Listen up, car shoppers, automotive enthusiasts and people who just get a kick out of checking out new, exotic and conceptual vehicles while munching on a churro, auto show season is revving up once again. First stop: sunny Southern California. The 2018 Orange County International Auto Show kicks off Oct. 4, and while host city Anaheim is home to Disneyland, for those champing at the bit to get up close and personal with the resurrected-for-2019 Chevrolet Blazer SUV, the “happiest place on earth” won’t be in the Magic Kingdom — it’ll be the O.C. auto show.
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This is a decided step up from the 2017 show, when (no disrespect intended) the biggest debut was the 2018 Hyundai Accent. The bragging rights don’t stop there, though. The Orange County International Auto Show also will be the first official auto show appearance of the 2019 Audi e-tron Quattro all-electric SUV following its mid-September unveiling in San Francisco. And it doesn’t end there; no, the Big Orange still has plenty of juice well worth the squeeze.
Here are five things you can’t miss at the 2018 Orange County International Auto Show (and unlike most other regional auto shows, they’re all cars):