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NH Sportsplex to Become Automotive Paradise

HARRISBURG, Penn. (April 4, 2013) – The New Hampshire Automobile Dealers Association is pleased to announce plans for a brand-new auto show at the NH Sportsplex in Bedford, New Hampshire. Scheduled October 18 - 20, 2013, the first-ever New Hampshire Auto Show will be produced by Motor Trend Auto Shows, LLC, the nation’s largest auto show producer and part of the Source Interlink Companies, Inc.

“An auto show has been in the planning stages for years and we are looking forward to seeing our state’s very first new-model auto show go from the idea stage to full production,” said Pete McNamara, president of the New Hampshire Automobile Dealers Association. “Auto shows generate excitement for the automotive industry. The show is already drawing enthusiasm from local dealers, and we are looking forward to welcoming the public this October.”

Attendees can expect to see a collection of exciting new model vehicles, alternative fuel vehicles and family-style entertainment. The auto show will offer something for everyone, from in-car technology and alternative fuels, to all that is fun on four wheels. Guests are encouraged to sit in the cars, inspect under hoods and even take select models for test drives in a non-selling, no pressure environment.

“The interactive ride and drive experience is always a big hit at an auto show,” said Lisa Gelb, vice president, sales and marketing for Motor Trend Auto Shows. “Test driving vehicles in a relaxed environment is an important part of the car buying process. It helps attendees narrow down their final purchase decisions, without having to drive from dealership to dealership.”

The auto show will take place at the NH Sportsplex, which is within easy driving distance for the majority of the state’s population and will offer free parking.

“In addition to all of the new vehicles planned, families can look forward to fun for all ages with special activities,” said Stephen Berger, vice president, operations for Motor Trend Auto Shows. “All attendees will receive the free gift of a 12-month subscription to Motor Trend Magazine, and a free Motor Trend Auto Shows App is available for visitors to use before, during and even after their auto show visit.”

The New Hampshire Auto Show will be presented by the New Hampshire Automobile Dealers Association and produced by Motor Trend Auto Shows, LLC. The show will be held at the NH Sportsplex in Bedford, NH from October 18-20, 2013. It will be open to the public from 12 noon to 9 p.m. on Friday, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information please visit

About Motor Trend Auto Shows, LLC
Motor Trend Auto Shows, LLC (MTAS) produces 22 international auto shows annually as part of the Source Interlink Media Consumer Automotive Group. With offices in Harrisburg, Detroit, New York, Los Angeles and San Diego, MTAS delivers large-market expertise and manufacturer support as well as the proficiency to produce a first-class auto show experience for consumers, auto manufacturers and vendors alike. For more information, please go to

The MOTOR TREND franchise, one of the leading brands in automotive publishing, is comprised of MOTOR TREND Magazine;; Truck Trend; MOTOR TREND Auto Shows; MOTOR TREND en Espanol; and the renowned MOTOR TREND Car, Sport/Utility and Truck of the Year Awards program. The Consumer Automotive Group is a part of Source Interlink Media, a division of Source Interlink Companies, Inc., a media and marketing services company. Source Interlink ( is one of the largest publishers of magazines and online content for enthusiast audiences and a leading distributor of home entertainment products, including DVDs, music CDs, magazines, games, books and related items.


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