Houston Auto Show

The Houston Auto Show is back in town..

I decided to go check out the show yesterday. Surprisingly, it was busy considering that it was pouring rain. Having attended almost every year for as long as I can remember, I was mostly interested in viewing new concept vehicles and cars that are not sold in high quantities in the U.S. With that in mind, cars like the Toyota Camry or Mercedes C-Class weren’t exactly on my priority list. If you were to take time to view and sit in every single car, you could spend all day at the show.

Overall, I was impressed with the show. One of the vehicles that captured many people’s attention was the Ford Super Chief, a concept truck that features the first engine that will run on any of three fuels (gas, hydrogen, and E85). In fact, out of the domestic car makers I would have to say that Ford had the best display. It’s somewhat ironic, considering that they’re in the process of laying off workers and shutting down plants.

If you’re even remotely interested in cars, I’d highly recommend that you go to the show. Many of the cars you can sit in (not the concepts or really expensive vehicles, of course), and the event should make for a good afternoon. I spent about two and a half hours there, and I didn’t even bother with the regular cars.

Parking is $8. Admission is $10. Children 12 and under are free. The show runs until February 5.

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