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Kansas City Auto Show:

The Kansas City Auto Show is produced by the Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Kansas City, which was founded in Kansas City in 1909. At the Kansas City Auto Show, you'll be able to see hundreds of the newest cars, trucks, minivans and sport-utility vehicles that will be introduced by auto manufacturers in the upcoming year.

The Kansas City Auto Show also has a number of concept cars, displays and events throughout the show.

When is the Auto Show?:

The Kansas City Auto Show will be held March 7th-11th, 2011 at Bartle Hall/Convention Center (301 W. 13th Street, downtown).

Times:
March 7, Wednesday 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
March 8, Thursday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
March 9, Friday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
March 10, Saturday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
March 11, Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Tickets and Discounts:

Tickets are available any show day at the Bartle Hall box office or through Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com. Adults are $10 and those ages 8-12 are $5.

Discount Tickets: Discount tickets and coupons are also available at the Auto Show.

  • One dollar discount coupons are available at participating auto dealerships, kcstar.com, or by using your Price Chopper Shopper Card at the box office. They are valid any show day.
  • The KC Auto Show also offers 2 for $15 offer for Wednesday, Thursday & Friday only by printing or showing your coupon with your smart phone.
  • You may also save $2 per ticket by showing your March 7-10, 2012 college basketball tournament ticket stub at the box office any show day.

Parking:

There are lots located directly north and west of the Convention Center, as well as at Barney Allis Plaza at 301 W. 13th between the Marriot and the Music Hall. Enter on the East side.

Street parking is also available but hard to come by. There are also parking garages around the Sprint Center and Power and Light District.

Guide Tip: The 2012 NCAA Men and Women's Basketball Tourney will also be held at the same time as the Auto Show. Allow for plenty of time and be prepared to walk.

Special Events:

In addition to the awesome display of cars, the Auto Show hosts an array of exhibits and interactive demonstrations in 2012. CAMP JEEP, Army Strong and the appearance of the 1985 World Series Trophy and meet and greet of KC Royals baseball legends are top picks of things to do!

CAMP JEEP: Camp Jeep is the ultimate indoor off-road driving test. The 22,000-square foot exhibit will give attendees a chance to experience the extreme off-road capabilities of Jeep vehicles without leaving the show floor. A professional driver will take you on a thrilling 14 ft, 35 degree hill climb and a track that includes a section of simulated fallen log terrain and a 30-degree wedge. Each ride is about 5 minutes long.

Army Strong: Visit the Special Operations Semi and get an inside look at Army Special Operations through a series of exhibits and simulators. Climb the 14 foot rock wall and have personalized dog tags made for free! Check out the extensive display of specialized Army vehicles while you're there.

World Series Trophy/Meet and Greet: The 1985 World Series Trophy will be on hand Wednesday - 5pm until 8pm, Thursday - 5pm until 8pm, Friday - 5pm until 8pm, Saturday - 2pm until 8pm, and Sunday - Noon until 6pm.

There will also be autograph signings with Willie Wilson, Brian McRae, Jeff Montgomery and more. Check here for the entire schedule: www.kansascityautoshow.com/baseball.html

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