2013 Baltimore Auto Show Rolls into Town

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Baltimore Auto Show

2013 Baltimore Auto Show Rolls into Town

The 2013 Baltimore Auto Show kicks off tomorrow and for any gearheads or car shoppers that are interested in seeing the latest and greatest from automakers for the 2013 and 2014 model years, it should be a lot of fun.  The Baltimore Auto Show will feature several cool events, features, celebrity appearances, and family activities.

Camp Jeep will allow drivers to test the Jeep’s capability inside the Baltimore Convention Center with a hill climb experience to test the Jeep’s traction capabilities climbing a 18-foot high, 35 degree Jeep Mountain the highlight of Camp Jeep.  Riders are over 20 feet off the ground when they sit on top of Jeep Mountain.

In addition attendees are encouraged to participate in the Ride & Drives with Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Fiat, and Cadillac.  The Ride & Drives will occur outside the convention center and more than 35 models will be available to test drive at the Baltimore Auto Show:

• Cadillac  – CTS Sedan, CTS-V Sedan, CTS-V Coupe, CTS-V Wagon, SRX, XTS, ATS and Escalade
 Chevrolet, Buick, GMC – Chevrolet Camaro, Cruze, Equinox, Malibu, Silverado, Sonic, Spark, Traverse and Volt; Buick Regal, LaCrosse and Verano; and GMC Acadia, Sierra and Terrain
• Chrysler – Chrysler 200, 300 and Town & Country; Jeep Compass, Grand Cherokee and Wrangler; Dodge Challenger, Charger, Dart and Durango; Ram 1500 and FIAT 500

(Check the Baltimore Auto Show website for Ride & Drive times.)

If you want to see some exotic cars and supercars then you will be in luck.  The EuroStar Auto Gallery will feature vehicles like the Ferrari F430, Lamborghini Murcielago, Lamborghini Spyder Gallardo, Aston Martin, Maserati GranTurismo and even more.  

Neil Tjin, one of the automotive industry’s most influential designers, who has been involved in the automotive aftermarket for over fifteen years, will be showcasing several of his customized vehicles that have been featured at the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show in Las Vegas.  Amazing customized vehicles by Neil Tjin include his 2013 Toyota Tacoma, 2013 Ford Mustang GT, 2013 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE and more.  The Tjin Edition Roadshow should be one of the highlights of the show.

Other customized vehicles will be on display thanks to the Auto Performance Aesthetics Club (A.P.A.C.).  You can also see some amazing classic and antiques cars thanks to the Chesapeake chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA).

Don’t miss a collection of rare, vintage vehicles in The Elegance at Hershey Display, a special feature previewing the automotive history that will be showcased at the annual event, in Hershey, Penn in June.

Larry Sheets, a retired Baltimore orioles player, will make an appearance and will be signing free autographs at the show on Saturday, February 9th between 12-2 pm.  Even if you are still excited about the Baltimore Ravens winning the Super Bowl (I just had to say it) I am sure Baltimore sports fans won’t want to miss a Baltimore Orioles favorite.

If you want you can stop by the Sony a77 Studio and thanks to some cool green screen technology you can get a nice digital picture of you and the kids in some of the world’s fastest sports cars!  The cars won’t be there but it will make it seem like they are.

For kids Spider Man, Captain America will King Robota, and the Comic Bot will be making appearance on Family Day (Sunday).  Children 12 and under are FREE when with an adult Baltimore Auto Show ticket on Family Day.

Before attending the auto show smartphone users can visit iTunes store or Google Play to download the new Motor Trend Auto Shows free mobile App.  Use the App to buy tickets, map a route, view participating manufacturers and get vehicle information at a quick glance. (Of coures who really needs an app for one day?)

What: 2013 Baltimore Auto Show

Date: Thursday, February 7th – Sunday, February 10th, 2013

Location: Baltimore Convention Center, 1 West Pratt St, Baltimore MD, 21201

Tickets Prices: Adults ($10), Children 7-12 ($4), Kids 6 and under are FREE

For more information on ticket pricing, appearance times, and show times, visit the Baltimore Auto Show website. Click here for special feature times.

Remember when you buy a Baltimore Auto Show ticket online or at the box office, you will get a FREE one-year subscription to Motor Trend magazine thanks to the Maryland Automobile Dealers Association.  There are usually postcards in the front entrance you can fill out to claim a subscription.

If you want to get FREE TICKETS check your latest Motor Trend magazine. I noticed in the last Motor Trend issue I received there was a page with two Free tickets to the show.  Even if you don’t have a Motor Trend subscription I am sure a friend does.  Leave a comment below if you appreciated this tip!

Also a quick note about parking, I actually usually don’t drive down there.  I like to take the Light Rail to downtown Baltimore since it drops you basically right at the Convention Center.  If you are going with a bunch of people it probably makes more sense to drive and park somewhere as most parking lots around the Baltimore Convention Center are about $10.  There is parking info on the Baltimore Auto Show website.

People can also go checkout the 2013 Washington Auto Show, which goes until February 10th, 2013.  It tends to be a little bigger and feature more government organizations.

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Win One of Eleven Free 1-Year Subscriptions to Motor Trend from Adam’s Auto Advice

Win a Motor Trend Subscriptions!

Following the success of my Baltimore Auto Show ticket giveaway (and the marginal success of my carseat giveaway) I have decided to do another giveaway.  What am I giving away?  A total of Eleven Free 1-Year Subscriptions to Motor Trend magazine!  That is a $50 value that you can get for free!  Sounds awesome, right?

What do you need to do to win a Free Subscription?  It is as simple as 2 mouse clicks.  A “Like” on Adam’s Auto Advice Faceboook page and a follow on my Twitter feed.  That’s less than 3 seconds of work for enjoying a whole year of Motor Trend.

Well, you also must leave a comment below to inform me you are interested in winning a free Motor Trend subscription with a valid email address.  Please include funny car stories, adages or maxims, or just a fun reason why you need or want a Motor Trend subscription.  Still that isn’t much work to enjoy a great publication all year long like Motor Trend.

For additional chances to win make sure to Share, Tweet, ReTweet, Email, etc. this Motor Trend giveaway.  If you noticed I have Shareholic installed on this website for easy sharing.  If you want to be even more ambitious you can become a Facebook Friend, add me to your Google+ Circle, and also include Adam’s Auto Advice Google+ Page.

I think you get the idea and this is similar to my ticket giveaway to the Baltimore Auto Show.  Follow me on social media to get a chance to win, but your chances increase the more social media platforms you follow and share me on.   Good luck and I hope there will be a lot of happy people getting these Motor Trend subscriptions!

Now for the nitty gritty of the contest.  Contest ends March 28th, 2012 and winners will be announced the following day via a post on Adam’s Auto Advice.  Please allow 6-8 weeks for the first issue to arrive.  This giveaway is only open to residents in the US.  Each address or household is eligible for one subscription.  Adam’s Auto Advice is not affiliated with Motor Trend or it’s subsidiaries.  This website and the owner and operators are responsible for issues not being delivered or other crazy things that could happen with a magazine subscription.

Win Free Tickets to Baltimore’s 2012 Motor Trend International Auto Show – February 9th-12th

Free Tickets!

The 2012 Motor Trend International Auto Show will be heading into Baltimore this weekend.  I am sure there are a lot of gearheads that are excited about the Auto Show as well as eager consumers looking for a new car this year.

Like last year, Adam’s Auto Advice is giving away tickets to the auto show.  This year I am giving away 10 free tickets!  All you need to do is “Like” Adam’s Auto Advice Faceboook page and leave a comment below telling me why you deserve these free tickets.  People can include funny car stories, adages or maxims, or just a fun reason why you need a ticket.

For additional chances to win you can also follow my Twitter feed and make sure to Tweet and ReTweet this giveaway.  If you want to be even more ambitious you can become a Facebook Friend, add me to your Google+ Circle, and also include Adam’s Auto Advice Google+ Page.

I think you get the idea.  Follow me on social media to get a chance to win, but your chances increase the more social media platforms you follow me on.  You can even increase the likelihood of winning these free tickets by leaving comments on these social media platforms and getting the word out about this giveaway.

Please leave a valid email address when you leave a comment below, so I can contact you if you do win.  The contest ends Thursday February 9th at 11am.  Again, there are 10 tickets in this giveaway.  I will choose the winners based off how much they have shared my content and shown the most enthusiasm for my promoting my website.  Winners can pick-up tickets or have them mailed.  However, I am not responsible for tickets lost in the mail or tickets arriving late via the USPS.

The 2012 Motor Trend International Auto Show will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center from February 9th-12th (Thursday-Sunday.)  For more information please visit:  http://www.motortrendautoshows.com/baltimore/

Pictures: Baltimore’s 2011 Motor Trend International Auto Show

Here are pictures from the Baltimore’s 2011 Motor Trend International Auto Show.  I was fortunate enough to go last weekend and it was fun, but nowhere near as exciting as past shows.  Clearly the auto industry is still in a slump and it showed.  There were new models and several classics cars there.  Somehow you felt the empty space and lack of enthusiasm from some manufacturers displays.  I still like going though and I hope people enjoy my pictures.