NEW YORK, March 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo will officially open the 2016 New York International Auto Show on Saturday, March 26 at 9:15 am during an opening ceremony that includes celebrity appearances, musical performances, and a brand new vehicle donation to an Afghanistan War hero who was injured in combat.
Toyota and the New York International Auto Show are joining forces to celebrate and honor US Army Sergeant First Class Jeffrey Hackett of Oswego County, New York. Toyota is donating a 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid to. Hackett lost his right leg and suffered serious injuries all over his body due to an IED explosion that happened when he and his fellow soldiers were clearing a house in Afghanistan in 2011.
The Bussani Mobility Team of Bethpage, N.Y., outfitted Hackett's new ride with a special steering controls as well as pedals that can all be used with a left foot. Toyota Financial Services also provided Hackett with its Platinum Toyota Extra Care Vehicle Service Agreement, which expands coverage for his RAV4 Hybrid for up to 6 years or 100,000 miles.
World's Fastest Man Presents World's Fastest Car at Auto Show
Don't blink or you'll miss the all-new 2017 Nissan GT-R, Nissan's legendary supercar, alongside Usain Bolt, the "world's fastest human" at the Auto Show's opening festivities.
West Point Band Band Rocks the House
West Point's The Benny Havens Band brings the best of rock, hip-hop, R&B, and country to audiences everywhere and will be performing live at 9:00 am at the Auto Show.
About the New York Auto Show
The New York International Automobile Show is an awesome combination of new ideas, technological innovation, exceptional concept cars and nearly 1,000 of the latest new cars and trucks. Over one million visitors are expected to visit the Show this year to see what is truly possible from the automotive industry. The New York International Auto Show is owned and produced by the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association and has an economic impact on New York City of some $300 million.
Important 2016 Show Dates:
Press Preview, March 23 & 24 (credentials required)
Public Sneak Preview, March 25
Public Show Dates, March 25 - April 3
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