Did the State Fair of Texas merely whet your appetite for that new car you’ve been coveting? You’re in luck: The 2015 DFW Auto Show is coming to the Dallas Convention Center March 25-29, featuring 650,000 square feet of the hottest cars in the country.
Here’s a sampling of what you can see: Land Rover Discovery Sport, Porsche Macan, Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe, Mini Hardtop John Cooper Works, BMW i8, Chevrolet Colorado and Toyota Camry.
Have your eye on a future model? You can get a preview of the Nissan Titan, Toyota Tacoma, Audi A6 and A7, Chevrolet Volt, Mazda CX5 Grand Touring, and the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor.
More into high end or big dreams? You’ll want to hit up the $100,000-plus section of the show, featuring the Bentley Flying Spur, Maserati Ghibli, McLaren 650S MSO (one of only six in the United States), Rolls Royce Wraith, and the Aston Martin One-77 (one of only 77 of its kind in the world and the first of three allowed in the United States).
Don Herring Jr., 2015 DFW Auto Show chairman, has been working the show since 1994. “When 400,000 people come to see the latest models at a show that includes almost every manufacturer and takes up almost all of the Dallas Convention Center, there is nothing else like it,” Herring says.
“The show has grown to a size that no one could have imagined back in the ‘80s and truly has become one of the largest five-day shows in the country.”
Also on the agenda: an interactive adventure zone, where professional drivers steer you through a 13-foot-high, 30-yard-long, 30-degree RAM mountain (with fallen logs for extra fun); test drive options through downtown; classic cars and dragsters; and a Kids Zone complete with monster truck bounce house.
But this isn’t all fast and furious. Three years ago, the show, sponsored by the Dallas Fort Worth Metropolitan New Car Dealers Association (DFW NCDA), donated 4,824 pounds of food to the North Texas Food Bank and hopes to break that record this year by giving attendees discounted tickets for a canned good contributions.
Ready to roll?
What: 650,000 square feet of cars.
When: March 25-29. Wednesday-Thursday, 4-10 pm; Friday-Saturday, 10 am-10 pm; Sunday, 10 am-7 pm.
Where: Dallas Convention Center, 650 S. Griffin St.
Tickets: $12 for adults, $5 for 65+ and kids ages 6-12.
Bonus: Bring a canned good for the North Texas Food Bank and get $1 off the $12 admission price.