Auto Show Begins in Indy

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The 100th Indianapolis Auto Show begins Thursday at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Nearly 40 global automobile manufacturers will display more than 400 vehicles during the weeklong event. December 2, 2013

News Release

Indianapolis, IN – Tens of thousands of consumers are expected to attend the 100th Indianapolis Auto Show. America's second-longest running auto show returns to the Indiana Convention Center Thursday, December 26, 2013 through Wednesday, January 1, 2014. Thirty-nine automobile manufacturers from around the world will display their 2014 model automobiles, SUVs, light duty trucks and luxury vans in more than 400,000 square feet of exhibit space.

In addition to all the new model vehicles, auto manufacturers will feature their specialty vehicles and more. Consumers will be able to speak with automotive product specialists surrounded by over 400 vehicles displayed in spectacular exhibits.

Jeep is bringing Camp Jeep, a unique, interactive, off-road experience, to consumers attending the 2014 Indianapolis Auto Show, December 26, 2013 thru January 1, 2014, at the Indianapolis Convention Center.

Camp Jeep is the ultimate indoor off-road driving test. The 25,000-square foot exhibit will give auto show attendees a chance to experience the extreme off-road capabilities of Jeep vehicles without leaving the show floor.

"We have created this unique auto show opportunity to provide our customers with a memorable experience that no other manufacturer can offer," said Mike Manley, President and CEO – Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. "The iconic Jeep brand offers an adventurous lifestyle and vehicles that deliver legendary 4x4 capability. Attendees will enjoy the Jeep experience first-hand on the show floor this weekend."

The course will be comprised of several obstacles that simulate some of the rigorous testing that Jeep vehicles endure before customers get behind the wheel. This provides consumers a first-hand look at the capability standards of Jeep vehicles for Ground Clearance, Traction, Stability, Articulation and Suspension.

The Jeep Test Track is an interactive adventure zone where professional 4x4 drivers allow riders to experience a Jeep's on and off-road capabilities. Product specialists will chauffeur participants in a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, Wrangler Rubicon and Grand Cherokee to allow consumers to experience the legendary capabilities of a Jeep. Camp Jeep features a thrilling, "can't miss" hill climb where passengers experience the Jeep's traction capabilities while climbing the 14-foot high, 35 degree Jeep Mountain, the icon of the ride. Riders are over 18 feet off the ground when they sit on top of Jeep Mountain. The track includes a 12 x 25-foot section of terrain simulating fallen logs measuring 18 inches in diameter and a 30-degree wedge to demonstrate the vehicle’s body articulation where attendees will experience the adrenaline rush of looking nearly straight up or straight down as they navigate the obstacle. Each ride is about 5 minutes long. Camp Jeep will be open during all hours of the Indianapolis Auto Show and any additional media requests beginning December 26.

It’s official. The 2014 Toyota Highlander will be at this year’s Indianapolis Auto Show! But don’t just see it for yourself. Own it for yourself. Come to the show to find out how to win.

During Toyota's Ready to Win Sweepstakes, you could win a new, 2014 Highlander, courtesy of your Central Indiana Toyota Dealers.

State Farm Insurance would like to welcome Indianapolis Auto Show attendees to the State Farm Garage, a fully interactive auto show experience built for those who love cars, just as much as we do. The State Farm Garage features two, full body driving experiences, free photo booth, an oversized smartphone and a chance to win tablets, gift cards or a Bluetooth stereo!

We are also proud to announce Huntington Bank as our "Platinum" sponsor once again and The Indianapolis Star as a "Gold Sponsor."

"This year's 100th show has so much to offer. The manufacturers are optimistic and the consumer gets to see why they are so excited." said Bruce Heath, President of The Indianapolis Automobile Trade Association. "We've utilized every inch of the space to make the most of your visit. Come out and spend some time with family and friends during the holidays at the 2014 Indy Auto Show. We know you won’t be disappointed!"

SHOW HOURS

Thursday, Dec. 26 …………

. 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 27 …………

. ......11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 28 …………

...11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 29 …………

.... 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 30 ..………….......11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 31 …………

....11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 ….....11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Admission: Adults: $7.00; Children under 12 are FREE when accompanied by an adult.

Source: Indianapolis Auto Show