Before the Broward County Convention Center opened in 1990, local Auto Dealer icon Rick Case got the rights to put on the Fort Lauderdale International Auto Show at the center as a fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club of Broward County. As the show gained popularity, increasing in size each year, Rick Case realized that he needed help producing the show.
Encouraging other auto dealers in the South Florida community to participate, Rick Case was able to secure the full support of the South Florida Automobile Dealers Association (SFADA). The executive leadership and auto show experience of the SFADA proved a valuable resource in the early years of the show, creating a popular, must-see event whose ticket sales would benefit a deserving organization
Now in its 26th year, the Ft. Lauderdale International Auto Show, in partnership with the South Florida Auto Dealers Association, has helped raise more than $7 million in local community programs. We thank you for visiting the Fort Lauderdale International Auto Show and hope you enjoy the show, and feel good about supporting “A Great Place for Kids” – the Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County!