Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0960-01-.17 - MOTOR VEHICLE SHOWS

(1) A motor vehicle show is any display, except as provided herein below, of motor vehicles by one or more manufacturers, distributors, or motor vehicle dealers.
(2) A motor vehicle show permit must be obtained from the Motor Vehicle Commission by the sponsor or promoter thereof no later than ten (10) days prior to the commencement of the motor vehicle show. The permit, or copy thereof, shall be prominently displayed at any entrance into the motor vehicle show.
(3) A motor vehicle show permit shall be valid for seven (7) consecutive days and may be renewed one (1) time for an additional seven (7) consecutive days. Any such renewal shall begin the day after the expiration of the original permit. A sponsor or promoter may obtain only one motor vehicle show permit and renewal per calendar year for the same location.
(4) The applicant shall provide to the Commission the names and addresses of each manufacturer, distributor or motor vehicle dealer displaying motor vehicles at the show.
(5) The sales price of each motor vehicle displayed at the show shall be prominently displayed with the vehicle. Any warranty information associated with the vehicle must be available upon request.
(6) Any manufacturer, distributor, motor vehicle dealer or other person displaying motor vehicles at the motor vehicle show shall have a representative present at all times during the motor vehicle show.
(7) No sales, or negotiations leading to the sale, of motor vehicles, other than non-motorized camping trailers and travel trailers as provided by T.C.A. Title 55, Chapter 17 et seq., may take place at the motor vehicle show.
(8) A manufacturer, distributor, or motor vehicle dealer may display at a single location without obtaining a motor vehicle show permit, provided that no representatives of the displayer are present and that no sales solicitations or activities take place, at the following locations:
(a) The interior common areas of shopping malls, hotels or convention centers;
(b) The interior of wholesale shopping clubs;
(c) County, regional or state fairs;
(d) Agricultural events and educational demonstrations;
(e) Sporting and entertainment events in conjunction with the sponsorship thereof;
(f) Commercial airport terminals.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0960-01-.17
Original rule filed November 15, 2000; effective January 30, 2001. Repeal and new rule filed August 20, 2008; effective November 3, 2008. Repeal and new rule filed June 22, 2011; effective September 20, 2011.

Authority: T.C.A. § 55-17-107.

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