Cincinnati Auto Expo 2016
Photography by Rebecca Hendrixson
Hart Productions has been bringing world-class trade shows to the Cincinnati area for nearly six decades. Robert S. “Bob” Hart, Jr., a passionate outdoor freelance writer, opened the Ohio Valley All-Sports Show (now the Cincinnati Travel, Sport and Boat Show) in 1957. This successful industry began with a few key values: build lasting relationships, bring the community together and champion small businesses. These standards are still maintained to this day. Hart Productions’ trade shows have expanded to home improvement, landscaping, remodeling, culinary, retail and baby, children and family industries.
A city-favorite Hart Production is the Auto Expo, which took place February 17-21, 2016 at Duke Energy Convention Center. This is Greater Cincinnati’s only annual automotive industry event, which showcases the latest new cars, trucks, SUV’s, crossovers and hybrids available on the market today. The Cincinnati Auto Expo also provides an ideal atmosphere for the entire family. Food vendors filled the air with tempting aromas, from pulled pork barbecue to those famous Cincinnati chilis. The Family Zone offered a recreational outlet play area, free goody bags for kids age eight and under, child passenger safety tips, a pit crew tire change challenge, and caricatures and face painting.
Old and young and everyone in-between enjoyed the beauty of shiny sports cars, dream-come-true trucks, and family-oriented mini vans. There was truly something to fit every person’s fancy at this very popular event. The Cincinnati Auto Expo has become a time-honored tradition that people look forward to every year.