The 2020 Philadelphia Auto Show returns to the Pennsylvania Convention Center tomorrow, February 8, and runs through the 17th. Independent Philly was on site today to get a media preview of this year’s event and color us impressed.
[ Written by David J. Miller ]
[ Photos by Jen Strogatz ]
In 2019, the Philly Auto Show attracted more than 257,000 patrons, the highest number in fifteen years. 2020 has a realistic chance to break that mark.
The sheer size of the Auto Show (750,000 square feet) is daunting at first glance, but car enthusiasts will want to check out every last inch. The show isn’t simply for fanatics, novices and everyone in between can find displays to pique their interest.
What avenue will you explore first? Pre-production/concept vehicles such as the all-new Chevrolet C8 Corvette, first-ever electric Porsche Taycan, or highly-anticipated Land Rover Defender (a first in 20+ years)? Classic cars? Exotic vehicles like the 2020 Rolls-Royce Cullinan, Lamborghini Huracan EVO and Aston Martin DBS Superleggera. with price tags not for the faint of heart? Hollywood vehicles from your favorite movies like Back to the Future, Fast and the Furious, and Dumb and Dumber? If the aforementioned aren’t your speed, fret not, the show also boasts the nation’s first-ever Fastest Super Cars exhibit!
Enough of looking at cars! How do they handle? Don’t take our word for it, take a test drive! Consumers can take their Auto Show experience to the next level by visiting the onsite Ride and Drive Zone where both Toyota and Volkswagen will be hosting test drives. The Ride and Drive Zone will be located just outside the DUB Display/Hall F on the street level of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. There is also a massive Camp Jeep ride along display on the showroom floor for the adventurous amongst you.
Adore after-market additions? You’ll want to check out The DUB Show Tour hosted by DUB magazine. It returns with tricked-out rides, bikes and the latest in after-market excitement spread over 125,000 square feet.
The only thing better than parking yourself at the Pennsylvania Convention Center for hours of car consumption (we don’t actually recommend trying to eat the vehicles) is getting to go for free! Lucky for you there are still a few hours left to enter our giveaway.
Full auto show details can be found at http://www.phillyautoshow.com