Posts Tagged ‘Greater Richmond Convention Center’

John Dillinger’s Getaway Car Hiding Out in Richmond VA

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

The 1933 Essex Terraplane used by gangster John Dillinger in 1934 is housed in the Convention Center in downtown Richmond, Virginia.

Dillinger's 1933 Essex Terraplane in Richmond Virginia

Property of the National Museum of Crime and Punishment in Washington, DC, the gangster’s getaway car will be on exhibit until late in 2012.  The dashing red vehicle is valued at over $150,000, though slightly damaged by two slugs that are still in the front cowl panel.

Car buffs, history buffs, crime buffs, and the just plain ole curious will want to stop by Richmond’s Convention Center to check it out!  It’s in the 3rd Street corridor of the Exhibit Hall Building.

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Automotive Sizzle and Technology Meet at Richmond Auto Show

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

The Virginia Motor Trend International Auto Show takes over the Greater Richmond Convention Center on Friday March 11 and extends through Sunday March 13th.

Ferraris take center stage at 2011 Virginia Motor Trend International Auto Show

Sizzle comes in the form of a collection of Ferrari’s complete with their snazzy looks, high speed, and high price tag.  The Ferrari’s are being shown by Ferraris on the Vine.  And, there’s the opportunity to explore the new or redesigned 2011 models of  Buick Regal, Cadillac CTS-V Coupe, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Volt, Dodge Durango, Ford F-150, Ford Explorer, GMC Acadia Denali, Honda CR-Z Hybrid, Honda Odyssey, Hyundai Equus, Hyundai Sonta Hybrid, Jaguar XJ, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Lexus LS, Mazda2, Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet, Scion tC, Subaru WRX, Toyota Highlander, Toyota Sienna, Volvo C70, and Volvo S60. 2012 Pre-Production models of Ford’s Focus and Mustang Boss, Buick LaCrosse eAssist and Verano, and Chevrolet’s Sonic and Camaro Convertible will be on display.

If ever-escalating gasoline prices have you looking for a vehicle with alternative fuel options, the Plug-In Volt and an assortment of Gas/Electric hybrids will be on the floor including those by Cadillac, Ford, GMC, Honda, Lexus, Mercedes, and Toyota.  Best of all, they are all in one place so you can compare without driving from dealer to dealer.

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Last Chance: Virginia Wine Expo

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

The 2011 Virginia Wine Expo opens Friday, February 25 and runs through Sunday, February 27 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.  Tickets are on sale now!

4th Annual Virginia Wine Expo in Richmond 2/25/2011 through 2/27/2011

Friday night opens with the Virginia Governor’s Cup Grand Tasting. Join the Governor as he announces this year’s outstanding Virginia wines from the 350 wines being showcased by the 60+ Virginia wineries. Reserve wines will be served on Friday only and Richmond’s finest chefs will be serving small plates to give ticket holders a chance to sample some of Virginia’s finest food and wine.

Saturday and Sunday present the opportunity for a walk-around grand tasting between 11 AM and 6 PM. Virginia’s wineries will have set up booths and will be offering tastes of their wines. Whole Foods Market has stocked a cheese pavilion for your enjoyment; and select vendors will be offering unique items for purchase.  Throughout the event, wines will be available for purchase by the bottle for on-premise consumption or to take with you.

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Garden and Home Inspiration Arrive in Richmond

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Got cabin fever from this hard winter? In central Virginia, spring can’t be very far away, when the Maymont Flower and Garden Show is right around the corner.

Maymont Flower & Garden Show is at Richmond's Convention Center February 10 through 13 - Don't miss it!

You’ll get two shows for one admission: The Mac Events Home Show – Richmond and the Maymont Flower & Garden Show.  More bang for your buck!

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Maymont Flower & Garden Show Hails Spring

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Spring Flowers

Make your plans now to visit the Maymont Flower and Garden Show at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in downtown Richmond, Virginia just a little more than a mile from our Richmond VA Bed and Breakfast. As the city of Richmond awaits its next snowstorm, area residents know that Spring is just around the corner. (more…)