Portland, OR. Over 3,500 people received the VIP treatment at the Auto Show Sneak Peek Charity Preview on February 19th at the Oregon Convention Center. One couple won a 2020 Audi Q3 45 TFSI quattro, which was provided by Audi Beaverton. Brian and Jennifer Cornilles had the winning ticket for the Audi; they’re pictured with Greg Remensperger who is the Executive Vice President of the Oregon Auto Dealers Association (Brian and Jennifer Cornilles, center) and Jeff Blackwood from Audi Beaverton.

Organizers say they’ve contributed over four million dollars to local charities with the proceeds from the Sneak Peek Charity Preview Party and the Portland International Auto Show. There were 600 vehicles from 35 manufacturers, plus exotics from around the world at the event.

The VIP Sneak Peek is the official kickoff of the Portland International Auto Show (PIAS).The auto show dates for the public are February 20th – Sunday, February 23rd. This year, the charities which benefited from selling tickets included: Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland; Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; Meals on Wheels People; Victory Academy; the Brian Grant Foundation; The Dougy Center; and Self Enhancement Incorporated.

Shannon Inukai-Cuffee, a second-generation dealer and President of Dick’s Auto Group, poses for a photo with Erinn Sowle who is the General Manager of Suburban Ford.

Supporters from Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) pose for a photo at The VIP Sneak Peek.

The charities help some of the most vulnerable citizens in the Portland area and the auto show is proud to support their efforts, says Greg Remensperger, executive director, PIAS. “You can’t ask for a better neighbor in your community than an auto show or auto dealership,” says Remensperger. “The auto industry has always been generous, and we are honored to help support these important organizations in their mission to serve.”

Clint Hill and Thuy Lam came in support of Meals on Wheels People and Boys & Girls Clubs.

Jason Barry and Steven Klein

Ryan Skudlarek and Kiri Dowhan

There were new Ferraris which start at $215,000.

Patrick Lamb and his band provided entertainment.

Here’s a link with more information about the auto show: Portland International Auto Show (PIAS)

Donations can still be made to the charities including Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland; Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; Meals on Wheels People; Victory Academy; the Brian Grant Foundation; The Dougy Center; and Self Enhancement Incorporated.

Here are more photos from the event:

2020 Sneak Peek Gallery