Philly Auto Show Will Rev Your Engine

I once had a nightmare that Mayor Nutter and all of the local college mascots were chasing me in exotic million-dollar cars while Ben Franklin and Betsy Ross cheered them on.

That nightmare has become a reality.

Mayor Nutter will ceremoniously drive the first vehicle into the Pennsylvania Convention Center and hold a brief press conference on Wednesday to officially welcome the 2010 Philadelphia International Auto Show back to the city.

The mayor will be cheered on by a host of Philadelphia notables -- including Ben Franklin, Betsy Ross, Swoop of the Eagles, Hip Hop of the 76ers, SocceRoo of the Kixx, Will D. Cat of Villanova, Penn’s Quaker, the LaSalle Explorer as well as Hawk of Saint Joe’s.

The wheels are scheduled to start rolling around 1:30 p.m.

You can head down on Saturday. The floor opens to the public at 9 a.m. and the show runs through Feb. 7.

Headlining the show will be an expanded DUB Live! Exhibit, classic race car museum, and expanded vintage displays. This year’s featured exotic car is the sleek Aston Martin DBS, while the more nature-friendly Cadillac Escalade Hybrid steals the green spotlight.

The Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia will continue its tradition of donating one dollar for every Auto Show ticket sold to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia through the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation.

Tickets are $10 for adults during the week and $12 on the weekends. Children under 6 get in FREE and seniors and children 7 to 12 pay $6.

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