Ok friends, I get to share with you a chance to get up and close to any car buffs dreams. On the 15th of November, My family and I got to take part in the annual Tampa bay International Auto show. We were invited to the show by a vendor who wanted to show off their 2015 line up.
Before I get to the car show, let me tell you about what I had the privilege of driving. My wife works with some awesome contacts on her blog Organic Mommy Today. This event was offered to us by Mazda. We took the new Mazda CX-5 SUV out for a spin. This truck is nice. It is Powered by a 155-hp 2.0l 4 cylinder motor that averages 26 city and 35 highway. This puppy is quite comfortable. I am not a small dude standing at a whopping 6′ 3″. I find that some vehicles do not like to accommodate my legs. You should have seen me try to drive my little Porsche 944. I had to roll in and out as it was so low to the ground and almost felt I was sitting on the steering wheel once in. Have not had much luck with small Pickups as well.
The Mazda CX-5 gave me much room to breath however. One other aspect I like is while I had room, so did the passenger behind me (Another draw back to being over 6′ in the world of automobiles). The CX-5 drove very well and hugged the road better then most SUVs. If you have driven some SUVs you know where I am going with this, but it did not have the large swaying you get with some SUVs. It has a wheelbase of 106 inches, and can maneuver well in traffic or open road. With all the bells and whistles, I can see myself in a CX-5.
A few other cars I could see my self in are the Jeep Wrangler. This truck has always been a dream of mine. If you want to send me something for Christmas, A Jeep on 40″ tires with 8 to 10 inch Skyjacker suspension and Borla Exhaust, I would be very grateful. Heck just a Jeep Wrangler 5 speed and I would do the rest.
Other vendors that were at the event were vendors such as Ford, Toyota, Chevy, Kia, Honda, Volvo, Subaru, VW, BMW, Audi, Porsche, Mercedes, and a few exotics. Check out the Pics Below to see some of what they had to show:
I hope you enjoyed the Pics. There where many more Awesome Cars on display at this event. I Could never fit them all on one page. You also had a chance to learn about performance, quality, the newest trends, and much more talking to the different vendors at the show. The next Venue will be at the Phoenix convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona and Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida from November 27th through the 30th. Check out the event if you can.
Happy Turkey Day All!
To See more on the Auto Shows and see if any are in your area, Check out Motor Trends Auto Shows HERE!
For more information on the Mazda CX-5, or any other in their line of Autos, Click HERE!
To Visit my wife’s Blog, Where she will also be Featuring her take on the Auto Show and test drive, Click HERE!