Auto shows are the safest places to practice pretend engine noises without attracting feral lawn mowers in heat. Rev up with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get one ticket to the Pittsburgh International Auto Show (up to a $10 value), held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. This Groupon is valid for entry any day of the show, which will be held February 10–13. A staple event for Pittsburgh’s auto-crazed citizenry since 1927, the international car show boasts some of the most up-to-date models in the automotive world. Stroll along Green Street for a glance at a long line of hybrid and electric vehicles, or check out the collection of classic and antique cars—stylish throwbacks to bygone eras from the roaring '20s to the stalled '70s. Children 12 and under get in free, making the mechanical modeling a great family activity. Free shuttle service transports wheel-worshippers to the automobile extravaganza.
Pittsburgh International Auto Show
The annual Pittsburgh International Auto Show brings brand-new cars and auto enthusiasts together for four days of gazing and gear talk. An expansive layout of sparkling domestic and exotic international rides unfurls within the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, where show-goers can snap pictures with the auto industry’s latest crop of carriages. Daily events keep attendants abreast of new, innovative technologies and reveal how automakers fit live horses into today’s car engines. The Pittsburgh International Auto Show also keeps youngsters occupied with kid-focused entertainment like extreme racing simulators, team mascots, face painting, remote-control car racing, and more. For those who are not so automotively enthused, there are plenty of other forms of entertainment including spa treatments, raffles, celebrity and athlete meet-and-greets, and loads more giveaways and attractions. Free parking and shuttles are available from Rivers Casino, where you must be 21 or older, and discounted parking and free shuttles are available from Smallman St. in the Strip.