VIP Tour: Feb. 1 at 6PM EST with Auto Expert, Les Jackson ($42.00)

Want to shift your auto show experience into high gear? Then let the experts take you for a spin. Longtime automotive journalists Les Jackson, Fadra Nally and William West Hopper will provide a peek under the proverbial hoods of the latest vehicles on display and an up-close and in-depth look at the products on the show floor through their individual two hour VIP tours.

A professional automotive journalist who test drives and reviews approximately 100 new vehicles from all manufacturers yearly, Les Jackson is intimately familiar with the operation and engineering specifications of every one of the hundreds of vehicles available in the U.S. His new-vehicle reviews and technical and "how-to" articles have appeared in prominent publications for over 25 years. Jackson is co-host and technical expert on "Cruise Control," a nationally syndicated radio program devoted to all aspects of the automotive world. He has also personally restored 16 classic automobiles and has authored hundreds of how-to articles on the subject of automobile restoration. He is past president of the Washington Automotive Press Association and a member of the International Motor Press Association. He served as a naval aviator in Norfolk, Va. after completing his education in mechanical engineering and laser physics.