About the EXPO

The Test Drive Expo pairs a traditional auto show with the opportunity to drive almost every car on the show floor. The show will feature new makes and models from more than a dozen manufacturers and brands, including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Fiat, Ford, Ram, Subaru, Toyota and Volkswagen.

Guests can test drive the latest 2013 and preview some 2014 model cars, trucks, hybrids, crossovers and SUVs in a sales-free environment. Manufacturers will display new vehicles in auto show booth environment, providing car buffs an opportunity to see, touch and feel the latest models from competing brands.

But the star of this show is the opportunity to test drive virtually every car on the show floor. With just a single registration, guests will be able to check in and drive any car from the participating manufacturers (subject to manufacturer age restrictions). Your green wristband means “GO” drive!

If you love auto shows but have always wanted to test drive the cars on the floor, this show is for you!

The Evolution of Auto Shows

The Test Drive Expo auto show is being run by the Southland Motor Car Dealers Association, which represents the majority of the new car and truck dealerships in Southern Los Angeles County. For association president John Davis of Glenn E. Thomas Dodge, the opportunity to create an auto show from scratch was too big to pass up.

“We have created the next evolution of the auto show, where car buyers can not only become educated about cars from competing brands, but get a chance to have the ‘rubber meet the road’ as well. What our group has been finding at the dealerships is that many car owners have been out of the market for awhile, so the Test Drive Expo auto show will be a great chance for women and men to experience the newest generation of cars they can go out and purchase right now.”