Are you a passionate auto enthusiast? Or, do you just enjoy exploring some of the newest models and safety features to hit the market? Bring out your inner car-lover at the Pittsburgh International Auto Show, featuring some of the biggest vendors from around the world.
From February 16-19 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, take the family out for a day of incredible vehicle displays, vendor booths, and interactive activities. This non-selling environment lets those with similar interests come together to take a seat in a sporty convertible, calculate the cargo space of a new SUV, and admire the rugged off-road features of a heavy duty pick-up truck with none of the salesperson pressure.
What’s On Display?
At the show you can view new 2024 models from top names like Bentley, Cadillac, BMW, Chevrolet, Ford, and over 25 other brands. Pittsburgh Cars ‘N’ Coffee, a local auto-enthusiast nonprofit, will also be bringing some of their favorite auto designs in the last few years. Their exhibit will feature a 2018 Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible, a 2021 Lamborghini Aventador LP770-4 SVJ Roadster Xago Edition, and a 2023 Aston Martin DBS 770 Ultimate Volante.
There will be hands-on activities and test events for families throughout all three days of the Pittsburgh International Auto Show to make sure you and the little ones don’t get bored. Stop by the Ford and Pittsburgh International Race Complex tracks to see models from Ford, Hyundai, BMW, and Cadillac in action. Then walk down the Duquesne Light Company’s Electric Avenue to learn more about electric vehicles.
If you’re looking for something a little more kid-friendly you can take them to get a balloon animal or airbrush tattoo from Dragonfly Balloons, get their face painted by Facepaint Pittsburgh, and even to meet their favorite superheroes such as Spider-Man, Black Widow, and Captain America who will be walking around the floor.
There are also a number of Neighborhood Ford Store sponsored events on different days. If you’re attending on February 16, look forward to iconic Pittsburgh mascots Iceburgh, the Pierogies, Pirate Parrot, and Steely McBeam as well as a live broadcast from KDKA at the opening of the show.
Then, during the whole weekend, take a spin in one of the most popular Mustangs ever with the Mustang GT Simulator, make a free quilt square for Neighborhood Ford Store’s Quilt for the Cure, learn advance safety tips from Ford Driving Skills for Life, and even meet the golden retrievers of the Greater Pittsburgh Golden Retriever Club while learning about pet travel safety.
With so much to do, you’ll be surprised how much auto-loving you can fit into one day. Or, maybe you’ll just have to come back a second time to catch it all. Tickets for the show are available on the Pittsburgh International Auto Show’s website ahead of time or at the door day of the event.
Story by Kylie Thomas
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