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What’s In Store For The Next Three Auto Shows of 2014

As the 2014 auto show season cranks into full gear, auto enthusiasts around the world are looking forward to exciting exhibitions featuring the latest concept cars and a chance to test drive some of the industry’s latest creations. Starting off in New York City and ending in Vegas, 2014′s motor shows promise to outdo last year’s with bigger, better and more thrilling exhibits.

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The first and largest auto show in the world – the New York International Auto Show – celebrates its 114th anniversary this year. Held in the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, the show will kick off on Friday, April 18th, and early access ticket holders can gain entry as early as 9am. Friday will serve as a sneak peak to the public with everything but level four open for viewing. Opening ceremonies will be held Saturday morning at 8:30 am followed by the show’s official open directly thereafter. Exhibits will feature a select group of New York debuts, the latest concept cars and an award for car of the year. The New York International Auto Show will run through Sunday April 27th, and the final weekend will conclude with the Dub Tour Show, a main event featuring custom and exotic vehicles. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through the official website: http://www.autoshowny.com/tickets/

Once summer draws to a close, one of the largest international auto shows will kick off on October 4th; the 2014 Paris Motor Show held at the Paris Expo Porte de Versaille will run through October 19th. The show will bring back a popular attraction from past events: the EDF test track. Visitors will be able to ride as a passenger with an instructor before having the chance to test out the vehicle on a 2km city track in Paris. The main event at the 2014 Paris Motor Show will be an exhibit called Automobiles and Advertising, and it will feature the most iconic advertisements of fifty different vehicles throughout history including both still pictures from the past and modern video presentations. More information and ticket sales are available through the official website: http://mondial-automobile.com/en/visitors/

The year will wrap up in November with the SEMA Show held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show will run from November 4th through the 7th and will feature a number of morning discussion panels; one of the most popular – the NHRA Breakfast – will be held Wednesday the 6th at 7:30am and will feature a variety of speakers from the drag racing world. SEMA’s Rising Stars Street Art competition will allow guests to view three artists working live to turn blank hoods into extraordinary art. The SEMA Show Industry Awards Banquet will feature top entertainers as a backdrop for the presentation of a number of industry awards, and it will be followed by an exciting after party featuring American Idol Taylor Hicks. More entertainment and exhibits are expected to be added, and auto enthusiasts can check the official website for the latest information: http://www.semashow.com/

This year’s auto shows are guaranteed to thrill auto enthusiasts worldwide. Now let’s see if this traditionally old school industry keeps up with new event technology. Mobile app developers like DoubleDutch.me are developing ground breaking mobile applications for events that take the attendee’s experience to a whole new level! Imagine the bragging rights of being named the biggest Mustang buff through one of their gamification module. New York and Paris are host to two of the largest shows featuring the latest technology, and auto enthusiasts will want to cap the season with SEMA’s Las Vegas extravaganza.

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Brabus SmartFour Edition

If you aren’t familiar with Brabus then I must ask where have you been? They make some truly insane masterpieces for Mercedes and DiamlerChrysler. They don’t hold back and truly turn any masterpiece into an even better work of art.

Twin chrome exhaust pipes and a subtle rear diffuser liven up the back end. The noise coming from that slinky exhaust is more muted grumble than full-on growl.

Attention to detail is apparent everywhere you look in the Smart Forfour Brabus. Even the engine compartment looks the business, with a “Powered by Brabus” badge that will make even the AMG or BMW M crowd jealous.

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The 177-hp, 1.5-liter, turbo four-cylinder thrives on torque, not revs. A 0-60-mph time of 6.9 seconds is less than half that needed for a bare-bones Forfour to reach the same speed.

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Smart Car ICE Edition

ICE has teamed up with Smart Car to introduce their latest creation, the Smart Car ICE. This thing is just about the dream car for any Smart Car enthusiast! Just take a look at it, race seats, custom paint, and much more! The Smart Car ICE edition seems cool, I’ll post more info about it when I find it.