2014-Model Orange County International Auto Show

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ANAHEIM, Calif. - (September 3, 2013) The 2014-Model Orange County International Auto Show will take over the Anaheim Convention Center with tons of family fun Thursday, October 3 through Sunday, October 6. The convention center will be filled with more than 500 new vehicles and plenty of fun for all ages where children 12 and under are admitted free all show days when accompanied by a paying adult on Register Family Days, sponsored by the OC Register. Kids are invited to climb in and try all the new vehicles on for size, take a test drive with an adult, snap photos with the SpongeBob SquarePants-inspired concept, climb a rock wall at Camp Jeep Anaheim and more.

New this year and ideal for the little ones is the Hometown Heroes Display presented by the OC Register. Kids can sit in and check out a variety of vehicles that keep the community safe, as well as meet the important people that drive them. From police cars to fire and rescue vehicles, an assortment of vehicles will be available for hands-on exploring from the Anaheim Police Department, Anaheim Fire Department and Anaheim Public Utilities Department, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

 "We are thrilled to add the Hometown Heroes Display to our auto show this year," said Orange County Automobile Dealers Association President John Sackrison. "Not only does it give the kids a great hands-on activity at the auto show, it also introduces them to our community heroes. This is just one of the many kids' activities that can be found at the show this year, making this an outing ideal for the whole family."

Returning to the Orange County International Auto Show, Camp Jeep Anaheim is the interactive adventure zone where professional 4x4 drivers share the experience of Jeep's on and off-road capabilities with passengers. Children can ride along with their parents to experience the Jeep test track thrills with a professional driver or they can test drive in a mini-Power Jeep, and go for a climb up a 25' rock climbing wall!

Bring kids of all ages to test drive RIDEMAKERZ customizable, radio-control cars on a fun, closed-circuit track on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Showgoers can purchase their very own RIDE to race home with right at the RIDEMAKERZ booth! Plus, one RIDEMAKERZ RIDE will be given away each day, along with other great giveaways throughout the weekend, while supplies last.

Families, children and fans of the hit Nickelodeon show SpongeBob SquarePants will be treated to a special appearance by the 2014 SpongeBob Toyota Highlander, at the Orange County International Auto Show! This special SUV concept features a custom SpongeBob SquarePants-themed exterior and an interior design that captures all of the beloved character's high-octane energy! Hank the Ford Robot will also entertain crowds in the Ford display!

Other auto show family highlights include a car-themed Scavenger Hunt for kids to embark on around the auto show for interactive fun!

This show kicks-off the 2014-model auto show season, offering showgoers the chance to compare hundreds of new models side by side from more than 35 manufacturers, as well as inspect engines, kick tires, count cup holders, check trunk space and take in that new car smell. More than 100 vehicles will be available from more than a dozen manufacturers for test drives, including the chance to win a ride in a Lamborghini.

The Orange County International Auto Show will be open to the public Thursday, October 3 through Sunday, October 6, 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). Off-site parking and a free shuttle to the show will be available on weekends. Admission is $12 for adults and $10 for senior citizens (62 and older) and military (w/any DOD ID). Every day is Register Family Day, sponsored by the OC Register, at the auto show for children 12 and under who are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Attendees will receive a FREE one-year subscription to Motor Trend magazine (a $12 value) with each online ticket order or box office purchase. Advance E-tickets can be purchased on the official auto show website, www.AutoShowOC.com.

Media Contact(s):
Lauren Holzman

DeeDee Taft

Shelbi Okumura

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