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TULSA (March 29, 2017) – A wide variety of automobiles will temporarily move from their garages to the parking lot outside the River Spirit Expo as part of the 100th Anniversary Tulsa Auto Show next week.

The “Caffeine and Gasoline” feature of the 100th Anniversary Tulsa International Auto Show will take place Saturday, April 8, from 8 a.m. to noon. The Tulsa Auto Show is being held April 7-9 at River Spirit Expo at Expo Square in Tulsa.

“This is an opportunity for car owners of all types to get together and show off cars and trucks that might normally be sitting away in a garage outside the view of the public,” Curt Rainbolt, club manager, said. “By moving our monthly meeting of ‘Caffeine and Gasoline’ to the 100th Anniversary Tulsa Auto Show, we are expanding the number of people who will get a chance to see some rarely seen vehicles. It should be a great time for everyone who comes out.”

Hundreds of automobiles from different models, eras and styles will be on display as part of the “Caffeine and Gasoline” event. The group routinely meets once a month at Extreme Racing and Entertainment, with coffee and automobiles being the feature among the car enthusiasts who attend. The group also takes group drives during various times of the year and occasionally schedules private track days. Among the cars that have been a part of the gatherings are Lamborghinis, Aston Martins, Honda Tuners and Ferraris.

“This is a rare opportunity for the general public to show up and see a large collection of automobiles that spend most of the year hidden away,” Bill Knight, president of Knight Automotive Group, said. “We know visitors to the Tulsa Auto Show are going to be very excited to see some of their favorite vehicles, and we are proud to have ‘Caffeine and Gasoline’ as part of our centennial celebration.”

The Tulsa Auto Show is one of the largest consumer shows in Oklahoma and will feature a variety of entertaining activities for adults and kids of all ages. In addition to the “Caffeine and Gasoline” exhibit, the 100th anniversary event will include a re-creation of the event from a century ago with one hundred-year-old and vintage cars; the opportunity to test drive cars and trucks from Toyota and Chevrolet; the Hall of Fame NASCAR exhibit; classic cars; an 18-hole mini golf course; and many new vehicles that are not yet in dealership showrooms.

“The car enthusiasts are going to appreciate the quantity and quality of the automobiles we will have available at the ‘Caffeine and Gasoline’ event, but we expect this to be a visually appealing feature for everyone who comes out to the Tulsa Auto Show,” Tom Bloomfield, general manager with Don Thornton Automotive Group, said. “These are automobiles that people won’t normally see on the roads, and they will all be in one location for them to enjoy.”

Those interested in purchasing tickets are encouraged to go to www.thetulsaautoshow.com for additional information. Buy one get one free coupons are also available at QuikTrip.

Among the 27 automaker brands participating in the show are Acura, Audi, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Maserati, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Porsche, Ram, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo.

The Tulsa Auto Show is sponsored by the Tulsa Automobile Dealers Association and The Tulsa World.

The Tulsa Automobile Dealers Association is a non-profit organization that exists to serve and promote the franchised new motor vehicle dealers of metro Tulsa and is the owner of the Tulsa Auto Show.

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