|It’s time to shop, compare and drive at the 2019 Fort Worth Auto Show. The event kicks off November 8 and runs through November 10 at the Fort Worth Convention Center.
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“The Fort Worth Auto Show is the only location that auto enthusiasts can see, touch, feel and get behind the wheels of hundreds of new cars all in November,” said Stephen Gilchrist, 2019 Fort Worth Auto Show chairman. “Do you want heated or cooled seats? How about the latest software to help you drive safely? Or, is a large touch screen on your dash in your future? Auto Show visitors can find out all about this latest technology at the Show this year.”
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All-new or redesigned 2020s on display include:
- BMW X4, X7 and Z4
- Chevrolet Silverado HD
- Ford Escape, Explorer, Mustang Shelby GT500 and Super Duty
- GMC Sierra
- Hyundai Palisade
- Jaguar F-Pace SVR
- Jeep Gladiator
- Kia Sportage, Soul and Telluride
- Lincoln Aviator and Corsair
- Nissan Versa
- Porsche Cayenne Coupe and 911
- Ram Heavy Duty
- Subaru Legacy and Outback
- Volkswagen Arteon and Passat
Luxury and SupercarsPark Place Dealerships will entice visitors to dream big with an exhibit featuring the Bentley Bentayga Stetson, the Karma Revero GT, the McLaren 600LT and Rolls-Royce Phantom.
“This is the first time the Bentley Bentayga Stetson will be seen in Fort Worth,” said Dave Evans, Chief Marketing Officer for Park Place Dealerships. “One of only three in the world, this is a tailor-made vehicle that combines the best of old-world craftmanship with American history. In all, Park Place will showcase nine luxury cars at the show worth more than $1.3 million.”
Ford Shelby GTThis year, you can also check out a Ford GT, owned by the family of Aaron Shelby. At 6pm on Friday, Nov. 8, Aaron will take center stage to discuss how his grandfather Carroll Shelby took on Enzo Ferrari for fastest car bragging rights, the subject of the Ford vs. Ferrari movie headed into theaters on Nov. 15.
“Carroll Shelby is one of the most iconic names in automotive history. We are honored to welcome his grandson Aaron to the Show this year. Mustang devotees and auto enthusiasts alike will enjoy all the tales that Aaron has to tell. It is sure to be a great evening,” Gilchrist said.
Ride & Drive EventThis year’s outdoor Ride & Drive Event, sponsored by Spectrum Reach, will feature more than 30 models ranging from hybrids and compacts to SUVs and pick-ups from Chevrolet, Ford, Honda and Toyota. Drivers must be 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.
“There really is no better way to check out a vehicle than to take it for a spin through the streets of downtown Fort Worth. Product specialists from each manufacturer will be able to show drivers all the bells and whistles of their vehicles,” said Gilchrist.
Classic Car CorralCBS 11 is once again hosting the show’s Classic Car Corral featuring the most classic and stylistic designs from automotive history. Visitors will also have an opportunity to vote for their favorite classic vehicle.
“This year, the Pontiac GTO will be celebrated as well as many other vintage models from our past. CBS 11 will also host an old-fashioned Texas-style Ice Cream truck that will contain goodies from the CBS 11 prize closet,” said David Hershey, organizer of the Classic Car Corral and vice president of Creative Services for CBS11/TXA21.
Auto Tech CompetitionNew for this year, on Saturday, Nov. 8, the Fort Worth Auto Show will present the first ever Auto Tech Competition. Nine local high schools were selected to participate in the competition based on their scores from preliminary ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) testing. The schools were then paired with dealerships to help them train for the competition. Phase I of the competition will be four workstations designed to test the capabilities of the students, with Phase II being on-vehicle inspection and repair.
“Helping our dealers find quality auto technicians is a very important initiative for the NTXAD (North Texas Automobile Dealers),” said Brent Franks, president of the NTXAD. “This competition is a huge step forward in making this happen.”
Prizes include scholarships (provided by The Carroll Shelby Foundation) for each student on the first-place team, as well as Snap-on tool sets for the first-, second- and third-place teams. Each participating student also will receive swag bags from Ford and Toyota. Students and instructors from each school will each receive a gift card from Audi.
- Show Hours:
- 1 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8
- 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9
- 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10.
- $11 for adults
- $5 for senior citizens 65 and older and children 6 to 12 years old
- Free for children 5 and under are admitted free.
- $1 discount coupons are available at participating franchised new car dealerships.
- For more information, and to purchase tickets online, visit FtWorthAutoShow.com.