OC Auto Show 2009

(Anaheim, CA) – Hundreds of new cars, trucks, sport/utility vehicles and crossovers will pack the Anaheim Convention Center Thursday, October 15 through Sunday, October 18, for the 2010-Model OC Auto Show.

This exciting event is more than an auto show and will offer ultra high-end exotics, concept cars, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Miss Hawaiian Tropic® Model Search and more. There is something for everyone at the OC Auto Show!

The OC Auto Show is one of the first shows of the 2010-model auto show season. Attendees are invited to check out all the latest vehicles in a non-selling environment, sit behind the wheels, inspect engines, learn about new fuel-saving automotive technologies and even take a spin in select models from Ford, Mazda and Toyota. The OC Auto Show will also give attendees an up-close look at amazing concept cars including the Cadillac Converj, Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and Hyundai Nuvis, as well as several hot pre-production models including the 2010 Acura ZDX.

“The OC Auto Show provides the first opportunity in Southern California to see the hottest new cars and we are excited to bring so many new vehicles, concept cars and exotics to Orange County,” said Orange County Auto Show’s Co-Director John Sackrison. “This show is more than auto show as we have entertainment for everyone inclduing mixed martial arts exhibition, live music from the Tijuana Dogs, the Miss Hawaiian Tropic® Orange County Model Search and more.”

Look into the future of automotive design and check out the Cadillac Converj, Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and Hyundai Nuvis concept cars. The Cadillac Converj concept showcases luxury, four-passenger seating and “no compromises” design – all in an electric vehicle. The OC Auto Show will also showcase the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray concept car, recently featured in the movie Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. The Stingray combines styling cues from current Corvettes, the 1959

Stingray racecar and the 1963 Stingray split-window coupe. Also scheduled for display, the Hyundai Nuvis concept showcases a “tech meets eco” theme with 100% recycled materials inside, touch screens and dramatic ambient blue lighting. Large gull-wing doors add to this hybrid concept car’s futuristic look.

Follow the Green Trail at the OC Auto Show and learn about the latest trends in alternative fuel vehicles. Green directional arrows will help attendees find fuel-efficient and alternative fuel models on the show floor, as well as showcase new technology to help save money at the fuel pump and promote a cleaner environment. Several alternative fuel technologies featured along the Green Trail will include gas/electric hybrids and plug-in hybrids.

Along the Green Trail, be sure to get a look at the Tesla Roadster. Quicker than a Ferrari F430 yet is twice as energy efficient as a Toyota Prius, the Roadster consumes no gasoline whatsoever. It never needs routine oil changes and requires far less maintenance than internal combustion engine vehicles or complicated hybrids, resulting in dramatically lower total cost of ownership than a conventional car. Tesla Motors remains the only automaker worldwide manufacturing and selling highway-capable Electric Vehicles. The company has delivered over 700 Roadsters to customers so far.

Attendees are invited to get behind the wheel and drive several of the latest models from Ford, Mazda and Toyota while at the auto show. Showgoers will be able to test drive the new Ford Fiesta at Ford’s Fiesta Movement before they go on sale in the U.S. market. Toyota & Mazda will also host Ride & Drives to give attendees the chance to get behind the wheel and test drive a collection of new 2010 model vehicles, right outside the show.

A collection of dazzling exotic vehicles from Ferrari and Maserati of Newport Beach are sure to turn heads on the auto show floor. Vehicles including the Maserati Quattroporte, GranTurismo and GranTurismo S, and the Ferrari California, F430, 599 GTB Fiorano and 612 Scaglietti are all planned.

Further down the isle, attendees can immerse themselves in luxury and check out stunning exotics, including a $1.2 million Bugatti Veyron presented by The RPM Lounge™. The RPM Lounge features a red carpet, RPM Lounge promo girls, The Millionaires Lounge, live Web feed, live radio station feed and even a chance to win an invitation to an exclusive event at the legendary Playboy Mansion. Showgoers will also not want to miss the DUB® Magazine Celebrity Car Showcase, where attendees can check out stunning customized cars owned by music and sports celebrities.

On Friday, October 16, at 7 p.m.

Beautiful Hooters girls will sign autographs for fans, give away coupons for free wings and cheer on the competitors, at the hot wing eating the competition.

The OC Auto Show transforms into an electrifying concert venue on Friday, October 16. The concert starts at 8 p.m. with music from the Tijuana Dogs, performing live from the auto show floor until 10 p.m. This four-member rock band is an OC local favorite and will ignite showgoers with their energy and ability to rock the house. Admission is included with the purchase of an auto show ticket.

Additionally, winners of the BAMMA USA and Velvet Industries’ Velvet Ring Girl Contest will be announced on Friday, October 16, at 8:40 p.m. The top five girls from the online contest will compete live in front of judges for the coveted Velvet Ring Girl title. For additional information on the contest, visit www.bammausa.com.

On Saturday night

Be part of the action as BAMMA USA fighters bring the excitement of the ring to the auto show floor. MMA Cage Match Demonstrations on Saturday, October 17, at 8 p.m. will include grappling, kick boxing, mixed martial arts and jujitsu skills. Fighters including UFC TUF Season Nine Winner James Wilks, five-time World Champion Kick Boxer Kathy Long, 8-0 Heavyweight Fighter Daniel Puder and more, will greet fans and sign autographs at the OC Auto Show.

Absolute Poker Pro Matt Vengrin, who has won more than *** million in poker tournaments over the past two years, will also be on hand Saturday to meet and greet fans, offer poker tips and introduce showgoers to the exciting world of Absolute Poker. Lucky guests will have the opportunity to go head to head with the Poker Pro to win exclusive prizes from Absolute Poker including jackets, deluxe poker chip sets and t-shirts.

Camaro enthusiasts can compare vintage Camaros with the all-new 2010 model at the OC Auto Show, while chatting with Scott Settlemire about the changes from the original Camaro to the present day version on Saturday, October 17, from noon to 2 p.m. “A rabid Camaro Fan” since he first saw a Camaro in person in 1966, Settlemire played an important role as part of the Camaro/Corvette Performance Car Team developing the 4th generation F-car, and worked with Chevrolet on the new Camaro. Camaro/Firebird (also referred to as F-body) Enthusiasts from all over North America fondly refer to him as “The F-bodfather”.

Sexy swimsuits and glistening Southern California tans make their return to the OC Auto Show on Saturday, October 17. Local contestants will compete in the Miss Hawaiian Tropic® Orange County Model Search, at the auto show at 3 p.m. A panel of judges, as well as audience cheers, will determine the winner, so contestants are encouraged to bring their friends to the show on Saturday! Showgoers will also have the chance to meet the girls of Hawaiian Tropic as they greet fans, starting at 2 p.m., one hour before the contestants strut their stuff on stage.

The OC Auto Show is owned and presented by the Orange County Automobile Dealers Association and the Southland Motor Car Dealers Association and produced by Motor Trend Auto Shows, LLC. The auto show will be open to the public Thursday, October 15 through Sunday, October 18, at the Anaheim Convention Center, located at 800 W. Katella Ave. in Anaheim. Show hours are Thursday, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday, from noon to 10 p.m., Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.


$10 for adults, $6 for senior citizens (62 and older), $5 for students (with ID) and free for children 12 and under when accompanied by an adult. Attendees will receive a FREE one-year subscription to Motor Trend magazine with each online ticket order or box office purchase, compliments of the Orange County Automobile Dealers Association and the Southland Motor Car Dealers Association. Advance E-tickets can be purchased at a $2 discount and weekday discount coupons can be downloaded from the official auto show Web site, www.OrangeCountyAutoShow.com.