50 SHADES OF ORANGE
2016 Model Orange County Auto Show
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Published on Fri, Oct 16, 2015
By: The LACar Editorial Staff
Pictures by Mark Dorman
Through October 18, 2015, it’s the Orange County International Auto Show at the Anaheim Convention Center. Presented by the Orange County Automobile Dealers Association and produced by Motor Trend Auto Shows, LLC, the show organizers promise more than 500 new vehicles from 34 manufacturers, over 100 vehicles to test drive, an Exotic Gallery, concept vehicles, crossovers, sports cars, and alternative fuel vehicles galore. Here’s the skinny on what to expect:
2016-Model Orange County International Auto Show
October 15-18, 2015 • Anaheim Convention Center
800 West Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92802
Thursday, October 15 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday, October 16 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday, October 17 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday, October 18 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Adults (13 and older) $12
Senior Citizens (62 and older) $10
Military (with any DOD ID) $10
Children (12 and younger) FREE
LOCATION & PARKING
800 W. Katella Avenue, in Anaheim. Follow the signs for convention center parking, located on West Street, just south of Katella. Free off-site parking will be available at Angel Stadium, Friday through Sunday (exit 57 at Orangewood).
AUTO SHOW INFORMATION
Official Website & E-Tickets: AutoShowOC.com
Free Subscription to Motor Trend Magazine – Attendees will receive a free one-year subscription to Motor Trend Magazine with each online ticket order or box office purchase.
Register Family Days Sponsored by the OC Register – All children 12 and under are admitted free all show days when accompanied by a paying adult, sponsored by the OC Register.
DISPLAYS & ENTERTAINMENT
34 Major Domestic & Import Manufacturers – Featuring 500+ of the latest 2016-model cars, trucks, crossovers, SUVs, alternative fuel vehicles, hybrids and exotics.
100+ Vehicles To Test-Drive – Take a spin and get a real feel for the performance and handling of more than
100 new vehicles from 16 manufacturers including Acura, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Jeep®, KIA, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Ram, Toyota and Volkswagen.
Camp Jeep® Anaheim – Professional 4x4 drivers will take passengers on an adventure along an off-road test track in a collection of all-new Jeep® models including the Wrangler Unlimited, Wrangler Rubicon, Cherokee Trailhawk and Grand Cherokee.
Concept Cars – Showgoers will be treated to a peak into the future of automotive design with a collection of concept cars including the Toyota FT-1 Concept and Hyundai Santa Cruz Crossover Concept.
Go Green – Go green at the auto show and learn about the variety of fuel savings options available to drivers. From hydrogen fuel cell models to gas-electric hybrids, checkout the Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, plug-in electric Volkswagen e-Golf, Lexus RX hybrid, BMW i3 and dozens more.
All-New Exotic Gallery – High-end exotics from top manufacturers in the all-new Exotic Gallery. Over-the-top exotic vehicles will be showcased including the all-new McLaren 570S by MSO (McLaren Special Operations), Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster, Lamborghini Huracán, Ferrari FF, Ferrari F12, Ferrari 458 Speciale, Maserati GranTurismo, Maserati Quattroporte and Maserati Ghibli, courtesy of Ferrari Maserati of Newport Beach and Lamborghini McLaren of Newport Beach. The gallery will also feature new models from Bentley and Porsche.
duPont REGISTRY™ LIVE – A collection of premier, high-end specialty vehicles including a Starwood Custom Jeep®, Ford GT, Airstream and more.
Hot Wheels™ Scavenger Hunt – The OC Register invites kids to search for the Hot Wheels™ Discovery Cube kiosk in select manufacturer displays on the auto show floor. Scavenger hunters will stamp their pass at each display and then exchange their completed pass for an “Official OC Auto Show Champ” button at the OC Register booth. Special prizes for lucky winners include an iPad mini, Hot Wheels™ 50 Car Pack and Hot Wheels™ Remote Control Terrain Twister.
Hot Wheels™ Discovery Cube Experience – Little ones are invited to take Hot Wheels™ cars for a ride on a 40-ft kid’s track and spin a wheel to win special prizes including Hot Wheels™ cars and passes to Discovery Cube Orange County (formerly Discovery Science Center).
Food Trucks – Sample a selection of tasty food truck eats including Tasting Spoon, Sol Agave, The Cut and Slummin Gourmet, right outside the convention center (Friday through Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.).
Toyota Meet & Greets – Former Anaheim Angels Pitcher Justin Speier will sign autographs on Saturday, October 17, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., in the Toyota display. Additionally, the Lakers Girls will greet fans and pose for photos on Sunday, October 18, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., also in Toyota.
A Few Not-To-Miss Vehicles:
• Alfa Romeo 4C Spider
• Audi Q7 3.0T
• Cadillac CTS-V
• Chevrolet Volt
• Ford Focus RS
• Ford Super Duty
• Honda Civic Sedan
• Hyundai Santa Cruz Concept
• Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster
• McLaren 570S
• Mercedes-Benz AMG GTS
• Mercedes-Benz GLC300
• Nissan Titan XD
• Toyota FT-1 Concept
• Toyota Mirai
• Volvo XC90