The Washington Auto Show opens today

Corvette Stingray Canvas On Wheels. (Photo courtesy of the Washington Auto Show)

The Washington Auto Show is the largest indoor event in the National Capital Region each year, and this year’s show is no different. In fact, the 2019 Auto Show, starting today and runnifeaturing: more than 600 new vehicles on display from nearly three-dozen automakers.

Visitors to the show will get to experience not only hundreds of new car and truck models, but four indoor experiential ride-and-drives, including the return of the 100,000 square-foot Jaguar Land Rover Test Drive Experience, and a first-of-its-kind Electric Drive Pavilion, plus on-street test-drives.

Special features during the show include ART-of-Motion, a visual art and fashion exhibit featuring live paintings of cars; dozens of high-end luxury and exotic vehicles; the largest WHUT/PBS Family Fun Zone ever; and Hyundai Hands-On: Hands on Hope, a new twist on a fan favorite, where six employees of Children’s National/Georgetown Lombardi hospitals will compete to win a new Hyundai for themselves, and a $50,000 donation to their hospital.

Many of D.C.’s most popular sports stars including Capitals’ Broadcaster Craig Laughlin, Redskins four-time Pro Bowl honoree Ryan Kerrigan, D.C. United superstar Wayne Rooney, Washington Nationals All-Star Sean Doolittle, and Mystics All-Star and Wizards Assistant Coach Kristi Toliver will also be making scheduled appearances and signing autographs.

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Troy Petenbrink

Troy, also known as The Gay Traveler, is a well known travel and food writer. His has been a regular contributor to a variety of outlets including National Geographic, Travel Channel, DCRefined, CBS Local, and Metro Weekly. He also appears on local Washington news outlets as a travel expert.

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