The Big Apple turns its sights to automobile journalists and enthusiasts the world over! [fimg=left]http://www.cleanmpg.com/photos/data/501/Javits_Center_News.jpg[/fimg]Wayne Gerdes - CleanMPG - April 20, 2011 According to New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) managers, the year was 1900 when the first North American Auto Exhibition occurred. And now over one hundred years later, it continues its longstanding tradition of being a world class Auto Show for both a national and world stage. Given that metro New York is one of the nation's largest markets for new car and truck sales, the Show is said to be one of the most important automotive events in the world. Candida Roamanelli, Show Director of the NYIAS and VP of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association: In addition, over the last decade, the NYIAS has boosted the number of new vehicle announcements and increased media attention to new levels never before experienced in New York. While it may not be the most important Auto Show stage in the world, its stock is certainly rising as manufacturers the world over now see the NYIAS as another world renown venue to release their latest and greatest wares. The “Buzz” of which has a direct link to future sales and more importantly, the future bottom line. In addition to its place as one of the world's greatest public shows, NYIAS has expanded with new industry forums, award ceremonies; more than two dozen auto manufacturer press conferences and pre and post Press Event day(s) parties. Why else would anyone drive over 800-miles to attend an event anyway The NYIAS like the major shows in LA, Detroit and Chicago preceding the Auto Shoe season offers virtually every make and model of vehicle sold in the U.S. under one roof providing media and consumers alike a unique opportunity to see everything the auto industry has to offer. From the most efficient BEVs to million dollar exotics, the NYIAS has something for everyone. From what we have seen so far, the 2011 NYIAS does that and more with each new auto manufacturer and supplier venue visited.