|Virginia Beach Convention Center
This weekend is the local Hampton Roads International Auto Show here in Virginia Beach HRIAS. The show continues Saturday and Sunday. Here's a look at some of the sights from today! Special thanks to FORD for giving free admission to our military. Click on each photo to get a larger view.
|Thanks to FORD
|First up: The new Maserati SUV, the LEVANTE
|The new Chevy BOLT all electric car is getting rave reviews, with a range of over 200 miles!
|If you're not ready to go all electric, there's always the monster Chevy CORVETTE
|They still make the SMART car, and you can even get one as a convertible
|The new Toyota CAMRY has this feature I've never seen, that's an air vent back there in the back seat
|This Honda CIVIC gets my vote for MOST GREEN car of the day
|The HONDA pickup truck has a tailgate that opens sideways, and extra storage under the bed
|Cool wheel, Nissan 370Z
|This Buick CASCADA in red really stuck out in a sea of black, gray, and white vehicles
|Catchy gray matte paint job on this FIAT 500X
|FIAT 124 SPIDER, shared platform with the Mazda MIATA
|Alfa Romeo GIULIA, finally arriving at dealers now. You've got to love a car named for your wife (Julia)
|Alfa badge, a classic, snake eating a guy!
|Audi IR8, V10 motor! Starts at about $162,000
|I think I've got the name correct: "IR8", which maybe someone should explain that in English it's "IRATE"
|SPOILER ALERT! Porsche PANAMERA
|Porsche 718, commonly known as the Boxster. List price around $56,000, this one had options that made it $73,000
|Another new SUV: the Jaguar F-PACE
|Also new, the Jaguar XE. The basic XE will the cheapest Jag, mid $30,000 range
|A new MINI model this year, the COUNTRYMAN, will be on sale in a few months
|Can you see the Union Jack flag in the back of the headrests?
|BMW M40i sky-view!
|I liked this VW display for their RallyCross racing Beetle
|SPOILER ALERT VOL II: This Subaru BRZ has a really cool spoiler, that even has little end plates!
|Mazda MIATA, convertible and hard top versions
|Mazda MIATA, very cool in this gray color hard top
|Formerly a Scion car, this is now the Toyota 86
|Toyota COROLLA iM with graphics
|Toyota 86 with the circular 86 log on the headlight
|Small 86 badge on the side of the Toyota
|My vote for ugliest color of the day? This Chevy Cruze
|"Orange Burst Metallic"
|Toyota was offering free test drivers, so I enjoyed getting behind the wheel of this Highlander, and a Prius