ANAHEIM, Calif. - (September 8, 2014) The 2015-Model Orange County International Auto Show rolls into the Anaheim Convention Center with more than 500 new model vehicles commencing on Thursday, October 2 and running through Sunday, October 5. The convention center will be filled with all the auto industry has to offer, including exotics, alternative fuel vehicles, celebrity rides, classic cars, hot rods, tricked-out tuners, more than 100 test drives, kids activities and more. There is something for everyone to check out at the OC International Auto Show!
This big event kicks-off the 2015-model auto show season, offering consumers the chance to compare hundreds of new models side by side from more than 35 manufacturers, all under one roof. Attendees can sit in the driver's seats, inspect engines, kick tires, count cup holders, check trunk space, test drive vehicles and take in that new car smell. Dozens of new models will turn heads on the show floor including the 2015 BMW i8, Dodge Charger Hellcat, Chevrolet Camaro Z28, Cadillac ELR (electric), Jeep Renegade, all-new Honda CR-V, Toyota FCV (fuel cell), Mercedes-Benz B-Class (electric), all-new Nissan Murano, Ford F-150, Hyundai Tucson FC (fuel cell) and more. Additionally, the Kia GT4 Stinger Concept, 50th Anniversary Ford Mustang and the Mazda 25th Anniversary MX-5 Miata are sure to steal the show.
"This year's auto show is about celebrating Southern California's longtime love affair with cars, as the Orange County International Auto Show celebrates 50 years of showing the vehicles of the future," said Orange County Automobile Dealers Association Executive Director John Sackrison. "From classic cars to all-new vehicles that have yet to hit dealer showrooms, this year's 50th anniversary OC International Auto Show is sure to excite everyone from extreme car aficionados to everyday drivers."
After checking out their favorite new models in the displays, licensed drivers are invited to get behind the wheel and test drive more than 100 new model vehicles from 15 manufacturers including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, FIAT, Ford, GMC, Jeep®, Kia, Mazda, Nissan, Ram, Scion, Toyota and Volkswagen. Test drives and ride along opportunities will take place both inside and outside the convention center.
Back by popular demand, Camp Jeep® Anaheim returns to the OC International Auto Show. Professional 4x4 drivers will take passengers through an exciting off-road test track, inside the convention center. The Jeep® test track will thrill passengers with logs, stumps, angled drive-overs and a climb up a 35-degree Jeep® Mountain to demonstrate the Jeep's traction capabilities! Children are invited to test drive a mini-Power Jeep® and enjoy a 25' rock climbing wall.
Dozens of lucky showgoers will have the rare opportunity to win a ride in a Ferrari 458 Italia with a professional driver, at the Ferrari Dream Ride. Attendees can enter to win by posting photos of their dream rides while at the show, using #OCAutoShow. Winners will be randomly selected throughout the weekend. One lucky entrant will also win a new iPhone6!
A multi-million dollar collection of show-stopping exotics from Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, Maserati and Porsche, as well as an ultra-high-end collection of dazzling rides from duPont REGISTRY™ LIVE, will fill the show floor. From celebrity-owned rides to over-the-top luxury vehicles, attendees can get an up-close look at these rare vehicles. Further down the aisle, the DUB® Magazine Celebrity Car Showcase will host a collection oft tricked-out rides from music and sports celebrities.
Vintage car fans will delight in an up-close look at the historical jewels featured in Treasures from Crevier Classic Cars, a handful of ultra-rare collectible vehicles from Crevier Classic Cars. From a 1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Convertible to a 1963 Volkswagen 15 Window Deluxe Microbus, attendees will enjoy a handful of classic vehicles that are seldom on display outside of the Crevier Classic Cars facility which houses more than 80 rare vehicles.
SHIFTR Automotive and Lifestyle Expo will treat attendees with a custom car show within the auto show filled with dozens of custom cars, tuners, lowriders, exotics and more. The Hot Rod Showcase will also provide a walk down memory lane featuring more than 20 former HOT ROD Magazine cover cars from the last 65 years on display.
New this year, foodies, families and car fans are invited to sample a delicious selection of tasty food truck eats at the auto show! Dish on an eclectic selection of treats from The Tasting Spoon, Barcelona on the Go, Burger Monster, The Viking Truck, Noble Ale Works, Bottle Logic Brewing and more.
Every Day is Register Family Day! Bring the kids; the show will feature fun for all ages. Kids 12 and younger are free when accompanied by an adult, sponsored by the OC Register. Special activities for the little ones include mini electric vehicle test rides, a climbing wall, MIND Research Institute's interactive math and problem solving games, a scavenger hunt, giveaways and more.
The Orange County International Auto Show will be open to the public Thursday, October 2 through Sunday, October 5, at the Anaheim Convention Center, located at 800 W. Katella Avenue in Anaheim. Show hours are Thursday, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday, from 12 noon 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 convention center parking, located on West Street, just south of Katella (more than 5,500 parking spaces available). Admission is $12 for adults and $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. All attendees will receive a FREE one-year subscription to Motor Trend magazine (a $12 value) with each online ticket order or box office purchase. Discount advance E-tickets can be purchased online at