By Shanita Miles
High Desert Daily
(Victor Valley)–The Inland Empire Auto Show (IEAS) is Riverside and San Bernardino counties’ only auto show and this year, more auto makers and feature events have signed on than ever before. The 2012 theme for the IEAS is “The Gateway to Los Angeles,” appropriately named considering a vast majority of “IE” residents commute into Los Angeles and Orange counties using the 15, 10, 60 & 91 freeways as gateways to the 9-5 grind. Attendees of the IEAS are not just enthusiasts looking at the latest and greatest concept cars, they are day to day consumers looking for their next sensible car or truck purchase; looking for the best gas mileage, safety ratings and more.
This year IEAS has teamed up with Make a Wish Orange County the Inland Empire Chapter for the first ever “Inland Empire Walk for Wishes.” This will be a non-competitive, spirited walk with the goal of raising funds to directly help fulfill wishes of children in the Inland Empire and/or Orange County who are currently faced with life threatening medical issues. The walk will kick off on the last day of the IEAS; August 26, 2012 at 9:00am. For more information on the walk visit www.wishocie.org
Local “foodies” are in for a treat as well with some of the best food trucks in Southern California rolling in for the show. 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 the number one rated The Grilled Cheese Truck. Show goers who test drive a car in the shows “Ride & Drive” event; will receive a free food truck voucher while supplies last.
The Inland Empire Auto Show will kick-off this Friday August 24th at 12:00pm and end on Sunday August 26th at 5:00pm at the Ontario Convention Center. For ticket information and more event details visit www.ieautoshow.com.