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.
2000 E Convention Center Way
Ontario, California 91764Get Directions