“We are back and bigger than ever,” said Michael Chapman, chairman of the Philadelphia Auto Show. “Picture 11 football fields filled with every kind of car or truck you can imagine, and that is our 2013 event. Philadelphia, it’s time to find your vroom!”
In addition to the Show’s expanded display floor, two ride-and-drive opportunities will take place indoors. Hosted by Toyota and Jeep respectively. Outdoor test drive offerings from Cadillac, General Motors, Hyundai, Kia and Subaru will also be offered.
Highlights of the 2013 Philadelphia Auto Show
Pre-Production and Green Models
Examples of 2014 models that will be on-site at this year’s event include the Acura RLX, Chevrolet Impala, Ford Fiesta, Ford Transit Connect Wagon, Jaguar F-TYPE, Jaguar XFR-S, MAZDA6, Porsche Cayman, Subaru Forester, Ford Fusion Energi and Land Rover Range Rover. Some of the hottest models in the ever-popular green technology sector will also be on display, including the 2014 Audi A6, A7, A8 and Q5 TDI models, Ford C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi and Ford Fusion Energi.
Concepts, Classics and Exotics
A chance to see both old and new, such as the Lexus LF-LC, The Aston Martin DB9 Convertible, Bentley Continental GT Speed, Lamborghini Aventador, Maserati Quattroporte and Rolls-Royce Ghost are just a few examples of some of the exotics that will be on display. The Show will also proudly welcome McLaren to the display floor for the first time ever. Examples of classics that will be on-site courtesy of Buckingham Concours d’Elegance, Burn Prevention Foundation Concours d’Elegance of the Eastern U.S., LRA Auto Museum, New Hope Auto Show and Simeone Automotive Museum range from a 1905 Queen Model E Light Touring and 1931 Lincoln K Murphy Dual Cowl Phaeton to a 1963 Jaguar Roadster and 1967 Corvette Coupe.
Philadelphia Auto Show “Face-Off”
New for 2013, local Mustang and Camaro clubs will compete in the first-ever Philadelphia Auto Show “Face-Off.”
In addition to the Black Tie Tailgate, the ADAGP will continue its giving throughout the entire show by also donating $2.00 from every Auto Show ticket sold to the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation, which will use the funds to run a number of important programs throughout the year that benefit area children in need.
About the Show
The 2013 Philadelphia Auto Show hours are:
• Noon to 10 p.m. on weekdays
• 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays
• 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays
Tickets are $12.00 for adults (age 13 and up) and $6.00 for children (ages 7-12) and may be purchased at www.phillyautoshow.com or at the box office. Children age 6 and under do not require a ticket. Senior citizens (age 62 and over) receive a special admission price of $6.00 on weekdays only. Senior citizen tickets are not available for purchase online.
Weekday discount coupons can be picked up at your new car and truck franchised dealer. Coupons can be redeemed at the box office at the Pennsylvania Convention Center for a $3.00 admission discount to the Auto Show. For a partial list of participating dealers, go to www.adagp.com. In addition, the Auto Show has again partnered with McDonald’s restaurants to circulate discount coupons of $2.00 off the regular adult admission price of $12.00. Show information will be featured on the restaurants’ tray liners and in the Entertainment Value Centers located inside area McDonald’s. The Auto Show will donate $1.00 from each discount coupon redeemed at the show from January 21 – 25 to the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Discount Weekday Adult Tickets Available at SEPTA
Tickets are available through SEPTA at the price of $9.00 for adult admission on weekdays and $6.00 for child/senior admission on weekdays. An “Independence Pass” can be purchased for $11.00, which provides unlimited one-day travel on SEPTA buses, trolleys and trains. Limitations do apply. For more details, visit shop.SEPTA.org.
About the ADAGP
The ADAGP, established in 1904, is the oldest association of its kind in the nation. Comprised of 180 franchised new car and truck dealers throughout the Greater Philadelphia area, the Association leads lobbying efforts, provides education/training seminars and owns and produces the Philadelphia Auto Show.