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By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | February 11, 2012
They came to the Motor Trend International Auto Show in Baltimore with five cars on their list and a plan to narrow it down to three. "We're moving out of the minivan category because we're now 50-somethings with no kids to haul," said Mindy Doring, who was checking out the inside of a Hyundai Elantra with a sticker price of $16,445 and 40 miles per gallon on the highway. "It's now about comfort and the ability to throw down the seats and move a piece of furniture. " Doring and her husband, Mark, came from their home in Catonsville to shop and were part of the all-business category among attendees of the show, which runs through Sunday at the Baltimore Convention Center.
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By Naomi Eide | September 24, 2014
The Laurel Board of Trade's annual Riverfest, a scenic kickoff to fall featuring Laurel's Riverfront Park, will include an auto show for the first time. The Board of Trade added the Cruising at Riverfest auto show "to do something different that would attract people to Riverfest," said Maureen Rogers, the Laurel Board of Trade's administrative coordinator. Riverfest was created to highlight Riverfront Park, the winding park and paved walkway along the Patuxent River. Located just off Main and Avondale streets, Riverfront Park is "one of Laurel's best kept secrets," said Sean LeVere, co-chairman of Riverfest.
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By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | February 12, 2011
Elaine and Bill Phillips already own seven cars, but they may be in the market for another. The Millersville couple came to the 2011 Motor Trend International Auto Show at the Baltimore Convention Center on Saturday to get a look at the Chevrolet Volt, the plug-in electric vehicle recently introduced by General Motors. "We're car people," said Elaine Phillips, adding that she and her husband visit the show every winter and liked what they saw this time. "It's more exciting this year because of all the hybrids and the electric car," she said.
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By Jacques Kelly | February 8, 2014
The Mercedes-Benz stood just less than $30,000 away from its admirers at Baltimore's auto show, where the sporty crimson sedan held its own among the competitors for looks, test sit-downs and aspirations of ownership. "It's really an entry-level model," Valley Motors sales agent Jim Olney said Saturday. "And at that price, it gets people into a Mercedes. People can say, 'I own a Mercedes.'" Olney said the newly introduced Mercedes CLA 250, which offers a lower price than other models featured by the legendary auto maker, aims "to bring customers into the brand.
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By Naomi Eide | September 24, 2014
The Laurel Board of Trade's annual Riverfest, a scenic kickoff to fall featuring Laurel's Riverfront Park, will include an auto show for the first time. The Board of Trade added the Cruising at Riverfest auto show "to do something different that would attract people to Riverfest," said Maureen Rogers, the Laurel Board of Trade's administrative coordinator. Riverfest was created to highlight Riverfront Park, the winding park and paved walkway along the Patuxent River. Located just off Main and Avondale streets, Riverfront Park is "one of Laurel's best kept secrets," said Sean LeVere, co-chairman of Riverfest.
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By Jacques Kelly | February 8, 2014
The Mercedes-Benz stood just less than $30,000 away from its admirers at Baltimore's auto show, where the sporty crimson sedan held its own among the competitors for looks, test sit-downs and aspirations of ownership. "It's really an entry-level model," Valley Motors sales agent Jim Olney said Saturday. "And at that price, it gets people into a Mercedes. People can say, 'I own a Mercedes.'" Olney said the newly introduced Mercedes CLA 250, which offers a lower price than other models featured by the legendary auto maker, aims "to bring customers into the brand.
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By Ted Shelsby | January 16, 1992
The Monday hours for the auto show at Baltimore Convention Center and Festival Hall listed in the Thursday auto section were incorrect. The correct hours are 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.* The Sun regrets the error.If you have any thoughts of replacing that rusty old buggy sitting in the driveway, now is the best time to see everything the industry has to offer.Auto manufacturers from around the world will be wheeling their latest models into town this week and putting them on display in the Baltimore Convention Center and adjacent Festival Hall as part of the eighth annual International Auto Show.
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By Annie Linskey and Annie Linskey,annie.linskey@baltsun.com | February 16, 2009
Even though economic trends point downward, Marylanders wandering yesterday through the 2009 model year cars and trucks on display at the Motor Trend International Auto Show in Baltimore said they wanted to buy. "We are going to get a car," said Gary Bonner, 43, of Pikesville. "We are ready to buy any time," said Chris Awatt, 44, of Carroll County as he and his wife checked out a Chevrolet Equinox. "It is hard not too look," said Johnny Watcher, 44, of Severn. He is "very seriously thinking" about buying a Hummer.
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By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,Staff Writer | January 22, 1994
Procrastinators' alert: You have just two more days to see this year's Auto Show. Two days to check out more than 300 of the industry's latest offerings in the comfort of a one-stop shopping environment at the Baltimore Convention Center.To make things a bit easier, here's some of what's new on these cars:Chevrolet has taken the top off its Camaro, and it brought back the Impala SS, which looks a lot like the Caprice, but comes only in black. The S-10 pickup has been redesigned. GMC offers its own version of the S-10, call Sonoma.
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By MICHAEL ONEAL and MICHAEL ONEAL,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | January 10, 2006
DETROIT -- Even after the high-stepping drum band, the deafening roar of 1960s era Camaros, the strobe spotlights and blaring mood music, Robert Lutz, General Motors Corp.'s chiseled vice chairman, couldn't escape the gloom and doom. Yesterday, the auto giant's Chevrolet division wowed the North American International Auto Show here by introducing its hottest new "concept" car in years - a muscular, low-slung echo of the vintage Camaro. But as a scrum of international journalists crushed in around Lutz to discuss the new car and the possibility of it coming to showroom, it took only minutes for someone to ask whether it was true that General Motors is teetering on the edge of bankruptcy.
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By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | February 11, 2012
They came to the Motor Trend International Auto Show in Baltimore with five cars on their list and a plan to narrow it down to three. "We're moving out of the minivan category because we're now 50-somethings with no kids to haul," said Mindy Doring, who was checking out the inside of a Hyundai Elantra with a sticker price of $16,445 and 40 miles per gallon on the highway. "It's now about comfort and the ability to throw down the seats and move a piece of furniture. " Doring and her husband, Mark, came from their home in Catonsville to shop and were part of the all-business category among attendees of the show, which runs through Sunday at the Baltimore Convention Center.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2011
James Keefe Donahue, former president and CEO of Industrial Shows of America Inc. who also was producer of the International Auto Show and Chesapeake Bay Boat Show, died June 23 of heart failure at Good Samaritan Hospital. The Lutherville resident was 88. Mr. Donahue was born and raised in Arlington, Mass., and was a 1942 graduate of Belmont High School. He enlisted in the Army in 1943 and served with an infantry unit in Europe, receiving a battlefield commission. At the Battle of the Bulge, he established a roadblock that held off the advance of a German unit.
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By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | February 12, 2011
Elaine and Bill Phillips already own seven cars, but they may be in the market for another. The Millersville couple came to the 2011 Motor Trend International Auto Show at the Baltimore Convention Center on Saturday to get a look at the Chevrolet Volt, the plug-in electric vehicle recently introduced by General Motors. "We're car people," said Elaine Phillips, adding that she and her husband visit the show every winter and liked what they saw this time. "It's more exciting this year because of all the hybrids and the electric car," she said.
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By John-John Williams IV | john-john.williams@baltsun.com | February 15, 2010
Wearing a giddy smile, Marian Harrington sat behind the wheel of a gleaming Toyota Camry Sunday, waving from the sunroof of the silver sedan like a daytime game-show winner. A retired physical therapist from Perry Hall, Harrington, 63, came to the 2010 Motor Trend International Auto Show in Baltimore with her husband to decide on a new car purchase. Even though she clutched a sheet of paper listing the names of nearly a dozen models recently recalled by Toyota, the Harringtons said they would not abandon their favorite car manufacturer.
BUSINESS
January 12, 2010
Electric, hybrid and small cars will grab center stage at the Detroit auto show this week, as the industry adapts to a world reshaped by recession and environmental worries. Ford wants to build on success in midsize sedans and reignite small-car sales, while Hyundai aims to extend last year's triumph in budget-conscious models. GM and Chrysler will start fresh with electric vehicles but also try to boost their small-car credibility. Toyota hopes to solidify its dominance in hybrids. The new models must be successful if automakers are to reverse last year's 21 percent sales plunge.
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By Annie Linskey and Annie Linskey,annie.linskey@baltsun.com | February 16, 2009
Even though economic trends point downward, Marylanders wandering yesterday through the 2009 model year cars and trucks on display at the Motor Trend International Auto Show in Baltimore said they wanted to buy. "We are going to get a car," said Gary Bonner, 43, of Pikesville. "We are ready to buy any time," said Chris Awatt, 44, of Carroll County as he and his wife checked out a Chevrolet Equinox. "It is hard not too look," said Johnny Watcher, 44, of Severn. He is "very seriously thinking" about buying a Hummer.
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By KEVIN COWHERD | February 12, 2009
Hear the one about the slumping auto industry? It was in a recent Doonesbury. Guy walks into a car dealership and looks at an SUV the size of a battleship. Beleaguered salesman offers the guy 50 percent off. Guy says, "No thanks, just looking." Salesman says, "OK, I'll take another 30 percent off because you're wearing a red sweater." "Sorry, not interested," the guy says. Crazed with desperation, the salesman says he'll let the car go for the cost of prepping it. "And that's with the in-vehicle HD system!"
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