The Miami International Auto Show returns just in time for its 50th anniversary October 16-24. The exhibition will cover over a million square feet at the Miami Beach Convention Center, bringing with it hundreds of new cars, trucks, SUVs, electric vehicles and crossovers. The show will also offer a number of “Ride and Drives,” where attendees can strap into their favorite car and take it for a spin.
The show began in 1971 and is sponsored by the South Florida Automobile Dealers Association. Over the show’s 50 years, it has raised over $7 million for local charities, most recently raising $400,000 for longtime partner the Ronald McDonald House. The Miami International Auto Show traditionally draws around 300,000 attendees over its run, as well as automakers, classic car clubs and automobile enthusiasts from around the world. This year’s confirmed exhibitors include Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, Jeep, Kia, Lexus, Lincoln, Nissan, Ram, Subaru and Toyota.
In addition to perusing the new offerings from nearly 200 dealers across South Florida, you’ll be able to participate in a number of interactive experiences and see some classic cars that look straight out of a museum.
First, Camp Jeep will once again set up just outside the convention center’s entrance. The massively popular 25,000-square foot installation is a sort of roller coaster of off-road tests for Jeep vehicles, full of drops, climbs, inversions and obstacles. A lap around takes a little over five minutes and is as close to taking a Jeep through the mountains as you’ll get in Greater Miami.
Inside the convention center, Memory Lane is a sprawling display of vintage cars and other must-see vehicles. Previous vehicles on display have included a 1981 DeLorean, a 1972 Chevy Corvette Roadster and a 1974 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow.
Also returning for 2021 are the ever-popular Ride and Drive experiences, where automakers line up their latest models on the streets of Miami Beach and let attendees take them for a spin. The mass test drive event will run the entire duration of the show and feature several of the attending manufacturers. Admission for adults is $13; children’s admission is $6. #MIAS2021 @autoshowmiami