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Washington Auto Show

This year's Washington Auto Show was held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in downtown DC and showcased automobiles from over 42 manufacturers. Ranging from vintage sports cars to the latest innovations in green technology, the cars on display drew viewers in with their vibrant colors and unique designs. In addition to the various vehicles on display, the show included contests, interactive displays, and even celebrity appearances.

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A Cadillac protoype vehicle, which is not yet available to the public, sits in the upstairs showroom.

A Cadillac protoype vehicle, which is not yet available to the public, sits in the upstairs showroom. 1Picture by Molly Ellison American auto-maker Chevy displays its eco-friendly, electric vehicle, the 2011 Chevy Volt. 2Picture by Molly EllisonItalian carmaker Fiat shows off a colorful car that has a unique paint-job designed by an artist. 3Picture by Molly EllisonFiat displays several wheel and hubcap designs at their modern booth in the auto shows upstairs showroom. 4Picture by Molly EllisonThe different parts of a car engine are displayed for auto show goers to get a better idea of what the motors in their cars are made of. 5Picture by Molly EllisonClever novelty signs hang at the auto show's merchandise booth. 6Picture by Molly Ellison A race track for remote controlled cars sits in the downstairs showroom for kids to play with. 7Picture by Molly EllisonThis historic sports-car boasts an impressive maroon and silver striped paint-job. Sports-car's owned by area residents were submitted into the auto show in addition to the models displayed by car manufacturers. 8Picture by Molly EllisonA 1958 Chevy Impala pays tribute to the 1973 George Lucas film, American Graffiti. 9Picture by Molly EllisonServing as a tribute to the classic film, Back to the Future, this 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 sits on display in the downstairs showroom. 10Picture by Molly EllisonThe hood of this bright red 1965 Mustang is propped open to reveal the cars impressive engine. 11Picture by Molly EllisonThe unconventional 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS impresses auto show goers, and will put a $183,000 dent in the pocket of anyone who decides to buy it. 12Picture by Molly EllisonThis 2008 Tesla Roadster has a unique paint job that changes from blue to green to purple, depending on the angle one views it from. It is also one of the many electric cars on display at the auto show. 13Picture by Molly EllisonThe Ohio State University's College of Engineering shows of one of its proudest creations, the world's fastest electric vehicle. 14Picture by Molly EllisonThis bright green, LI-ION Wave vehicle is 100% electric and will be available to the public December of this year. 15Picture by Molly Ellison

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  • Rex Turner (View Email) on February 4, 2011 at 10:04 PM
    Thanks for showiung some of the Mustangs and tv/movie cars.
  • TVR Dealer (View Email) on November 22, 2011 at 8:13 AM
    After seeing the site I doubt that Chrysler will make this.
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