2016 Washington Auto Show: Start your imagination


2016 Washington Auto Show: Start Your Imagination

What’s headed down the road at the 2016 Washington Auto Show? Well, Kimatni Rawlins, Leeann Brzozowski and Automotive Rhythms invite you behind the scenes to witness the latest technologies, luxuries and necessities shaping your new ride. We hope you are looking forward to next month when the best of international engineering convenes in the nation’s capital.

The Washington Auto Show has become a beloved annual tradition among Washingtonians, who marvel at the growing display of stars and cars, mobility technologies, contests, giveaways and mascots. More than 700 new vehicles from over 42 domestic and import manufacturers will fill the 750,000-square-foot space with two levels of advanced exhibits.

Brand new for this year the Washington Auto Show announces the first “ART-of-Motion” exhibit, an avant-garde design experience that befits the culture of Washington, D.C., as it hosts a tier-one show on the global auto show circuit.

In cooperation with Automotive Rhythms, the trendsetting urban automotive media group, the cutting-edge car art display will feature a 6,000-square-foot exhibit of experiential graphic backdrops consisting of bikes, fashion, autos and murals. Nationally celebrated illustrator, Demont Pinder aka “Peekaso,” along with Ed the Artist and Jamaal Lamaaj will paint at the art display and at least 10 manufacturers will exhibit specially commissioned art cars for the occasion. Meanwhile, fashion models posing as picturesque figurines will align inventive fusion and entertainment to delight the senses.

“ART-of-Motion promises to thrill auto enthusiasts and art lovers alike,” said John O’Donnell, president of the Washington Area New Automobile Dealers Association, producer of The Washington Auto Show. “This partnership expands the Washington Auto Show’s niche as a host of connective and innovative exhibits that, quite literally, put a new perspective on the auto industry.”

“Undeniably an enticing attraction for a tier-one auto show, this spectacle will finally portray automobiles as we understand them, works of impressive beauty and innovative design,” said Kimatni Rawlins, president and publisher of Automotive Rhythms.

The ART-of-Motion feature will be located on the lower level of the two-level Walter E. Washington Convention Center. On Saturday, Jan. 23, from noon to 4 pm. GM’s young designers will style a new Chevrolet sports car in real time for showgoers to experience. Toyota will host an interactive art installation Sunday, Jan. 24, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. with the new RAV4 by Blind Whino SW Arts Club who will also design the exhibit space. Additionally, Shoe City, Mazda, Dodge, Kia, MINI, Jaguar and Lamborghini will feature specially painted art cars. In addition, there will be an artful mix of two-wheel excitement representing the world of sportbikes as well as cruisers from Garwood Custom Cycles, Wise Choice Customs, Myrtle West Customs and Camtech Custom Baggers. Specialty partners include Mothers Car Care, Exotic Vehicle Wraps and Street Dreamz Customs. Lastly, ART-of-Motion will feature a hometown favorite Washington Redskins themed Slingshot.

The show runs from January 22 – 31. Hours are noon ­- 9 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, noon – 10 p.m. on Fridays, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Saturdays, and from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Sundays. The show will close at 6 p.m. on its final day, Jan. 31.So gear up and rev your emotions for the auto show in D.C.