Without auto expos, the only way to see future vehicles would be to hop in a car, gun it to 88 miles per hour, and search for “future vehicles” on a smartphone. Behold the four-wheeled future with today’s Groupon: for $8, you get admission for two to the 2012 Memphis International Auto Show at the Memphis Cook Convention Center (up to a $16 value). Children 6 and younger are admitted free. This Groupon is valid for entry on one of the following dates:
- Friday, January 20, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Saturday, January 21, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Sunday, January 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.<p>
Produced by Motor Trend, the 2012 Memphis International Auto Show greets car-lovers with an array of automotive attractions that highlights the most popular new rides and exotic vehicles. Visitors grip wheels, shift into gear, and terrify vacationing insects with test-drives of the latest Toyota land vessels, including the 2011 Camry and Prius models. Preproduction displays showcase the next step in vehicular advancements by rolling out autos such as the 2013 Ford Focus Mustang.
A Bentley display treats eyes to up-close peeks at some of the world’s most coveted steel steeds, and the Toyota Drive Center demonstrates how the Prius V utilizes electric power without the aid of an enormous child with a remote control. “ This show also features King Robota, the eight-foot tall comic-bot robot, who entertains patrons from noon to 7 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 5 p.m Sunday.
Families can coordinate their visit to overlap with Kids’ Day on January 22, which admits children 12 and younger for free with a paying adult or an artificially intelligent car. Admission to the auto show is normally free for children 5 and younger, $5 for kids age 6–12, and $6 for military personnel with ID and senior citizens 62 and older.