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Auto Show Comes To Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) -- This has been a rebound year for the auto industry.

Now, as Mike Schuh reports, the crowds are also back at the auto show in downtown Baltimore.

WJZ got to go behind the scenes as the auto show rolls into town. From sport cars to exotics to hybrids, the show has 400 new cars. Well, vehicles---the best-selling machine is a truck.

"The Ford F-150 is the best-selling vehicle in the United States for the past 10-12 years and this new one is all aluminium," said Peter Kitzmiller, MD Auto Dealers Association.

And that means this is the first chance for people to see one in person---or to drive one.

"We have gone the last three years to a more ride-and-drive format. We have more than 30 cars you can drive in downtown Baltimore to add to the experience of just coming to look at the cars," he said.

The magazine duPont Registry came with exotics.

"This is the justification for a higher education. These are the creme de la crme, the most expensive, the most high performance. That's what our magazine is," said Andrew Neighbors, duPont Registry. "We got the celebrities, the ball players, all those guys."

There's something here for everyone---so go ahead and dream.

"You can't buy a car here but you can certainly do a lot of homework if you're in the market to buy a car," said Kitzmiller.

The show runs from noon on Wednesday until Sunday night. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children.

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