Time for the State Fair of Texas and the Texas Auto Show


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Time for the State Fair of Texas and the Texas Auto Show

Ford F-450 Super Duty Limited/Image courtesy Ford

Ford rounded out the new truck intros with its new F-Series Super Duty Limited trucks including the top-of-the-line F-450 that can tow more than 30,000 lbs. If you ask why truck makers are building so many luxury trucks they will answer you with the fact that about half of recent truck sales were for upscale models. The new Limited models feature custom camel-back two-tone leather seats, premium stitching, suede headliner, hand-finished dark ash wood trim, unique exterior accents and trim, and boast the latest technology offered by Big Blue Oval. They will all be powered by Ford’s 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 diesel engine. That beautiful new big rig will set you back a little with F-450 Super Duty Limited pricing starting at just over 87 grand.

Continental made its first State Fair of Texas appearance demonstrating new technology designed to enhance comfort, convenience, and peace of mind for truck owners. Its Interior division is showing three new technologies at the show: PAssive Start and Entry (PASE) for pickups; Intelligent PASE integration of the powered tailgate; and Innovative Trailer Module. Continental is showing how smartphones and discrete wearables (including belt buckles) can be used to access and start vehicles in the near future with its new PASE for Pickups technology. They are also demonstrating how they can make powered tailgates smarter with Intelligent PASE Integration. Innovative Trailer Module wirelessly communicates with the vehicle via a smartphone to control the power tongue jack and floodlights along with providing anti-theft monitoring.

Time for the State Fair of Texas and the Texas Auto Show

Statistics show that around 75 percent of fairgoers visit the auto show while at the State Fair of Texas so after you get your corny dog and requisite selfie with Big Tex, head over to the Texas Auto Show and check out what’s new this fall. “Our State Fair is a great State Fair…”

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About the Author

David Goodspeed
David was editor of AutoworldToday at Today Newspapers in the Dallas suburbs until its closing in 2009. He was also webmaster and photographer/videographer. He got started doing photography for the newspaper while working as a firefighter/paramedic in one of his towns, and began working for the newspaper group full-time in 1992. David entered automotive journalism in 1998 and became AutoworldToday editor in 2002. On the average, he drives some 100 new vehicles each year. He enjoys the great outdoors and as an avid fly fisherman, as is his spouse Tish. He especially enjoys nature photography and is inspired by the works of Ansel Adams.