VIP tours, Ask the Expert to be offered at Washington Auto Show

VIP tours, Ask the Expert to be offered at Washington Auto Show

In a reprise of their success last year, longtime auto journalists John Davis and Les Jackson will again offer VIP tours at the Washington Auto Show, and auto writer Alvin Jones will be added to the lineup.

But show guests can get an insiderês perspective before they hit the show floor. Washington Post auto columnist Warren Brown again will host the Ask the Expert booth at the main entrance to the Auto Show, where he will present the trends shaping the industry.

John Davis is the Emmy Award-winning producer, host and creator of MotorWeek, tvês original and longest running automotive series. Davis can be seen and heard throughout the country over PBS stations and the Velocity cable networks. As host of MotorWeek, Davis puts all the new car models through extensive road tests. Davis and MotorWeek have worked in recent years with the U.S. Department of Energy to promote public awareness of alternative fuels.

Les Jackson, a professional auto journalist who test drives and reviews some 100 new vehicles a year from all manufacturers, is familiar with the operation and engineering specifications of the vehicles, all of which are available in the U.S. His new-vehicle reviews and technical and how-to articles have appeared in prominent publications for more than 25 years. Jackson also is co-host and technical expert on –Cruise Control,” a nationally syndicated radio program devoted to all aspects of the automotive world. Additionally, he has also restored 16 classic cars and authored hundreds of how-to articles on car restoration.

Alvin Jones, a host of –Planet Vehicle” and the –Womenês Business Report” on Washington, DCês News Channel 8, is a multimedia commentator who knows how to reach his audience. Jones is also well known in the DC market for his jazz expertise as host of the hit shows –Slow Jam” on WKYS-FM and –The Quiet Storm” on WHUR-FM. A former media personality with BET, Jones created the persona –The Unseen VJ” and hosted and produced several music video programs for the network.

Warren Brown, award-winning syndicated auto writer and Washington Post columnist, will host the Ask the Expert booth during both weekends of the Auto Show from 11 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

VIP tours will cost $40 per person and are scheduled as follows:

« Jackson: Saturday, Jan. 23, at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 24, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Thursday, Jan. 28, at 6 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 31 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

« Jones: Saturday, Jan. 23, at 10 a.m. and 12:00 noon; Sunday, Jan. 24, at 10 a.m. and 12 noon, and Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 6 pm.

« Davis: Saturday, Jan. 30, at 11 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Additional weekday tours are pending. Interested show visitors will be invited to register at

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