The Erie Auto show took off Thursday at the Bayfront Convention Center.
This show gives Erie a chance to check out the new lineup of cars for this year, before the official selling season starts.
And even if you're not ready to sign a check today, it's a good place to compare models and meet with dealers.
Of course as an auto show, there are muscle cars and antiques on display, but the main event, with twenty seven dealerships in tow, focuses on the average consumer.
Thousands of people will browse the 170 vehicles this weekend, in the warm, windless climate of the convention center.
Ford sales representative Shawn Haas was at the show on its starting day, and he said the dealership not only sees a sales impact during this weekend, But there's a long term benefit as well.
For dealers it's about making initial contact, and getting on people's radar.
"A lot of our sales we'll see down the road," said Haas. "We have customers come in October and November who said they talked to us here at the show and saw something."
The show runs Thursday through Sunday, so you have all weekend to get down there and check out the special incentives they have going on just for the show.