Attention car aficionados, The Orange County International Auto Show is racing into the Anaheim Convention Center in Southern California, Thursday, October 4th through Sunday, October 7th.
The OC Auto Show is a family friendly event will offer guests the opportunity to see more than 600 new model vehicles. For four thrilling days, the Anaheim Convention Center will be packed with the latest cars, trucks, crossovers, SUVs, commercial vehicles and alternative fuel options from more than 35 manufacturers, as well as exotics, new technologies, concept vehicles, driving simulators and more than 150 vehicles to test-‐drive at the event.
We are super excited to have the opportunity to check out hundreds of new models (my son’s favorite past time), with the hopes to even sit in an awesome new McLauren, his absolute favorite car. I’m sure it will be almost impossible to tear him away from checking out the engines, sitting in the driver’s seat of every model that is unlocked as he just LOVES that new car smell.
New models set to turn heads on the show floor include the Jeep Sandstorm concept, 2019 Subaru Forester, 2019 Chevrolet Blazer, 2019 Lincoln Nautilus, 2019 Hyundai Kona EV (all electric vehicle), 2019 Ram Laramie, 2019 Ford Ranger, Jaguar I-PACE – Jaguar’s first all-electric vehicle, Nissan Rogue Dogue 2, Nissan Titan Surf Camp vehicle and more.
This year guests are invited to test-‐drive a lineup of all-‐new vehicles, right at the show. From electric cars to trucks, licensed drivers are invited to get a feel for the performance and handling of more than 150 new vehicles from 17 manufacturers including Acura, Buick, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, GMC, Honda, Jaguar, Jeep®, Land Rover, Mazda, Nissan, Ram, Toyota and Volkswagen. Or, test-‐drive one of the driving simulators in the manufacturer displays including the Volkswagen Golf GTI Track challenge Simulator, Toyota IROD Racing Simulator and the Ford SIM-‐ZILLA Driving Simulator by Mannetron. Additionally, Ford’s Technology Robot, named Hank, is worth a visit.
Back by popular demand, Camp Jeep® Anaheim returns to the Orange County International Auto Show! My hubby liked getting a chance to drive with a professional 4×4 driver as they went on an off-road test track in a collection of new Jeep® vehicles. Climb the iconic Jeep Mountain, an 18-‐foot, 35-‐degree hill climb; three-‐wheeling over Camp Jeep’s Trail Rated Pass; and a stretch of terrain that simulates fallen logs. A collection of all-‐new Jeep models will be available to test on the track including the Wrangler Rubicon, Grand Cherokee Trailhawk, Renegade Trailhawk, Compass Trailhawk and Cherokee Trailhawk.
Let the kids get involved in the fun with the Camp Jeep® Anaheim Kids Test Track, as well as a climbing wall.
New this year, 4×4 fans are also invited to experience the 2019 Ram 1500 Limited, Laramie, Longhorn and Rebel trucks on an indoor off-‐road test track at the Ram Truck Test Drive Experience.
Our favorite area of the auto show: The Exotic Gallery. This year, get a chance to see a multi-million dollar showcase of exotic vehicles – including the latest from Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren and Porsche. Courtesy of Ferrari of Newport Beach, Lamborghini McLaren of Newport Beach, Porsche Newport Beach and Porsche Irvine. A stunning collection of premier, high-‐end specialty vehicles will also be featured in duPont REGISTRY™ LIVE.
The kids will have fun participating in the OC Auto Show Scavenger Hunt where they’re on the search for displays with special passes to collect stamps from the manufactures for the chance to win prizes at the Activities Center. Also, Kids can hop behind the wheel and test drive electric cars on the OC Kids Test Track at the auto show.
If you’re hungry, plan on hanging around to sample some of the delicious bites from local Food Truck Vendors that will be parked right outside the convention center.
Orange County International Auto Show
Thursday, October 4 -7
Anaheim Convention Center
800 W. Katella Avenue in Anaheim
Thursday, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday, from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
$12 for adults
$10 for senior citizens (62 and older) and military (w/any DOD ID)
Children 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult
For additional information, visit www.AutoShowOC.com
About OC International Auto Show
The 2019-model OC International Auto Show will feature more than 600 of the latest cars, trucks, crossovers, SUVs, commercial vehicles and alternative fuel options from more than 35 manufacturers, as well as exotics, new technologies, concept vehicles, driving simulators and more than 150 vehicles to test-drive. In addition, the second annual SoCal Work Truck & Van Show will feature more than 50 commercial work trucks and vans from top manufacturers including Chevrolet, Ford, Fuso, Hino, Isuzu, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan and Ram. For more information, visit www.AutoShowOC.com or follow www.facebook.com/OCAutoShow, @OCAutoShow on Twitter and @OCAutoShow on Instagram.