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February 1, 2019

Event Info

Event Info

More details coming soon!

Indulge in custom culinary creations and a top-shelf open bar while experiencing the world’s finest automobiles! All proceeds from this special preview of the 2019 Philadelphia Auto Show benefit the Department of Nursing at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Friday, February 1, 2019
7pm – 11:30pm

Pennsylvania Convention Center – Philadelphia, PA


  • 127 N. Broad Street (Red Carpet Entrance)
  • 12th & Arch Street West
  • Grand Hall (Market Street / Jefferson Station / Marriott)

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown at a special rate of $123/night for Black Tie Tailgate attendees (taxes and $54 valet parking fee not included). To reserve a room, please click here or call the Marriott at (800) 228-9290 or (215) 625-2900 and mention you are with the Auto Show Black Tie Tailgate.

Reservations must be made by January 18 to receive this special rate, but this block always sells out, so be sure to make your reservations early!


Self-parking is available at the following locations and prices:
– $15 at Convention Center Parking Facility (1324 Arch Street)
– $20 at Parkway Garage (12th & Filbert Streets – entrances on 12th, Arch, Filbert, & 13th)
– $12 at Parkway Garage (150 N. Broad Street – Broad & Race)
– $12 at Parkway Lot (142 N. 15th Street – 15th & Cherry)
– $5 at Gateway Parking Garage (1540 Vine Street; entrance on Spring & 16th)

Vouchers will be necessary for certain garages. Please check with an attendant upon entering the event to receive the above parking rate. Rates are not valid for overnight parking.


Valet parking is available only to guests who purchase Patron, Benefactor, Clutch Club or CARing Sponsor packages. Parking passes will be mailed with your tickets and must be presented to the attendant upon drop-off.

The Valet drop-off is located at 127 N. Broad Street.

Meet Clutch

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Full Name: Clutch The Bear
Birth Date: June 3, 2009

Clutch The Bear has become the recognizable face of the Philadelphia Auto Show’s Black Tie Tailgate. Clutch is known for his friendly personality and warm spirit. When he isn’t busy getting the public excited about the Black Tie Tailgate, he spends most of his free time continuing to help others and doing volunteer work in his community. A resident of East Norriton, Pennsylvania, Clutch is often found hanging out with his best friends, Bobby and Cindy of the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation. Together, the three have brightened the lives of thousands of area children, and they proudly continue to do so today. Visit the Buy Tickets page to purchase your own Clutch bear!

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The official registration and financial information of the ADAGP Charitable Foundation (dba Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation) may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.  ADAGP Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization – contributions to which are tax deductible to the fullest extent by law.


February 1, 2019