Recap of the 2016 Houston Auto Show

Last week I had the most fabulous time attending the 2016 Houston Auto Show with She Buys Cars.  In conjunction with getting to spend a couple of days delving into automotive aesthetics,  mechanics, and technology with leading manufacturers,  I was also able to discuss these topics with other women who love cars as much as I do.

2016 Houston Auto Show

Houston Auto Show She Buys Cars

For those of you who didn’t know this about me, I have a longstanding love of the automotive industry.  I grew up surrounded by it. My grandfather and father  founded a flourishing automotive recovery and repair business. I spent many formative years learning to mix paint colors, discovering why things were built a certain way and the significant advancements that were made in the industry year by year. As an adult, this background continues to serve me well and if you ever need a +1 for an auto show, count me in!

Needless to say, I was more than thrilled when the opportunity to attend the 2016 Houston Auto Show and  road trip down with some other fabulous ladies in the 2016 GMC Denali Acadia was presented.  We traveled from Austin to Houston getting to enjoy all the features the Denali Acadia had to offer. Some of our  favorites being the heads up display, wi-fi (with the ability to connect up to seven devices!), and such interior comfortability that the time on the road flew by.  I will also credit some of that to the great conversations happening with my friend and  co-pilot Kristin, from  Two Cannoli.

Chappell Hill Bakery

We stopped for a quick lunch of Texas BBQ, admiring the rows of freshly baked pies and well, it just wouldn’t be Texas without Blue Bell. 😉

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Kristin and I  met up with Traci and headed to our hotel the fabulous Hotel ZaZa to get ready for the opening night gala.


Great desserts served with style!

Houston Auto Show Gala

The next morning we were up bright and early to attend in-depth presentations about all those we had previewed the evening before.

Lotus Houston Auto Show

There was a LOT to see! The luxury high-end boutique allowed us to spend quality time with the debut of the 2017 Lotus Evora 400, the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider and Giulia sports sedan.

alfa romeo spider 4cGiulia

The reveal of the GMC Sierra All Terrain X had everyone ooh-ing and ahh-ing at the possibilities. The 2016 Sierra All Terrain X – a special edition of the All Terrain model, features exclusive premium amenities that enhance off-road capability and an aggressive, monochromatic appearance.

gmc sierra all terrain x

The taste for outdoor adventure in all of us was awakened when we experienced the CAMP JEEP and RAM during the interactive drives. The purple was my favorite.


Together we powered over a sampling off-road trails, dared to take on the steepest of inclines with comfort and convenience consumers are looking for when camping or making long trek road trips. These vehicles showed they are well-suited to the active and adventurous drivers. After that experience a few of us are planning for an off-road girls weekend.

Think they’ll let us take this one on our trip??

T-Rex H2

Houston’s Auto Show has stolen my heart. I will definitely be back next time. Hope to see you all there!

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