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The Orange County International Auto Show -- taking place October 2-5 -- has always offered car enthusiasts a hands-on experience. The 2014 edition continues that tradition, giving attendees the chance to test drive new vehicles from the industry's most innovative manufacturers, plus get up close and personal with today's supercars and the classics of yesteryear.
New for this year is the What's Your Dream Ride? social media sweepstakes. Attendees are asked to post photos of their favorite dream cars from the show via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. By using #OCAutoShow, you'll be entered in a sweepstakes that could see you win an iPhone 6.
Attendees will be able to test drive over 100 new vehicles from Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Dodge, FIAT, Ford, Jeep®, Toyota, Volkswagen and much more. Even kids can get in on the action thanks to Camp Jeep, where they can test their driving abilities in the mini Power Wheel Jeeps and Fisher Price Jeep Ride-On's.
Admiring cars more your thing? No problem. With exhibits like duPont Registry Live and Crevier Classic Car Collection, you'll be able to swoon over everything from Lamborghini and McLaren supercars to classics and other ultra-rare vehicles. You'll also be able to check out pre-production models, hot rods, lowriders, drift cars and exotic celebrity whips at showcases curated by the experts at SHIFTR, Hot Rod Showcase and Dub Magazine.
Even the food comes on four wheels thanks to a fleet of Food Trucks. Nosh on delicious eats from The Tasting Spoon, Barcelona on the Go, Burger Monster, The Viking Truck, Noble Ale Works and Bottle Logic Brewing.
And how could we forget the Hooters Wing Eating Contest? Kicking off Friday, October 3 at 7 p.m., 10 intrepid competitive eaters will square off to see who can down 20 wings first. The competition doesn't stop there. At 7:30 pm, the lovely girls of Hooters will compete in the Miss OC International Auto Show Contest.