Philadelphia Auto Show 2011 kicked off at the Pennsylvania Convention Center Saturday in spite of severe snowfall. The nine-day Philadelphia Auto Show will showcase cars of all type including pre-production models, exotic vehicles and classic models.
Preparations for Philadelphia Auto Show 2011 were a bit affected by severe snowfall in the area days before the show. Philadelphia witnessed 14.9 inches of snowfall, which covered streets, highways and other busy areas in ice.
The show organizers have placed enough precautions to take on huge snowfalls. Adequate number of ice removers and cleaning crew were posted. Vehicles brought for display on trucks were completely covered in inches of ice. They were cleaned before moving into the Convention Center for display.
"Because of the weather report, we started getting many of the cars in on Monday and Tuesday, so we're much further ahead than usual," said Kelly Lange, spokeswoman of the Philadelphia Auto Show 2011. "Now, it's just a matter of getting the displays ready. I'm looking at one car with snow on it. But we have tarps down and they're clearing the cars off indoors."
The show organized by the Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia is one of much-noticed auto shows in the United States. The show commences just following the North America International Auto Show Detroit early January 2011.
After opening doors of the show Saturday morning, Dominic Conicelli, chairman of the show said it was quite encouraging that they could commence the show on time irrespective of adverse weather. "To have this much activity on the first morning is very encouraging," Conicelli said.