New York: Newer Show, Newer Cars While New York's car show is still viewed as a "dealer show", like Chicago or Los Angeles, and not a "manufacturer show", like Geneva or Detroit, the show has grown over the past five years, and is potentially the next "North American International Auto Show." If not for Geneva, this would have been the most exciting show thus far in 1999 -- not because the vehicles displayed were particularly impressive, but because there were so many new ones: eleven global introductions, eight North American debuts and three regional introductions.