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 mph. Get an eye-full of four-wheel fashion with today's Groupon: for $9, you get two one-day tickets to the Jacksonville International Car & Truck Show at the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center (up to a $20 value). The car show runs from Friday, February 18 to Sunday, February 20.
Serious shoppers, car buffs, and gear-head children can pop the hoods and hop in the newest models from 27 import and domestic manufacturers and check out vintage Corvettes on Saturday and Mustangs on Sunday. View hundreds of the newest cars, vans, hybrids, light trucks, and sport utilities from Audi, Jeep, Ford, Honda, Lamborghini, Bentley, Rolls Royce, 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 missles?” Aspiring auto owners can easily compare prices and features in a no-pressure environment, with electrics such as the Chevy Volt, Nissan LEAF, and Toyota Prius Plug-In and test drives from GMC, Buick, and Chevrolet.
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.