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Houston’s AutoBoative Show – ON LAND AND SEE

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Houston’s AutoBoative Show – ON LAND AND SEE

Houston’s AutoBoative Show

ON LAND AND SEE

January 24th thru 28th 
NRG Park, Houston

AutoBoative is a weird title. But it’s an interesting experience, especially if you’re looking for a new car, truck, SUV, EV, pleasure boat or fishing equipment. Everything is under one roof in one cavernous building, and that rarely happens anywhere in Texas except for the Houston AutoBoative show. This show is huge, and promises to be lots of fun for everyone. 

The show has antique cars on display in both the lobby and inside the hall. There are vendors of all sorts hawking all manner of merchandise. Food and clean restrooms are available. And test drives of new vehicles are scheduled every day in the parking lot. 

In the words of the promoters, “the Houston Auto Show is produced by the Houston Auto Dealers Association, which represents franchised new car dealers across greater Houston. This year marks the 41st Houston Auto Show at NRG Park, and the third year in which it is combined with the longstanding Houston Boat Show. The event showcases a diverse array of vehicles, from cutting-edge electric cars to powerful trucks and luxurious sedans. Whether you’re in the market for a new ride or simply curious about the industry’s innovations, the Auto Show offers a fantastic opportunity to get up close and personal with the hottest models on the market and learn from brand experts about each vehicle without the (perceived) pressure of the showroom. The combination of automobiles and boats adds a new element of entertainment with the inclusion of the latest in all types of boats. The two events together provide a full day of activity for the whole family.”

Displays we’d line up for include the all-new Lexus GX 550, which will soon be followed in the showroom by its stablemate, Toyota’s new – and reformulated – Land Cruiser. The Lexus is on display, while the Land Cruiser maintains a holding pattern, presumably at Toyota’s Plano (TX) headquarters. On the electrified front, the big news – biggest news? – is Kia’s EV9, bringing an upscale (and upright) take on electrification to the whole, multi-generational household. 

Admission for AutoBoative is $20 at the door or $17 in advance.
For show hours and more information:
https://www.houstonautoshow.com/about-the-show/

Alan Pease is our Central Texas correspondent. He covers state and local government, as well as racing events at the Circuit of the Americas. His articles have appeared in Autoweek, txGarage.com and Automotive News. Prior to joining our staff, Alan produced automotive and motorcycle press introductions for BMW, MINI, Aston Martin, Jaguar and GM. Alan lives in Austin; you can reach him at thelostcolumnist@gmail.com.

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