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Indy Auto Show marks 100-year anniversary

Marty Murphy, Indy Auto Show manager Marty Murphy, Indy Auto Show manager

If you're in the market for a new car – or just like checking out new models – head to the Indiana Convention Center for the Indianapolis Auto Show.

This year marks the 100th anniversary for the event, making it the second longest-running auto show in the country.

Thirty-nine auto manufacturers from around the world are displaying their 2014 models. Marty Murphy, auto show manager, talked about what's hot this year.

"Sporty is still a big attraction. With gas prices being down, fuel economy's not the highlight that it has been in previous shows," said Murphy, who added that Camaros and Mustangs are still very popular.

One interesting feature this year is the test drive with Camp Jeep.

"Camp Jeep's very popular because you get that interactive experience. We have a professional driver that comes in and takes your whole family over rough terrain and over a large hill. It's just an off-road experience in the warmth and comfort of the indoors convention center," Murphy said.

Even if you're not ready to buy, it's a good chance to see what's on offer from manufacturers, under one roof.

"The great thing is, you can come with your whole family. Maybe you're not in the market for a mini van for another year. You can come in; take the car seats out, check it out and see which vehicle you like and then do the comparison shopping. Hopefully when you are ready you can visit the dealer with great product knowledge and make a great choice," said Murphy.

The event runs now through January 1st. Admission is $7 for adults and free for children twelve and under. All U.S. active duty personnel, police and fire departments get in free with ID.

See ticket info and scheduling here.


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