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Orange County Auto Show | iDSC135

Orange County Auto Show Professor Quan's Best of Show The 2018 Orange County International Auto Show was a blast by all standards for the iDriveSoCal Team. And our very own Professor, Clinton Quan, dove deep into the automotive wonderland to determine what would compose his carefully crafted best of show list. After careful calculations, a great deal of cross-referencing manufacturers specifications, and independent third, fourth and fifth party participation the Professor was ready to share...


2019 Jaguar F-TYPE R OC Auto Show Test Drive | iDSC134

2019 Jaguar F-TYPE R Test Drive at the OC Auto Show The 2019 Jaguar F-TYPE R was made available for test drives during the Orange County International Auto Show and iDriveSoCal's Professor, Clinton Quan, wasn't about to pass up the opportunity to get behind the wheel. Not only did Professor Quan test drive the vehicle but he was allowed rare, off-course, access giving him the chance to let the kitty-cat-car purr! We hope you have as much fun listening to this iDriveSoCal Podcast as we had...


2019 Mazda CX-9 OC Auto Show Test Drive | iDSC133

2019 Mazda CX-9 Test Drive at the OC Auto Show The 2019 Mazda CX-9 Crossover SUV available to test drive at the Orange County Auto Show and iDriveSoCal's Professor, Clinton Quan, couldn't wait to get behind the wheel. Call it a mid-size crossover SUV or call it a full-size crossover SUV... either way, it's a big vehicle that delivers a great value the Mazda-way. What exactly is the Mazda-way? It's a lot of things that only Mazda does and you'll understand better by clicking play below and...


2019 Acura RDX OC Auto Show Test Drive | iDSC132

2019 Acura RDX Test Drive at the OC Auto Show In case you missed test driving the all-new 2019 Acura RDX at this year's OC Auto Show, not to worry, the iDSC Team has you covered. We dispatched the Professor, Clinton Quan, on a quest to check out the new offering from Honda's luxury sibling and he came back with a report that would make the vehicle's redesign team proud - to say the least! Click play below to hear Professor Quan's detailed review of his Acura RDX test drive and check out the...


LA Auto Show Past, Present & Future | iDSC131

Los Angeles Auto Show Past, Present & Future For more than 100-years car lovers across Southern California have pilgrimaged to the Los Angeles Auto Show for their annual feast of the automotive senses. But there is much more to the LA Auto Show than what we car-lovers come to drool over each year. What used to be known as the LA Auto Show Press Days has spun into an event that attracts both automotive and technology industry leaders and innovators alike. Lefty Tsironis, of the LA Auto Show,...


OC International Auto Show w/ Motor Trend | iDSC130

Orange County International Auto Show w/ Motor Trend The Orange County International Auto Show, with the help of Motor Trend, delivers a family friendly and fun experience for all ages. Whether you want to drool over exotics or get bounced around on an indoor off-road track, the OC Auto Show has you covered. While over 150-test drives and plenty of supercars are more than enough to draw crowds of auto show attendees, Motor Trend helps to fulfill the enthusiasts' curiosity just a bit more...


2019 Jaguar I-PACE OC Auto Show Test Drive | iDSC129

2019 Jaguar I-PACE Test Drive at the OC Auto Show The 2019 Jaguar I-PACE is an all-electric compact Crossover SUV that iDriveSoCal's Professor, Clinton Quan, chose as one of his first vehicles to test drive at the Orange County Auto Show. And the Good Professor was not disappointed with Jaguar's new entry into its model line-up. Coming to Southern California Jaguar dealerships soon, Professor Quan put the I-PACE through its paces and came back with his complete analysis. Click play below and...


2019 Mazda Miata OC Auto Show Test Drive | iDSC128

2019 Mazda Miata RF Test Drive at the Orange County Auto Show Media Day at the Orange County Auto Show was filled with fun and test drives for iDriveSoCal's Professor, Clinton Quan. In the meantime, yours truly was busy setting up our podcast booth and eagerly awaiting the good Professor's reports. His first test drive was of Mazda's 2019 Miata RF. You'll notice, in the podcast, that the Professor was referring to the RF as a hardtop... but after I got a closer look at the vehicle I'd call...


Montecito Motor Classic | iDSC127

Montecito Motor Classic The Montecito Motor Classic made iDriveSoCal's list of Spectacular September of Auto Shows and it certainly earned its spot. iDSC's Professor, Clinton Quan, made his way north to the 7th Annual Santa Barbara County event and brought back a full report along with plenty of pictures of exceptional classic works-of-art on wheels. Click play below and enjoy the image gallery while hearing all the details in this iDriveSoCal Podcast. ***Transcript*** Recording date –...


How to Experience McLaren | iDSC126

How to Experience McLaren How to experience McLaren; iDriveSoCal's Professor, Clinton Quan, recently enjoyed his second opportunity to drive one of the finest street machines made. That's right... it's not his first time! What's that you say? You'd like to drive a McLaren too... really? Well, first get in line because you are far from alone in your desire. With that said, the Professor maintains that it's really not that hard to be given the opportunity to get behind the wheel of one of the...


2019 Honda HR-V Test Drive & Review | iDSC125

2019 Honda HR-V Test Drive & Review The 2019 Honda HR-V is a fun to drive, stylish, and spacious subcompact crossover SUV that gets great gas mileage and is the perfect option for a variety of drivers. Our test drive proved the HR-V to deliver an exceptionally smooth ride for a vehicle that still gives drivers that upright seating position. The refreshed Honda HR-V makes for a multi-functional vehicle whether your a newer driver or simply wanting something a bit smaller to navigate the...


Cruz’n for Roses Car Show | iDSC124

Cruz'n for Roses Car Show The 14th Annual Cruz'n for Roses Car Show ran like the well-oiled machines on display at the South Pasadena event. From race cars and classics to exotics, antiques and even TV and movie cars made appearances. And Rose Parade enthusiasts even got a glimpse of South Pasadena's upcoming float - minus the roses of course. iDriveSoCal's Professor, Clinton Quan, made a last-minute decision to add this one to his Spectacular September of Auto Shows. Click play below to...


Japanese Classic Car Show | iDSC123

Japanese Classic Car Show The 14th Annual Japanese Classic Car Show made the list of The Professor's Spectacular September of Auto Shows and this year's event did not disappoint. Although the show of oldie-but-goodie imports continues outgrowing locations it's managed to stay in the city of Long Beach - not far from its previous venue. iDriveSoCal's Professor, Clinton Quan, made the show and delivers the full report in this iDSC Podcast. Click play below and enjoy the pics from this year's...


2019 Volkswagen Arteon Test Drive & Review | iDSC122

2019 VW Arteon Test Drive & Review Anticipation for the dealership-arrival of the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon is at a fever pitch for hardcore VW enthusiasts and, more casual observers of the brand alike. The model is not only brand new to Volkswagen's line-up but also the brand's new flagship sedan. The premium and luxury offerings of the Arteon will delight the traditional VW buyer and are designed to lure new advocates for the German automaker. Clinton "The Professor" Quan and I both got a...


Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion | iDSC121

Route 66 Cruisin' Reunion The Inland Empire is about to get overrun by antique, classic and muscle cars and all the Southern Californians that love them as the Route 66 Cruisin' Reunion preps for another year of family-friendly fun. The sixth annual event held in downtown Ontario, California is a free event to attend with the main attraction being the ability to take your favorite cruisin' vehicle (that qualifies) and enjoy 22-blocks of nostalgia in a festival setting with 150,000 of your...


Orange County Auto Show | iDSC120

OC Auto Show - Ready, Set, Ride & Drive! The OC Auto Show is about to start-up at the Anaheim Convention Center and this year is going to deliver more ride and drives than ever - including toy-electric ride and drives for kids! Orange County's 54th annual family-friendly event starts Thursday, October 4th and runs through Sunday, October 7th. All the major manufacturers are set to display their latest vehicles and technology including the drool-worthy exotics! I sat down with John Sackrison,...


2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Test Drive Review | iDSC119

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Test Drive & Review Our test drive of the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI confirmed the car is exactly what it looks like - a quick and nimble sports performance vehicle that delivers all kinds of bang for your buck. But it doesn't end there because you also get a sporty exterior and interior styling along with the fit and finish of a vehicle with a much greater price tag. iDriveSoCal's Professor, Clinton Quan, picked one up from Ontario Volkswagen for a recent test drive....


Race Against Stomach Cancer | iDSC118

The 1st Annual Race Against Stomach Cancer Please join us for the 1st Annual Race Against Stomach Cancer - 5Ks of Hope! The date is Sunday, November 11th and the scenic location is the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area in Irwindale. Everyone is encouraged to attend. You can run a timed race or you can walk at your own leisurely pace. Strollers are even welcome so please bring the whole family and help us raise awareness and funds to fight stomach cancer. Click here to sign-up for the 1st Annual...


Spectacular September of Auto Shows | iDSC117

The Professor's Spectacular September of Auto Shows! Every weekend in Southern California brings with it the opportunity to hit multiple auto shows and events. Lucky for us here at iDriveSoCal we have the Professor, Clinton Quan, helping to identify exceptional events that he fancies as his favorites. Just like we identified The Professor's Awesome Auto Show June, in this iDriveSocal podcast, we bring you The Professor's Spectacular September of Auto Shows. Click play below and enjoy...


Oktoberfest Car Show at Ontario VW | iDSC116

Oktoberfest Car Show Ontario VW Honors its Heritage Oktoberfest and Volkswagen are both undeniably German. And for the second year running Ontario VW is honoring its heritage with its 2nd Annual Oktoberfest Car Show. Everyone is invited to this free event! Great food, music, and soft drinks will be served. Yes, Oktoberfest with no beer, but you can test drive all the V-Dubs you want! And there will be some incredible cars on display. We get the details from Jimmy Willhide, one of the event...