2018 Hampton Roads International Auto Show
The State’s Largest Annual New-Car Rollout
VIP: Thursday, January 11, 2018 starting at 6:30 PM
Friday, January 12, 2018 from 10 AM – 9 PM
Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 10 AM – 9 PM
Sunday, January 14, 2018 from 10 AM – 6 PM
PLACE: Virginia Beach Convention Center
The largest new vehicle in Virginia occurs January 12-14 in Virginia Beach Convention Center,put on by HRADA to educate the public about everything that’s new and exciting in the world of automotive. And tens of thousands of people look forward to attending the annual event.
The show occupies every inch of VBCC floor space and outside displays to accommodate all the factories inventories. Virtually every car and truck manufacturer has exhibition space, and every HRADA dealer member’s best sales staff are on hand to answer the public’s questions.
What makes HRADA’s show unique is that it’s not a selling event. In fact, there are no sales negotiations within the VBCC. The public sees all the makes and models in one climate-controlled location, without any pressure to buy. The highly experienced HRADA experts are happy to present a car’s benefits and available options at the show, and meet interested buyers at their stores later to discuss price and purchase.
The City of Virginia Beach calls HRADA’s auto show the most attractive production each year and has used photos of the show in its worldwide convention marketing to illustrate the potential of its new facility.
HRADA Supports Hampton Roads
A Driving Force In Community Service.
It would be difficult to find an industry that does more for our community than HRADA. The scope and range of contributions touch virtually every person who lives here and vastly improves the quality of life for us all. Auto dealers and their employees help more non-profit groups than any other single industry in Hampton Roads.
Most people think of money when they hear the word “contributions.” And while HRADA members surely do dedicate much needed financial resources to charity and civic needs, auto dealers and their employees make substantial contributions through giving their own time and expertise.
Dozens of civic and charity organizations benefit from our industry’s tireless commitment to making our community the best place to live in America. As successful business leader HRADA members bring vital skills to these volunteer groups, including the ability to organize, raise funds, market and manage. The next time you’re at a charity or civic event, don’t be surprised to see the support of one or more HRADA dealer members.
Some Of The Organizations Benefiting From HRADA Members’ Participation.
- United Way
- U.S. Navy
- Partners in Education
- Teacher of the Year
- Big Brothers and Big Sisters
- Rescue Squads
- Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters
- Boy Scouts
- Girl Scouts
- Operation Smile
- The Chrysler Museum
- Eastern Virginia Medical School
- The Diabetes Institute
- Back Bay Restoration
- Old Dominion University
- Tidewater Community College
- Norfolk State University
- Hampton University
- Chamber of Commerce
- Sugar Plum Bakery
- Little League
- Cancer Society
- Kids Voting Virginia
- Public Radio
- Virginia Zoological Society
- Norfolk Botanical Gardens
- United Jewish Federation
- Norfolk Armed Forces Memorial
- Virginia Opera
- Virginia Beach Neptune Festival
- Hampton Bay Days
- Chesapeake Jubilee
- Suffolk Peanut Festival
- Virginia Marine Science Museum
- Air and Space Museum
Youth Automotive Training Program
A Driving Force In Career Education
In 1985, HRADA began its Youth Automotive Training Program (YATP) as the association’s official charitable activity. Working with Thomas Nelson and Tidewater Community Colleges, YATP provides free education for area students learning skills they need as technicians.
YATP students must demonstrate financial need, have a clean police and driving record, pass manual dexterity tests, and maintain a “C” average in all classes during the program.
Interested in learning more about YATP? Please contact Sean Brickell at 757.631.6700.