By Jason Parks
If you are looking for an excuse to spend a day with other car enthusiasts while seeking out your potential dream car, an auto show would be the perfect activity for you. If you are a car aficionado needing to attend the top car shows in the United States, this blog will help guide you through the top auto shows.
The larger car shows can be major industry events. New makes and models of cars are released, such as the 2015 Ford F-150, which stole the show in Detroit! There are thousands of car shows that take place annually in the U.S. We made sure to list the premier shows that you can’t miss!
Detroit Auto Show
Detroit is the motor city capital of the world so you would assume that they have a fantastic car show! The Detroit Auto Show is one of the largest in the US. It takes place in the middle of January each year, spread over a week, with a day for the media, a day for industry, a day for charities and then several days devoted to public showing. You can expect to see vehicle debuts. Auto personnel from companies around the world are at this show to bring you all the information you could need or want.
New York Auto Show
This show occurs at the beginning of April and provides you with sneak peeks, new concept models, new production models and much more. It is held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. There is a ride and drive area in which you can test drive new models. New York likes to do things big, just like their auto show. Beware, if you are driving to the NY auto show, look out for that NYC traffic!
Los Angeles Car Show
The auto show in LA takes place at the end of November at the Los Angeles Convention Center. At this show, you can see many concept cars, hybrids, models that use alternative fuels, project cars and aftermarket cars. You can test drive many cars, play games and even see art exhibits on cars. There are sessions in which you can meet famous drag racers and other famous names from racing. This show has world premiers as well as North American premiers of new cars.
SEMA Auto Show
The SEMA show is held each year at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This is an industry show and is not open to the public. Split into 12 different sections, the show brings together more that 100,000 industry leaders from more than 100 countries. There are product demonstrations, educational seminars, networking opportunities and more.
Atlanta International Auto Show
This show is held at the end of March in the Georgia World Congress Center. Vehicles from the major auto manufacturers are on display, as well as many future models. There are plenty of opportunities to drive cars and purchase them. You will be able to see the classic car showcase, sports celebrities and other famous figures in racing and entertainment.
Philadelphia International Auto Show
This show is a great event for the entire family. Instead of manufacturers showing up, most of the dealers in the area have displays. Recently, the show has been overhauled and brought in fresher and more exciting cars directly from the manufacturers and leaders in the auto industry. The classic car section is very well done.