Saturday, August 25, 2012

Two Days Left to Experience Hot Cars @ IE Auto Show!

The Inland Empire Auto Show is ON and in full swing at the Ontario Convention Center. Happening now through Sunday, August 26th, there are awesome cars and trucks from Toyota, Volkswagen, Scion, Subaru, Hyundai, Dodge, Chrysler, GM, Chevy, Mazda, BMW, Jaguar, Lincoln and so many more.

Friday was awesome with lots of people test driving new cars, and enjoying the Great Taste Friday event that featured more than 20 restaurants and wineries.

Saturday is the Get Out & Golf Event from 3-8pm, in addition to awesome food trucks on site, and the ability to test drive and check out the best 2013 and 2014 models from the most sought after auto makers.

Sunday, lace up those walking shoes because the Make A Wish Foundation of Orange County and the Inland Empire hosts the Walk for Wishes to benefit ill children here the local area. The Kids Zone inside the Auto Show also gives the kiddos a fun environment while mom or dad checks out what could become his or her new car.

For tickets and info, visit Tickets are also available at the door. See you here!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Gear Up to Test Drive the Hottest Cars @ Upcoming IE Auto Show

The Inland Empire Auto Show (IEAS), one of Southern California’s premier auto shows, is heading back to the Ontario Convention Center this August 24-26, 2012. This year, the Inland Empire Auto Show is on track to be bigger and better with more automakers featured than in any of its previous years – 24 in total. Show organizers feel the event very much mirrors the current increase in sales figures for auto industry as a whole. Sales of new cars are up into the double digits and automakers are taking the opportunity to show off their new models to the general public and to the more than 30,000 people expected at the three-day Inland Empire Auto Show. The Inland Empire Auto Show will be open from 12:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. on Friday, August 24, 10:00a.m. to 8p.m. Saturday, August 25 and from 10:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. on Sunday, August 26. Tickets range in price from $5.00 for seniors and military to $10.00 for adults. Children ages 12 and under are free with an adult admission. For tickets and more information, visit or call (909) 937-3000

Featured at the event will be the hottest cars, trucks and alternative vehicles showcased by Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge (including the all-new Dodge Dart and SRT models), Fiat, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Lincoln, Mazda, Scion (including the new FR-S) Subaru (with their new BRZ), Toyota (including the new Prius C), Volkswagen and more. This is also one of the first auto shows in which the public will have a chance to get behind the wheel of the highly anticipated Dodge Dart and the new Scion FR-S, plus more cars available to drive from Volkswagen, Toyota and Chrysler in the show’s Ride & Drive going on all three days.

The 2012 The Inland Empire Auto Show features a host of fun activities for auto enthusiasts, plus their families. On Friday, August 24 from 5:00p.m. to 8:00p.m., auto show ticket holders can stroll through Great Taste Friday inside the Ontario Convention Center and enjoy gourmet samples from 20 of the Inland Empire’s best restaurants and wineries.

On Saturday, August 25 from 3:00p.m. to 8:00p.m., show goers can take a break and work on their swing at the Get Out & Golf component of the auto show. Golf professionals with the Southern California PGA will be on hand with putting greens, virtual driving ranges, golf clubs and balls, and for course, expert tips to take to out to the links. The Get Out & Golf experience is free with auto show admission.

On Sunday, August 26, lace up those walking shoes and get out to the Ontario Convention Center at 8:30a.m. to participate in the Walk for Wishes and show support for the Make-A-Wish® Foundation Orange County Inland Empire Chapter. Hundreds of people will depart from the convention center on a spirited short walk and wind up back at the Festival of Wishes in the parking lot, filled with festivities for the whole family. Entry into the Walk for Wishes is $35 from August 18 to August 24. Sign up at

Food trucks from across the Inland Empire, Los Angeles and San Diego, including The Grilled Cheese Truck, Thai 1 On, My Delight Cupcakery, BACONMANia, RockIn Ice, Slammin’ Sliders, Dogtown Dogs and the Red Robin Yummm Mobile will be on site serving up the best on-the-go fare all three days of the Inland Empire Auto Show. Those who test drive a car in the Ride & Drive will receive a free food truck voucher while supplies last.

Follow the show on Facebook at or on Twitter @IEAutoShow to get insider news and announcements from the Inland Empire Auto Show.

Thursday, August 9, 2012


The Inland Empire Auto Show (IEAS), one of Southern California’s best auto shows, announced Kumho Tire U.S.A., with its North American headquarters in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., has signed on as the premier tire sponsor for 2012. With a recent upswing in the economy, Kumho Tire management stated it felt the need to begin placing the company in a greater light in front of its core consumers, the auto enthusiasts. As a part of the sponsorship, Kumho Tire experts will be on site with their giant Kumho branded semi truck trailer near the entrance to the Ontario Convention Center. From that location during the three-day auto show, show goers can have questions answered about tire care and safety, as well as receive a rebate for $100 off a set of tires. Kumho Tires will also be giving away two free sets of tires to two lucky Inland Empire Auto Show attendees, plus will have more giveaways throughout the weekend. The Inland Empire Auto Show is Riverside and San Bernardino Counties’ only auto show and takes place Friday through Sunday, August 24-26, 2012. For hours and tickets, for log onto or call the Ontario Convention Center at (909) 937-3000.

“The Inland Empire Auto Show has been as successful driver of people wanting to check out the latest vehicles from many of the popular auto manufacturers around,” said Rick Brennan, vice president of marketing for Kumho Tire U.S.A. “Our Kumho tires come standard on many of the vehicles that will be on display and available for test drives at the show, so it’s only natural for us to have a presence and be able to educate and interact with consumers.”

Dodge Charger at Ride & Drive Event
This is the first year a tire manufacturer has sponsored the Inland Empire Auto Show, creating another avenue within the auto industry for show goers to explore. Kumho is one of the world’s top tire manufacturers. In addition to the sizable presence to be seen by Kumho Tire at the Inland Empire Auto Show, more auto manufactures than ever before will be showcasing their new 2013 models including Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, GMC, Jeep, Toyota , Subaru and Volkswagen. The Ontario Auto Dealers Association will also be presenting vehicles from Ford, Hyundai, Mazda and more.

"The Inland Empire Auto Show continues to grow year over year and with the inclusion of Kumho Tire, our more than 30,000 anticipated attendees will experience the auto industry on an even bigger scale,” said Michael Caudill, co-owner of the Inland Empire Auto Show. “The show provides an arena for those interested in new cars or thinking about purchasing a new car to completely inspect the latest offerings from a diverse cross section of manufacturers and vendors in a completely pressure-free and fun environment.”

Hosted at the Ontario Convention Center August 24-26, the 2012 Inland Empire Auto Show will showcase a variety of activities included in the price of admission, in addition to highlighting the most sought-after cars and trucks. Features will include onsite test drives hosted by Chrysler, Fiat, Jeep, Toyota and Volkswagen, a Kid Zone full of family fun for the little ones, the Food Truck Zone, the PGA Get Out & Golf Day, plus the Walk for Wishes and Great Taste Friday events. Show hours are Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the door or online, and are $10 for adults (13 years and over). Seniors, military and children (7-12 years of age) are $5.00. Children under the age of six are free with a paid adult. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit Follow the show on Facebook at or on Twitter @IEAutoShow to get insider news and announcements from the Inland Empire Auto Show.

Monday, August 6, 2012


Bring an appetite to the Inland Empire Auto Show because this year, some of the best food trucks from Los Angeles, San Diego and the Inland Empire will be serving up award-winning, on-the-go fare. Famed food trucks at the Food Truck Zone include My Delight Cupcakery, A RockIn Ice, Slammin’ Sliders, Red Robin Yummm Mobile, Bacon Mania, Thai 1 On, Dogtown Dogs and number the one rated The Grilled Cheese Truck. Show goers who test drive a car in the auto show’s Ride & Drive event will also receive a free food truck voucher while supplies last. The Inland Empire Auto Show takes place Friday through Sunday, August 24-26, 2012 at the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario, Calif. For tickets for the show and to get one’s fill at these acclaimed food trucks, log onto Tickets are also available at the door.

My Delight Cupcakery offers a traveling array of confectionary treats, sure to satisfy the most discriminating sweet tooth. Pastry Chef, Naomi Moreno, whips her delectable mini-cakes flavors such as “birthday” – a take on the classic birthday cake with sprinkles – and the “late night breakfast” – a waffle-inspired cupcake with fried chicken on top of buttermilk frosting. “By far, the single best thing I [tried] was the Breakfast Cake from My Delight Cupcakery in Ontario. It was like a buttermilk pancake, whipped maple syrup and bacon in a cupcake. I can’t believe that I didn’t buy a dozen,” said a Los Angeles Times writer. Cupcakes range from $2.00 to $4.00.

For those looking to cool off at the auto show, stop by one of the southland’s most sought-after food trucks, A RockIn Ice. Recently on the Food Network’s online Great Food Truck Race, A RockIn Ice serves up refreshing Hawaiian shave ice in a rainbow of both tropical and decadent flavors.

For the carnivorous show goers, Slammin’ Sliders serves up a mouthful of meat goodness hot and ready between two buns. “Slammin’ Sliders is the expert, serving gourmet sliders: delicious, inventive, crave-worthy sliders that will have you coming back again, and again, and again,” according to

One of the most anticipated food trucks at the Inland Empire Auto Show is The Grilled Cheese Truck. With an inventive spin on the childhood favorite grilled cheese sandwich, The Grilled Cheese Truck has been named the number one food truck of 2011 by the LA Hotlist, and their Cheesy Mac & Rib sandwich was called one of the Most Outrageous Grilled Cheese Sandwiches in the Country by

The Red Robin Yummm Mobile serves up the favorites of their all-American brick and mortar restaurant in a convenient, on the go style. Everything from gourmet hamburgers to BBQ chicken sandwiches and fresh-tossed salads grace the Yummm Mobile’s menu.

According to the Dogtown Dogs website, each hot dog on the menu presents a sophisticated variation of traditional favorites with an innovative spin. These dogs’ soulful flavors elicit a sense of nostalgia and with more than 7,000 Twitter followers, the Dogtown Dogs food truck is on its way to becoming a So Cal favorite.

Thai 1 On comes all the way from sunny San Diego with a claim to fame as the city’s first food truck. Thai food lovers will be in luck at the IE Auto Show because this food truck serves up delicious eats inspired by Thailand's street food culture.

Bacon fans rejoice because the BACON MANia truck will be at the Inland Empire Auto Show all three days serving unabashedly American, unapologetic man-food from a fun, friendly and a little bit funky nomadic food truck.

Show goers can check out the hottest cars and trucks from top auto manufacturers such as Toyota, Subaru, General Motors, Chrysler, Fiat, Volkswagen and many more at the Inland Empire Auto Show. When attendees feel the hunger pangs set in, the Food Truck Zone awaits with an entire array of tastes.

For tickets or more information on the Inland Empire Auto Show, visit Follow the show on Facebook at or on Twitter @IEAutoShow to get insider news and announcements from the Inland Empire Auto Show.

About the Inland Empire Auto Show
The Inland Empire Auto Show (IEAS) is San Bernardino and Riverside Counties’ largest auto show and will be held August 24-26, 2012. The show is produced by the Ontario Convention Center, On the Edge Productions, and DRIVEN Media Communications. The show serves as a fun and informative event for residents across the Inland Empire and beyond.