Philadelphia International Auto Show Preview

The Philadelphia International Auto Show kicks off today bringing both foreign and domestic as well as a few exotics. Here is just a brief overview of what's already there, going to be there and what you can do while you're there.

The exotics are definitely one of the most popular attractions at any car show and Philly will be no different. At the top of the guest list is the Rolls-Royce Phantom and the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. Joining them will be a pair of Ferrari's, one being a 612 Scagleitti and the other a 599 GTB Fiorano. A Lamborghini Gallardo, an Aston Martin V8 Vantage and a handful of others will also be making an appearance over the next week.

Concept vehicles are the heart of car shows, and in my opinion the best part of going. The Camaro convertible is currently heading the list of must-sees this year. Ford will be showing both the Airstream and the Interceptor at their booth. There are rumors they might also be bringing a new Fusion Hybrid. Jeep will providing an up close and personal view of the new Trailhawk and the semi-new Lincoln MKR will as well. I'll be getting to know these a little later.

Philadelphia will also be hosting a dozen different Hybrids and 15-20 pre-production cars. For a complete map of the show floor, please click here.

When you purchase a ticket into the auto show, you will also be granted access to a 20,000 sq. foot piece of aftermarket heaven. The Tuner Salon is a massive display of the hottest and most highly modified cars from vehicle manufacturers and custom shows across the nation. The DUB Million Dollar Car display will be there, bringing with it the Alpine BMW Sinister 6 and the Imprint RLS. Both of which are coming straight from NAIAS.

The show runs from February 2-10, the last day being kid's day. Hours and prices are as follows:

Saturdays, 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday, February 3, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday, February 10, 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Weekdays, (Mon - Fri), Noon - 10:00 pm

Adults (13 and over): $10 (weekdays) $12 (weekends)
Children (7-12): $6
Children (6 and under): FREE
Senior Citizens (62 + - weekdays only): $6

There are also plenty of restaurants and hotels within walking distance of the convention center. For more information, visit the Philadelphia International Auto Show homepage below.

Homepage : Philadelphia International Auto Show

George Delozier
Automotive Innovations

Jan 29, 2009
by Anonymous

date your blog

what could possibly be more frustrating than trying to get info about an annual event, and finding a bunch of 'helpful' blogs that don't date their postings in a clear way - giving all kinds of useless info about what happened last year or the year before?