Events & Attractions

Stay tuned for updates for the 2018 Show!

While the cars are the stars of the Connecticut International Auto Show, there’s a full range of activities to make it a fun outing for the whole family.  The Connecticut International Auto Show is a place where auto enthusiasts, potential buyers, and people who are looking for a fun day out can come together.  Whether you’ve come to shop for a vehicle, to share your passion for cars with others, or just to have some fun with your family and friends, the Connecticut International Auto Show is more than a showroom of new model year vehicles — it’s an event!

The Floor

It’s a beauty – plan your trip now by checking out the floor plan to see all your favorite makes and models. Whether you’re shopping for a new car or you just can’t get enough ‘new car smell’ in your life, the floor is chuck full of eye candy!

2017 Connecticut Auto Show Floorplan
Ride & Drive at the Connecticut Auto Show

Find love at first gear!  Get behind the wheel and go for a spin around the Convention Center with complimentary test drives from Toyota all weekend of the Camry, C-HR, Prius Prime and RAV4!  Check out our Ride & Drive page for more details.

Supercar Showcase

Che bella!  Check out our Supercar Showcase featuring the 2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta, the 2016 Lamborghini Huracan and the 2017 Ferrari TDF. Spend a few moments with these Italian supercars – it will be “Amore a prima vista!

ALL-NEW for 2018!  Restoration Garage


A display of meticulously restored Cobras and Camaros, including an SS Camaro, a Z/28 Camaro, two 427 Cobras, and a Slab Side Cobra. Pick a favorite and vote for “The People’s Choice Award.”  Muscle cars restored by Connecticut Custom Car in Enfield, CT.

Memory Lane

If all the latest and greatest models on the market aren’t enough, cruise down Memory Lane and admire timeless vehicles from the glory of automotive yesteryear. Sponsored by Klingberg Family Centers.

This year, see your great grandfather’s EV – a 1922 Detroit Electric 90B, an early luxury electric vehicle. Also, check out a replica of the world’s first four-wheeled automobile – the 1886 Daimler Motor Carriage, built by William Eggers of Goshen, CT.

Military Vehicle Showcase

We’re covering all of our 4-wheeled bases this year at the Connecticut Auto Show – check out this Armored Security Vehicle in the U.S. Army National Guard’s display!

Drive a Forza Simulator, only in the Ford exhibit booth!

Think you have what it takes to win behind the wheel? Blur the racing line – and the lines of reality – in the Forza Simulator. Speeding is encouraged in the Ford display!

Nissan’s interactive Star Wars Virtual Reality Cube

Alert all commands! A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… now this weekend in the Nissan booth, only at the Connecticut Auto Show!

Delve into Star Wars: The Last Jedi via the VR Cube to “Master the Drive.” Virtual reality will teach you about Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility systems and safety features that help drivers stay on target, such as emergency braking, blind-spot warning and ProPILOT Assist.

A little help with gas for that new car…

Take our brief survey to enter for a chance to win a year’s worth of Citgo TriCLEAN™ gasoline! And be sure to stop by the CITGO booth on Sunday, November 19th to meet Miss Connecticut!


*Events, attractions and vehicles shown are subject to change without notice.