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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Howard County Speed Cameras

In case anyone wants to know all the locations of Speed Cameras in Howard County, I thought I would post this list.

  • 4500 blk. Doncaster Drive
  • 4600 blk. Roundhill Road
  • 5000 blk. Ilchester Road
  • 6500 blk. Freetown Road
  • 6600 blk. Seneca Drive
  • 6700 blk. Old Waterloo Road
  • 7200 blk. Oakland Mills Road
  • 8400 blk. Savage Guilford Road
  • 9300 blk. Mellonbrook Road
  • 10100 blk. Donleigh Drive
  • 10200 blk. Old Frederick Road
  • 12500 blk. Frederick Road
  • 16800 blk. Old Frederick Road
  • Centennial Lane
  • Old Stockbridge Road
  • Vollmerhausen Road
  • 3000 blk. St. Johns Lane
  • 3100 blk. North Chatham Road
  • 4000 blk. Crescent Road
  • 5700 blk. Cedar Lane
  • 6000 blk. Stevens Forest Road
  • 6700 blk. Old Waterloo Road
  • 9100 blk. Northfield Road
  • 9500 blk. Kilimanjaro Road
  • 9600 BLK. Whiteacre Road
  • 10300 blk. Quarterstaff Road
  • 10400 blk. Green Mountain Circle
  • 12100 blk. Wood ford Drive
  • 14000 blk. Carrs Mill Road
  • Centennial Lane
  • Rogers Ave

Even though I don't live in Howard County I think it is important for people to be aware of of Speed Cameras and their locations around the Baltimore-Washington metro area.  Citations and tickets issued through the speed camera program are only a $40 fine and there are no points added to your driving record.  Still, that $40 can add up quickly if you are not careful.

I found this list on the Howard County Government website and so it is the most accurate it can be as of this writing.

Leave a comment below and let me know what you think about Speed Cameras in Maryland.  Are they good or bad?

Win an iPhone 5 at Salvo Auto Parts!

Win an iPhone 5!

Want to win a brand new iPhone 5?  Salvo Auto Parts is giving away one iPhone 5 to a very lucky customer.  All you have to do is visit one of their 10 Baltimore area auto part stores, including their brand new Perry Hall location, and enter by leaving your name, email, phone number, and zip code.  I don't think it costs anything to enter the iPhone 5 contest and you can winterize your car while you are at Salvo.  The contest ends on December 15th, 2012 so if you want to win the iPhone 5 you better hurry because I assume a lot of people will be heading over to various Salvo Auto Parts locations to enter this contest.

Hunt Valley Cars and Coffee Picture Gallery

Hunt Valley Cars and Coffee attracts a wide range of vehicles every Saturday.  This includes exotics, classic, tuners, motorcycles, race cars, and anything else you can think of.

Here is a great picture gallery kindly provided by Jack Moschetto of Gypsy Jack Racing.  You can usually find him at Hunt Valley Cars and Coffee with his beautiful and very customized blue Yamaha R1.  I would have used some of my pictures, but his photography skills are much better then mine!

Where: Hunt Valley Towne Centre, 118 Shawan Rd, Hunt Valley MD, 21030

When: Saturdays, 7:30 am – 10:30 am

Why: Because you like talking with other gearheads!