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Local officials were on hand at the California RV Show’s opening day

Befitting the occasion, San Bernardino Supervisor Janice Rutherford, president of the Fontana Chamber of Commerce Phil Cothran and other VIPs arrived by RV to celebrate the grand opening of the 2019 California RV Show.

According to a press release, the event formally welcomed the show to its new home, Fontana’s Auto Club Speedway. The guests, including representatives and other elected officials, made presentations to Tom Gaither, RV Industry Association (RVIA) western show director. Also attending was RVIA President Craig Kirby, president of the Auto Club Speedway Dave Allen, and other representatives of the Speedway.

The 67th edition of the annual show opened to a big crowd on Oct. 4 and runs through Oct. 13. “This was a great way to officially open the show in our new digs here at the Speedway,” said Gaither. “People just kept coming,” he said. “We were slammed, but the parking lot never filled up. There was plenty of parking.”

The show features over 1,000 new model 2020 RVs from 40 manufacturers, ranging from mini-towable trailers to pop-up trailers, to 35-plus foot-long travel trailers and fifth-wheels along with hundreds of motohormes.

The event has covers than 1 million square feet of RV displays that includes a large exhibitor tent featuring countless accessories and aftermarket products to personalize RVs. In addition, 50 informative seminars on a variety of RV-related subjects will be throughout the 10-day event. Convenient free parking and easy access to the show is assured. There is also be plenty of food and beverage options and entertainment including free Ferris wheel rides, along with meet-and-greet opportunities with celebrities.