ANAHEIM, CA - Joining forces for the third year, the Orange County Automobile Dealers Association and Southland Motor Car Dealers Association presented the West Coast's premier automotive event - the 1999 California International Auto Show. A favorite among auto enthusiasts, this year's Show rolled into the Anaheim Convention Center on Wednesday, October 14 through Sunday, October 18, 1998.
Combining the resources of these two associations provided visitors with a wide selection of cars, trucks and vans all under one roof. This year's Show included virtually all of the nation's automobile manufacturers, enabling visitors to compare the latest models from more than 34 domestic and import manufacturers. New to the Show this year were Audi, Jaguar, Saab and Suzuki, four popular exhibitors who joined the 30 manufacturers that participated last year.
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This year's Show combined some of 1999's most exciting exotic cars with vehicles reminiscent of days gone by. The multi-million dollar Exotic Car Display featured the world's premier exotic dream machines from Ferrari and Lamborghini.
Ivan "Ironman" Stewart, off-road racing legend with 82 career victories and 10 driver's championships made a special guest appearance to meet fans and sign autographs on Saturday. Stewart is also the two-time Baja-1000 Champion and currently drives the Toyota Precision Preparation, Inc. desert race truck.
The Orange County and Southland Associations maintain a strong commitment to the Southern California region. Continuously giving back to the community, individual dealers and their associations help support school programs, scholarships, local hospitals, health organizations and numerous other local causes throughout the year.
Before teaming up for the first time three years ago, the associations held separate Auto Shows. Now as co-owners of the California International Auto Show, they have seen attendance double in the past two years, positioning the Show on a national level as one of the country's premier automotive events. The Los Angeles Times continues to be the official sponsor of the Show and Liberty Productions, Inc., is the Show producer.