Neither rain nor snow nor sleet should keep people away from the Midlands International Auto Show this weekend. The forecast for Omaha is golden. The atmosphere inside the show, "awe-mazing.” Hundreds of the latest cars, trucks and SUVs, along with dozens of customized UTVs and work trucks, are on display at CHI Health Center Omaha through Sunday.

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Andy Harts of Edwards Motorsports, above, says the 2020 Can-Am Defender Limited HD10 will climb almost any snow pile you put in front of it. The UTV, on display at the 2020 Midlands International Auto Show, is equipped with snow tracks, winch and front plow, plus "every accessory that you can imagine." 

Bring the kids, says Tam Webb, producer of the show for The World-Herald.

The wee ones will have a blast racing around on plasma cars while the older kids maneuver radio-controlled trucks and ATVs across the finish line.

Robo-Tron E15 sightings are bound to be a thrill for the whole family; the 9-foot-tall robot is an expert on ethanol — just ask him!

And for a little more excitement — and a reminder to all ages to buckle up — there’s the Nebraska State Patrol’s Rollover Simulator and Seat Belt Convincer. Hanging upside down truly is a hair-raising experience.  They don't call the simulator “The Persuader” for nothing!

Chris is a magazine and special sections editor for The World-Herald. She writes on lifestyle topics and trends, including interior design, travel and fashion. Follow her on Instagram @chrischristen and Twitter @cchristenOWH. Phone: 402-444-1094.

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