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IE Auto Show has something for everyone

August 27, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Get your motor running. The first auto show of the season is open in the Inland Empire this weekend and it has something different you really may want to check out.It's either the last auto show of the 2010 model year or the first one of 2011. Whichever is correct, the Inland Empire Auto Show has crammed dozens of new models into the Ontario Convention Center just as summer comes to a close.

"Kids are getting back in school. Moms and dads are getting fired up for work and doing things like that. So it's a perfect time at the end of summer, starting the fall season, where people can come see the latest and greatest," said Inland Empire Auto Show Spokesman John Ewart.

"It's nice to be able to actually get in the car and feel it and get a sense of what it would be like if you actually owned one, you know, kind of try it on for size," said Fontana resident Jane Harris. "And you don't have salesmen, which is even more perfect."

The salesmen aren't here but the cars sure are, from large to small and from mild to wild.

Looking at cars is fine, but GM is also offering test drives of most models.

As soon as the doors opened people were signing up to take a spin. The Camaro is likely to be popular over the next few days.

And while an older crowd streamed into the show early the first afternoon, some youngsters had their eyes on favorites too.

"I was looking at this futuristic-looking car over here," said Dave Ward of West Covina. "Really nice."

"I love cars. Cars are awesome," said Jilda Kouroumlian of Rancho Cucamonga. "Boys aren't the only ones that love cars."

If the whole family doesn't want to spend the entire day looking at cars, the Ontario Mills Mall is nearby.

"Send mom to the mall and dad can go car shopping," said Ewart.

The heat wave of the past few days is over, but it can still get a little warm in the Inland Empire. The nice thing here is that all the cars are inside in the air-conditioning.


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