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Philadelphia Auto Show 2014
The Philadelphia Auto Show once again rolled into town from February 8 – February 16 with all of the major manufacturers showing their newest offerings. There was 650,000 square feet utilized to display over 700 cars, trucks and motorcycles. As always the show drew huge crowds of car enthusiasts to see both the productions cars and customs on display. Spectators paid a fair admission price of $12 for adults with discounted prices for seniors, those in the Military and children. Children under 6 years old were offered free admission. The venue was the Pennsylvania Convention Center and had ample parking in many garages and lots around the facility. Prices for parking varied according to how far you are willing to walk.
If you wanted to see some of the more exotic varieties of cars there were many on hand such as, Lamborghini, Maserati, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, Ferrari and McLaren. The Simeone and LRA Museums also brought out some of their amazing collections to share with spectators.
Ford had their redesigned 2015 Mustang and F150 to introduce to the public. The F150 highlighted an all new aluminum body and redesigned frame. It has 77% high strength steel for heavy duty rigidity and lighter weight. The aluminum alloy body is the same alloy used in Bradley Fighting vehicles. The lighter weight and more rigid design allow for better fuel economy, higher towing capacity and is very easy to repair thanks to its design. There is a wide variety of powertrain options including a new 2.7L V6 Eco boost with 8,000 plus towing capacity. The 2015 Mustang is sporting a completely new design and has aluminum body panels to reduce weight, add fuel mileage and allow it to use its power more efficiently. It is also now lower and wider than past models. The 5.0 now sports well north of 420 HP thanks to a new intake and other tweaks to the engine. There is a new sub frame upfront and independent rear suspension setup for more spirited driving and better performance characteristics.
GM brought out the all new Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado mid-sized trucks. They are completely redesigned and filling the needs of American built truck fans looking for something smaller than a full sized truck. They both offer similar options and drivetrains as well as various cab styles. The trucks allow up to 6,700lbs of towing capacity and increased fuel economy. The interior is vastly improved over previous generations of mid-sized trucks offered by American auto manufacturers. For drivetrain options GM has many to offer including the all new “baby” Duramax diesel and 4 and 6 cylinder V8s.
The DUB Show Tour returned to the 2014 Philadelphia Auto Show with some amazing custom offerings and Celebrity owned rides worked on by local shops from the Tri-State area. Harley Davidson also had their JUMPSTART™ Experience in their DUB display allowing people to feel what it is like to be on a Harley. Monster Energy also had a nice display and collection of cars in their section of the show. Some of the feature cars for the Dub Show Tour included Jeremy Maclin’s 2012 BMW 650, Trent Cole’s 2012 Lamborghini Aventador, Michael Vick’s 2014 Bentley Flying Spur & 2014 G-Wagon 550 and many more.
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From an early age my parents used to take me to car shows and a few automotive museums and that is where I got the car bug. Ever since then I have had mainly cars that were more go than show until 2008 when I bought my 2005 Silverado. I started showing the truck and soon after started taking pictures at the shows. In early 2012 I put a call out asking if any sites needed a photographer and here I am, A proud member of the Carshowz family.