Every year, companies from around the world introduce new technological wonders to consumers. Automobile manufacturers can take credit for many of these new innovations.
According to Jim Hardick, 2014 DFW Auto Show in Fort Worth chairman, the 2014 DFW Auto Show in Fort Worth, Nov. 6-9, is the ideal venue for the manufacturers and dealers to reveal these latest and greatest automotive offerings.
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“People spend an inordinate amount of time in their vehicles – commuting to and from work, taking road trips, shuttling kids to activities, so for manufacturers it’s all about making their vehicles more comfortable, more convenient, more fuel efficient, faster, safer and even smarter,” Hardick said. “Every consumer has his or her own list of needs and wants, whether it be infotainment systems, lane departure warning, towing packages, parking assist or even an integrated vacuum cleaner! The DFW Auto Show in Fort Worth will be one of the first opportunities for serious North Texas car shoppers to compare hundreds of 2015 models, and their amenities, in just a few short hours,” he added.
The DFW Auto Show in Fort Worth will feature more than 270,000 square feet of 2015 cars, pickups and SUVs, including a variety of all-new models such as: Cadillac ATS Coupe and Escalade; Chevrolet Colorado and Trax; Dodge Charger and Challenger; Ford Expedition and Mustang; GMC Canyon; Lexus RC F SPORT and NX Hybrid; Mercedes-Benz GLA and S Coupe; Porsche Macan; Subaru Legacy, Outback and WRX STI; and Toyota Camry.
Specialty vehicles include Nissan’s Project Titan. In addition, Park Place Premier Collection will return with their “fantasy car” lineup featuring the Bentley GT V8 S Convertible, Maserati Ghibli and Gran Turismo; McLaren 650S Spider and Rolls-Royce Phantom.
Also on tap at the Show this year will be a Ford Ride & Drive event featuring a variety of 2014 and 2015 Ford cars and trucks including: Fiesta, Focus, C-Max, Escape, Edge, Explorer, Expedition, F-150 and Super Duty.
The Ride & Drive Event will be held from 1 to 6:30 pm Thursday and Friday, Nov. 6 and 7; 10 am to 6:30 pm Saturday, Nov. 8; and 10 am to 5 pm Sunday, Nov. 9 at the Water Plaza adjacent to the Fort Worth Convention Center. Participants must be 18 years old, have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance. Test drives are complimentary with DFW Auto Show in Fort Worth admission.
On Saturday, Nov. 8, the Memory Lane Classic Car Show returns for the third consecutive year to take Show attendees on a nostalgic journey through more than five decades of classic cars. This year, auto enthusiasts once again can expect to see more than 100 all-American classic cars and trucks from 1979 and older. Plus, visitors can vote on their favorite vehicle to win the “People’s Choice Award”.
“Each year, the Memory Lane Classic Car Show continues to grow. The DFW Auto Show in Fort Worth is a wonderful venue for these collectors to show off their classic cars, and Auto Show attendees love seeing them,” Hardick said.
The DFW Auto Show in Fort Worth is bringing community awareness to the Show this year as it joins forces with the Tarrant Area Food Bank for “Fuel Up North Texas”. Throughout the four-day event, visitors are invited to donate one can of food for a $1 discount off of an $11 admission.
“According to the Tarrant Area Food Bank, approximately 517,000 residents, including 193,000 children, in the counties served by TAFB are food insecure, which means they have the inability to consistently access adequate amounts of nutritious food necessary for a healthy life. It is our hope that “Fuel Up North Texas” can make an impact on alleviating that hunger,” Hardick said.
In addition, members of the Dallas Fort Worth Metropolitan New Car Dealers Association (DFW NCDA) are taking part in a Dealership Challenge with a goal of donating 3,000 cans of food to the organization.
“Tarrant Area Food Bank needs canned meats and fish, hearty soups, canned vegetables, canned fruit, cereals and other nonperishable foods. We greatly appreciate the DFW Auto Show sponsoring a food drive to help us gather this food for the thousands of families in need in our 13-county service area,” said Francie Cooper, the food bank’s community events director.
Show Hours are 1 to 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 6 and 7; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9. Tickets are $11 for adults, $5 for senior citizens 65 and older and children 6 to 12 years old, and children 5 and under are admitted free. $1 discount coupons are available at participating franchised new car dealerships. For more information, visit FtWorthAutoShow.com.