My first time at the DC Auto Show with #NextGenVolt

This post is part of a compensated opportunity with SheBuysCars.com. All opinions expressed are my own.

My dad tells me stories about how much my grandfather loved cars. He loved that feeling of trading up and having the latest, coolest features. Fifty years after,Dad has the same new-car fever. We like to try things first and be in the know. Even now, Dad drives a hybrid car and has done for years.

I remember reading Dad’s copies of Popular Mechanics magazine when I was a kid and loving the articles about the cars of the future: electric! self-driving! FM radio!

Because of this family connection to the thrill you get from a new car, I’m pretty excited to be going to the Washington D.C. Auto Show this week. I’m working with Chevrolet to learn more about the new Chevy Volt.

I remember my first Chevy. It was a little early-80s Chevy Chevette on loan from my step-mom. The car was cream colored. Hatchback. My ticket to freedom and the open, parentless road.

As the mom of two young drivers, and a THIRD child getting her license next month, I’m especially excited to go to the DC Auto Show and learn about all the latest features that would be great, not just for me, but also for my kids who drive.

From the research I’ve been doing ahead of my trip, it looks like Chevrolet is working hard to please a new generation of customers. Chevrolet wants their cars, trucks and crossovers to offer engaging performance, world-class safety features, and easy-to-use technology.

This year Chevrolet will introduce five new cars with 25 new technologies that improve safety, performance and fuel efficiency. All models — from Spark to Silverado and Corvette — will offer technologies like 4GLTE, MyLink and Active Fuel Management.

I’m especially looking forward to seeing (and maybe sitting in) the new 2016 Chevy Volt! All these years after reading Popular Mechanics, it looks like the Car of the Future is here.

    The front end of the 2016 Chevrolet Volt on display as a sneak peek Sunday, January 4, 2015 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The next-generation extended range electric vehicle will be fully unveiled on January 12 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. (Photo by Isaac Brekken for Chevrolet)

    I’m hosting a giveaway for a Family 4-pack of tickets to the Washington Auto Show (value $34, 2 adults, 2 children). The show runs Fri, Jan 23 to Sun, Feb 1. Please see http://www.washingtonautoshow.com/ for more details.

    Just leave a comment with an email address and your Twitter handle, if you have one, and I’ll contact you soon if you are my randomly-drawn winner.

    Feel free to follow along with a Twitter party, Monday, Jan 19th, from 9pm to 10pm ET. It’s hosted by @SheBuysCars and @TravelingMom. You can also follow @Volt, @KimmerCar (from GM), and ME at @notasupermom. You can follow the conversation through the Twitter party hashtags are #NextGenVolt, #Chevrolet #TMOM.

    The Twitter party will have prizes in addition to a ticket giveaway. It’s a great opportunity for everyone to learn more about what Chevrolet has in store.

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