The invention of the wheel was man’s greatest achievement until the invention of the three other wheels and 14 cup holders that made the automobile possible. Get familiar with man’s greatest invention with today’s Groupon: for $9, you get admission for two to the Tampa Bay International Auto Show at the Tampa Convention Center (up to an $18 value). Choose from the following dates to attend:
- Friday, November 18, from noon to 10 p.m.
- Saturday, November 19, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Sunday, November 20, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.<p>
Produced by Motor Trend Auto Shows, the Tampa Bay International Auto Show greets car lovers with an array of automotive attractions that highlight the most popular new rides and exotic vehicles. Visitors can grip wheels, shift into gear, and test-drive vehicles—including the fuel-efficient Sonata Hybrid—from manufacturers such as Hyundai, Kia, and Chrysler. Exotic-car displays treat eyes to up-close peeks of some of the world’s most coveted steel steeds crafted by Ferrari and Lamborghini. Preproduction-model displays showcase the next step in vehicular advancements by rolling out autos such as the 2013 Ford Taurus, which is actually the 2014 Ford Taurus without the cupholders. Guests may also gaze upon a military-tribute Camaro, airbrushed by award-winning artist Mickey Harris with depictions of all five branches of the armed forces.
In addition to a daily fun zone with face painting, families can coordinate their visit to overlap with Kids’ Day on November 20, which admits children younger than 12 free with a paying adult. Spider-Man and Captain America meander through the show, flashing smiles at guests when not rescuing babies stuck in the bathroom line. Admission to the auto show is normally free for children 6 and younger, $5 for kids 7–12, and $5 for senior citizens (62+, and military personnel with any Department of Defense ID.
Though Motor Trend Auto Shows sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.