Philadelphia Auto Show 2010 Black Tie Gala Preview Patron Party

In a few weeks (Jan 30) this room will be filled with grown adults ogling and cooing over their next big love, their dream car.

From small boys to big boys, they all have a common denominator, they love four wheels and a little power. (Nowadays more than a few of the ladies like the wheels just as much)
I know that readers of Philly Chit Chat like to be the first to know, the first to see, the first to experience something unique. You can be the first on your block to see the new cars of the future and help out the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania while your at it. Every year the The Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia (ADAGP) hosts the Preview Gala on Friday January 29, 2010 ($200) with proceeds to the 2010 Black Tie Tailgate Auto ShowBlack Tie Tailgate benefit The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia through the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation. Guests enjoy fine food and fabulous cars while strolling through the 550,000 square foot showroom before the show opens to the public. The night’s festivities culminate with dessert and dancing in the Grand Hall and Grand Ballroom. Starr Restaurant Event Catering does the food. ($125 young patrons 21+ can join the party at 9PM for preview and dessert)
Last week some of the sponsors got together at the Philadelphia Convention Center to have a tasting for this years Black Tie Tailgate Event, sorta like before you get married. Their were samples from several of Starr’s restaurants including Alma de Cuba, Butcher & Singer and El Vez

Erin Allsman, Brownstein Group, Mary Lynn, Mike Gempp and guest
Stephen Starr Events: Sarah Smith, Derik Fontana and Devon Wood
But it’s also a pep-rally of sorts, this is the grand gala for the Philadelphia Auto Industry, and the Black Tie Gala is the Friday Night Lights. Many of these folks are behind raising the money thru ticket sales to the event which in turn raises awareness and funds for the charities supported by the monies raise.

Steve Hiscox, President Automotive Training Center and Tammy Hiscox, Kim and Mark Ewing and Don VanDemark
Jay Haenn with daughter Jacqui. Jay is president of Landsale Chrysler Jeep. as well as a past president of Caring for Kids
Michael Chapman, of Chapman Autogroup (We’ve bought a few cars from them), and 94 WYSP’s Susan Panagos.Mrs. Margo Polett, Scott Lustgarten and Dr. Pasquariello Director, Diagnostic Center of Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania
Fran and Anthony Russo, with Karen and Dom Conicelli, GM of
and chairperson of this years Gala.
The show is usually a much-needed incentive for car shoppers to become buyers. About 700 vehicles from 40 makers will be showcased in 550,000 square feet of exhibition space over the nine days, exotic cars ranging from vintage classics to futuristic concept vehicles.
Kevin Mazzucola, Executive Director Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia, greets the crowd of excited fundraisers
So boys & girls, be the first on your block to see the cars of the future and
Dine and dance among the finest automobiles in the world at the Black Tie Tailgate Preview Gala, a 550,000 square foot showroom where you can get an inside view of everything that the 2010 Philadelphia International Auto Show has to offer. Enjoy gourmet cuisine from Stephen STARR Events featuring signature dishes from a variety of restaurants.$200+ you get all this
7 TO 9 PM IN HALL D (ground floor of the Convention Center):
Cocktails, champagne and light hors d’oeuvres. Sponsored by Kia Motors America. 7 to 10 pm in Halls A, B & C (second level of the Convention Center):
Dine on heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, sponsored by Quality Plus Ford Dealers, Hyundai Motor America, Lincoln Mercury Dealers, Mazda North America, Subaru and Local Volkswagen Dealers. 9 TO 11:30 PM: (21+ young adults for $125 you can have your dessert + dance it off too.) Finish off the evening with a dessert and dancing party in the Grand Hall featuring luxury automobiles from Lexus and Mercedes-Benz and in the Ballroom with Audi of America. Entertainment By: Eddie Bruce MusicAND honestly you don’t have to have a black tie if you don’t have one, a nice suit, dark in nature and a pretty dress is just fine. If you haven’t been to a gala, this is a fun time with a nice theme.