December 27, 2000 |
Ben Wong can hardly wait. The Greater Los Angeles Auto Show opens its doors to the public Jan. 6, and nothing short of illness will keep Wong, a lifelong car buff, from being there. In fact, he'll beat the crowd as one of more than 60 vendors displaying their wares in a relatively new but increasingly popular part of the show--one that deals with all the bits and pieces people buy to improve on the cars and trucks they drive off the dealers' lots.
November 12, 2011 |
The Los Angeles Auto Show is the first major North American auto show of the new model year. It is known for automakers introducing hybrid, fuel-efficient and electric vehicles that grab the attention of California's eco-conscious drivers. It's also the place for big, splashy debuts of sports cars, the kind of vehicles that people fantasize driving on Pacific Coast Highway. This year's show, which opens to the public Friday, will have plenty of both. Audi plans the American debut of its S line of sports coupes.
December 2, 2006
Coals to Newcastle? Ice to Inuits? Cars to California? Even in a region where the freeways and surface streets are teeming with vehicles of every stripe, Southern Californians love to get together to ogle the latest wheels. At the Los Angeles Auto Show, which continues its 10-day run through Dec. 10 at the Convention Center downtown, about 1 million visitors are expected to check out the 1,000 models on display. Twenty-one cars and trucks are making their worldwide debuts at the show.
June 22, 2004 |
The Los Angeles Auto Show, penalized for years by a late December run that put it in conflict with the bigger North American International Auto Show in Detroit, is about to get new life. Organizers have negotiated new dates with the Los Angeles Convention Center that will move the show forward to late November starting in 2006, creating a four-week gap between it and the Detroit show, which is held the first week of January.
November 20, 2013 |
Whenever the Los Angeles Auto Show comes to town, there are a wide range of autos that make it to the showroom floor. Some are stunning. Some are innovative. Some are flat-out bizarre. To many that are here getting a preview of the show, the blue monstrosity dubbed the Youabian Puma can be filed under the bizarre category. LIVE: The latest photos, facts from LA Auto Show The Hummer-size convertible with sweeping curves and monster truck tires is right by the entrance.
December 1, 2012 |
The Los Angeles Auto Show usually ends up costing Eric Nolan a bit of money. The Bakersfield resident and self-described Mustang guy says he and his wife, Iris, come to the show every year. More than once, they've ended up buying a vehicle they've seen. "But we just bought a car a week ago for her, so she's not getting another one," Nolan said as the couple checked out an Audi A8 diesel. They were among thousands who showed up on Friday, the first public day of the L.A. Auto Show, which runs until Dec. 9. Last year, about 920,000 people attended, a 22% increase since 2009, said Brendan Flynn, the show's communications director.