The auto show in Houston has always been an annual tradition to me, but I’ve felt the last 4-5 years have lacked a bit of luster. Last year I remember walking through the entire show rather quickly, and disappointed, but this year is different.

Walking around this year brought me back to when I was 13 or 14. The look of pure excitement in my eyes while lovingly gazing at cars I would soon see on streets was quickly brought back. This day and age you can get all the information and pictures you can handle; but seeing the newest cars (and updates to current ones), the new technology these cars pack, and just seeing the fresh paint shine so beautifully in the lighting of the hall makes the pictures we see pale in comparison. Pictures honestly don’t do justice for some of these cars, and don’t forget the free swag!

Along side the normal cars, there were some custom ones too, as well as technological showcases. All of the spokes people were very knowledgeable, handled every question I asked; If you’re curious about something, ask away! And don’t forget the test drives available of select cars. If you were hesitant about going to the auto show, this is the year to go.

Show Dates
Wednesday, January 25 – Sunday, January 29, 2012
Show Hours and Location
Wednesday thru Thursday : Noon – 9:30 p.m.
Friday : Noon – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday : 10:00 am – 9:30 pm.
Sunday : 10:00 am – 7:00 pm.
Please Note:
There will be no admittance 45 minutes prior to the close of the show!Location:
Reliant Center
One Reliant Park
Houston, TX 77054
(832) 667-1400
Admission
Adults – $10.00 (cash only)  There is an ATM on-site.
Children 12 and under free when accompanied by an adult.
Tickets are sold at Reliant Center box office.  The box office opens 15 minutes prior to show opening and closes 1 hour prior to show closing. There are no advance sales of tickets.Tickets can be purchased by credit card through TicketMaster
(click here for the link to Ticket Master website)
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David Huynh