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San Antonio auto show marks 50th anniversary

November 16, 2018

Car enthusiasts can gawk at new and classic cars at this year’s San Antonio Auto & Truck Show this weekend.

One of the highlights is the return of Ford’s Ranger pickup. The all-new 2019 model is making its regional debut at the show. Those wanting to check the Ranger, which features a variety of safety features and a Wi-Fi hot spot that can handle up to 10 devices, will be able to take it out on a test drive.

To mark the show’s 50th anniversary, there’s a special exhibit showcasing cars and trucks representing five decades, from 1968 to 2009, spokeswoman Cassandra Lazenby said.

Among the classic cars are seven generations of Corvettes.

The San Antonio Auto & Truck Show will run through Sunday at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and includes upward of 400 cars and trucks.

Chevrolet has a Corvette ZR1 at the show, the first time the car has appeared at the show, spokesman Shad Balch said. The company also has a 2019 Chevy Silverado and a 2019 Blazer on display.

Toyota, which manufactures Tacoma and Tundra pickup trucks at a plant on San Antonio’s South Side, has a display at the show. Saul Ibarra, a product specialist at Toyota, highlighted the new Corolla Hatchback and 2019 Avalon as well as the trucks.

The San Antonio Auto & Truck Show kicked off Thursday at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and includes upward of 400 cars and trucks. This year is the 50th anniversary of the annual event, which runs through Sunday.

For more information about the show, go to ExpressNews.com.

madison.iszler@express-news.net | @madisoniszler

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