Auto Pilots

Talk about Nero fiddling while Rome burns: When the Denver Auto Show opens to the public April 1 at the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street, GM will be touting new Corvettes and Cadillac station wagons for 2010, while Chrysler pushes out its all-electric Town & Country EV wagon and the big three pony up with an equine big three: a new corral of spanking new Chevy Camaros, Dodge Challengers and Ford Mustangs for buyers to lasso in the coming year. Economic downturn? Bankruptcies and bailouts? Not within these four walls.

Even if you’re banking on keeping your perfectly good vehicle in the driveway for another year, it never hurts to dream, and the auto show is all about dreams, showcasing everything from exotic sports cars to brave new technologies. On top of that, the tricked out custom cars and classic hot rods will keep your kids’ attention, as will the show’s new children’s fun area; you’ll also have a chance to compare the this year’s top cars while perusing the green autos of the future. Perhaps your future.

Dream on: The show opens April from 5 to 9 p.m. and continues daily through Sunday, April 5; for more information and tickets, $5 to $10 (and free for children ages six and under), visit or call 1-888-704-4199.
April 1-2, 5-9 p.m.; Fri., April 3, 12-10 p.m.; Sat., April 4, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., April 5, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 2009

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