Kevin Leap is director of next week’s San Diego auto show. The economy is improving and many people are looking to buy cars, he says.

Kevin Leap is director of next week’s San Diego auto show. The economy is improving and many people are looking to buy cars, he says. Photo by Melissa Jacobs.

THE SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW

Director: Kevin Leap.

Dates and location: Dec. 30 to Jan. 2 at San Diego Convention Center.

Event description: Showcase of more than 400 models of new cars.

With new-car sales improving, local dealers are hoping to see more crowded showrooms after The San Diego International Auto Show...

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