CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Organizers say there's something for everyone at the 2013 West Virginia International Auto Show.
"I don't think we've ever had so much for the whole family to see," said show organizer Ruth Lemmon, president of the West Virginia Automobile and Truck Dealers Association.
Doors open at 10 a.m. today for the auto show, which runs through Sunday at the Charleston Civic Center.
About 300 vehicles fill nearly 120,000 square feet of display space throughout the complex.
Every brand sold in West Virginia will be represented at the show. In addition to 2013 models, the show will feature demo units from the upcoming 2014 model year as well as some vintage cars.
In addition to vehicles, there is also a race simulator, tractor-trailer safety display and the comic-bot King Robota, which will put on special performances for kids at 7 p.m. Friday, between noon and 7 p.m. Saturday and noon and 5 p.m. Sunday.
About 400 people got a special preview Thursday night during the show's annual fundraising gala to benefit Hospice Care. Two bands and a jazz pianist entertained the crowd as they milled about the pristine vehicles.
House Speaker Rick Thompson, D-Wayne, and his wife, Beth, were spotted checking out several Dodge vehicles on display.
New state Sen. Daniel Hall, D-Wyoming, was interested in some of the new amenities offered on 2013 Ford models.
State Sen. Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, peered over the stickers on a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta hybrid. And new Republican Attorney General Patrick Morrissey and several members of his staff shared a long chat with House Finance Committee chairman Harry Keith White, D-Mingo.
White most of the high-end vehicles — Lexuses, Range Rovers, Mercedes and BMWs — are upstairs in the "Luxury Loft," but there was one luxury treat awaiting crowds downstairs near the entrance: A $103,875 2013 Jaguar XKR Coupe.
The show also features several alternative fuel vehicles, including hybrid model Fords, Chevrolets, Toyotas and Volkswagens.
Local company Kanawha Converts also has a display of two natural-gas powered Chevrolet Tahoe vehicles to help educate consumers on the benefits of natural gas-powered cars.
The show features cars equipped with some of the latest technology automakers are incorporating into vehicles.