2022 Miami International Auto Show
PRESS DAY - 15 Oct 2022


Kimberly Shults & Fernando Fernández from Stellantis. Steve Parrett & Bill Miller from Nissan

Showroom Walkaround SAMA Awards - Star of the Show & "Ron Beasley" Memorial Awards.


Press Release.-
SAMA judges selected the Ford Bronco Raptor for its annual “Star of the Show” Award at the 2022 Miami International Auto Show, it was announced Saturday (Oct. 15) during Media Day activities for the annual event.

The award is designed to recognize what a panel of judges deem is the vehicle “that people will talk about after the visiting the show, the one that attracts the must buzz, public interest, and crowds around the vehicle.”

Billed as a performance off-roader, the Bronco Raptor edged four other vehicles for the top honor as for the first time since SAMA began making the award in 2007 judges recognized “runner-up” vehicles for the honor.

First runner-up was the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 followed by the second runner-up the Ford Lighting F-150 all electric pickup, and two third runners-up, the Cadillac Lyriq, an all-electric SUV, and the performance-oriented Toyota GR Corolla hatchback.

In addition to the automotive awards, Albert Cavallo of the Moore Agency was named the recipient of the annual Ron Beasley Memorial Award for his long support of SAMA activities through the years in working with Ford. SAMA officers made the selection of the award that is named to honor the late SAMA founder Ron Beasley.

The Miami International Auto Show continues its run through Oct. 13 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami.