2016 – A Blast From The Past: San Antonio Auto Show Memories
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The new San Antonio Auto Show (SAAS), produced by the San Antonio Automobile Dealers Association, is the preeminent automotive event, bringing all things automotive to South Texas each fall. Dubbed “the largest showroom in South Texas,” the SAAS offers exciting manufacturer displays of the newest model vehicles and the latest, cutting-edge technologies every year.

This year marks our 48th year in existence, and we are pumped to present some of the most unique, innovative displays that SAAS fans have ever seen. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and visually highlight some of our favorite moments in the SAAS past.


A SAAS Trip Down Memory Lane

Where it all began in the Convention Center

1970 Auto Show


1984 Miss Auto Show Pageant

Auto show pic 2 pageant


Past Auto Show Chairman R.S. “Dick” Kane & 1984 Miss Auto Show

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1983 Miss Auto Show Pageant Contestants

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KnightRider “Kit” at the Auto Show

Knight Rider KIT


Oldsmobile display…throw back

1985 Auto Show Oldsmobile


The Batmobile

1980s Batmobile


Throwback Chevrolet display 1982

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Who remembers Pontiac?

1982 Show Ponitac display


Show visitors many not only shop and compare all makes and models under one roof, but they also experience the newest and most innovative ways to personalize their vehicles in the ever-expanding Automotive Aftermarket Exhibit area. Hands-on experiential displays, such as RAM’s indoor track drive and the outdoor SAAS Ride and Drive Expo afford visitors the opportunity to test drive their favorite new vehicles. Presenting in the newly renovated Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, the SAAS continues to evolve each year, bringing bigger and better consumer-focused displays and exhibits that are sure to wow each and every show visitor.


Be a part of the memories this year and grab your tickets to the show while you still can!

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