Sports cars have improved since the 17th century, when the only convertibles on the market were horses that gradually transformed into slower horses. Celebrate automotive innovation with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $10, you get one ticket to the SPOCOM consumer auto show at the Anaheim Convention Center on Saturday, August 6 from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. (an $18 value before fees, or up to a $20 value, including all ticketing fees).
The SPOCOM consumer auto show celebrates horsepower and young-adult culture, inundating the Anaheim Convention Center with more than 300 of the industry’s swiftest cars and a streetwise array of fashion and art installations. Show cars from more than 75 top brands rev and purr in gallery exhibitions while bouncers patrol the showroom to ensure that none of last year’s models sneak in uninvited. Guests can peruse a display of drift cars, take in a short-film showing, or a listen to special guest DJ set. The show’s youthful focus manifests itself in a range of apparel, collectibles, photography, and immortality springs presented by various artists and pop-culture brands.
Show judges from International Tuning Standard take temporary leave from their auto-circuit court duties to bestow prestigious trophies in such categories as Best Paint, Best Engineering, and Best Horse and Buggy Revival. Guests whose own rides deserve a spotlight can register in the competition for a $55 fee (not included in this Groupon).
Knowing that what's under the hood is just as important as the hood ornament itself, SpoCom's organizers created a show to reward innovation and creativity in automotive engineering and design from both industry professionals and amateur hobbyists. The judges hail from some of the most prestigious car firms and organizations around the world, eagerly inspecting every aspect of the more than 300 custom vehicles vying for the show's ultimate cash prize.
Surrounding this heavy-metal showdown, the stages' bright lights illuminate other, less formal bouts, such as an urban dance competition and bikini contest, during which audience members applaud for the swimsuit they would most like to see on a mannequin some day. Vendors fill more than 1.6 million square feet of exhibition space at the Anaheim Convention Center, providing visitors with the opportunity to purchase luxury wares such as watches, designer clothes, and artwork.