Thursday, March 13 - Sunday, March 16

More than just a car show


dialed bmx sports

The Dialed Action Sports Team is made up of some of the best professional BMX riders performing some of the biggest tricks in the sport. Many of them have competed in the Dew Tour, X-games, and other world competitions. Together the team travels around the country performing their gravity-defying stunts for special events and also provides education on bike safety, anti-bullying, and drug awareness for schools. Be sure to catch a show and see them ride the ramps on their bikes and rollerblades. These guys are sure to keep you entertained!

mustang's 50th anniversary

2014 celebrates the 50th anniversary of one of America's favorite muscle cars - the Ford Mustang. We are paying homage to this classic with a special anniversary display of the Mustang through the years. Taking a step back in time, you will see the changes in body style and marvel at some great classics.

Ryan Shazier

Come meet Ryan Shazier, former Ohio State Buckeyes linebacker! Shazier is considered one of the top linebackers in college history and is sure to have a high pick in the upcoming 2014 NFL Draft. He will be at the Auto Show to say hi, take pictures, and sign autographs. Come by The Fan Lounge from 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm on Saturday, March 15 to meet Ryan!

Nationwide Nascar Series

Show Car & Racing Simulator

Nationwide Insurance will be bringing the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series Chevy Camaro show car and racing simulator to the Columbus International Auto Show. Attendees are invited to take a photo with the 700 horsepower stock car, as well as test their on-track skills in the racing simulator!

Bobby Carpenter

Tailgate with T-Bone

Kickoff your Saturday at the 97.1 The Fan’s Tailgate with Jonathon T-Bone Smith and Bobby Carpenter at the RAM display from noon – 2:00 pm. Test your skill against former OSU and NFL lineman Bobby Carpenter with basketball and RAM trivia, basketball shooting, and cornhole. Win a mini helmet and get Bobby’s autograph. Get registered to win one of two TVs just in time to catch all of the basketball madness! Join the fun at the RAM display!


Classic Cars

The Columbus International Auto Show is known for the great classic cars on display. Each year over 20 beautiful classics line the hallways of the convention center so you can experience a bit of the past before entering the show to see all the newest models. This year's classics range from a 1964 Pontiac GTO to a 1982 Hurst Olds 442 to the C5R ALMS Corvette - Chassis #9 driven by the one and only Dale Earnhardt Jr.!

the fan

The Fan Lounge

Come support the Buckeyes in their quest for the Big 10 Championship at The Fan Lounge, Thursday through Saturday! On Saturday, make sure to stop by between 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm to play games, win some fun prizes, and meet with The Fan Girls and Ryan Shazier. Enjoy the Auto Show & Go Bucks!

Columbus Zoo

Zoo Animals

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium ranks among the top in the nation, made famous with a lot of help from Columbus-favorite Jungle Jack Hanna. Aiming to lead and inspire, the zoo continues to educate by connecting people to wildlife. They will be bringing an array of creatures to the Auto Show on Saturday and Sunday. Check our schedule for times and be sure to stop by to pet a peguin, sloth, snake, dingo, and other exotic animals!


Matt The Balloon Guy

Matt has been twisting balloons since his freshman year of high school when he went to the library to find 'How To' books on balloon twisting. A quick study, Matt soon started honing his craft at parties and restaurants. Over the years balloons have taken Matt to some pretty exotic locations and events: the Cayman Islands, trade shows in many states, NASCAR races, thousands of locations in and around Ohio, and even a brief stint in Europe - he's done balloons in 24 states and 7 countries! And trust us, this guy can make ANYTHING!

face painting

Face Painting

Jen is a talented artist who sees faces as a blank canvas. From elaborate full face artwork to intricate face doodles, she will constantly wow you with her creations. The kids are sure to love her!

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