What Do Futuristic Cars, Hooters Girls and 18-Foot-Tall Autobot "Bumblebee" Have in Common?


"Futuristic concept cars, eye-popping exotics, pre-production models, interactive ride and drives and the latest alternative fuel options" are promised at the OC Auto Show, which opens for a four-day run at Anaheim Convention Center this afternoon.


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The latest in car customization, aftermarket accessories and bikini contests will also be on view from 4 to 10 p.m. today, noon to 10 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. The convention center is on Katella Avenue across the street from somesuch.

Auto porn on view includes: the Bugatti Veyron; the 2010 Lotus Evora; the 100 percent electric Tesla Roadster; the next models from Ferrari and Maserati; and concept cars from the likes of Mini, Acura and Cadillac. Among the "car celebs" appearing is Scott "The F-Bodfather" Settlemire of Camero/Corvette/Firebird fame. Less famous representatives from auto manufacturers will be on hand to answer questions.

Potential drivers cannot live by hunks of metals on four tires alone. Also on view will be Hooters girls, Miss Hawaiian Tropic girls, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) cage fighters, professional poker players and an 18-foot-tall autobot named "Bumblebee."

Tickets to this Motor Trends Auto Shows-produced and Orange County Auto Dealers Association and Southland Motor Car Dealers Association-presented event are a post-Cash for Clunkers-friendly $10 for adults, $6 for seniors (62 and older) and free for everyone 12 and under.

Tickets can be purchased through the link that began this post.

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