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(Cleveland) - The 2013 Auto Show is now open at the I-X Center, kicking off the spring car selling season in Northern Ohio.
“We are very optimistic about the attendance at this year’s show,” says Louis Vitantonio, president of the Cleveland Auto Show. He tells Newsradio WTAM 1100, “Our exhibit space has increased. We have added more Ride-N-Drives. And manufacturers are bringing more of their concept and pre-production vehicles than ever before.”
Louis Vitantonio, president of the Cleveland Auto Show.
In addition to Ride-N-Drive events from over 11 brands, the Cleveland Auto Show offers more than 1,000 vehicles in over one million square feet of exhibit space.
In addition to all the new production and concept vehicles on the Show floor, the Cleveland Auto Show also offers a full slate of entertainment for the entire family.
Monday, Feb. 25 is Family Day, sponsored by Medical Mutual, when children 15 and under get in free. If you bring a hungry crowd to the Show on Family Day, there’s also a special $5 meal deal that day.
If you’re a Browns fan, you can also see the past and future of the team as quarterbacks Bernie Kosar and Brandon Weeden come to the Ford display from 6 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 26 is OSU Night featuring Buckeyes John Simon, Zach Boren and Garret Goebel from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, NASCAR driver Randy Newman will be in the Chevrolet display from 6 to 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 2 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., you’ll see All-Pro receiver/return specialist Josh Cribbs in the Hyundai display.
This year also marks the debut of Millionaire’s Row in the South Hall. Featuring cars presented by the Collection Auto Group that are worth well in excess of $200,000, this display includes cars many people can only dream about owning.
The display will include: a 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish; 2013 Maserati Grand Turismo Sport Convertible; a 2013 McLaren MP4-12C; 2013 Mercedes-Benz AMG SL65; a 2012 Aston Martin Rapide S and more.
The show runs from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays.
Tickets are $12.50 for adults and $10.50 for seniors and pre-teens. Children six and under get in free. Parking is free for the duration of the show, courtesy of your franchised new motor vehicle dealers.
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