Auto shows are much like fashion shows, where models strut down narrow catwalks before making painstaking, 18-point turns and running off the stage at 65 miles per hour. Get an eyeful of four-wheeled fashion with today's Groupon: for $10, you get two one-day tickets to the Connecticut International Auto Show at the Connecticut Convention Center (up to a $20 value). Children aged 6–12 are normally admitted for $5, and children aged 5 and younger are admitted for free. The show runs Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, November 13 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
At the Connecticut International Auto Show, car buffs pop the hoods and hop into the newest models from 27 import and domestic manufacturers. View hundreds of the newest cars, hybrids, light trucks, and sport utilities from Audi, Honda, Porsche, Scion, Cadillac, and more. Factory and dealer representatives will be on hand to answer any questions about their autos, from “What gas mileage does it get on highways?” to “Can it outmaneuver heat-seeking missiles?” Aspiring auto owners can compare prices and features in a no-pressure environment, with electrics such as the Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf, and Toyota Prius Plug-In and vehicles from GMC, Buick, and Chevrolet. Every night, Comic Bot, the 8-foot-tall automaton, will entertain audiences with snappy jokes and on-point observations about the differences between robots and androids.
Connecticut International Auto Show
For three days, the Connecticut International Auto Show turns the Connecticut Convention Center into the nation’s most exciting parking lot. Deluxe rides from the likes of Porsche, Rolls Royce, and Lamborghini dazzle attendees with sleek lines and plush interiors, and innovative autos such as the Nissan LEAF and Chevrolet Volt show off their efficient electric engines. The newest models from more than 25 other manufacturers line the floor, doors open for guests to lean back in the seats or measure how large a ham can fit in the glove compartment. During daylight hours, a lineup of drivable cars idle outside to give curious patrons the chance to try their dream rides.