Int'l Auto Show returns to CT with more than 100 vehicles on display

The 2013 Connecticut International Auto Show will open on Friday and run through Sunday at the Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Blvd., Hartford.

The show will feature 100 vehicles for attendees to sit in and check out. There will be 28 manufacturers represented, displaying $8 million worth of vehicles under one roof.

The event is the premier showcase of the newest model-year domestic and import vehicles — including cars, vans, crossovers, hybrids, light trucks and sport utilities.

‘Satisfy your automotive dreams’

The Connecticut International Auto Show is designed to “excite gear-heads, car-poolers and everyone in between,” according to publicity material. “Attendees can hop in the driver’s seat of the latest models and satisfy their automotive dreams.”

Auto show hours are:

Friday, Nov. 22:  11 a.m.–9 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 23:  11 a.m.–9 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 24:  11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children, and free for those under age 6. Find out more about the show and purchase advance tickets at

Governor to make announcement

On Friday morning, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will hold a news conference outside of the auto show in Hartford to make a major announcement regarding the future of electric vehicles in the state.

Following the news conference, Malloy will go inside to participate in the official ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the show.