Auto Show is the premier auto exposition in northern California and the only auto show held regionally that lures the dazzling high-tech displays from the world’s major manufacturers.
The Show, which opens on Thanksgiving, November 22 and runs through Sunday, December 2, 2007 at the Moscone Convention Center, will provide Bay Area residents their first opportunity to see the new 2008 model cars, SUV’s, trucks and vans from over 40 manufacturers…nearly 800 vehicles in all. It will fill the 1.2 million sq. ft. Moscone Center and is expected to draw approximately 400,000 spectators making it the largest exhibition of any kind in the greater Bay Area and the second largest auto show in the western United States .
In addition to the alternative fuel, hybrid and fuel efficient vehicles plus the 2008 model vehicles, the International Auto Show will provide entertainment for the entire family. Special exhibits include the Extreme Autofest Automotive Lifestyle Show, an exhibit full of tricked-out imports, domestics, luxury, and exotic vehicles; classic hot rods from Dominator Street Rods and racecars from Infineon Raceway and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The Show will also have an extensive auto accessory booth area with aftermarket products, interactive exhibits and much more.
Among the new vehicles being exhibited at the Auto Show are the BMW 335 series, Chevy's Bumblebee Camaro from the movie "Transformers", the 2008 Dodge Viper; the 2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR "King of the Road" and Bullitt Mustangs. Also from Ford are the 2008 Ford Sport Trac Adrenalin and the 2009 Flex. Infiniti is bringing the PT EX, Jaguar the new XF, KIA the new Optima and Amanti, Lincoln Mercury is showing the 2009 MKS, Maserati will exhibit the 2008 Gran Turismo, while Subaru will present the all-new 2008 Impreza WRX.
Concept Cars and Prototypes will include Chrysler’s Airflite, the Jeep Treo and Suzuki's SXBox and SXGMR.
Exotic Sports Cars from Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus and Maserati.