Dealers hope car show will drive traffic

The Philadelphia Auto Show begins this weekend.  It’s a major driver of new car sales at the beginning of the year.

The car show brings people out to review the new models at a very slow time of year for automobile dealers.  Dom Conicelli, head of the Greater Philadelphia Automobile Dealers Association, says not everyone comes out to buy a car.

“The people who are here who are in the market and as that number grows because the market gets stronger it influences more sales once February hits and we get President’s Day and all those things the market starts kicking off and this really just plants the seed,” Conicelli.

This year’s show covers everything from plug-in hybrids to antique automobiles.  A portion of ticket sales is donated to charity.

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