Described as “the virtual automobile community site” by Show Director, Candida Romanelli, Virtual Garage is designed to give car enthusiasts around the world the chance to show-off images and videos of their cars through the New York International Automobile Show (NYIAS) website. NYIAS is the first auto show to embrace the online community group phenomenon made famous by facebook.com and myspace.com with the NYIAS Virtual Garages section of www.autoshowNY.com. “We put so much effort into creating this amazing event to showcase the latest cars and trucks to the public that we thought it is only fair that we get to see the vehicles that our website and show visitors own and cherish,” continued Candida. Virtual Garage members will be able to upload photos and video of their vehicles, enter their mini-bio and check-out other members’ cars and trucks, and email each other. All the vehicles are cross referenced so that, for example, a Mercedes or Ford owner can see which members have similar vehicles listed on the Site. “The beauty of the site is that it allows car enthusiasts to stay in touch with each other, and us, year round. “We’ve made the process simple so that people can start sharing their vehicle pictures in seconds. We think that individuals, collectors, and car club members will enjoy making friends and sharing stories about their cars,” she said. Kicking off the springtime selling season, the 2008 New York International Auto Show will feature an impressive collection of cutting-edge design and remarkable innovation. NYIAS is owned and produced by the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association.