photos by ANDREW FAILS
The Kansas City Auto Show took the stage at Bartle Hall in downtown Kansas City a little earlier than usual this year, because opening night was February 28. From the opening to the closing on Sunday, March 4, the brands that we represent were on display.
The Auto Show this year could boast a 15-percent increase in attendance from the previous year, and the Bartle Convention Hall housed over 435 cars on display to the automotive aficionado.
From the 16-car Mercedes-Benz display, through Porsche, Jaguar, Land Rover, Maserati, and Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vans, the display, supported by Aristocrat Motors and Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City, was once again the star of the show.
“This is an annual event that showcases the retail automotive industry in the Kansas City market, and we are proud to be able to represent the very best of that market with our brands and our associates,” stated Marion Battaglia, president of the Soave Automotive Group. “This year the work our staff did at the show and the quality of our exhibits were actually recognized as ‘Best-in- Show’ by the people who counted the most, the show visitors.”