Auto shows are like bikini contests: all the newest models are on display and everything is thoroughly waxed. Watch attractive autos hit the driveway with today's Groupon: for $12, you get two adult tickets to the New England International Auto Show at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (a $24 value). The show runs on the following dates:
- Thursday, January 12 from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Friday, January 13 from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Saturday, January 14 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Sunday, January 15 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Monday, January 16 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Rows upon rows of gleaming vehicles of all makes and models power-slide into the spacious floor of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center for the New England International Auto Show's five days. The newest model of imported and domestic cars, vans, trucks, and hybrid zeppelins thunder into the center's 516,000 square feet of exhibition area, escorted by factory and dealer representatives that spout off information about the rides. While wandering the floor, motorists can compare prices and inspect the cars for the desired number of cup holders and engines. Drivers can climb into the helm of the angular Lamborghini Aventador, measure the cargo capacity of a GMC Sierra 2500HD SLE, or slip a 2012 MINI Roadster into their pockets while no one's looking. Free WiFi and uninterrupted cellular service permeate the convention center for each visitor's convenience.
New England International Auto Show
Domestics and imports. Cars, vans, and trucks. Economy vehicles and luxury super cars from the likes of Lamborghini and Maserati. Somehow, the organizers have managed to fit the entire world of automobiles into the New England International Auto Show—and just like fitting a whole burrito in your mouth, it required careful coordination to pull off.
To make the event possible, more than 30 car manufacturers arrive from far and wide, filling the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center with the latest models from names such as BMW, Ford, and Honda. Manufacturer representatives happily chat about their vehicles, and they encourage interactivity: sitting in the cars, popping the hood, even taking select models out for test drives (though organizers hope no one will need to test out Hyundai's zombie survival vehicle). Attendees can also check out the "green scene", which showcases electric, hybrid, and fuel-efficient cars.
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
415 Summer St.
Boston, Massachusetts 02210Get Directions