*Disclosure: We received complimentary tickets in exchange for this post. Thoughts & opinions are 100% ours.
Andrew is obsessed with cars. OBSESSED. So when we recently had the opportunity to attend the Philly Auto Show 2015, I knew that I had to get him there. We have been to a previous Philly Auto Show, but it’s been a few years because of work schedules and such, so we were both excited for the experience. I love looking at the new models of cars that we could (hopefully very soon) be in market for our family. Andrew loves looking at the luxury cars that we will probably never be able to afford, but that we both enjoy seeing.
We arrived at the Philly Auto Show the second day it opened and quickly made our way through freezing the couple of blocks walk to the Philadelphia Convention Center. We headed upstairs to the main floor that has over 30 different car manufacturers with hundreds of models of cars available.
I always look at minivans because I love the space they seem to offer, but we both always end up agreeing that neither of us think we could be a “minivan family”. We love large sedans and we are both obsessed with the Range Rover so we were excited to be able to look around those in person. Some of the cars we were most excited to see showcased, we weren’t allowed to get in, like the Buick Avenir concept car.
Skibbles was really excited to be able to be able to test out all the cars herself and it was nice to be able to look around them while she could figure out all the buttons too.
We really wanted to test out the Jeep offroad driving experience, but unfortunately the lines were much to long to us to wait with a less than patient two year old, so we decided to pass.
The Philly Auto Show 2015 is much bigger than the previous show we’ve been too. There was a separate showroom specifically for Mercedes, Smart, and Lexus.
We were really excited to head downstairs for the Dub Show – a showroom full of custom cars, some even owned by NFL players like Najee Good. From custom kits to paint jobs to wraps, you are sure to see some fun down here. There’s a lot of excitement and Skibbles really enjoyed the atmosphere here.
We even contemplated that this tank type vehicle we found at the Dub Show by Harley Davidson should be the ultimate vehicle on our list for protecting our kids.
We had such an amazing time at the Philly Auto Show and now I’m even more confused about what type of vehicle we would decide to get in the next year or two, but we definitely have a list of our favorites and it was amazing to see them in person!
The Philly Auto Show is open today through February 8th, 2015. Details about show hours, tickets, manufacturers, and more can be found at the Philly Auto Show website.
Also, make sure once you are there to take an Instagram picture using #CARing2015 and the Philly Auto Show will donate $1 to the CARing for Kids Foundation – up to $50,000.
Lastly– The Philly Auto Show is giving away more than 100 FREE tickets when you enter on their Facebook page!
This is a great family experience for everyone and we truly hope you enjoy!