We’re Live From The Fort Worth Auto Show Saturday!

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[Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information since it was originally published on November 9, 2017.]

As usual, we will be doing the Car Pro Show live for 5 hours during the DFW Auto Show in Fort Worth.  As always, this is a great show you don’t want to miss, so mark your calendars now to come by and see us on December 9th. We’ll be live at the from before the doors open until 2 PM.

Chevrolet, Ford, and Toyota will provide DFW Auto Show in Fort Worth consumers the opportunity to test drive some of their favorite vehicles through the streets of downtown Fort Worth at this year’s Ride & Drive Event.

“More than 20 models ranging from electric and compact to SUVs and pickups will be available to test drive from these three manufacturers,” said Jim Hardick, DFW Auto Show in Fort Worth chairman.

The Ride & Drive Event will begin on Thursday, Dec. 7 with Ford and Toyota and continue through the weekend when Chevrolet joins the lineup.  Participants must be 18 years old, have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.

All-new or redesigned 2018s confirmed for the show:

  • BMW 530
  • BMW X3
  • Buick Enclave
  • Chevrolet Equinox
  • Chevrolet Traverse
  • Ford EcoSport
  • Ford Expedition
  • Ford F-150
  • Ford Mustang
  • Honda Accord
  • Honda Odyssey
  • Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0T
  • Infiniti Q50
  • GMC Acadia
  • GMC Terrain
  • Jeep Wrangler
  • Land Rover Discovery
  • Land Rover Velar
  • Lexus LC 500
  • Lincoln Navigator
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Cabriolet
  • Subaru Crosstrek
  • Toyota Camry
  • Toyota CH-R
  • Volkswagen Atlas
  • Volkswagen Tiguan
  • Volvo S90
  • Volvo XC60 T5
  • Volvo XC60 T6
  • Volvo XC60 T8 R
  • Volvo V90 Cross Country
  • Karma Revero

“Smokey and the Bandit”  Tribute

For the second consecutive year, the CBS 11 is reminding auto show visitors to “drive ‘East Bound and Down’ to the Classic Car Corral!”

According to David Hershey, organizer of the Classic Car Corral and vice president of Creative Services for CBS11/TXA21, the Classic Car Corral will showcase a tribute to the 40th Anniversary of “Smokey and the Bandit”.  The display will feature several models of the classic black “Smokey and the Bandit”  Trans AMs, and an authentic Sheriff Buford T. Justice Pontiac police car. In addition, there will be some amazing examples of classic automotive styling and technology from nearly every decade. Hershey also added that it will be a competitive show, and auto show visitors will have the opportunity to vote for the “People’s Choice Award”.

“We hope everyone will grab their CB radios and join us at the CBS 11 Classic Car Corral at the 2017 DFW Auto Show in Fort Worth,” Hershey added.

Packs With Purpose

This year, the DFW Auto Show in Fort Worth is partnering with a worthwhile organization called Packs With Purpose. It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides backpacks filled with basic necessities and other goodies to foster children in the DFW Metroplex. Auto Show visitors are asked to donate books (for infants through teenagers) when they visit the Show. These books will be placed in the backpacks given to foster children when they are placed in their new homes.

“We are very excited to work with these selfless women and their wonderful organization. We hope that auto show attendees will show their generosity and bring enough books to fill hundreds of backpacks,” Hardick said.

According to founders Miranda Baker and Julie Smith, close to 500 backpacks have been distributed since the organization was launched in December 2016.

“Imagine being a young child being taken from everything you have ever known, handed a trash bag and told to place whatever items you can fit into it. This is if that child even gets a chance to take anything. What type of message is this sending to these innocent young lives,” Baker said.

Fort Worth Auto Show Information

  • Dates:  December 7-10, 2017
  • Times:
    • Thursday: 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Friday: 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Tickets:
    • $11 for adults
    • $5 for senior citizens 65 and older
    • $5 for children 6 to 12 years old; children 5 and under admitted free
    • $1 discount coupon (off regular admission) available at participating franchised new car dealerships
    • Cash only accepted on site
  • Location:  Fort Worth Convention Center

For more auto show details head to the Fort Worth Auto Show website.

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