Auto Expo 2017: Bill Rapp SuperStore

Annual Event Opens With Charity Preview November 1st

The 110th Annual Syracuse Auto Expo is one of the longest running auto shows in the country and this year is getting an early start in order to accommodate the United States Bowling Congress. Local dealerships are gearing up for the big event and one of those is Bill Rapp Superstore. Owners Bruce Rapp and Brian Rapp discuss the importance of the event from an automotive standpoint, but also the charitable impact they feel the need to have in the community.

Bill Rapp Superstore prioritizes giving back and have made contributions to efforts such as a school supply drive in support of Mckinley Brighton, an annual winter coat drive, and the Subaru Pet Adoption event. The family has a longstanding history with helping out animals in the community so this is especially important to them.

They of course needed to highlight one of the cars you can see at the event. The GMC Terrain will be available and has the latest technology that will very much enhance your driving experience. This includes car cameras with the full 360 view and cruise control. Cruise control keeps the car rides smooth and safer on the roads, a highlighted feature in many of the cars.

The 20th Annual Charity Preview will be held on Wednesday, November 1st in the Oncenter Exhibition Hall, War Memorial Exhibition Hall, and the War Memorial Auditorium. Each room will feature different types of cars.The dress code is black tie optional. Tickets are $125 per person and you can get them from any of the participating charities or through the “Syracuse Area Auto Dealers” office.  

Participating Charities include, Access CNY, CNY Kidney Foundation, David's Refuge, Inc., Hospice of Central New York, Huntington Family Centers, Inc., Learning Disabilities Association of CNY, The Loretto Foundation, Make A Wish of Central New York, Maureen's Hope Foundation, Inc., Meals On Wheels of Syracuse, NY, Inc., Responsive To Our Community (ROC), The Centers at St. Camillus, The Newland Center for Adult Learning and Literacy
The 110th Auto Expo will take place at the Oncenter starting November 2nd through the 5th. It will be be open Thursday and Friday from 4pm-9pm, Saturday, 12pm-9pm, and Sunday, 12pm-5pm.

Veterans, first responders, and military personnel are free with ID on Thursday. Friday is Customer Appreciation day where customers can buy one ticket and get one free with a coupon. There will be wine and beer tastings from 4-8pm and on Sunday the Expo will have a Family Fun Day with face painting and magicians. Tickets are $9 for adults, $7 for seniors, $3 for children 6-12 yrs, and free for kids under the age of 5. Free parking is provided with the purchase of an admission ticket.
For more information on the 110th Auto Expo, visit

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