Tulsa Auto Show comes to Expo Center from Thursday to Sunday
BY NOUR HABIB World Scene Writer
Thursday, March 14, 2013
3/14/13 at 4:50 AM
The Tulsa Auto Show will be at the Expo Center, 4145 E. 21st St., Thursday through Sunday.
Charles Taber, general manager of the show, said the event seeks to bring all the new makes and models of cars under one roof so people shopping for cars can make comparisons more easily.
Cars from more than 30 manufacturers will be displayed at the show.
Even those who are not planning on buying a car will enjoy the show, Taber said.
"It also gives the public an opportunity to kind of daydream a little bit," he said.
Those who hope to one day drive a Porsche or buy a Mercedes can see one of their dream cars up close and talk to the manufacturers about them.
Taber describes the event as a way to show off the "past, present and future of the automotive world."
More than 200 classic cars will be in the show's vintage section, and 2014 models that cannot yet be found in dealerships will also be on display.
Also at the show will be Danny "The Count" Koker. He had a recurring role in the History Channel reality shows "Pawn Stars" and "American Restoration" and now stars in his own spin-off, "Counting Cars," on the channel.
Koker will be at the show from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday to greet fans and sign autographs.
In an interview this week with the Tulsa World, Koker said his interest in cars began early. He grew up in Detroit, and many of his relatives worked for Ford Motor Co.
"Between my father and my uncles, there were always classic cars and muscle cars and hot rods and motorcycles," he said.
Koker said his current collection of close to 60 cars is "all over the place," not just limited to one or two types of cars like most collectors.
Koker said what attracts him in a car is its style.
"Some cars are good mechanically, some cars are not good mechanically. Some cars perform well and handle well, other cars just don't perform well and handle well," he said.
But while you can modify a vehicle to make it perform better, "you can't hide an ugly car," he said.
The second season of "Counting Cars" starts April 9.
Hours for the Tulsa Auto Show are 2-10 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $8, and free for kids younger than 12 who are accompanied by an adult. Visit tulsaworld.com/autoshow for a $2 discount coupon.
For more information, call 918-742-2626 or visit tulsaworld.com/autoshow
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The Tulsa Auto Show will be at the Expo Center, 4145 E. 21st St., Thursday through Sunday. Courtesy
Danny Koker of the History Channel's "Counting Cars" will be at the show to greet fans and sign autographs on Saturday. Courtesy
More than 200 classic cars will be on display at the show. Courtesy
The Audi R8 GT LMS Test Car, a high-performance vehicle built for endurance races, will be on display at the show. Courtesy