Washington Auto Show
The Washington Auto Show®, the largest public show held in Washington, DC, has announced the official lineup of celebrity appearances and family attractions for the 2013 event. A full schedule of entertainment, activities and celebrity meet-and-greet sessions can be found at the show's official website,http://www.washingtonautoshow.com/
"The 2013 Washington Auto Show has more surprises and excitement lined up for our guests than in any of our previous years," says Washington Auto Show Chairman Robert Fogarty. "In addition to our newly released 'Advanced Technology Guide,' which gives our guests insider access to the cars of the future, our inaugural Luxury Showcase, our re-designed floorplan with Advanced Technology Super Highway guest café and computer lounge, and our exciting list of celebrity guests, we have added exciting family activities, events and entertainment to ensure an unforgettable time for car lovers of any age."
Karina Smirnoff, Ukrainian professional ballroom dancer and winner of the 13th season of the
hit-TV show, "Dancing with the Stars," will visit the show on Tuesday evening, February 5th
(sponsored by Mazda).
Richard Rawlings, star of the Discovery Channel's "Fast and Loud", will be signing autographs
for fans at on Tuesday, February 5th from 6:30-8:30. Rawlings will also be auctioning a trip for 2
people to visit the Gas Monkey Garage and hang out with him and his team (sponsored by local
Washington Redskins linebacker and three-time Pro-Bowl player London Fletcher will be
meeting fans on Thursday, February 7th from 6:30-8:00.
Known to WWE fans worldwide as "The Great White", WWE Superstar Sheamus will be
appearing Thursday, February 7th from 6:00-8:00.
Meet WWE® Superstar Randy Orton® on Wednesday, Feb. 6, and see why this third-generation WWE Superstar has wrestling in his blood.
Popular host Penelope Menchaca from Telemundo's "12 Corazones" will be appearing Sunday,
February 3 from 1 -3 pm.
Johnny Lozada, of Univision's "Despierta America" will be appearing Sunday, February 3 from 1
Friday, February 1st is http://AutoTrader.com Day. Show attendees will receive $4.00 off all adult
Monday, February 4th is Student Day, and will feature special events for students and $5.00
Tuesday, February 5th is USAA Military Tribute Day. The day's special events are open to all show
guests, but active and retired duty military admission is $5.00.
Ride and Drive Opportunities are available throughout the show from Cadillac,
Toyota, Volkswagen, Subaru, Scion, Kia, and more. A full schedule is available at
The Washington area Kia dealers will be giving away a Kia Optima
The Washington area Hyundai dealers is giving away a Sonata Hybrid in "The Price is Right
Contest" with WUSA9 a Sonata Limited will be given away.
Nickelodeon's Dora the Explorer is coming to meet young explorers at this year's show on
Saturday, February 2nd and Sunday February 3rd at 11:00, 1:00, 3:00 and 5:00.
US Army band Downrange and the Fife and Drum Corps will perform as part of The Washington
Auto Show® Military Tribute Day on Tuesday, February 5th.
Ride the Fiat Track, open daily.
Meet Rami Bedewi and discuss his historic three-wheeler hybrid-electric commuter car which
ran from NYC to DC on one gallon of gas in The One Gallon Challenge.
PBS characters (courtesy of WHUT) will be walking around throughout the show, including:
Clifford, Maya and Miguel, Princess Presto, Super Why, Wonder Red, Woofster, Word Girl,
Hooper and Captain Planet. Check website for schedule.
Talking Friends' Talking Tom and Talking Ben will be giving away special prizes to auto show
fans. Check website for schedule.
The Real Alien Nezbit Blue (sponsored by http://AutoTrader.com) will be appearing Friday, February 1 st at 12:00, 2:00, 4:00, 6:00 and 8:00.
For more information about The Washington Auto Show, to get tickets or to access a full events and
activities schedule, please visit http://washingtonautoshow.com
The Washington Auto Show opens to the public February 1-10, and will provide more than 750,000
square feet of autos, advanced technology and experiential events throughout all levels, exhibition
halls and meeting rooms of the Convention Center, in which more than 43 domestic and import
manufacturers present more than 700 vehicles.