South Carolina International Auto Show

Families and motor heads, rejoice! The 2018 South Carolina International Auto Show is returning to the TD Convention Center with hundreds of new cars and trucks, classics and exclusive custom vehicles sure to get your motors runnin'. Guests are invited to check out the latest vehicles and features from more than a dozen manufacturers in a no pressure, non-selling environment with activities certain to entertain the whole family all weekend. Representatives from participating automotive manufacturers will be at the show to answer questions and provide information on the latest vehicles. The South Carolina International Auto Show is presented by Motor Trend Auto Shows, LLC, the nation’s largest auto show producer.


The 2018 South Carolina International Auto Show is back in town, bringing more than 250 all-new vehicles, test drives, preproduction vehicles and more to the TD Convention Center! Held Friday, January 12 through Sunday, January 14, the auto show is designed as a one-stop shop to research, compare and try hundreds of new models on for size. Whether you are in the market for a new vehicle, interested in the newest in-car technology, or just love cars – the South Carolina International Auto Show has something for everyone!


Brands on display at this year’s show include Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Honda, Lexus, Maserati, Toyota and more, with new models boasting significant upgrades in safety, entertainment and convenience features. On the show floor for three days, attendees will be able to compare vehicles side by side under one roof to close the loop on their next purchase or simply learn more about the hottest cars making their debut in 2018.


Three special test drive events are taking place at the auto show this year, allowing attendees to complete their auto show research. Drive FCA brings the hottest sellers from Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Ram and FIAT for attendees to drive, including the rugged and trail-ready Jeep® Compass, high-tech Chrysler Pacifica, and the muscle of the Dodge Challenger. Attendees can also check out the Toyota Drive Center showcasing Toyota’s latest 2018 models just hitting dealerships. Last but not least, get behind the wheel and enjoy the Chevrolet Ride & Drive. Test drive Chevrolet’s award-winning cars, trucks and crossovers with highly trained and enthusiastic product specialists. Test drives are included with the price of auto show admission. Drivers must be at least 18 years or older, show a valid driver's license and pass a breathalyzer test. Passengers must be at least 8-years-old.


Known worldwide for their custom-built cars and trucks, Greenville’s own Tommy Pike Customs is also returning to this year’s auto show with the Modern Muscle, One-of-a-Kind Customs and Restored Vehicles Display. Pike will be showing off a number of vehicles produced by his shop over the years for sponsors and national events, including a 1937 Dodge pickup recently restored for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to celebrate the 80-year anniversary of MOPAR, the group’s parts, service and customer care organization, at the 2017 SEMA Show. Tommy Pike’s display is a fan favorite and not to be missed!


For technology enthusiasts, pre-production models on display at the show will offer a glimpse of the latest gadgets and gizmos set to be available behind the wheel in years to come. The pre-production models are subject to change and are displayed at the sole discretion of the manufacturer.


Always popular with car aficionados is the unique collection of vehicles from across the pond at the Foothills British Car Club Display, courtesy of the Foothills British Car Club, in addition to the exhibition of new and retro Mini Coopers, courtesy of Upstate MINIs of South Carolina. Attendees can also take a walk through muscle history with the Corvette Display, courtesy of Ridge Runners Corvettes, and the Camaro Display, courtesy of the SC Camaro Club.


On the exotics front, attendees will be delighted to see vehicles from Maserati, as well as high-performance tuners from Roush Performance.


Also returning to the show this year are rescued animals from the PAWS Animal Wildlife Sanctuary Display. PAWS Animal Wildlife Sanctuary, Inc. is a state and federally licensed, non-profit organization focusing on wildlife education, rescue and rehabilitation. The majority of their work is rehabilitation of orphaned or injured wildlife with the goal of releasing them back into the wild. They also have a number of permanent animals that are licensed for educational use in public settings. During the auto show, PAWS will rotate the display of a four native South Carolina owl species, a number of hawks, raptors and other animals.


The South Carolina International Auto Show will be open to the public Friday, January 12 through Sunday, January 14, 2018 at the TD Convention Center, located at One Exposition Avenue, Greenville, SC 29607. Show hours are Friday, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Admission to the event is $8 for adults, and $5 for seniors (62 and over), military (with any DOD ID). Children 12 and under are admitted free every day with a paying adult. Free admission is also possible with promotional tickets available through The UPS Stores and local Spinx stations.


Attendees can register for a FREE one-year subscription to Motor Trend with their online ticket order or at the show, sponsored by South Carolina Automobile Dealers Association. Advance sale discount E-tickets can be purchased online at www.southcarolinaautoshow.com.

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  • Dates: January 12, 2018 - January 14, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: TD Convention Center
  • Address: 1 Exposition Dr, Greenville, SC 29607
  • Time: Fri and Sat 10 am-9 pm; Sun 10 am-5 pm
  • Price: $8 for adults; $5 for seniors (62+); FREE for kids under 12

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