Maurie Burns treated her dad to nearly 100 cars for his Father's Day celebration. The pair joined in the SoCal Test Drive Expo in Long Beach, where drivers can test out dozens of vehicles -- from Cadillacs to Fiats -- under the same roof for $10. Antonio Castelan reports from Long Beach for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on June 15, 2012.
Not in the market for a new car, but still want to try out a Cadillac? Or a Fiat? Or a Volkswagen? This weekend, there are cars, SUV's and trucks galore inside the SoCal Test Drive Auto Expo in Long Beach.
It’s a car show with a twist: here, you’re not limited to just gawking at the cars.
"I came with my dad," said Marie Burns. "It's his Father's Day present."
Drivers will have the opportunity to try out nearly 100 cars, in a variety of makes and models that runs the gamut.
Auto show organizers say this first-time expo will be allow drivers to test all the cars under one roof.
"What you can do, really, in an environment like this, is drive these cars back to back," said Laura Burstein, auto expert. "This is important because sometimes the differences between cars are very subtle."
Another upside? All these drivable cars are available in a “sales-free environment,” according to the event’s website.
"I think it’s a great idea to be able to drive the cars without having somebody twist your arm," Burns’ father said.
Admission is $10 for drivers and the event runs from Friday, June 15, through Sunday, June 17. For more information, click here.