Stadium Is Pavilion-Heavy


To make your time at Dealer Expo more efficient, show organizers have created a number of product/specialty "pavilions" that group exhibitors by similar lifestyle or product. Most of these pavilions open today in the Lucas Oil Stadium. (The Business Services and Italitan Pavilions open tomorrow in the Indiana Convention Center.)

SPORTBIKE PAVILION – This pavilion gives attendees access to companies exhibiting new sportbike parts, accessories and gear. The Sportbike Pavilion will feature a live DJ and custom sportbike displays. Exhibitors in this pavilion include AirFX, Bazzaz Performance Design, Eye Candy Cycle Design, Myrtle West Cycle, Susanna International, and 2Wheel Tuner magazine.

SCOOTER PAVILION – With scooter sales up 50 percent over 2007, you'd be remiss if you didn't head to the Scooter Pavilion to check out the new brands available. This pavilion will even have a model store that shows how you can merchandise 200 sq. ft. of space to create a scooter "destination area" on your showroom. Exhibitors in this pavilion include XTreme Scooters, Motofino, Flyscooters, Turbo Kit and E-Max, among others.

BIG TWIN COUNTRY – There are more than 40 companies exhibiting in Big Twin Country, a pavilion dedicated to the V-Twin market. Here you'll find RayGun, Big Dog, S&S, Johnny Pag, Champion Sidecars, DNA Specialties, Rush Racing, Roland Sands Design, Samson and other companies.

NEW VEHICLE PAVILION – Back by popular demand, the New Vehicle Pavilion houses the latest domestic and imported vehicle brands. Exhibitors bringing their two- and four-wheel samples include CFMOTO, Xtreme Moto, BMS, Chuanl, Cobra Scooters, Keeway, Gas Gas, Roketa, Kinroad, Club Car, Tank Sports, Wildfire, QLink, Tomos and Hensim, among other marques.

GEAR PAVILION – Protective wear, outerwear, casual wear, you name it, you'll likely find it at the Gear Pavilion, plus a host of fashion shows presented on the stage each day. Exhibitors include Jonathan Paul Eyewear, Girl Gear, FXR, Frogg Toggs, VaVaVroom, Zan Headgear, Held, Leather Gallery and others.

NEW EXHIBITOR PAVILION – If you're looking for new brands, show management is helping you out by grouping many of the new exhibitors to Dealer Expo in a single pavilion. They include Skullcandy, Drop Tail Trailers, Britt Motorsports, Diamondback Truck Covers, Harrell's Car Wash Systems, Churchill Glove, MotoConcepts, Bad Boy, Big Muddy, Ultra Motors and more.

TOOLS & SERVICES PAVILION – Send over your service managers; this one's for them. This pavilion will feature the latest shop equipment, storage items, tools and other products that make Service run smooth. You'll be able to view live demonstrations, get hands-on instructions and test product quality in person. Exhibitors include Condor Products, Cyclepedia Press, Rescue Tape, S&S Concepts, Soundmaster Noise Control, Stanley Vidmar, and Strategic Tools & Equipment Co.

INTERNATIONAL PAVILIONS – Visit with manufacturers from and importers of products from Canada, China, Pakistan, Spain,Taiwan, the UK and other countries. (The Italian Pavilion continues to be at the Indiana Convention Center, and will be open Saturday, Sunday and Monday.)