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January 17, 2013

The 2013 Philadelphia Auto Show Kicks Off This Saturday; Annual Show Returns To The Convention Center, January 19-27, With Exclusive Concept Models, Interactive Ride Experiences, Special Guests And More

The 2013 Philadelphia Auto Show is bigger than ever and will feature more than 700 concept, classic, luxury and exotic cars from every major vehicle manufacturer. (Photo courtesy the Philadelphia Auto Show)

The Philadelphia Auto Show, one of the largest auto shows in the country, is returning to the PA Convention Center from January 19-27 and this year’s is the biggest yet, with 630,000 square feet filled with every type of car and truck you can imagine.

The Auto Show is a great chance for car enthusiasts to get a sneak peek at the upcoming 2014 models from the world’s most notable manufacturers, as well as classic cars and all-time favorites from the past.

The nine-day event includes indoor ride-and-drive opportunities, test drives, luxury car displays, and much more. Check out a few of the show highlights:

Ride and Drives

The 2013 Philadelphia Auto Show is offering visitors two indoor and five outdoor ride experiences. Right inside the Convention Center, guests will have the chance to experience the off-road capabilities of Jeep vehicles in an interactive adventure zone and ride with professional drivers through a 31,000 square foot course. Outdoors, Cadillac, Chevy, Subaru and others will be allowing attendees to test drive their latest and most popular models.

Pre-Production and Green Models

The Auto Show is the perfect chance to catch an early glimpse of vehicles that will be in dealerships across the nation in 2014. A few of the models that will be on-site this year include the Acura RLX, Chevy Impala, Porche Cayman, various Jaguar models and many more. And “green” models on display include 2014 Audi models, Ford Fusion Energi, among others.

Concepts, Exotics and Classics

In addition to viewing 2014 vehicles, concept models, classic cars and exciting exotics will be on view as well. Aston Martin, Bentley, Lamborghini, Maserati and Rolls Royce are just a few of the big names who will be showcasing their vehicles. Also, check out classics like a 1905 Queen Model E Light Touring, a 1931 Lincoln K Murphy Dual Cowl Phaeton and a 1963 Jaguar Roadster.

Keep reading below.

Mustang-Camaro Face-Off

New for this year’s show, two American muscle car classics will compete in the first Philadelphia Auto Show Face-Off. Local Mustang and Camaro clubs will display their best cars and attendees will be able to vote for their favorite.

DUB Show Tour

This year’s DUB live exhibit will showcase the hottest customized and celebrity vehicles over 70,000 square feet of exhibit space.

Hotel Packages

The 2013 Philadelphia Show has partnered with several hotels to offer one and two night packages, which include passes to the show. To view the full list and book your stay, click here.

2013 Philadelphia Auto Show
When: January 19–27 (times vary)
Where: Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th and Arch Streets
Cost: Adults $12, kids (7-12) $6, kids (6 and under) Free, seniors $6 (weekends only)
More info: www.phillyautoshow.com

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Frank says:

I am looking forward to the Philadelphia auto show. I can’t wait to get behind the wheel of a few of the cars and take some photos. My wife says I am like a kid in a candy shop.