PHOTOS: 2014 New England International Auto Show
Visitors viewed and test drove the latest models of cars, vans, trucks, and SUVs at the 57th annual showcase.
The biggest names in the auto industry gathered for the 57th New England International Auto Show this weekend, where visitors got a chance to choose from more than 500 vehicles to ogle and even test drive. The most luxurious of models—Lamborghinis, Aston Martins, and Bentleys—remained roped off and allowed only to be coveted from a distance, but there were plenty of interactive displays interspersed around the showcase as well. The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center housed the event—the largest auto showcase in New England—and a portion of proceeds benefited the South Boston Community Development Foundation.
The showcase runs until 6 p.m. this evening (note: box office closes at 5!), so you still have a chance to see it for yourself. Check out our highlights from the weekend below:
Housed at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in South Boston, the New England International Auto Show displays the latest models from 35 car lines.
Toyota’s TeenDrive 365 program informs visitors about the the dangers of distractions—such as texting and eating while driving—through a simulator at the auto show. The program encourages parents to pass on good driving habits to teenagers during their critical first year behind the wheel.
Presenters beckon visitors to get comfortable and try out the cars on display, such as this Infiniti Q50, a stylish entry-level sport sedan.
Diego from Nickleodeon’s Go Diego Go entertains the younger visitors to the Chrysler area.
Plenty of souvenirs from posters to toy cars are available for purchase at the auto show.
A Chevrolet Corvette is the centerpiece of the Tool & Equipment Connection, Inc., garage display.
Popular Mechanics magazine custom-painted a Kia Soul to embody the “youthful and fun spirit” of the Vans Warped Tour. The car is also outfitted with custom-built fiberglass body panels replacing the side windows and houses eight infinity eight-inch speakers, a 50-inch flat panel monitor, and a slide-out barbecue in the back.
Hyundai’s Walking Dead Zombie Survival Machine becomes a popular attraction among visitors.
The display brings the zombie apocalypse to the Convention Center…
…providing visitors with gory photo opportunities.
Guests are able to take a variety of models on a spin around the convention center, as well as sign up for test drives at local dealerships.
Below, check out the stand-out models from the showcase:
A yellow Gallardo is one of the models displayed by Lamborghini in the Million-Dollar Mile section, featuring the most luxurious, expensive, and coveted cars.
A 1969 Aston Martin DB6 is available for purchase for $395,000.
A luxurious Maserati GranTurismo convertible on display.
The Ford Fusion Titanium features 18-inch aluminum wheels and sport-stitched, leather-trimmed seats.
With a red carpet lining the path on the Million-Dollar Mile, visitors marveled at luxury cars like the Bentley Flying Spur.
A 2014 Porsche Cayman S was fully accessible for visitors to take a closer look at the redesigned mid-engine sports car.