If your idea of doughnuts is less pastries and coffee and more rubber and parking lots, then you should be marking your calendar for November 15-18. That's when the 50th annual San Antonio Auto & Truck Show comes to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, hosted by the San Antonio Dealers Association, and with it the newest model vehicles, cutting-edge technologies, exotic cars, and more.
There's a lot of ground to cover over four days and several things you won't want to miss (even Batman of San Antonio will be there), so here's your guide to making the most of the weekend at the largest showroom in South Texas.
Fast N' Loud Gas Monkey Garage
The Dallas-based garage that's known for restoring classic cars from across the country has been featured on the Discovery Channel's show Fast N' Loud, and now they'll be at the auto show with Richard Rawlings' personal 1968 Shelby Mustang Convertible. Meet Jason Aker (the restorer), Mike Coy (head painter), and Jeremy Cheatham (the fabricator), and learn how they turn rust into gold.
Ride and Drive
Here is your chance to drive the all-new 2019 Ford Ranger before it is available in dealerships — or anywhere else. There will also be other models onsite for test drives, as well as Toyota, Chevrolet, and RAM vehicles. You can even enter online for a chance to win your very own 2019 Ford Ranger.
Monster Truck King Krunch
Get ready to "ooh" and "ahh" at this larger-than-life Monster Truck, which will be on display. Its driver, Dillon Fenley (also the owner of DRF Motorsports), will also be there signing autographs and revealing what it's like to drive such a beast.
Immerse yourself with Forza Motorsport and Forza Horizon in full 4K HDR on Xbox One X, equipped with a custom racing seat. Get hands-on with the latest games on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC, including Fallout 76, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Fortnite Battle Royale, and Xbox Game Pass.
Interactive College Challenge
Ah, youth. Watch as student teams race against the clock to fill two vehicles with as many student bodies as possible before time runs out. The city's foremost institutions of higher learning will battle for the title, the winner's cup, a monetary donation to the charity of their choice, and a full year of bragging rights. Before the cramming begins at 2 pm on November 17, the John Jay High School marching band will hype up the crowd with a performance.
Admission to the San Antonio Auto & Truck Show is free for children under 5, $4 for kids ages 6-10, $12 online in advance for adults, and $14 for adults at the door. Tickets for seniors and military are $8.