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                              Commits To Two Year Title Sponsorship Enhancing Programming And Increasing Celebrity Auto Talent Roster

ATLANTA, JULY 7, 2016 – Urban Expositions, a Clarion Events company, the owner and producer of The Classic Auto Show announces has signed on as its title two-year sponsor of The Classic Auto Show, held January 27-29, 2017, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in California.

In addition to the title sponsorship, will also enhance the Celebrity Theater by providing the host of ‘Competition Ready’, aired on Velocity, and Director of Training for, Mike Phillips, to the program. Mike Phillips’ extensive detailing experience and thorough understanding of vehicle surface care makes him popular with all auto enthusiasts, especially those interested in preparing competition ready classics.

Mike joins other featured guests to bring the ultimate car experience to show attendees, including:
• Mike Brewer
• Wayne Carini
• Chip Foose
• Chris Jacobs
• Dave Kindig

“Part of the ultimate goal at is to spread our love of perfect paint, and a huge part of that is getting myself and our team out there as much as possible,” said Mike Phillips, “being part of this amazing show right from the beginning is something we really care about and we couldn’t be more excited to join the team at the first ever Classic Auto Show! It’s going to be a big one!”

The Classic Auto Show is the first in a series of consumer-based automotive events hosted by Urban Expositions and Clarion Events in the United States. The Clarion Events Motoring Division produces a complete suite of auto events, including the UK Classic Motor Show, and the Classic Car and Restoration Show and Race Retro The international Historic Motorsport show, which are attended by over 100,000 auto enthusiasts each year.

“ carries over 150 brands and 7500 products  of quality car care that our attendees and exhibitors use and trust,” said Doug Miller, partner of Urban Expositions, a Clarion Events Company, “and we are excited that joined this event which promises to be the ultimate classic automobile experience for car enthusiasts.” 

To learn more about The Classic Auto Show and how to attend, exhibit or sponsor, visit, and follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Based in Kennesaw, GA, and founded in 1995, Urban Expositions produces and manages a portfolio of 36 events. Urban serves nine industry sectors including Gift, Souvenir, Art, Aviation, Apparel, Halloween, Foodservice, Pet and Gaming.  Urban also produces Airport Revenue News, a publication focused on the airport concession industry. Urban has offices in Shelton, CT and Boca Raton, FL, and is represented by employees in California, Colorado and Illinois. 

Clarion Events operates over 200 events in 35 countries from offices in the UK, South Africa, USA, Brazil, Germany, Singapore, UAE, Turkey, and the Netherlands.  Clarion can trace its roots back to 1947 and takes great pride in being one of the oldest independent event organizers in the UK.  The teams at Clarion create uniquely effective and stimulating environments that can serve as a platform to build businesses, enhance customer relationships and accelerate product awareness.

Founded by Bob McKee in 1998, is the largest online retailers of car care products in the world. Besides providing the best quality car care products, has the most extensive online teaching library in the industry. With Mike Phillips at the head of the teaching and training courses, professionals detailers and enthusiasts alike can learn from the best. is located in Stuart, Florida and ships worldwide. Whether you’re detailing your car for a show, detailing for fun, or you detail for a living, you'll find the best products to bring out the perfect finish on your car, truck, boat, RV, or motorcycle at