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Tampa Bay International Auto Show geared toward shoppers

If you're in the market for a new car or truck, you're in luck. You can check out new vehicles from several manufacturers all under one roof at the 2013-model Tampa Bay International Auto Show this weekend at the Tampa Convention Center.

Representatives from major auto brands will be on hand to answer questions. You can do more than kick the tires: Test-drives are available on some models.

Not getting a car any time soon? Then dream a little at the exotic vehicle display with a multimillion-dollar collection that includes the 2013 models of McLaren MP4-12C, Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, Rolls-Royce Ghost, Bentley Mulsanne, Bentley Continental GT V-8 convertible, Aston Martin DB9 and Lamborghini. Also at the show is the Custom Hot Rod and Muscle Car Display with a collection of rare or one-of-a-kind custom vehicles.

If you go

Where: Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa

When: noon-10 p.m. today, 10 a.m-10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday

Price: $9; $5 for seniors, military and kids ages 7-12; 6 and younger get in free.

For more information, go to autoshowtampa.com.

Apps: Download the free mobile app — for iPhone and Android devices — for the Motor Trend Auto Shows to buy tickets, map a route and get vehicle information.

Discounts and promotions

Free subscription: Attendees will receive a free one-year subscription to Motor Trend magazine.

Military Day: Today. Any military personnel with proper identification are admitted free.

Family Day: Sunday. Children 12 and younger get in free when accompanied by a paying adult. Also, appearances by Spider-Man (11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.) and Captain America (2:30-5 p.m.), and balloon artist (10 a.m.-4 p.m.). First 100 families will receive a free DVD redemption card for The Bourne Legacy, available on Tuesday.

Free photo: Using a green-screen technology, Sony a77 Studio will be taking free photos of adults and kids with a sports car .

Ride and drives

More than 40 models will be available for test drives:

Chrysler (noon-5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.): Chrysler 200, 300 and Town & Country; Jeep Compass, Grand Cherokee and Wrangler; Dodge Challenger, Charger, Dart and Durango; Ram 1500; Fiat 500

General Motors (noon-5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday): Cadillac CTS Sedan, CTS-V Sedan, CTS-V Coupe, CTS-V Wagon, SRX, XTS, ATS, and Escalade; Chevrolet Camaro, Cruze, Equinox, Malibu, Silverado, Traverse, Volt, Sonic and Spark; Buick Regal, LaCrosse and Verano; GMC Terrain, Acadia and Sierra.

Kia (noon-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday): Optima Limited, Optima Hybrid, Sorento SX and Soul.

Mazda (noon-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday): CX 9, CX 5 and Mazda3.

Honda (noon-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday): Accord.

Tampa Bay International Auto Show geared toward shoppers 12/06/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 5:07pm]
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