CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Nearly 300 new vehicles are on display this weekend for the 2018 West Virginia International Auto Show at the Charleston Civic Center.
“We’ve got virtually every brand that you can buy in West Virginia,” said Ruth Lemmon, president of the West Virginia Automobile and Truck Dealers Association.
The association is hosting the event through Sunday.
The show features the latest 2018 and some 2019 cars, trucks, crossovers, SUVs and hybrids from dozens of manufacturers.
“We have everything from an entry level to a very expensive, exotic car, so whatever someone might be looking for — they can find it here,” Lemmon said.
Event goers are welcome to take a spin in a new vehicle too. Test drives are available with Ford (Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.), Mitsubishi (Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Toyota (Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
Lemmon said the show is meant to allow people to check out vehicles without the pressure of having to purchase it.
“We always stress that this is a non-selling show, so you can come in visit all the vehicles. We do have people that will give you information, but it’s a family affair also,” she said.
It’s also an opportunity for people to check out the “rebirth” of the Civic Center as construction at the facility continues, Lemmon said.
The Car Clubs of West Virginia will showcase several classic cars across the state.
Sunday is Family Day. Children, ages 12 and under, receive free admission with a paying adult.
Attendees will receive a free one year subscription to “Motor Trend” with each online ticket order or box office purchase.
The show runs until 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children, those in the military and senior citizens.
For ticket information, go to www.WestVirginiaAutoShow.com.
Attendees are encouraged to use the hashtag #WVAutoShow on social media.