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West Virginia International Auto Show Set For Jan. 25-27 In Charleston
Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Jan. 15, 2013 10:32 AM EST
Updated: Jan. 22, 2013 12:44 PM EST
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
Auto enthusiasts will soon have something to really get their motor running.
The 2013 West Virginia International Auto Show is set to pack hundreds of the hottest new cars, trucks, crossovers, exotics and more into the Charleston Civic Center Jan. 25 through Jan. 27, according to a news release from the event's organizers.
Show attendees are invited to check out all the latest rides in a non-selling environment, sit behind the wheels, inspect engines, kick tires and even take a spin in some vehicles from Ford.
Models that are expected to turn heads on the show floor include the Chevrolet Spark, Dodge Dart, Ford C-MAX, Honda Civic, Hyundai Santa Fe, Lincoln MKZ, Subaru XV Crosstrek, Scion FR-S and Toyota Prius, the release said.
The latest in all-electric vehicles including the Chevrolet Volt, Nissan LEAF and Toyota Prius Plug-In also will be featured.
Showgoers are invited to hop behind the wheel of the latest models from Ford at the Ford Go Further Ride & Drive. Several new Ford model vehicles will be available for test drives including the 2013 Fusion, Escape, F-150, Focus and C-MAX. Ride and drive hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 25 through Jan. 27.
The show will again feature the 15,000-square-foot Luxury Loft on the second floor of the Charleston Civic Center. This space will showcase the latest high-end imports from Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Volvo. There also will be a collection of ultra, high-end vehicles from Aston Martin, Ferrari and Maserati, courtesy of Foreign Cars Italia.
For the first time ever in West Virginia, 8-foot-tall Comic-Bot King Robota, will entertain showgoers with quick wit, dancing and music on Saturday, Jan. 26, between noon and 7 p.m. and again on Sunday, Jan. 27, between noon and 5 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 27, is Family Day and all children 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult.
Also new at the show this year, attendees can get a digital photo of themselves driving an exotic vehicle. The Sony a77 Studio puts adults and kids behind the wheel of the world's fastest sports cars with green screen technology. Families are invited to get a free digital photo, during show hours.
Attendees will receive a free one-year subscription to Motor Trend magazine (a $12 value) with each online ticket order or box office admission purchase, compliments of the West Virginia Automobile & Truck Dealers Association.
The West Virginia International Auto Show is presented by the West Virginia Automobile and Truck Dealers Association and produced by Motor Trend Auto Shows, LLC.
Show hours are Friday, Jan. 25, and Saturday, Jan. 26, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the event is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $5 for children ages 7-12. Children ages 6 and younger are admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult.
To save time and money, purchase E-tickets in advance at www.WestVirginiaAutoShow.com
Additional information is available on the official show Web site, www.WestVirginiaAutoShow.com
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