DENVER - Domestic and international automakers are crating up their newest models, next year's models, concept cars and more for delivery to the Colorado Convention Center where more than 500 new vehicles will be on display at the 2013 Denver Auto Show

The Denver Auto Show, which is the largest new car display between Chicago and Los Angeles, runs March 20 to 24. The five-day event which is open to the public will showcase the newest cars, trucks, hybrids, vans, crossovers and sport utilities on the market.

"This year's show is shaping up to be one of the best in the show's 111-year history and it reflects the positive improvements in the industry," Tim Jackson, president of the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association and presenter of the Denver Auto Show, said.

"Visitors will be able to see, touch and sit in most of the vehicles represented by 37 car lines all under one roof. In addition to seeing 2013, 2014 and concept cars, visitors can ride with a professional driver to experience off-roading at "Camp Jeep"; test drive new cars in downtown Denver; and see the latest in luxury cars, popular "green cars", custom styling and accessories; and enjoy entertainment for the whole family," he said.