Auto shows are the safest places to practice pretend engine noises without attracting lawn mowers in heat. Rev up with today's Groupon: for $10, you get four tickets to the Greater Toledo Auto Show at the SeaGate Convention Centre. Each ticket grants admission to one day of the event, which is held from January 26 to January 29 (a $20 value). Children aged 12 and younger are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.
The Greater Toledo Auto Show fills the spacious show floor of the SeaGate Convention Centre with hundreds of vehicles from the country's most popular manufacturers. Wander past rows of cars, trucks, and hatchback submarines from makers such as Ford, Lexus, and Volkswagen. Events, such as visits from Dora the Explorer and Minute to Win It game shows, are scheduled on each day and cater to kids and adults. Motorists who can't find a car sitter on short order can park their ride for free at Port Lawrence Parking Garage on Saturday and Sunday.
Columbus International Auto Show
Each year automobile manufacturers ranging from Acura and Ford to Volkswagen and Volvo zoom into the Greater Columbus Convention Center and set up shop for the Columbus International Auto Show. For four days, throngs of automobile enthusiasts stream into the expansive displays to ooh and ahh over the year's shiny new models of sedans, sports cars, SUVs, and minivans. As onlookers longingly envision themselves behind the wheel or backseat driving inside a Ford Mustang, Fiat 500, or one of the futuristic concept cars on display, a number of events vie for overloaded eyeballs.