News Release

I-X Piston Power Show and Cleveland AUTO-RAMA Join Forces and Engines in 2013

(Cleveland, OH) The organizers of Cleveland AUTO-RAMA have agreed to sell the 46-yearold sanctioned custom car show to the I-X Center. This will enable the I-X Center to create a combined mega production melding AUTO-RAMA with the I-X Piston Power Show,

thereby featuring the best both shows have to offer. The I-X Piston Power Show was slated for October 5-7 this year and will now be cancelled to make way for the new event tentatively scheduled for March 15-17, 2013.

“This is a unique opportunity to bring together two great shows celebrating motor and vehicle enthusiasts,” said Brad Gentille, executive vice president & general manager of the I-X Center. “Cleveland AUTO-RAMA has been an integral part of our show line-up for many years with a devoted core audience. We believe that by incorporating the I-X Piston Power Show, which has grown significantly in just two years, attendees, sponsors and participants

will benefit from an entirely brand new experience with a dynamic expanded show floor. The event will feature the best components from both shows with a vast array of classic cars, vintage airplanes, boats and custom motorcycles.”

The acquisition of Cleveland AUTO-RAMA follows the agenda of the I-X Center to continuously invest in facility features and high-caliber consumer events. A new show name, logo, and website will be revealed pending the finalization of sanctioning agreements and

additional details. Past participants and annual attendees will be updated as show features develop.

With over one million square feet of space, the I-X Center is one of the largest convention and exhibition centers in the country. Its diverse event schedule includes some of the

biggest consumer shows as well as many trade shows that attract over 1.5 million visitors each year. Please visit the website at for more information and the latest

show schedule.

Contact: Carol Lindley (216) 265-2647