2012 Evolution of Transportation Auto Show
This past Saturday, the OSU EcoCAR team hosted the first annual Evolution of Transportation Auto Show at the Sid Griffith Equestrian Center. The event, sponsored by Coughlin Automotive, featured the past 100 years of transportation (despite the rainy and cold weather!).
Nearly twenty vehicles came out for the event including classic Chevy’s to the Fisker Karma, the newly released hybrid sports-car. In addition to these vehicles, three local dealerships were represented at the event: Coughlin, Bobby Layman and Germain. Coughlin Automotive sponsored the EOT show by providing the team with multiple vehicles, including the 2013 Chevy Malibu, which was front and center at the show! In addition, Coughlin provided exhibitors with free oil changes and three $150 prizes for the “best in show’ vehicles!
The advanced vehicle section was also a huge section with over ten vehicles on display! Vehicles on display from OSU included the EcoCAR vehicle, the ChallengeX vehicle, the Buckeye Bullet, and the original GM EV1. Germain provided a Nissan Leaf and multiple hybrid models from Ford, Lexus and Mazda for the EOT show, and Bobby Layman provided a Chevy Cruze-Eco and a Chevy Volt. Despite the rainy, cold weather, the event attracted multiple attendees, including the Honorable Andrew Douglas, a retired Ohio Supreme Court Justice. The team had a chance to talk with him about the EcoCAR competition and grab a few pictures! After the event, ABC 6 and Fox 28 featured a special on the news about the show!
The team would like to thank all EOT exhibitors, sponsors, and attendees, especially the Sid Griffith Equestrian Center and Coughlin Automotive!
The team hopes to see everyone at the next EOT show! Check out photos from the event on the team’s Flickr account.