EVENT WILL GENERATE MORE THAN 1,200 ROOM NIGHTS AND MORE THAN $3.4 MILLION IN DIRECT SPENDING FOR ATLANTIC CITY
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (Wednesday, February 25, 2015) The Atlantic City Convention Center will welcome more than 32,000 car enthusiasts into the facility at the largest indoor Classic Car Show & Auction in the United States, which will take place for three days throughout the weekend.
Local Atlantic City businesses are expected to directly benefit from the Atlantic City Classic Car Show and Auction activity at the Convention Center over the weekend. The estimated delegate spending is expected to reach more than $3 million. In addition, more than 1,200 hotel rooms have been contracted by Convention Center visitors throughout the week.
The Classic Car Show & Auction will kick off at the Convention Center on Friday, February 27 and conclude on Sunday, March 1. Car fanatics will have the chance to browse, admire and buy more than $20 million worth of collector cars.
Auction highlights will include legendary muscle cars, rare roadsters, touring cars and popular classics. The auction process includes on-site bidding and phone bidding. Pre-registration is suggested.
In addition to the auction, owners will be selling 250 vehicles directly to the public in the Car Corrals. Additionally, a vast Automotive Flea Market will offer hard-to-find parts as well as car accessories, collectibles and apparel.
On Saturday, fans of the critically acclaimed crime drama, Boardwalk Empire can own a piece of history when memorabilia will go up for auction. Vehicles from the actual series will go on the auction block at 11 a.m., including Nucky Thompson’s 1924 Packard, Chalky White’s 1922 Packard, Arnold Rothstein’s 1928 Studabaker, Dr. Narcisse’s Lincoln and Model T’s Rum Runner Trucks that are featured in the hit series.
Sunday is family day, where families can take advantage of special admission pricing. Kids under the age of 11 are free with the purchase of an adult ticket. The first 50 kids through the door will receive a free t-shirt! Capture memories of your family with iconic vehicles that include; The Munsters Koach, Scooby-Doo Mystery Machine, Back to the Future DeLorean and more. Strut your stuff with the Pennsport Mummers as they perform live at 11 a.m. For show hours and additional ticket information, visit www.gpkauctions.com
About Meet AC
Meet AC, Inc. was officially formed as a 501(c)(6) organization on June 23, 2014. Prior to its formation, the Meetings and Convention sales and marketing group was operating under the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA). Meet AC, a tourism economic development agency, will focus on three primary objectives: sales, marketing and services. For complete Atlantic City tourism and convention information, visit www.meetinac.com. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MeetAtlanticCity and Twitter at @Meet_AC.
Global Spectrum (www.global-spectrum.com) manages more than 125 other public assembly facilities around the world. Nearly 24-million people attended more than 15,000 events in Global Spectrum venues last year. Based in Philadelphia, PA, Global Spectrum is part of Comcast-Spectacor, one of the world’s largest sports and entertainment companies. Comcast-Spectacor, which operates in 48 of the 50 United States, also owns the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage services provider, Paciolan, the leading provider of venue establishment ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions, Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company, and Flyers Skate Zone, a series of community ice skating rinks.
About the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) www.njcrda.com The only agency of its kind nationwide, the CRDA has used Atlantic City casino reinvestments as a catalyst for meaningful, positive improvement in the lives of New Jersey residents, investing nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects statewide since 1984. Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, CRDA’s mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state’s key economic development agency for Atlantic City. CRDA responsibilities expanded to include land use regulation, clean and safe initiatives, tourism marketing, ownership and oversight of the Atlantic City Convention Center and Boardwalk Hall, and partnership with the Atlantic City Alliance to brand and market Atlantic City. The former ACCVA, now a division of CRDA, is the first destination marketing organization in New Jersey to achieve prestigious Destination Marketing Accreditation by the Destination Marketing Association International.
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