Ride & Drive

See a car you want to drive while at the Charlotte Auto Show?  You might not have to wait to take the make/model you want for a test drive! 

Ride & Drives will operate at the following schedule, unless otherwise noted:

  • Thursday & Friday 12noon – dusk
  • Saturday 10am – dusk
  • Sunday 10am – 6pm

Check out the 2018-2019 participating manufacturers:



Test drive the award-winning Chevrolet lineup during the following hours of operation:

Saturday, November 17th 10am-6pm

Sunday, November 18th 10am-6pm



Be one of the first to test drive the all-new 2019 Ford Ranger, and pre-register at Ranger Drive for a chance to win your very own!

Ford will be bringing four 2019 Ranger Lariat Super Crew Fx4 4×4 vehicles and one 2019 Ranger XLT SuperCrew 4×4.



The Mazda Drive Experience will be operating on the following schedule:

Friday, November 16th 12pm-7pm

Saturday, November 17th 10am-6pm

Sunday, November 18th 10am-6pm



Get behind the wheel of the latest models from Toyota!

Thursday – Friday, November 15th – 16th 12pm-Dusk

Saturday, November 17th 10am-Dusk

Sunday, November 18th 10am-6pm

*Ride & Drive events including vehicles, locations and hours are subject to change without notice.  Drivers must be at least 18 years old, produce a valid driver’s license, provide follow up information, sign a waiver of liability and pass a breathalyzer test to participate in the program.  All participants will be accompanied by an in vehicle host who will answer product related questions and will assist in demonstrating the many features and benefits of these technologically advanced vehicles.