The Philadelphia Auto Show opened in grand style at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Saturday, January 19th. They claim being bigger and better than ever before with additions to the show this year including two indoor test ride and drive opportunities by Toyota and Jeep as well as Cadillac, General Motors, Hyundai, Kia and Subaru providing test drives outdoors. The Mercedes-Benz and Lexus has returned to the main hall and participants could take part in a “face-off” between the iconic cars Camaro and Mustang. This year the Auto Show has expanded its display floor by 100,000 square feet including pre-production and green models; concepts, classics and exotic cars; the Mustang, Camaro Face-Off; and the DUB Magazine exhibit of customized and celebrity vehicles.
Highlights, Must Sees and Must Does of the Auto Show include:
- Take a picture in front of the Mercedes McLaren.
- Take a test ride on the Jeep (Wrangler Unlimited, Wrangler Rubicon or Grand Cherokee) or through an obstacle course showing the Jeep’s 4x4 capability and try the Toyota (Avalon, Camry Hybrid, Prius, RAV4 or Venza) indoor track and receive a free gift at the end of your ride.
- Pick up a complimentary bag at the AAA booth. Just show your AAA card.
- Vote on your favorite iconic muscle cars Camaro or Mustang.
- View the best new car buy, Ford Fiesta for less than $15,000.00.
- Visit the vintage and antique cars sponsored by New Hope Auto Show, LRA Auto Museum and Simeone Automotive Museum.
- View the life size 2013 Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels Special Edition.
- Pick up a paper toy by Graffiti artist, Shin Tanaka and a key chain at the Scion exhibit.
- Help charities, American Red Cross, AMVETS.Org and National Park Foundation, when you take a ride in a new Toyota on the indoor track.
- With all that walking and gawking at the cars you are sure to get hungry. There are plenty of food, snacks and liquid refreshment booths to visit.
Be sure to check out all the cars at the Auto Show including: Toyota, Jeep, Mazda, Bentley, Audi, Lincoln, Infiniti, Chevrolet, Hyundai, Subaru, Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, Ford, Acura, Maserati, Cadillac, McLaren, Porsche, Jaguar, Land Rover, GMC, Buick, VW, Nissan, Honda, Mitsubishi, KIA, Mini, BMW, Volvo, Mercedes-Benz and Lexus. The show promises the newest in auto technology and a look back into auto history.
There is something for the entire family, mom, dad and all the kids and even a lot to keep that bully occupied and engaged in a positive activity. On January 24, 1925 the Saturday Evening Post reminds us of the importance of the automobile. “The motor car which is contributing in so large a measure toward making life easier, pleasanter and more worthwhile has been made available to millions.” Have a great time at the Philadelphia Auto Show it will run until Sunday, January 27, 2013.