Exhibitor FAQs

Automobilia Collectors Expo: Essential Information for Exhibitors

Welcome to the Automobilia Collectors Expo! Below, you’ll find answers to common questions for exhibitors:

Why Should I Exhibit at the Expo?

Exhibiting at the Automobilia Collectors Expo positions your brand at the forefront of the automotive memorabilia community. It's an unparalleled opportunity to showcase your products or services to a targeted audience of enthusiasts, collectors, and industry insiders. Benefit from extensive exposure, network with peers, and engage with passionate buyers in a vibrant setting that celebrates automotive history and culture.

What Can I Display or Sell at the Expo?

Exhibitors can display or sell a wide range of automotive memorabilia, including but not limited to vintage posters, photographs, rally plates, badges, pins, hood ornaments, signs, original art, scale models, literature, books, signed items, vintage and racing apparel, and postcards. If it celebrates automotive heritage, it's welcome at our expo.

How Do I Become an Exhibitor?

To become an exhibitor, please visit our "Exhibitors" section. For custom booth configurations or any other specific requirements, don't hesitate to contact us for more details.

What's Different in 2024?

The 2024 expo ushers in a new era with fresh leadership bringing innovative ideas to enhance both exhibitor and attendee experiences. Key highlights include:

  • Extensive promotion within the official Monterey Car Week guide, ensuring maximum visibility.
  • Introduction of dedicated landing pages for each exhibitor on our website, offering a personalized showcase for your offerings.
  • Created new exhibit options and marketing opportunities to enhance your experience and visibility at the expo.
  • Free Wi-Fi to all exhibitors to ensure our exhibitors can stay connected and engaged throughout the event.
  • Plans for a new outdoor car display area, The Pit Stop, providing a unique backdrop and additional draw for attendees.
  • Availability for interactive car demos, allowing for dynamic presentations and interactions with your products or services.

Enhanced Marketing Support for Exhibitors

As part of our commitment to ensuring the success of our exhibitors, the 2024 Automobilia Collectors Expo is rolling out an unprecedented marketing effort to amplify your presence:

  • Dedicated Exhibitor Profile: Enjoy a dedicated landing page on our website, featuring your web, email, and phone contacts along with a complete exhibitor profile bio for maximum exposure.
  • Strategic Media Partnership: Through our partnership with WhatsUpMonterey, the #1 resource guide for Monterey Car Week, we ensure your brand stands out to automotive enthusiasts..
  • Live Radio Broadcast: A 4-hour live broadcast from the expo on Tuesday, including live interviews to discuss your products or services, offering a unique platform to share your story.
  • Social Media & Podcasts: Benefit from our comprehensive social media marketing in the month leading up to the expo, including opportunities for remote podcast interviews to entice attendees and car aficionados.
  • Magazine Coverage: Expo exposure through coverage in major car and automotive magazines, reaching a wide audience of dedicated enthusiasts and industry insiders.
  • Paid Digital Advertising: Benefit from targeted digital advertising campaigns designed to draw significant attention to the expo, increasing anticipation and foot traffic.

These efforts are designed to not only increase foot traffic to your booth but also to enhance your brand's visibility before, during, and after the event.

Exclusive Hotel Group Rates

We are delighted to announce that we've secured exclusive hotel group rates for our exhibitors at two fantastic locations for the duration of the expo, from August 12-14. This special offer is available for a limited time, so we encourage you to make your reservations as soon as possible.

  • Embassy Suites (Onsite):
    • $379 per night + taxes
  • Monarch Resort (Offsite):
    • King Bed Room: $630 + tax for all 3 nights
    • Two Beds Room: $720 + tax for all 3 nights
    • Includes continental breakfast

Have the Exhibitor Fees Changed from Last Year?

No, we've decided to maintain the same pricing as last year's Automobilia Monterey fees. Our goal is to provide a valuable and accessible platform for exhibitors to showcase their offerings without increasing the financial burden. We believe in fostering a supportive community for both new and returning exhibitors, ensuring that the Automobilia Collectors Expo remains a premier event for showcasing vintage automotive treasures.

As of 2024, we are pleased to announce that online payments will now be available for US-based exhibitors, a convenience previously extended only to international exhibitors, subject to a 4% online payment convenience fee. Additionally, ACH/EDT and Check payments remain available options, ensuring a variety of payment methods to suit your needs. This update is part of our ongoing efforts to enhance the exhibitor experience and simplify the participation process.

What are the Booth Locations/Options and Fees?

Corner Display (Limited to 4 - SOLD OUT): $1,950 for the entire 3-day event. This option provides more than double the Vendor Display space, ensuring maximum visibility and attendee engagement.

Vendor Display: $975 for the entire 3-day event. This space is 12' wide x 10' deep, complete with 3 tables with covers and chairs, and is positioned on the perimeter of the ballroom for great exposure.

Table Top: $580 for the entire 3-day event. This option offers 8' wide x 7' deep setup, with two 30'' x 72'' tables with covers, chairs, and an 8' x 4' poster board in the back, perfect for smaller displays or those with focused offerings.

Entrance Exhibitor (Limited to 3): $2,065 for the entire 3-day event or $750/day. This exclusive option includes one table with cover and chairs in a prime, heavy-traffic entrance area, offering optimal visibility right as attendees enter.

Optional special display cabinets, etc., will be available for rental. The entire area is well-illuminated.

For custom configurations, outdoor automobile displays, and car demos, please contact us.

How is Space Placement Determined?

Exhibitors and vendors from the previous year are given priority to select their preferred space, ensuring continuity and convenience. New exhibitors will be allocated space based on availability, with an emphasis on creating a diverse and engaging expo floor.

Are Exhibitors Required to be Present for the Entire Duration of the Expo?

Yes, exhibitors are expected to be present for the full three days of the expo to ensure that attendees have the best experience and to maximize your opportunities for engagement, sales, and networking.

What is the Current Floor Plan?

The current floor plan is designed to optimize flow and visibility for all exhibitors. Given the dynamic nature of event planning, the floor plan is subject to change based on the final number of exhibitors, sponsors, and vendors. We recommend registering early to secure your preferred spot. For the latest updates on the floor plan, please visit our official website or contact our exhibitor support team.

We look forward to welcoming you as an exhibitor at the Automobilia Collectors Expo. Join us in celebrating the automotive culture and making this year's event a resounding success!