Each year at the Portland International Auto Show, the Metro Portland New Car Dealers Association and Pamplin Media Group partner to give away a new vehicle to one lucky attendee. This year's prize was a 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack SEL. The winner was chosen on the final day of the show, which ran from Jan. 26 to 29 at the Oregon Convention Center. "The funnest part of our show is giving the car away," said Greg Remensperger, Executive Vice President of the Metro Portland New Car Dealers Association. Show-goers entered the drawing throughout the weekend, and at the end of each day, a finalist was selected at random. Then, at the end of the show, all four finalists were gathered together back at the show. Each finalist selected a Volkswagen key and tried to unlock the car. Henry Cha, who lives near the border of Portland and Gresham with his wife Paylee, [...]
The 2017 Portland Auto Show once again featured the Schnitzer Steel sponsored "Guess This Mess" challenge. This years vehicle has been revealed. Did you guess right? Year: 2002 Make: Chevrolet Model: Tracker Mileage: 234,629 miles Thank you again to those who participated in this years "Guess This Mess"!
The automobile is a technical marvel in all aspects, from propulsion to interior amenities to driver and passenger connectivity. But it can be daunting when evaluating a new vehicle for purchase. That is why the Portland International Auto Show (PIAS) has created specialized displays that will inform and educate on new tech in an interactive setting that will leave consumers confident as they explore the latest cars and trucks on the show floor. Those advanced technologies will be on display at the PIAS, Thurs., Jan. 26 – Sun., Jan. 29 at the Oregon Convention Center. Tech Center Leading the way is the Tech Center. Inaugurated last year, the Tech Center provides an overview of many new technologies offered by manufacturers. Consumers can learn the latest about connected cars, electric vehicles (EV) and various road usage apps, with downloads and live demos. IMS will also showcase its connectivity and road usage [...]
The Sneak Peek Charity Preview Party, one of the hottest tickets in town, is the official kickoff of the 2017 Portland International Auto Show (PIAS). Presented on Wed., Jan. 25, 6:30 – 9:30 pm, the event is resplendent with more than 500 new cars and trucks, many seen for the first time in the Northwest market. The affair, now in its fourth year, has quickly risen to the top of the area’s must-attend charity events and benefits seven local charities: Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland, JDRF, Meals on Wheels People, and the Victory Academy. New charity beneficiaries this year are Brian Grant Foundation, The Dougy Center, and Self Enhancement Incorporated. The charities do important work in the Portland community and the auto show is proud to support their efforts, says Greg Remensperger, executive director, PIAS. “You can’t ask for a better neighbor in your community than an auto show [...]
The Great Outdoors returns to the Portland International Auto Show (PIAS), and will be featured on the main show floor, fitting for an exhibit that exemplifies the Oregon lifestyle. The show runs Thurs. Jan. 26 to Sun., Jan. 29 at the Oregon Convention Center. This year, the Great Outdoors will feature a new partner, Funtime RV, which will display four units that add a bit of style to the camping experience. Located in nearby Tualatin, Funtime is a full service RV dealer offering every type of RV, from Class A to Fifth-wheel and everything in between. Next Adventure, which has been the anchor for the Great Outdoors exhibit since its inception, will be well represented also. Next Adventure will show a variety of outdoor gear and vehicle accessories that are an indispensible part of any outdoor activity. The gear will be creatively displayed in campsite settings. Show goers will also [...]