The Connecticut Automotive Retailers Association contracted Paragon Group to produce the Connecticut International Auto Show in 2006. Paragon Group opened the show in the new Connecticut Convention Center in downtown Hartford, doubling the footprint of the event from previous years. New features were added such as antique car displays, remote control car racing, Ride & Drive events and accessories product booths to draw crowds and keep them on the show floor longer. In 2018, the Show will move to the brand new Earth Expo & Convention Center at Mohegan Sun. The Connecticut International Auto Show attracts thousands of visitors currently in the market to purchase a new vehicle and who love to look at cars, according to the show’s survey data.