Meet the Tour Guides

Want to shift your auto show experience into high gear? Then let the experts take you for a spin. Longtime automotive journalists and experts 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 one hour VIP tours. Participants will receive a special VIP Tour swag bag!

Tour Schedule:

Thursday – 5PM, 7PM
Friday – 3PM, 5PM, 7PM
Saturday – 11AM, 12PM, 1PM, 2PM, 3PM, 4PM, 5PM
Sunday – 11AM, 12PM, 1PM, 2PM, 3PM, 4PM

Tour starts at the BECU Lounge, which is adjacent to Toyota at the show entrance. Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in.

$35 per person
Price includes entry to the show.



Tom Voelk is an award-winning automotive journalist based in Seattle, WA. Currently a contributor to The New York Times, he has worked for NBC News Channel, KING Television and The Seattle Times. The automotive world is dramatically changing and Tom brings his wealth of knowledge to mainstream car shoppers. His Apple iTunes podcast “Driven” was the first to win an Emmy Award. When not shooting, writing and editing his video car review series, you’ll find him on a long run or working on his house.




John Vincent is the Senior Editor and Correspondent/Vehicle Testing on the automotive team at U.S. News & World Report. He has more than 25 years of experience covering the auto industry, auto financing, auto leasing and car buying. He is a sought-after industry expert who strives to provide car shoppers with information that helps them find the right vehicle at the best price.   A third-generation journalist, John joined U.S. News & World Report following a long tenure at The Oregonian and The Portland Tribune, providing expert guidance to shoppers in the market for new cars. He is based in Portland, Oregon.