Thousands attend 28th annual Auto Show



Robin Kuniski/For Metro Calgary


Radek Sokulski and his son Kristof, 12, check out the finer details of the new Audi at the 2008 Calgary Auto Show. Nearly 65,000 people took in the weekend-long event.

The 2008 Auto Show sped into town this weekend bringing with it the latest in automotive excitement.

The popular car show enables consumers to look at a variety of makes and models all under one roof, which, according to the show manager, was a warmer option than braving the cold this weekend.

"The show is for people who are looking to buy cars in the near future and want to look at a variety under one roof, which is better than driving from dealership to dealership," show boss Jack Thompson told Metro.

"A lot of people just want to see what’s new and improved, and they want to be up to date on the latest models."

Marc Smythe came to the show specifically to check out the latest Saturn vehicle.

"It’s just really cool to check out the latest concept cars. Most of the cars here are actually viable options, but the fun ones are the ones you know you can never afford," he laughed.

Nearly 65,000 Calgarians took in the sights and sounds at the 28th annual event.