Hundreds of thousands of visitors will explore the DC Convention Center for the 2012 Washington Auto Show going on now through February 5. More than 700 new vehicles from over 42 domestic and import manufacturers will be on display in the 750,000-square-foot space two-level exhibit space. The show will again host the ‘Advanced Technology SuperHighway,’ a 65,000-square-foot display of the latest innovations in safety and sustainability, from clean diesel to biofuels and electric vehicles.
In addition to the cars, the Washington Auto Show features celebrity appearances, contests and giveaways. On January 31, a special ‘Welcome Home Troops!’ celebration will be held featuring J.R. Martinez, the Iraq war veteran and newly-crowned champion of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ and WWE Legend Sgt. Slaughter. Other special guests scheduled to appear include DeAngelo Hall and Lorenzo Alexander of the Washington Redskins (January 30), WWE Superstar Randy Orton (February 1), and Brooks Laich and John Carlson of the Washington Capitals (February 2). Appearance schedule is subject to change. Visit Washington Auto Show website for updates.
What: Washington Auto Show
When: Going on through February 5; Hours vary so check website for information
Where: DC Convention Center; 801 Mount Vernon Place NW; DC
How Much: $12 for adults (over 12); $5 for kids (6-12); free for kids under 5
For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit www.washingtonautoshow.com