President’s Message

Sam BertschiOn behalf of the Peoria Metro New Car Dealers Association, I would like to personally invite you to join us at the Central Illinois Auto Show. Over the past 29 years this Auto Show has grown to become a premiere event that exhibits the innovative automobile industry. You will be able to see the latest and greatest in cars, trucks, SUV’s, and Crossovers all under one roof. They’re just waiting for you to check them out!

The Central Illinois Auto Show promises to be something for the entire family! King Robota, a 10 foot tall Robot, will entertain us with five shows over the weekend. King Robota will be interacting with the crowds with comedy, music and dancing. Meet your favorite look-a-like characters throughout the weekend. Look-a-like Transformers, Optimus Prime and Bumblebee along with Look-a-like Princess Belle will be available for photo opportunities. Batman, Bat Girl and Green Lantern along with a few Marvel characters will be stopping by over the weekend. There will be Magic shows, stilt walkers, jugglers, face painters and inflatable bouncer fun. Every day will feature excitement for the whole family to enjoy – all free with your admission.

Skip the long lines at the Department of Motor Vehicles!  The Secretary of State will be on hand for drivers’ license and ID card renewals, replacements or corrections, and even to renew license plate stickers.

We all want to extend a BIG thanks to our sponsors and everyone involved in making this the “Largest Auto Show in Downstate Illinois”. We look forward to a fun-filled and excitement-packed weekend! Please join us on April 6th, 7th, & 8th at the Peoria Civic Center.  Don’t forget to like us on facebook and see you there!

Sam Bertschi

Sam Bertschi, 2018 PMNCDA President | Auto Show Chairman