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Downtown hosting Michigan International Auto Show

January 30, 2019
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2019 Aston Martin DB 11 AMR
The 2019 Aston Martin DB 11 AMR. Photo via fb.com

If you’re looking for a new car, or if you just like to look, the Michigan International Auto Show is for you.

The 21st-annual show is bringing hundreds of new vehicles — sedans, trucks, SUVs, crossovers, hybrids and luxury vehicles — to DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids, at 303 Monroe St. NE.

The event runs from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. tomorrow and Friday, 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Attendees can sit inside the vehicles, as well as hear about the latest trends in performance, technology, security and eco-friendly features.

The Toyota Drive Center will give visitors a chance to get behind the wheel of select vehicles and take them for a spin around downtown.

Highlights

— Luxury models from Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, Maserati, McLaren, Porsche, Rolls Royce and more
— Gentex’s Michigan-themed 2018 Chevy Colorado Z71
— West Michigan-made firetrucks from HME Ahrens-Fox
— American muscle cars from Chevrolet, Ford and Dodge, including the 2019 Challenger Hellcat Redeye
— A lineup of trucks, including the Harley Davidson Ford limited-edition pickup and the 2019 Truck of the Year, Ram 1500
— Vintage vehicles in the Grand Gallery, including the 1982 DeLorean DMC-12
— The Million-Dollar Motorway exhibit

Tickets

Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 14 and free for children 5 and under.

Active EMS, fire, police, public safety, coast guard, military and military veterans get free admission on opening day with valid verification.

Event parking in nearby structures is $10 per day.

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