Miami International Auto Show Goes Topless on South Beach for Second Year
“Topless in Miami” Exhibit Returns to Display 2014 Convertible Models
European tourists and fashionistas aren't the only ones enjoying South Beach’s famed sunbathing practices. Auto manufacturers from across the world are sending their own topless models to soak up some rays – convertible model cars that is.
Following its debut last year, Topless in Miami is back by popular demand to give manufacturers an opportunity to showcase their latest convertible models in America’s best convertible country, the Sunshine State, just in time for our best convertible weather.
The Topless in Miami exhibit is modeled after the annual summer activity of the same name produced by the Southern Automotive Media Association (SAMA). The event allows regional automotive journalists to test drive and rank the best new convertibles. For its return to the Miami International Auto Show, SAMA has recreated the Topless in Miami 13-car exhibit with winners inside the show room floor. The exhibit will feature convertible versions of the Porsche 911 4S Carrera Cabriolet, Chrysler 200, Fiat Abarth, and Nissan 370 Z, to name a few.
Depicting the iconic backdrop of South Beach, the exhibit is complete with palm trees and tropical waters dousing a lazy sunset. The sounds of an endless summer will be spun in the background, while visitors to the exhibit may be able to catch a live steel drum performance or participate in a photo booth session depending on each day’s event schedule.
Also returning by popular demand to help enhance the “Miami Beach” experience is the award-winning sand sculpting duo from Fort Myers, Bill and Marianne Knight, known professionally as The Sand Lovers. They will be creating a 7-foot sculpture of the Miami skyline, complete with palm trees, buildings and other iconic Miami images.
The South Florida Automobile Dealers Association, which is comprised of more than 190 dealerships in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe counties, is the official sponsor of the Miami International Auto Show, which debuted in 1971.
Admission to the show is $12 for adults, $6 children ages 6-12, and free for children 5 and under and may be ordered through the show’s website for a $1 convenience fee.
Discount tickets knocking $2 off the admission price are available while supplies last at participating McDonald’s restaurants in Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe counties and new car and truck dealerships throughout South Florida. They may also be requested through the auto show’s website. For more information on this year’s event, visit the website, www.miamiautoshow.net, or contact Show Coordinator Cliff Ray at 305-981-1448.