Howard University wins "Cram the (Nissan) Cube";
The Dirty Jacks claim $1500 for winning "Battle of the Bands"
on Student Day at The Washington Auto Show®
Howard University emerged as the winner of The Washington Auto Show's "Cram the Cube" contest on Thursday, when fourteen students stuffed themselves into a Nissan Cube. George Washington University's team came in a close second place with 13 students packed into the vehicle. It was less of a squeeze for American University's group of seven students.
The three teams also combined forces, ultimately jamming 20 students into the Cube.
Vince Sheehy, V, whose father is one of the largest Nissan dealers in the country, was the MC for the event. Steve Roman, a product specialist, spoke on behalf of Nissan to describe the "normal seating capacity" of the Nissan Cube.
The event highlighted The Washington Auto Show's first "Student Day," which offered half-priced admission for all those with a valid student ID.
As the winning team, Howard University's students each earned $25 apiece in iTunes gift cards, Nissan caps and a group pizza party at Finn & Porter, located at the Embassy Suites Convention Center. All other participating students each received a $10 iTunes gift card and a ticket to return to the auto show.
To further cater to Washington's young population, Thursday evening featured a four of D.C.'s hottest bands in a "Battle of the Bands" contest, hosted by DJ Bailey of DC101.
The Dirty Jacks emerged as the crowd favorite, claiming $1500 as the first-prize winner. Runners-up Sun Buffalo, Scott's New Band, and Timberwolves each received $250.
For interviews with any of the band members or student team members or captains, please contact Barbara Pomerance, director of communications and media relations for The Washington Auto Show, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-249-5060. Photos are available on the show site at: www.washingtonautoshow.com.
The 2012 staging of the 70th Washington Auto Show in Washington, DC will offer a showcase of more than 700 vehicles from over 42 domestic and import manufacturers and a special 65,000-square foot exhibit, "The Advanced Technology SuperHighway." The 2012 Washington Auto Show: "750,000 square feet of pure car love" runs from Jan. 27-Feb. 5, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and is produced by the Washington Area New Automobile Dealers Association (WANADA).
Founded in 1917, WANADA represents more than 225 franchised new vehicle dealers and 75 kindred-line members, representing the metro Washington, DC auto market.