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Coliseum auto show offers free admission

October Auto Show, 2010

October Auto Show, 2010 Photo Credit: Motor Trend

Admission to the small auto show held every October at Nassau Coliseum will be free this year, marked down from $10 last year, said the organizers, Motor Trend Auto Shows Llc of Harrisburg, Pa.

This year marks the first time there will be no charge to enter, at least in the seven years this company has operated the show, said a spokesman.

Organizers gave no reason for the change; they decline to disclose admission figures. They said sponsors UPS, ShopRite and Motor Trend magazine are picking up the costs.

More than 150 vehicles are scheduled to be on display Friday Oct. 14 through Sunday Oct 16, the organizers said. Show hours are from 5. to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

On Saturday and Sunday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., General Motors will be offering test drives of 15 new Chevrolet Buick and GMC vehicles in the coliseum parking lot, available to licensed drivers at least 21 years old.

Photo: Vehicles on display at the coliseum last year.

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