Auto shows are the safest places to practice pretend engine noises without attracting lawn mowers in heat. Rev up with today's Groupon: for $15, you get one-day entry for four adults, ages 13 and up, to Inland Empire Auto Show, held at the Ontario Convention Center (up to a $40 value). The show runs from Friday, August 19 to Sunday, August 21, with varying hours. Admission for military members and seniors ages 62 and up is regularly $5, and children 12 and younger receive free admission.
Garnering buzz from the Inland Valley News, the Inland Empire Auto Show houses a fleet of newborn vehicles for visitors to gawk at in between a slew of free events. Patrons helm freshly minted roadsters, including the Chevy Volt and Fiat 500, to hug the sharp curves and leap the volcanic craters of a nearby driving route every day of the auto fest during Ride & Drive, hosted by GM and Chrysler. Bring kids along to bounce around inflatables in the Kid Zone on Sunday, with donations going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Saturday evening sets the stage for PGA Get Out & Golf Night, which unveils the latest in interactive putting and enlists PGA pros to sharpen swings and first-date conversational skills.
Inland Empire Auto Show
Although stealing glimpses at new cars can be fun, test-driving one can be downright thrilling. On each day during Inland Empire Auto Show's Ride & Drive program, car enthusiasts can ecstatically maneuver various vehicles from the show's fleet of shimmering four-wheeled chariots. Visitors can select a two-door Fiat, an open-roofed Jeep, or a Toyota before steering it along a nearby track, analyzing its speed and turning capabilities before returning to the show to partake in varied activities and attempting to see if their houseplants fit in cars’ cup holders.