MIAMI (CBSMiami) –The Miami International Auto Show is back and it has every car-type in the spectrum for drivers with a need for speed to a penchant for going green.
To celebrate Maserati’s 100th anniversary and kick off the car show, 100 customer-driven Maseratis drove from Perez Art Museum Miami to the Miami Beach Convention Center.
“These are people who love to drive, but more than anything they love to hear their engines,” said Peter Grady CEO of Maserati.
Starting Friday, the 44th annual show will run for 10 days at the Miami Beach Convention Center at 1901 Convention Center Drive.
Besides the hot new rides and concept cars on display, several attractions are returning. This year Camp Jeep, Havana Classics and Memory Lane are all back for guests to enjoy. You can also check out one of the most expensive cars in the world, a Pagani that cost 1.7 million dollars.
A show first, the Cars Meet Art exhibit is a new attraction inspired by urban graffiti art from Miami’s Wynwood District. Street artists have painted a variety of cars and matching murals that will be displayed throughout the show.
“I think people are really going to dig it. I’m a big auto fan myself, so this is doubly fun,” said artist Claudio Picasso.
There is also an interactive display where you can wrap your own car with your own art work.
Car-show goers will also have the opportunity to test drive a select number of cars via the Ride & Drive offer featured on the weekend and Veterans Day.
The event brings in more than $50 million to the area will give attendees the opportunity to win a new Chevrolet Camaro LT in this year’s annual giveaway.
For more information and ticket prices visit www.miamiautoshow.net.