With a theme of “The Roaring Twentieth,” the 20th Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Show returns today to Lehigh University’s Goodman Campus in Bethlehem.
Running through Sunday, the event has grown and features 130,000 square feet of space showcasing new makes and models of cars, trucks, sport utility vehicles, vans and motorcycles from 32 manufacturers.
A preview gala was held Wednesday night at Lehigh University’s Stabler Arena, where the Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Dealers Association made a $100,000 donation to the Children’s Hospital at Lehigh Valley Hospital of Salisbury Township.
In previous years, in addition to Stabler Arena and Rauch Field House, there was a tent set up in the southeast parking lot adjacent to the buildings. This year, a second tent has been added, and the tents are named Goodman Halls A and B, respectively.
Also for the first time, beer is available for purchase.
The 2017 auto show is a four-day event and will be open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. today through Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for senior citizens (55 and older) and children 6-14 and $25 for a family four-pack. Admission for children 5 and younger is free, as is parking.
Click HERE for a photo gallery of the auto show.
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