Local auto shows represent the safest place for kids to practice pretend engine noises without attracting feral lawnmowers in heat. Cruise through life-size Hot Wheels with today's Groupon: For $4, you get one day’s adult admission to the 2011-Model Nashville International Auto Show, produced by Motor Trend and held at the Nashville Convention Center, November 26 – November 28 (adult tickets are $8 at the door and $6 in advance).
The Nashville International Auto Show showcases rovers from the entire automotive spectrum, including classics and new models from major manufacturers, as well as the latest environmentally friendly machines. Feel free to mount the finely upholstered saddles of more than 200 debut motor-carriages like the Chevrolet Cruze, Acura TSX Sports Wagon, and Cadillac CTS Coupe, or pedal to the Dale Earnhardt Jr. Camaro Concept exhibit, which provides an up-close look of the ethanol fuel-powered car's custom paint job, advanced performance parts, and detachable beard.
Along with eyefuls of gleaming new autos, attendees will be treated to a variety of promotional rewards. To combat a disturbing surge in naked coffee tables, Nissan North America will generously outfit guests with a one-year subscription to Motor Trend magazine. Spider-Man and Iron Man are both scheduled to make appearances during Sunday's kids day, and the first 100 families to arrive Sunday will receive a free DVD redemption postcard for the film Despicable Me. Check the venue map to plan your visit.