July 31, 2013 |
Though the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show won't open its doors until a few days before you've tucked into some turkey and stuffing, automakers are already lining up to announce their plans. Show organizers announced Wednesday that BMW, Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Porsche, Subaru and Volkswagen were among the brands that had major world debuts planned for the show. The auto show will host press days on Nov. 20 and 21 and will open its doors to the general public on Nov. 22, a week before Thanksgiving.
HOME & GARDEN
December 8, 2012 |
The Los Angeles Auto Show is nothing more than a gigantic jewelry store for men. We ogle the latest bangles from Germany, Japan and, increasingly, Ohio. Have you seen the Acura NSX, cut like an engagement ring? That's right, made in Ohio. It may be the most hormonal item to come out of the Buckeye State since "Glee. " And just the right thing to wear to your next Lakers game. Me, I can't afford a Lakers game or an NSX. But a boy can dream. And as my buddy Paulie says, most of us will never own the home of our dreams.
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.
November 19, 2011 |
After two years of pushing off buying a car, Michael Kennedy says he's ready to take the plunge. That's why he waited in line for 45 minutes Friday to be one of the first to check out the hundreds of vehicles on display at the Los Angeles Convention Center. "It's about time to buy," said the 50-year-old Pasadena resident, who last purchased a car in 2003 after seeing it at that year's Los Angeles Auto Show. "I was looking last year, the year before, but, you know, with the economy, that just wasn't realistic.
November 18, 2011
MUSIC Noel Gallagher The former Oasis staple is front and center, both live and on his solo debut, "Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. " Not as memorable as Oasis' best anthems in the '90s or as nasally rock-ready as his brother's latest incarnation, Beady Eye, but the album hovers within a melodic good-to-average middle ground. The album encircles themes of love, melancholy and aging. Royce Hall, UCLA. 8 p.m. $37-$77. uclalive.org . Kyuss Lives! Ax wielder Josh Homme may have moved on to Queens of the Stone Age, but the band he helped jump-start two decades ago in Palm Desert lives on. Vocalist John Garcia has reunited with Brant Bjork and Nick Oliveri to continue the group's heavy metal desert rock assault.
November 17, 2011
EVENTS Go car crazy at one of the premier automotive events around. The 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show will feature more than 50 debuts from all over the world — among them the Chevrolet Spark and the Audi R8 GT Spyder — as well as concept cars such as the i3 and i8 from BMW, the Cadillac Ciel and the Jaguar C-X16. Additionally, more than 70 new green vehicles will be on display, including electric, hybrid, hydrogen fuel cell and natural gas models. To cover all other bases, there will be a Kids' Fun Zone and huge aftermarket accessories hall.