MUST DO: Seattle Auto Show! (Oct. 15-19)

If you’ve ever been called a “gear head,” “wrench monkey,” “car nerd,” or if your blood is full synthetic mixed with a splash of 10% ethanol — you’re gonna want to scratch out a few hours (or days) off your schedule to the Seattle Auto Show starting Wendesday (10/15) at 1pm and running through Sunday (10/19) at 5pm at the CenturyLink Field Events Center!

What will you see? No big deal, just close to 500 cars, trucks, SUV’s, crossovers, compacts, luxury, sports cars, hybrids, diesel, and plug-ins to start. Follow that up with Exotics & Supercars like Lamborghini, Ferrari, Maserati, Rolls Royce, and Bentley to name a few and you’re starting to get a taste of what you’ll experience.

Oh, and this thing.

And this.

This, too.

And a HUUUUUGE thanks to the incredible folks over at the Seattle Auto Show for giving me the 2014 International Car of the Year AND a IIHS Top Safety Pick – the Kia Cadenza – to drive for the week! This car goes far & above any other vehicle that I’ve ever driven, loaded with everything from adaptive headlights, a heated steering wheel (heated and COOLED seats!), and paddle shifting – it’s safe to say that I’m totally in love and probably won’t (but will) give it back.

(Advanced Smart Cruise Control is heaven, by the way. I don’t know how we lived without it for so long)

And that’s not even scratching the surface of the additional showcases you’ll be witnessing! There will be test drives featuring more than a dozen car-makers showing you their hottest models, an Xbox One Tour where you can play around with the new Surface Pro 3, or you can learn how to actually (and finally) take care of your car with Griot’s Garage Official Customizing Center. Even LeMay – America’s Car Museum – will be there. That’s a show within a show, or “showception” as I like to call it. ( You’ve seen Inception, right? C’mon, follow along)

If you change your own tires, bleed your own brakes, know what a timing belt is (or you’ve never heard of those things in your life) — you owe it to yourself to check out what’s happening at the CenturyLink Field Events Center this week.

Learn more at, and don’t forget to follow @SeaAutoShow on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook for more sneak peeks of what you’ll be seeing this year!

About justin

Justin grew up a country boy in a female-dominated family that smoothed him into the softie he is today. A Seattle radio personality since 2007, he's perfected the art of never taking himself seriously and isn't afraid to cry at movies. Find him riding a scooter (nicknamed "Ivy" after Blue Ivy Carter) through the mean streets of Queen Anne in Seattle or twitter-stalking the Seattle Mariners!