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S.C. International Auto Show rolls into Greenville Convention Center Jan. 11-13

Jan 03, 2019 12:34PM

Start your engines, Greenville! The South Carolina International Auto Show is rolling into town for a weekend of high-octane fun. With more than 250 of the latest vehicles on display from Toyota, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Honda, Lexus, Maserati, Lotus and more, as well as exhilarating test drive opportunities, the annual auto show is perfect for car enthusiasts and families alike.

Get behind the wheel at this year’s three test drive events including (vehicles subject to change):

Toyota Drive Center – Camry, Tacoma, RAV4 and Highlander.

Chevrolet Ride & Drive –  Blazer, Bolt EV, Camaro, Colorado, Malibu, Silverado 1500 High Country,

Silverado 1500 Trail Boss and Traverse.

Drive FCA – Chrysler Pacifica and 300; Dodge Challenger, Charger and Durango; RAM 1500; Jeep Wrangler, Compass, Cherokee and Grand Cherokee; FIAT 500, 500X and 124 Spider.

South Carolina’s youngest auto fans can also put the pedal to the metal at this year’s all-new Kids Test Drive, where kids 8 years and older can zip around an indoor track in a selection of miniature electric vehicles.

Another new feature is the Career Fair, hosted by the South Carolina Auto Dealers Association. Dealerships from across the state are seeking technicians, mechanics, salesmen and more to add to their growing teams! On top of the prospect of a new job, eligible technical school students will get a free ticket to the show with attendance to the career fair, which will be held Friday, January 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For those looking for even more petrol-fueled excitement, Greenville’s own Tommy Pike Customs is back at this year’s auto show with the Modern Muscle, One-of-a-Kind Customs and Restored Vehicles DisplayCarlton Customs is joining the show to showcase its work on Jeeps and trucks, and the legendary Roush Performance team is returning to showcase its high-performance tuners.

Car aficionados will enjoy the unique collection of vehicles from the Foothills British Car Club, in addition to exhibitions of Mini CoopersCorvettes, Camaros and Mustangs. Visitors can also drop by the BMW CCA Sandlapper Chapter space to experience a taste of the exclusive BMW lifestyle.

Before peeling out of the show, change gears and visit the PAWS Animal Wildlife Sanctuary Display, a state and federally licensed non-profit organization focusing on wildlife education rescue and rehabilitation. It’s returning this year with a variety of South Carolina-native owl species, hawks and other raptors, along with a Taiga, a striped skunk and the world-famous J.J., the Muscovy Duck.

The South Carolina International Auto Show runs from Friday, January 11 through Sunday, January 13, 2019 at the Greenville Convention Center at One Exposition Avenue, Greenville, SC 29607. Show hours are Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission to the event is $8 for adults, and $5 for seniors (62+) and military (with any DOD ID). Children 12 and under are admitted free with a paying adult. 

Attendees will receive a FREE one-year subscription to MotorTrend with their ticket purchase. Advance sale discount E-tickets are available online at www.southcarolinaautoshow.com.