Family Fun Event: OC Auto Show

The 2019-model OC International Auto Show rolls into Southern California with more than 600 of the newest vehicles Thursday, October 4 through Sunday, October 7. 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.

From consumers to car lovers, everyone is invited to check out all the latest vehicles in a non-selling environment, talk to product specialists, inspect engines and experience the latest all-new models that will turn heads on the show floor. The auto show will feature concept cars, specialty vehicles and pre-production models including the Jeep Sandstorm concept, 2019 Audi e-tron all electric quattro, 2019 Jeep Wrangler Limited, 2019 Volvo XC40, 2019 Subaru Forester, 2019 Chevrolet Blazer, 2019 Hyundai Kona EV (all-electric vehicle), 2019 Ram Laramie, 2019 Ford Ranger, Jaguar I-PACE – Jaguar’s first all-electric vehicle, Range Rover Sport PHEV (first plug-in hybrid for Land Rover), Nissan Rogue Dogue 2, Nissan Titan Surf Camp vehicle and more.

Take the show floor experience to the next level and 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.

Professional 4×4 drivers will take passengers on a thrilling interactive adventure along an off-road test track at Camp Jeep® Anaheim featuring 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.

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.

Get an up-close look at ultra-high-end exotic vehicles from top manufacturers in the Exotic Gallery. A multi-million-dollar collection of exotic vehicles will be showcased as “masterpieces” 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.

 Activities For Kids

Children are invited to participate in a Kids Scavenger Hunt where they will search the show floor displays with a special pass to collect stamps from manufacturers. Once they collect all the stamps, kids can turn in the pass for an official OC International Auto Show Royalty Hat, at the Wawanesa Activities Center. Each completed pass will be entered for the chance to win a grand prize. Also, Kids can hop behind the wheel and test drive electric cars on the OC Kids Test Track at the auto show.

Don’t miss the Motor Trend Best Driver’s Car Display. This special showcase will feature the magazine’s pick for best new drivers car this year, along with several other contenders as road tested by the editors of Motor Trend. Featured vehicles include: Stelvio Quadrofoglio, Porsche GT2 RS, Lamborghini Huracan, Honda Civic Type R, McLaren 720S, BMW M5, Mustang PP2 and Mazda Miata.

The SoCal Work Truck Show returns to the Anaheim Convention Center, featuring more than 50 commercial work trucks and vans from top manufacturers including Chevrolet, Ford, Fuso, Hino, Isuzu, Mercedes-Benz and Ram. From contractors to plumbers, highly customized trucks designed to fit specific work needs will be on display along with manufacturer representatives to provide information and answer questions.

Other special features at the show include:

  • Free Children’s Admission All children 12 and under are admitted free all show days when accompanied by a paying adult.
  • Food Trucks – Sample a delicious selection of tasty food truck eats, at the convention center.
  • Wawanesa Activities Center – Stop by the Wawanesa Activities Center with smart phone in hand to snap fun selfies to post on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!
  • Free Subscription to Motor Trend MagazineAttendees will receive a FREE one-year subscription to Motor Trend magazine with each online ticket order or box office purchase, courtesy of the OC Auto Show.
  • Anaheim Ducks mascot Wild Wing will greet guests and pose for photos at the Wawanesa display, on Saturday, October 6, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The OC International Auto Show, the eighth largest auto show in the country, is owned by the Orange County Automobile Dealers Association, presented by Wawanesa Insurance and produced by Motor Trend Auto Shows. The show will be open to the public Thursday, October 4 through Sunday, October 7, at the Anaheim Convention Center, located at 800 W. Katella Avenue in Anaheim, Calif. 92802. Show hours are 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. and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Follow the signs for onsite convention center parking. FREE PARKING is available on Saturday and Sunday at Angel Stadium with shuttle, courtesy of Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company. Ticket prices Thursday, October 4 through Sunday, October 7 are $15 for adults and $12 for senior citizens. Children 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult all show days. Advance ticket purchases are $12 adults, $10 senior citizens (62 and older) through Wednesday, October 3. Admission for military (w/any DOD ID) is free Thursday and Friday for up to five people and $5 each on Saturday and Sunday. For additional information, visit or follow on Facebook and @OCAutoShow on Twitter and Instagram. Hashtag #ocautoshow

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