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The Petite Concours: The Art of Small Cars Invitational at the New York International Auto Show April 19-24, 2011

Teeny Tiny Productions (, partnering with LeMay – AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM (, is producing the first-ever small car show at the 111th Annual New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City (  


What Is It?
A car exhibit of 25-30 Micro and Minicars displaying individual cars and collections from the East Coast. A Museum on Wheels, each vehicle will have an information plaque listing its “vital statistics”.

What is the Goal? To display, enlighten, educate, entertain and engage the visiting public, car manufacturers, collectors, NYIAS staff, Union Workers – everyone who comes in contact with the exhibit – with an overview of the history of small cars manufactured in Europe, Japan and the US…and the impact they have on today’s hottest cars.

Car Collectors: If you have a Microcar and/or Minicar in The Petite Concours you are invited to join the Teeny Tiny and LeMay staff at the exhibit to answer questions about your cars and share your “fun facts” with visitors.

What kinds of cars are eligible for The Petite Concours? Any vintage vehicle with an engine displacement of 1000cc or less. We define Microcars as those with 500cc or smaller engines. Minicars are 501 – 1000cc. Experimental cars are welcomed, too…as are Nash Metropolitans and Amphicars!

How Concours-perfect do the cars have to be?
The vehicles should be in generally good condition, but not necessarily perfect. They do not have to run.

Dates:  Drop Off:  Tuesday, April 19 – Pick Up:  Sunday, April 24, 2011** Number of Days: 5 (including drop-off and pick-up days)

Location: Hall 1E, Jacob Javits Convention Center, 11th Avenue between 34th and 40th Streets along the Hudson River (exact address: 655 West 34th Street, NY, NY 10001)

Micro and Minicars will arrive at/be delivered to the Javits Center loading dock in the afternoon of Tuesday, April  19th, exact times TBD, for staging. Cars will be available for pickup after 9:30pm (TBD) on Sunday, April 24th. It may be possible to collect cars on Monday, April 25th, times TBD. 

There will be both NYIAS and LeMay Museum security at the exhibit site at all times.

What You Get: Exclusive Insiders VIP Tour of the NYIAS (with an industry expert), a complementary $75 AMERICA'S CAR MUSEUM Family Mebership, invitation to the NYIAS Sneak Preview, an Exhibitor pass(good for Media Days, the Sneak Preview and throughout the weekend) and 1 Guest pass (good for both the Sneak Preview and throughout the weekend), access to preferred pricing hotels through NYIAS, exhibit garment and gift bag.  And of course an opportunity to get excellent expose to a huge audience who shares our enthusiasm for microcars and minicars!

Exhibition Area Size: 22,000sf – the perimeter of the space will exhibit several Collector Cars from The LeMay Collection and collections from the East Coast.

Number of Cars to be Exhibited: 25-30 Micro and Minicars from New York-area car collections plus 6-7 Collector Cars. All exhibited cars will be separated from visitors by velvet ropes, as seen in the photos on the reverse side.

People’s Choice Awards: There will be daily “judging” by any visitor who wishes to vote for their favorite car/s. Award Winners are announced daily culminating with a Grand Petite Concours People’s Choice Winner on Sunday, April 24th. Winners receive certificates.


The NYIAS Dates:
Media Days – Wednesday, April 20 – Thursday, April 21; Sneak Preview – Friday, April 22; Public Days including the Microcar Exhibit: Saturday, April 23 – Sunday, April 24, 2011**. Additional Public Days: Monday, April 25 – Sunday, May 1.

NYIAS Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10am - 10:00pm; Sundays: 10am - 7pm

Number of Visitors expected at the NYIAS: 1 million people visited the NYIAS over 12-days in 2010, making it the largest attended auto show in North America! 


Diane Fitzgerald
( or cell 312-543-5732) or Burt Richmond ( or cell 312-952-3102)

**NOTE: The NYIAS continues through Sunday, May 1st.  The Petite Concours takes place during the first 5 days of the 12-day NYIAS.