Inland Empire Auto Show 2012
By Joe Martone
We are the country of cars. We love them and we need them. This is especially true in California, where living without an automobile can turn life into a series of inconveniences. But the car culture and all that it entails will be celebrated at the Ontario Convention Center this month. Plenty of popular automakers will be in attendance showing off their latest makes and classics including Volkswagen, GM, Toyota, Chrysler, Fiat and many more. But this three-day event promises more than just an automotive exhibition. Gourmet food and wine will be offered for sampling on Friday, a play area for kids sponsored by Make-a-Wish will be there Sunday and a Ride and Drive event will take place where you can get behind the wheel of one or more of the sponsors’ cars. If you’re looking for a good ride, this is the place to be in late August. Get your tickets online before they sell out.
Ontario Convention Center, 2000 E. Convention Center Wy., Ontario, (909) 937-3000. www.ieautoshow.com. Various times. $5-$10.