2013 First Hawaiian International Auto Show attendance increased 7.3% over last year
A crowd gathered every two hours in the lobby of the Hawaii Convention Center, March 22-24, 2013, during the First Hawaiian International Auto Show to watch
a contestant select from 295 money bags which had been placed in a Maserati. The opportunity to win $100,000 was part of the $100,000 Giveaway Contest
sponsored by First Hawaiian Bank and the Hawaii Automobile Dealers Association at the show.
Honolulu, HI--Attendance a the 2013 First Hawaiian International Auto Show increased +7.3% over last year. Auto show attendance is a good indicator of future auto sales.
Hawaii Auto Outlook, a report produced by HADA, predicts that new vehicle registrations for 2013 in Hawaii will increase by 6.5% to
47,750 new vehicles for 2013. In 2012, new vehicle registrations totaled 44,830 in Hawaii.
BACKGROUND HADA DATA:
--Total sales of all new-vehicle dealerships in Hawaii: $1.7 billion
--Dealership sales as a percentage of retail sales in the state: 12.3%
--Total number of new-vehicle dealerships in Hawaii 66
Source of HADA DATA, National Automobile Dealers Association, 2011.
The auto show’s increase in attendance foretells good things for the Hawaii economy.
Motor Trend Auto Shows, Inc. produces the First Hawaiian International Auto Show for the Hawaii Automobile Dealers Association,
Hawaii’s franchised new car dealers. First Hawaiian Bank is the show’s title sponsor. Motor Trend produces 22 auto shows in the U.S.
and releases attendance increase/decrease percentage numbers at the completion of each show.
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