While the latest innovations in automobiles are being presented, people can check out vehicles from as far back as the 1900s, including a Jeep that was used during D-Day in France. Mazzucola said as the automotive industry moves into the digital world, people don’t get the same up close experience with vehicles as they once did.
“These are usually family members,” Mazzucola said. “I mean, you don’t name a product like you do a car. Everybody remembers their first car, so there’s a unique relationship and to be able to see them tangibly once a year at the Philly Auto Show, it has become even more special for a lot of people because there’s less and less of that in the consumer world.”