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New app has everything you need to know about Philly Auto Show

Gallery: 2014 Philadelphia Auto Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center

Planning on attending the 2014 Philadelphia Auto Show? This year, you’ll be able to check out everything the show offers in a way like never before with a newly launched app.

The Philly Auto Show app, now available for iPhone and Android devices, allows users to purchase tickets, read about the vehicles, view the floor plan, and more.

The show runs from Feb. 8 through Feb. 16, with special events and celebrity appearances happening throughout the week.

Curious to see what’s going on each day? The free app provides a calendar that lists the full schedule of events. Visitors can check out which cars are being offered for a test drive and when to drive them, as well as when the autograph signings are. Try out Camp Jeep – available each day of the show – where you can take a ride through an obstacle course that is designed to demonstrate Jeep’s 4x4 capability. One of the celebrity appearances is happening on Feb. 13, where former Flyers players Bernie Parent and Joe Watson will be signing autographs in the Lexus display from 7:30-8:30 p.m.

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  • Returning to the show this year is the muscle car face-off. For the first time ever, you can vote for the car you want to win – either Ford or Mopar – right on your phone. Once you download the app, select the “Face off” icon, and then simply choose your favorite brand.

    Ticket prices range from $6 to $12, and can be purchased right on the app as well. By purchasing them either online or on your SmartPhone, you’ll be able to bypass the box office lines.

    Other features on the app include links to manufacturer sites for more car information and access to the Auto Show social media streams.

    This is Philly Auto Show’s biggest show in its 113-year history, with hundreds of vehicles displayed across more than 650,000 square feet in the Convention Center.

    Lauren Mennen