Ride-n-Drives draw long lines
as does the return of Camp Jeep
Luckily, the snow on Washingtons streets that fell on the Auto Show preview was cleared in time for the always popular ride-n-drives in new models around the Convention Center. Offering the event this year were six automakers: Cadillac, Kia, Subaru, Toyota, Scion, and Volkswagen.
One particularly popular exhibit at the WAS had a car that was not available for driving, the 1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe. It was shown with much fanfare by the Historic Vehicle Association on Media Day and drew large crowds throughout the show. The coupe will be the first car added to the U.S. Historic Register, archived in the Library of Congress. For a complete Cobra Coupe story, see WANADA Bulletin #4-14, Jan. 31, 2014, Washington Auto Show Special, www.wanada.org.
After a hiatus of several years, Camp Jeep returned to the WAS to an ever supportive cadre of Auto Show attendees, who, as in previous years, queued up continuously for the popular attraction.Download Bulletin PDF