This post is in collaboration with SheBuysCars. Please note that, as always, any personal opinions reflected in this post are my own and have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.
This past Thursday I went on a very special girls night out. I had a fun night out with a group of other women and a few men including my Dad. My Dad is the person responsible for my love for cars. He took me to my first race, and almost all of the races that followed in the future. He taught me how to drive. When I was given the opportunity to bring a guest to the New York International Auto Show he was the person I immediately thought of bringing with me.
Now my Dad has gone with me to either shop or test most of the vehicles I have purchased. If you’ve ever gone car shopping, you know it can be quite the job moving from lot to lot trying to be sure of the make and model you want. And that’s before you start test driving, and possibly making a second round as you narrow down your choices. The New York International Auto Show is THE place to go if you’re contemplating a car purchase. It’s also where you want to be if you’re a car enthusiast.
What is the New York International Auto Show?
The New York International Auto Show (or NYIAS for short) is one giant gathering of all of today’s automakers. Sprawling throughout the entire Javitz Center in Manhattan you will find each of the auto makers newest and current model vehicles. This is where you want to go if you’re thinking about buying a car in the next year. While at NYIAS you have the opportunity to check all of the models in one place. This is such a convenience and time saver, as you don’t have to go from place to place. And, it’s not stressful because there are no salespeople following you around urging you to buy right now before time runs out! (Just a bit of sarcasm, I think we’ve all run into at least one of THOSE salespeople.) You can check out all of the cars you like in your own time and at your own pace. Should you have a question arise, you can find someone at the exhibit to answer your question. The whole experience makes for a nice day out, for yourself, with a friend or loved one, or even for the whole family.
The exhibits are great because you can get up close and personal. Take the Genesis exhibit, for example.
Genesis at NYIAS
For those of you unfamiliar with Genesis, they are only the second luxury brand to launch in the 21st century. A visit to their booth yields you an up close and personal look at their latest vehicle, the Genesis G90.
The Genesis 90 is a sleek and elegant looking vehicle is a tribute to the brand’s “athletic elegance” design identity. The luxurious vehicle offers those same high-end performance, comfort and technology features that folks covet in other high-end luxury brands, but often at a lower price.
And that’s not all we found at the Genesis exhibit. Along with the delicious chocolates, we found the Genesis concept suv.
This vehicle really is breathtaking. This concept suv is the sleekest suv that I have ever seen. The vehicle is almost completely smooth, with door handles and even the lights being recessed into the body. And we really loved the way Genesis incorporated the frame right into the design, a nod to their desire for transparency with the consumer.
The Genesis vehicles are clearly designed to make you feel special. You know what else would make you feel special? A new designer handbag! Am I right?
SheBuysCars Handbag Challenge
SheBuysCars, the amazing group of women that work hard to empower women to be smarter and happier drivers and car owners, has partnered with the New York Auto Show, Genesis, Hyundai, Mazda and Toyota to give away six designer handbags this year. Want to win a new bag? It’s easy! To enter to win, consumers need to snap a photo with a participating auto brand, use the #HandbagChallengeNYIAS hashtag and post the pic on social media to qualify to win.
Official Handbag Challenge rules are as follows:
No purchase necessary to win. Winners will be randomly drawn from qualifying entries; one prize per winner. Qualifying entries must be PUBLIC if posted on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and be accompanied by the hashtag #HandbagChallengeNYIAS. Each post or email qualifies as an entry; no limit to the number of entries per person. Entries must be completed by 6PM ET Sunday April 23, 2017. Contest open only to U.S. residents. Winners will be announced by SheBuysCars on Twitter and Facebook will be notified by email by April 24, 2017. All prizes carry a value of at least $100 and will be shipped to winners by May 1, 2017. Prizes are not exchangeable for cash or other items; a total of 6 handbags will be awarded.
You can attend the New York International Auto Show from Friday, April 15 to Sunday, April 23, 2017. The show is located at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, 655 W 34th St., New York, NY 10001. Visit the New York Auto Show website for more information.