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The 2013 Philadelphia Auto Show

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The 2013 Philadelphia Auto Show, once again held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, opens to the public on Saturday, January 19th and runs until January 27th. Independent Philly was on hand today for Media Day to get a sneak peek at the 2013 show before it opens tomorrow. Here is what you can expect this year:

The 2012 show was the biggest one ever held; an additional 30,000 square feet of space has been added for 2013. For you pigskin fanatics, there will be over eleven football fields worth of space housing the 2013 displays.

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Every type of car you can imagine will be on display in the numerous Convention Center halls. There are your industry standards (Toyota, Honda, Volkswagon, Chevy, Ford, Dodge, Nissan, etc), high end cars that top off at over $100,000 (from makers such as Cadillac, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Acura, Infinity, Audi, Porsche, and Jaguar), over-the-top luxury vehicles (from Aston Martin, Lotus, Rolls Royce, Maserati, Lamborghini, Bentley, and for the first time ever, McLaren) that can cost more than many homes, vans, trucks, hybrids, electrics, pre-production 2014 models, and our personal favorite, rare and classic cars.

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Toyata and Jeep will both offer ride-and-drive opportunities inside the Convention Center. There will be additional test drives available outside from Cadillac, GM, Hyundai, Kia, and Suburu.

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DUB Magazine will once again host the DUB Show Tour on the lower level. This area will feature customized rides including those made for several Philadelphia sports stars like Michael Vick, Jeremy Maclin, Thaddeus Young, and Trent Cole.

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Local Mustang and Camaro clubs will be competing in the first ever Philadelphia Auto Show “Face Off” in 2013. These clubs will showcase their best cars at separate displays and after visiting both areas, attendees will be able to vote for one or the other. The winner will have $2500 donated in their name to a child related charity as well as $1000 to divide up between the participating clubs.

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There will be pop-up shops selling all sort of automotive related goods, food, demonstrations, autograph signings, and all the Vroom you can handle.

Show Hours:

Saturdays: 9AM — 10PM
Sundays: 9AM — 8PM
Weekdays: 12Noon — 10PM

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Show Location:

The Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia PA 19107
(Click here for directions)

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Ticket Prices

Adults (age 13+): $12.00
Seniors (age 62+): $6.00 (weekdays only – must purchase at box office)
Children (age 7-12): $6.00
Children 6 & under: FREE with paid adult

Tickets can be purchased online through the Tickets page or at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on any show day. For each auto show ticket sold, $2 will be donated to the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation.

Discounted tickets are available through Septa.

You also have one day left to enter our contest to win one of two pairs of tickets, good for any day you choose.

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You can view an expanded photo gallery of the 2013 Philadelphia Auto Show below (click thumbnails for full-sized slide show):

Philadelphia Eagles: Originators of the “Next Year” Offense

 

Mike Vick & Clay Mathews Stare Down

The Philadelphia Eagles ended their 2010-11 season yesterday in the exact same way it began, with a loss, at home, to Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.

It was a crazy roller-coaster season for the Birds. They traded away Donovan McNabb to the Redskins before the season began and opted to go with Kevin Kolb as their new QB. In the season opener (against the Packers), Kolb was knocked out of the game and Mike Vick came in to replace him. What happened next, no one could have imagined. Mike Vick, once a pro-bowl QB before losing everything and going to prison, roared back to life.

 

Aaron Rodgers Runs the Packers Offense
Mike Vick Going Deep

At times over the course of the season Vick looked unstoppable. He put up record numbers against the Redskins. He became a pocket QB. There was talk of the Super Bowl and as Vick for MVP.

Down 21 points to the Giants in the final quarter of the game, he helped spark a 28 point comeback in just eight minutes to help the Eagles secure the NFC East title. The Eagles would lose their next game to the Vikings but after sitting out the final game of the season (against the Cowboys) to get healthy for the Packers, expectations were high.

 

Calling in the Plays
Mike Vick Looking for Jason Avant

Just when Philadelphia (and the rest of the world) began to think that there wasn’t anything Vick couldn’t do, he proved that we were all right. He could do anything, including lose.

Down just five points with the ball in the final minutes, Vick and the Eagles were driving. He hit DeSean Jackson for a big play (that almost went for a TD). Then he hit Riley Cooper for another first down. With just under a minute to go the Eagles (out of time-outs) were on the Packers doorstep, ready for Vick to continue his rise to football redemption.

 

Offensive Huddle
Mike Vick & LeSean McCoy in the Backfield

Instead of spiking the ball to stop the clock, Vick rushed the team up to the line, snapped the ball, and threw it to the end zone for a… a… an interception. In one second the crowd at Lincoln Financial Field, and Eagles fans around the world, went from the verge of bliss to the depths of sorrow.

 

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Eagles Fans

In the aftermath of the painful loss, Eagles fans must now rely on the same mantra we’ve always had: “Next Year”.

Maybe what hurts the most is that after all of the Next Year’s with McNabb, it finally felt like this season might be different with a new QB. After all of the season’s without weapons for McNabb we surrounded Vick with Maclin, McCoy, Celek, and Jackson. We had one of the best kickers in football, and then last night David Akers missed, twice.

 

David Akers FG

The Eagles will need to improve in many areas before next year: the offensive line is a mess, they need to improve their secondary and linebackers, and above all else, there is the QB situation. Vick is a free agent and Kevin Kolb has said that he wants to be the starter or be traded. The Eagles could use their franchise tag on Vick (unless a new CB agreement doesn’t include a franchise tag) but he’s sure to be somewhat unhappy without a long term deal. Kolb also cannot be traded for draft picks until a new CB agreement between the owners and players union can be reached.

 

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Then there is head coach Andy Reid. Is it time for him to go? Many fans would say “no”. We’re not so sure. We’d like to see what a different head coach could bring to the table although we are very doubtful that Eagles management will show him the door anytime soon. They seem content to make the playoffs but we haven’t had a playoff win in over two seasons. For a team with so much talent and such loyal fans, that is hard to swallow.

 

Wide Angle View of The Linc

It should be an interesting off-season for the Eagles. This season gave fans a lot to be excited about but it’s hard to look forward to Next Year when the disappointment of losing feels identical to Last Year (and all the years before it).

This seems like the appropriate place to mention two things: The Phillies & Cliff Lee.

2010-2011 Eagles Complete Final Day of Training Camp at Lehigh

 Independent Philly sent our newest contributing writer, Bridgette Bonner, to Eagles training camp yesterday to get a look at the 2010-2011 team

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 The heat did not stop the crowds from coming to watch the Eagles wrap up their final two-a-day practices of training camp in anticipation for the 2010 – 2011 season. Seventy-nine players took the field yesterday, but that number will drastically change in the upcoming weeks.

Training Camp Practice

As it was my first time at training camp this year, it was strange not to see that red number five; however, it was exciting to see a change after 11 years.

How Will The Eagles Utilize Michael Vick This Season?

Kevin Kolb looked sharp, hitting receivers in stride most of the time. As good as Kolb looked, I wish I could say the same for Mike Vick and Mike Kafka. Even with Asante Samuel and Ellis Hobbs out, the first team defense picked off Kafka and Vick on consecutive plays in the 11 on 11’s.

Eagles QB Kevin Kolb

On the injury side, there was no sign of Todd Herremans in the afternoon practice, so Max Jean Gilles was starting left guard and Mike McGlynn was still starting center. Talking to other reporters, it didn’t sound like Asante Samuel’s hamstring was of any real concern compared to Ellis Hobb’s intake of “bad cereal” which caused him to miss practice.

WR Dream Team: DeSean Jackson & Jeremy Maclin

Overall, the first team offense and defense looked good with depth in certain positions, and we should expect to see a much-improved team this season.

That's a Wrap

The Eagles play their next pre-season game this Friday night against T.O., Chad Ochocinco, and the rest of the Cincinatti Bengals.