Friday, November 30, 2012

Washington D.C. Auto Show Driving toward 2013 Dates

In 2013, The Washington Auto Show® will move its show dates to February 1 for 10 days, according to the show’s producer, the Washington Area New Automobile Dealers Association (WANADA).
The largest public show in Washington, and a can’t miss family tradition, The Washington Auto Show is scheduled from Feb. 1 -10, with Jan. 30 and Jan. 31 serving as special preview days for media, government and industry.
“Only The Washington Auto Show can bring together the latest in safety and technology as well as consumer promotions and lots of fun; indeed, “It is the hottest ticket” in town,” said Robert Fogarty, show chairman and CEO of Sport Automotive.
In 2013, the show will have a new floor plan and many new features, including a Luxury Showcase with 11 luxury brands together on the first level and the Exotic Car area. The Advanced Technology SuperHighway Café will house the latest innovations in safety, sustainability and technology.
At the same time, the show draws a massive, diverse and affluent audience with its showcase of stars and cars, cutting-edge technologies, contests and car giveaways.
Look for the display of more than 700 new vehicles by over 42 domestic and import manufacturers offering a showcase of cars, trucks, mini-vans, sport utility vehicles. The show fills the 750,000 square-foot space with two-levels of advanced exhibits.

Jan. 30: Public Policy Day on Capitol Hill – “The Policy Summit” presented by National Journal and The Washington Auto Show in Caucus Room of the Cannon House Office Building
Jan. 31:8 am-5 pm Public Policy Day at Walter E. Washington Convention Center –announcements from automakers and industry for officials in government, industry and media
Jan. 31, 5-8 pm Sneak Peek Preview Reception-exclusive to Members of Congress, Ambassadors, regulators, industry and media
Jan. 31, 7 pm Reception and 8 pm Dinner for Keith Crain/Automotive News Lifetime Achievement Award to Edsel Ford II. (Contact
Feb. 1-10: Public Days – Open to the public

WHERE: The Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC.
Exterior of Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington DC

Embassy Suites Dulles Airport is offering Special Overnight Packages - Perfect for all DC Auto Show Attendees

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Daily Infographic

Daily Infographic | Turkey & Travel: How We Celebrate Thanksgiving [Infographic]

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Turkey & Travel: How We Celebrate Thanksgiving [Infographic]

Posted: 07 Nov 2012 06:00 AM PST

One of my all time favorite holidays has to be Thanksgiving. A day solely devoted to eating, drinking, napping, football and family is always a great time. Turkey, potatoes, green bean casserole, stuffing, pecan pie, gravy, cranberry sauce, corn, gravy, etc. Ugh I’m drooling already. Apparently though, these Thanksgiving foods were not always the main entrees.

In fact, the first Thanksgiving between the fabled Pilgrims and Indians included goose, duck, deer, fish, shellfish and eel. I don’t know how many households are gonna eat eel this Thanksgiving but I can bet it won’t be a whole lot. In fact, Thanksgiving wasn’t even widely celebrated until Lincoln’s incumbency in 1863 in suggestion from Sarah Hale. Other interesting facts in this infographic include where Turkeys are raised, the total weight of Turkeys raised in terms of EMPIRE STATE BUILDINGS, some myth-busting as far as Tryptophan is concerned, and travel facts about this holiday. All in all, I’m pumped about Thanksgiving this year and I cannot wait to get super stuffed and pass out on a couch in front of a blaring football game. Cheers ya’ll. [via]

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