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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Shaun Foley Motor Trend Auto Shows 717.307.5008 email@example.com HOTTEST NEW CARS & TRUCKS DRIVE INTO MUSIC CITY FOR THE NASHVILLE INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW Test Drives, Exotics, Pre-Production Models, Live Music and More! NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (October 26, 2011) The Nashville International Auto Show, held Thanksgiving weekend, Friday, November 25 through Sunday, November 27 at the Nashville Convention Center, is the place for showgoers to fuel their automotive passion. Designed as a destination to research, compare and try more than 250 new models on for size, the auto show features everything from hybrids and the hottest new coupes and crossovers, to full-size trucks, test drives and special giveaways and appearances. Attendees can get a jump-start on researching their next new vehicle purchase at the Nashville International Auto Show. Several exciting all-new or redesigned vehicles will be making their auto show debuts including the Acura TL, Buick Verano, Chevrolet Sonic, Dodge Charger, Fiat 500, Ford Focus, Kia Optima, Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet, Toyota Camry, Volkswagen Beetle and more. Showgoers can even get a sneak peek of vehicles not yet in dealerships, including the pre- production 2013 Ford Taurus. With so many new vehicles to survey, the auto show is the ideal place to try these on for size in a no-pressure, non-selling environment. An attendee favorite, Premier Exotics Automobili, LLC will display a collection of high-end exotic cars. These luxurious rides feature sticker prices well into six figures and offer an escape from the ordinary commute. Don’t miss the chance to see these rare, high-end exotic vehicles up-close at the auto show. New this year, the auto show will showcase the 40+ MPG Club, featuring vehicles that offer the fuel-saving advantage and capability of reaching 40 miles (or more) per gallon on the highway. Manufacturers planning to have 40+ mpg models on display include Toyota, Mazda, Volkswagen, Nissan, Chevrolet, Ford and Lincoln. To find these fuel-sipping vehicles, look for the 40+ MPG Club badges along the auto show highway carpet. After checking out all the new vehicles inside the auto show, be sure not to miss the Scion Ride & Drive Experience outside the main entrance. Whether in the market for performance, utility, fuel efficiency or pleasure, attendees can drive a variety of new vehicles, including the xB and tC. Taking place on Saturday, between 12 noon and 4 p.m. and -more- Nashville International Auto Show – page 2 of 3 Sunday, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., the test drives allow drivers to get a real feel for the performance and handling on the streets surrounding the convention center. Upon completion of the test drive, participants will receive a $10 gift card to Which Wich® Superior Sandwiches. The alternative fuel vehicles aren’t the only thing “green” capturing attention at the auto show. Attendees will have the chance to win $25,000 cash, sponsored by The Tennessean. Every two hours, a finalist registered at the auto show will be randomly selected and invited to choose from one of 350 moneybags stuffed inside a 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque – Motor Trend’s 2012 Sport/Utility of the Year®. While every finalist has at least a one in 350 chance of selecting the winning moneybag, the chances improve over the course of the show, because once a bag is chosen it is not replaced. (No purchase necessary. Official rules and contest eligibility will be available in the auto show office and at www.Nashville-AutoShow.com.) Following are the details on additional special promotions: • Cars & Guitars – Live Music at the Show – Talented local artist will perform live at the auto show on Friday and Saturday, between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday, between 12 noon and 4 p.m. • Free Pictures with Santa – Kick off the holiday season in the Ford display at the Nashville International Auto Show. Santa will greet children and pose for photos between 12 noon and 4 p.m. each day. Don’t forget your camera to take your own photos! • Cowboys & Aliens DVD Giveaway, Sunday, November 27 – Be one of the first 100 families to attend the auto show on Sunday, November 27 and receive a FREE DVD redemption postcard for Cowboys & Aliens when it hits stores on December 6. Limit one postcard per family. While supplies last. Courtesy of Universal. • Kids Day, Sunday, November 27 – Bring the whole family as all children age 12 and younger will enjoy the day at the auto show for FREE. • FREE Motor Trend Auto Shows iPhone App – Visit iTunes to download the new Motor Trend Auto Shows free mobile App for the iPhone. Use the App to buy tickets, map your route, view participating manufacturers and get vehicle information at a glance. • FREE Subscription to Motor Trend Magazine – Showgoers will receive a FREE one-year subscription to Motor Trend magazine just for attending. Simply complete the subscription card at the auto show and receive 12 issues of the world’s #1 automotive authority direct to your mailbox, courtesy of your Middle Tennessee Toyota Dealers. The Nashville International Auto Show is sponsored by The Tennessean and produced by Motor Trend Auto Shows, LLC, the nation’s largest auto show producer and part of the Source Interlink Companies, Inc. The auto show will be open to the public Friday, November 25 through Sunday, November 27, at the Nashville Convention Center, located at 601 Commerce Street. -more- Nashville International Auto Show – page 3 of 3 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 students and seniors (w/ ID) and $4 for children ages 7-12. Children age 6 and younger are admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult. Save time and money by purchasing E-tickets at www.Nashville-AutoShow.com and receive a $2 discount off regular adult admission. Free auto show tickets are available (while supplies last) at MAPCO, The UPS Stores, Food Lion and participating new car dealers. Additional information and directions are also available at www.Nashville-AutoShow.com. ###
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