THE AUTO SHOW Inland Empire Coming May 16-18

Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau

THE AUTO SHOW Inland Empire, formerly the Inland Empire International Auto Show, is fast-approaching its May 16-18 debut at the Ontario Convention Center. With 18 brands confirmed with inside space displays, along with eight different manufacturers’ cars available for test drives, the event will be filled with a dazzling array of vehicles all bursting with that new car smell.

To date, the show has secured Acura, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Jeep, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Ram, Scion, Subaru, Toyota and Volkswagen.  Ride and drives line-makes represented are Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, Ram, Ford, Toyota and Subaru.  “The show is looking just incredible – it is so exciting,” said Auto Show Producer Stacey Castle of Castle Communications, Inc. “Stay tuned, as we are adding new displays and features daily.”

This event is not just all about new cars, as a special collection of rare and vintage automobiles from the privately owned Day Family Auto Museum will be on display at the Auto Show – the first time the museum has taken its vehicles on tour. The Southern California Golf Association will also be teeing-up a hands-on golfing experience for show-goers, and for the young and the young at heart, a special children’s play area will be filled with fun and interactive entertainment.

Tickets and information for THE AUTO SHOW Inland Empire are available online at www.theautoshowIE.com.  Admission prices are: $12 for adults. $9 for military/seniors 65 and over, $7 for students with ID, $5 for children 8-12, and free for children 7 and under. Show hours are: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, May 16; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 17; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 18. Visit www.TheAutoShowIE.com.

Michael Krouse, President/CEO of the Ontario Convention Center and Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau, said THE AUTO SHOW will become an important Southern California automotive event. “We are expecting to draw people from all over the greater Los Angeles are, being that we will be displaying some vehicles that had not been released in time for the Los Angeles Show.”

About the Ontario Convention Center
The Ontario Convention Center is contemporary in design and equipped with the latest in technology. The Convention Center boasts over 225,000 total square feet of exhibit, meeting and function space. An ideal venue for conventions, tradeshows, exhibits and meetings, the Convention Center provides a full range of technology services, including Wi-Fi, Internet, DS3 and video-conferencing capabilities. For more information about the Ontario Convention Center, operated by Philadelphia-based SMG, visit www.ontariocc.org or call (909) 937-3000.