The Washington Auto Show is a huge event exhibiting more than 700 new makes and models of cars, trucks, mini-vans and sport utility vehicles from over 42 domestic and import automakers. This is a great way to learn about more developments in hydrogen, clean diesel, electric, biofuel and natural gas technologies as well as in safety. Visitors will also find free car giveaways, special guests, promotional contests, children’s activities and live entertainment.
Active and retired military personnel are FREE with valid military ID at the Washington DC Auto Show on January 31, 2012. Tuesday will be in honor of all those before and after who served our great Nation; the “Welcome Home Troops!” tribute. Any other day the military discount is $2 off the ticketed price.
You can see, touch and learn about any vehicle you can imagine from Kia to Maserati. There is something for man, woman and child; fashion, music, games, athletes and celebrities all with the backdrop of the hottest cars around.
January 31 – Military Appreciation Day will have an incredible celebrity line-up
JR Martinez is a wounded warrior and now Dancing with the Stars champion. He will be at the event to show support to the “Welcome Home Troops!” tribute.
Don’t miss the top brass when the Downrange pop ensemble performs at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31 to celebrate the show’s “Welcome Home Troops!” tribute. The group gets its name from its start in 2002, when these volunteers were the first members of the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” to go “downrange” into a theater of foreign combat operations since World War II. Today, Downrange enjoys great popularity with its audiences, young and old, through its continuously up-to-date repertoire of rock, pop, country, and R & B and, of course, signature patriotic arrangements.
With one of the most instantly recognizable monikers of any grappler in history, WWE® Legend Sgt. Slaughter™ is truly one of a kind. A former U.S. Marine, he earned his famous ring name during the service. Once he began his professional career, he would certainly solidify that name, intimidating adversaries and fans alike in his trademark drill sergeant attire. He was a top contender to Bob Backlund’s WWE Championship, and faced Bruno Sammartino in the Italian legend’s final Madison Square Garden appearance prior to his 1981 retirement. He was an NWA United States Champion, as well as NWA World Tag Team Champion with Don Kernodle. Sarge experienced a popularity explosion that coincided with Hogan’s in 1984. Along with Hogan and “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka, Slaughter was one of WWE’s most beloved Superstars of the 1980s.
He will be offering fans a very firm handshake on Tuesday evening, Jan. 31, in honor of The Washington Auto Show’s “Welcome Home Troops!” program.
A professional appearance/performance organization, the USA Cheerleaders travels the United States and abroad to support our men and women in the U.S. Military. The group of over 25 young men and women perform at military events throughout the year and are renowned for their flavorful performances that demonstrate a variety of funk, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, gymnastics and cheerleading routines.
Also for Kids:
Where you find the foreign cars, you will find “Playland” hosted by PBS. This area has space for kids to color at little picnic tables, meet the likes of Clifford the Big Red Dog, dance to music and play with Xbox Kinect games on a large projector wall. For kids a little more into cars, there is a miniature speedway for remote control cars to battle.
There are concession stands and of course at the highway robbery prices. Hamburgers are $9 and combos go for $13, to shed headlights on the costs. There is also a Rita’s Italian Ice stand by the kid’s area sure to have your child whining for a frozen treat.
The show runs from Friday, January 27 – Sunday, February 5. It will cost you $12. For kids 6 to 12 years old, it is $5. Kids 5 and under are free. There is a military discount as well with proper ID.