Guided Group Tour

Guided Auto Show Tours

about the tOURs

Gain a unique and exclusive perspective of the 2024 New York International Auto Show!

Join a special group of only 30 individuals for a themed 2-hour guided tour of the Show led by an automotive industry insider. Reserve the day, time, and guide of your choice for your insider tour.

Equipped with knowledge from your tour, complete your Auto Show experience on your own–discovering the latest mobility innovations, test riding a bold selection of new Electric Vehicles, and shopping top auto manufacturers with hundreds of new vehicles on display—for yourself or your family.

Insider Tour tickets are ONLY available online. Tours are limited to 30 people. Book a tour before they sell out!  

schedule 

Thursday, March 28
Friday, March 29
Saturday, March 30
Friday, April 5
Saturday, April 6
Thursday, March 28

MEDIA DAY

2PM-4PM

Media Day Tour with The Car Mom with Kelly Stumpe
Media Day General Tour with with Kristen Lee
Media Day EV Focus Tour with with Paul Eisenstein

4:30PM-6:30PM
Media Day EV Focus Tour with Paul Eisenstein
Media Day Tour with The Car Mom with Kelly Stumpe
Media Day General Tour with Scotty Reiss

Friday, March 29

PREVIEW DAY

9AM-11AM

Sneak Preview Day EV Focus Tour with Aaron Gold
Sneak Preview Day Family Tour with Kristen Lee
Sneak Preview Day General Tour with Paul Eisentein

2PM-4PM
Sneak Preview Day EV Focus Tour with Paul Eisentein
Sneak Preview Day General Tour with Scotty Reiss

Saturday, March 30

OPENING DAY

9AM-11AM
Opening Day General Tour with Aaron Gold
Opening Day Family Tour with Kristen Lee
Opening Day EV Focus Tour with Paul Eisentein
2PM-4PM
Opening Day EV Focus Tour with Kristen Lee
7PM-9PM
Muscle & Truck Spotlight Tour
Girls Night Out Tour with Scotty Reiss

Friday, April 5

   

9AM-11AM
General Tour with Aaron Gold
7PM-9PM
Muscle & Truck Spotlight Tour

Saturday, April 6

   

9AM-11AM
General Tour- EV Focus with Aaron Gold
2PM-4PM
General Tour- Family Tour with Aaron Gold


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AUTO SHOW INSIDER TOUR GUIDES

Aaron Gold Tour Guide
AARON GOLD

Aaron Gold is a native New Yorker and a senior editor at Automobile Magazine. Over his twenty-plus-year career as an automotive journalist, he has written for a variety of publications including Motor Trend, Edmunds.com, Consumer Reports, Diesel World, Autobytel, About.com, and Britain’s What Car? and Auto Express. A native New Yorker, Aaron now warms his punim under the California sun. His vehicular tastes lean towards the odd and decrepit, including a cantankerous diesel-powered GMC Suburban, an old Dodge Polara, and a Honda CRX that he swears he’ll get running one of these days. When he isn’t playing with cars, Aaron plays with model trains.

ABOUT THE TOURS

EV Focus: Whether you’re an experienced EV owner or merely considering your first electric car, this specialized tour will get you up to date. In addition to the overall Show tour, we’ll focus on all the electric vehicles on display at this year’s New York Auto Show, while discussing performance and range, electric versus electrified vehicles, advantages and disadvantages of going electric, what you need to know about charging, and what’s on the electric-vehicle horizon.

Muscle & Trucks: Join the ultimate automotive enthusiast & journalist, Aaron Gold, on this personal in-depth muscle tour of this year’s New York Auto Show. From the iconic to the utility-driven, experience the awesome power of these vehicles first-hand. Aaron will flex his automotive muscle for you while reviewing the variety, the power, and the fun that drives the passion behind this unique automotive segment.

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KELLY STUMPE

If you’re curious about what makes a great family vehicle, Kelly’s got you covered! With a down to earth, family-focused, and accessible approach to car tours, Kelly covers everything you’d want to know from a mom’s perspective. She’ll cover features that are necessary for safe car seat installation and important safety tech for new teen drivers. She’ll also discuss why features like window shades, ceiling vents, large cup holders, and trunk space can be deal-makers or deal-breakers for families of all sizes. Join Kelly to learn more about which vehicles make the cut.

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 Embark on a captivating journey with Kelly, The Car Mom! With a genuine, family-focused approach, Kelly explores essential features from a mom’s perspective, covering everything from safe car seat installations to safety tech for new teen drivers. Discover why window shades, ceiling vents, large cup holders, and trunk size matter for families of all sizes. Join Kelly on this concise yet insightful tour as she unveils the vehicles that truly make the cut, ensuring your family travels in comfort, style, and, above all, safety. Buckle up for an adventure where every detail counts!

Kelly Stumpe Tour Guide

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Kristen Lee

Kristen Lee has been covering the automotive industry professionally for over 10 years. She’s written for Road & Track, Jalopnik, Business Insider, The Drive and is currently a Senior Features Editor at MotorTrend. Kristen also appeared on Jay Leno’s Garage and /DRIVE on NBC Sports.

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ABOUT THE TOURS

Electric Cars: I see this as the inevitability of the market. More and more automakers are offering EVs and it’s important to stay up to date on them all. However, many of them are brand-new models and they are all a little different. We can walk through their strengths and weaknesses, critique their designs, and explore what sets each one apart.

Enthusiast Vehicles: I love a good enthusiast vehicle, preferably something with a manual transmission, and is affordable for most. Everything from a Honda Civic to a Ford Mustang is fair game, and since there are fewer and fewer enthusiast cars making it to market each year, it’s important to cherish the ones we still have.

Family Haulers: A thing I have learned from my years of covering SUVs is people don’t care as much about how they drive as they do about how practical and useful they are. I love poking around the passenger seats in these vehicles, exploring cupholders, USB ports, and item cubbies. We should crawl into all the seats to test out legroom and see how much space the trunk provides. On paper, a Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot are similar, but how are they different when you’re standing in front of both?

Kristen Lee Tour Guide

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PAUL EISENSTEIN

Paul A. Eisenstein is publisher of the online magazine, Headlight.News and a contributor to a broad arrays of outlets in print, broadcast and online. He has been covering the global auto industry for nearly 45 years and has won an array of awards. He’s a founding board member and past president of the Automotive Press Association and a long-time juror for the North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year (NACTOY) awards.

“I cover all aspects of the auto industry, from new products reviews to in-depth business reporting. I have extensive experience covering the emergence of “green cars,” writing and reviewing vehicles and technologies such as hybrids, plug-ins, EVs and fuel-cell vehicles. I’ve also extensively covered autonomous and fully driverless vehicle technologies.”

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Electric Cars:  These are the wave of the future, though it will take the rest of this decade to fully address some key challenges such as range, reliability, cost and the availability of public charging. That said, I find that motorists who spend time in an EV tend to fall in love with them. The good news is that there’s a growing list of EVs coming to market, with well over 100 different models set to reach showrooms by late 2024. And for those who may not want – or may not be able — to go fully electric, there are green alternatives, including hybrids, plug-ins and even hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles.

Enthusiast Vehicles:  While most American motorists simply want a reliable vehicle that serves their basic daily needs, there is still a large audience for what might be described as the “enthusiast vehicle.” But the definition has evolved over the years. At one point that generally described folks who wanted a muscle or sports car or, perhaps, a hot rod. Today, it covers a number of other areas of enthusiasm, particularly off-roading.

Family:  When I was growing up, a “family vehicle” was likely to be a full-size station wagon, preferably one with a rear-facing third row for the kids. By the mid-1980s, however, the definition changed, with a focus on minivans. Today, SUVs and CUVs tend to be the most sought-after products for family buyers, with increasing emphasis on models with a third row. And there are more and more of these available in U.S. showrooms. At the same time, we’re seeing such vehicles come with an array of advanced safety technologies that can prevent and accident or, at the least, limit the damage and injuries should one occur. Add infotainment and other comfort tech and parents are less likely to hear the kids call out, “Are we there, yet?”

Paul Eisenstein Tour Guide

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Scotty reiss 

Founder, A Girls Guide to Cars

Also find me at Parents.comForbesWheelsPureWow
Steering Committee and Communications Director, World Car Awards
Board Member, Women in Automotive

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Join Scotty for an exclusive, behind the scenes tour of the New York Auto Show, the best of new cars, technology and design. Get up an up close and personal look at the best new cars, including award winners, innovative new brands and highly sought after models

You’ll touch, see and experience cars inside and out, including, as available, multimedia systems, new technology and seating, and you’ll see the best of automotive design, inside and out, and the global design trends that influence the automotive landscape.

From electric cars to plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, hybrid cars, conventional gas engine models and super cars, learn what makes each ideal for different lifestyles. Led by Scotty Reiss of A Girls Guide to Cars and juror of the World Car Awards, this tour gives you exclusive behind the scenes access to the New York Auto Show, answers your questions and lets you see the show before the rest of the general public.

Scotty Reiss Tour Guide

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