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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There will be pop-up shops selling all sort of automotive related goods, food, demonstrations, autograph signings, and all the Vroom you can handle.
Saturdays: 9AM — 10PM
Sundays: 9AM — 8PM
Weekdays: 12Noon — 10PM
The Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia PA 19107
(Click here for directions)
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.
You can view an expanded photo gallery of the 2013 Philadelphia Auto Show below (click thumbnails for full-sized slide show):