Philadelphia Auto Show Black Tie Tailgate 2015

Guests came out to gawk at nearly 700 cars while raising money for the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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Nearly 4,000 people came out to enjoy “A Night to Remember at the 2015 Philadelphia Auto Show’s Black Tie Tailgate” on Friday, January 31st. Guests got a first look at nearly 700 vehicles from more than 40 car manufacturers in a 700,000 square-foot space at the Pennsylvania Convention Center while dining on Garces Catering delights and desserts and dancing to the sounds of Jellyroll. Returning again this year was the very popular Camp Jeep where an indoor off-road driving test takes place in a 25,000-square foot exhibit that gives auto show attendees a chance to experience the off-road capabilities of Jeep vehicles without leaving the show floor.

The event raises money for the division of neonatology at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia through the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation. Since 1986 the Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia and its Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation have donated $5.8 million to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

The Philadelphia Auto Show opened on Saturday, January 31st, and runs through Sunday, February 8th. On Saturdays and Sundays, the show opens at 9 a.m. and on weekdays, at noon. Chairs for the gala were Mr. and Mrs. Donald Franks, William W. Fox, M.D. and Laurie Kilpatrick, Ph.D.

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HughE Dillon covers parties, events and more for Philadelphia magazine’s The Scene. You can follow him on Twitter at @iPhillyChitChat and visit his daily online social diary PhillyChitChat.com.