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DFW AUTO SHOW starts on Valentine’s Day


We love our auto shows
DFW AUTO SHOW starts on Valentine’s Day

Fresh off a great start to 2018 with the Houston Auto Show, the staff at TxGarage is already looking forward to what will appear in Dallas in just one week. Valentine’s Day (Wednesday, February 14th) is opening day this year for the DFW Auto Show at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in downtown Dallas. So grab your sweetie (gently) and come on down! Catch the show opening and have a romantic dinner nearby. Don’t forget the roses!

In addition to the OEM press conferences we enjoyed in Houston (RAM, Jeep, Chevrolet, Ford, Mazda and Nissan), we’re anxious to see what Toyota has to offer in Dallas (Dallas is now Toyota’s home show), and of course, we’re always excited to see the elegant offerings from Park Place Motorcars.

Scheduled to make their North Texas debuts are the 2019 Ford Ranger and Mustang Bullitt. Plus, Ford is bringing a 2017 Ford GT, one of only 89 delivered in 2017. In honor of the first Shelby Cobra, this one was given VIN number 0062.

RAM will have its new 1500 onsite. Jeep will have the refreshed Cherokee, Lincoln the newly christened Nautilus (watch for the Jules Verne limited edition), Hyundai the newly revamped Veloster and Porsche will be showing its redesigned Cayenne.

MINI will have the Countryman Plug-in hybrid, Nissan the new LEAF, and the High End/One Percenter area will include luxury vehicles from Aston Martin, Bentley, Maserati, McLaren, Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini and 1st-time exhibitor Karma.

CBS 11 is sponsoring a consumer-friendly outdoor ride-and-drive, which navigates the streets of Dallas…at low speed. More than 75 vehicles from Acura, Chevrolet, FCA (including Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep and RAM), Ford, Honda, Kia, Mazda, Nissan and Toyota will be available for test drives, which are complimentary with admission to the show.

“There is no other place than an Auto Show where consumers can test drive a variety of vehicles from thirteen manufacturers, all in the span of a few hours. This is what makes Ride & Drive events so popular with both manufacturers and auto enthusiasts,” according to Don Herring, this year’s DFW Auto Show Chairman.

The CBS 11 Classic Car Corral will be there again, with a variety of collector cars from past decades. Don’t wait for us to tell you what you missed!

DFW Auto Show Hours are: 4 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15, 16 and 17; and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18. Tickets are $14 for adults, $7 for senior citizens 65 and older and children ages 6-12, $10 for military with ID, and children 5 and under are admitted free. $1 discount coupons are available at participating franchised new car dealerships. For more information, and to purchase tickets online, visit

Alan Pease

Alan Pease is our Central Texas correspondent, covering city, county and state government, as well as all that's taking place at the Circuit of the Americas. Alan is a long time automotive and motorcycle industry professional, and covered the approval, development and opening of the Circuit of the Americas for Autoweek magazine. Prior to writing for Autoweek and txGarage Alan designed and executed over 350 individual press introductions, drive routes, and ride-and-drive events for BMW cars, BMW Motorcycles, MINI Cooper, Aston Martin, Jaguar Cars, and several General Motors divisions. Press introductions took him across the entire United States (including Alaska), as well as Canada and the United Kingdom. Alan also raced in the Inaugural Iron Butt Rallye, riding as a Factory Rider for BMW Motorcycles. He finished the 10 day, 10,000 mile solo rider race tied for 1st place. He lives in Austin, Texas, and can be reached by email at .

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