By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Mar 01, 2022 at 6:01 PM

Get your engines revved up and ready this week for the Milwaukee Car & Truck Show, currently burning rubber at the Wisconsin Center until the checkered flag comes down on the annual automotive party on Sunday, March 6.

For a full look at the map of exhibitors speeding Downtown this weekend or information on how to snag your tickets, check out the Auto Show's website. But we know you've got a need for speed – especially after the past few years stuck in neutral – so here's a quick lap through some of the coolest car displays and automotive activities gloriously drifting through the Wisconsin Center this week.

1. Preview the future

The prize showcase of the Milwaukee Auto Show is, obviously, the automobiles, most notably the new fleet of cars and trucks primed to hit the pavement this year, next year or perhaps even far off into the future. This year's edition will feature hundreds of new vehicles to check out from major manufacturers like Ford, Chevy, Toyota and Nissan, just to name a few. That's a lot of new car smell to savor.

Best of all, the Auto Show is a non-imposing and non-selling atmosphere, more about discovery and learning than peddling or pushing – so feel free to window-shop and admire these new rides (such as the 2022 versions of the Ford Bronco, the Jeep Grand Wagoneer, the Ford F-150 Lightning, the Chevy Corvette and hundreds more) without guilt or stress. 

2. Autos unlike any other

The Auto Show is never lacking for eye candy – and eye candy doesn't get much sweeter than the many luxury and custom vehicles on display at the automotive extravaganza.

BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Cadillac and Lincoln will all show off the latest in luxury on wheels. But be sure to flip it in reverse and go back in time as well with the help of the Bennett Coachworks showcase, featuring a collection of unique gorgeously revamped classic cars from one of the largest auto restorations and custom car firms in the area. If that wasn't enough, Reina International will also park itself on the Wisconsin Center floor with some eye-catching exotics and luxury vehicles that look as impressive as they drive. 

With all of those unique vehicles on display, the Auto Show will put your eyes' pedal to the metal. 

3. Hit the road and the links

It's not just about hitting green lights at the Milwaukee Auto Show; it's also about hitting the green with its Tricky Trails mini-golf course. For a suggested donation of $2 to Feeding America of Eastern Wisconsin, take a break from the cars for some competition as you make your way through 18 holes of putting perfection, nimbly knocking your way along the course – complete with a chance to win some sweet prizes. It's a four-star distraction during your day at the Auto Show – or should I say FORE!-star distraction?

4. Dreams of Airstreams

You may love the open road – but do you love it enough to live on it? Van life and other outdoors-on-wheels options have exploded in popularity over recent years, so it should come as no surprise that they've found their way into the Auto Show, with a section of the show floor dedicated to the latest and greatest Airstream vehicles. These aren't your parents Airstreams, either, as they feature roomy and gorgeous interiors as well as many modern utilities and creature comforts that could leave your days booking hotel rooms in the dust – quite literally. 


What's a great way to make a fun event even better? Add puppies. (And kittens!) Thanks to the Humane Animal Welfare Society and Subaru of America (more like SuBARKu; I'm so sorry, I'm trying to remove it), the Milwaukee Auto Show will have adorable and, most importantly, adoptable dogs and cats every show day looking for their new forever homes. With these precious animals in attendance, the Milwaukee Auto Show is guaranteed to be fast and furry-ous time. (I apologize again; I have a problem.)

And that's just a bit of all the automotive action headed to the Wisconsin Center this week, so get your engines ready for the Milwaukee Auto Show – and, most importantly, get your tickets. Adult tickets are $15 in person at the door but just $12 for adults (13 and over) online during the show. Senior citizens 62 years old and more are $10 while children 6-12 years old cost $6 – except on Family Day on Sunday when all kids 12 and under are free. 

The Milwaukee Auto Show runs now through Sunday, March 6, with doors open Monday through Thursday from 3-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. 

For more information on the rest of the vendors and exhibits, as well as tickets, visit the Milwaukee Auto Show's website

This content is in partnership with Milwaukee Auto Show. Vroom over there! 

Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.