We will most definitely deliver," says Greg Remensperger, executive vice president of the Metro Portland New Car Dealers Association, which is producing the event.
says it will also include a number of never-before-seen in Oregon features intended to improve the shopping experience.
They include: • Camp Jeep, a 30,000-square-foot indoor test track for Jeep vehicles that features an 18-foot-high, 35-degree hill climb, a 12-by-25-foot section simulating fallen logs measuring 18 inches in diameter, and a 30-degree wedge to demonstrate off-road abilities. • Under 21 Club, a special room where shoppers can compare a wide range of new vehicles costing less than $21,000 side-by-side. • Over 35 Club, another room where many of the vehicles that get more than 35 miles per gallon are shown next to each other. • Ride-and-drives of many vehicles offered outside the center by General Motors
, Kia, Scion, Subaru and Toyota
The show is also scheduled to include a number of related informational areas, including an Eco Center with the latest news about green vehicles, the Great Outdoors with displays of recreational equipment, the Healthy Life Garage for health checkup and relaxing, and a Car Giveaway Contest.
"The real benefit is that shoppers can come to our show with the expectation that they will not only be able to view some great automobiles, but they and their family will have a great time doing it," says Remensperger