January 2, 2002 |
Think of the 2002 Greater Los Angeles Auto Show as a chance to design your perfect car or truck. No, there won't be a booth where you can create your dream machine on a nifty computer- assisted-design program. But the show, opening Saturday, is a chance to let auto manufacturers know what you want, in a venue where they will be listening closely--and even paying consumer research firms to divine your automotive likes and dislikes.
January 7, 2003 |
Porsches don't share at the 2003 Greater Los Angeles Auto Show. They have their own room at the convention center. And they always draw a crowd. Near a shiny 2003 Boxster, a sign asks: "Remember what your first car meant to you?" In case you've forgotten, the answer is right there: "unbridled freedom." If a Porsche is your first car, either your daddy's rich, you hit the lottery or you are way older than 16. "I always wanted a Porsche.
November 16, 2011 |
AutoNation Inc., the largest new-car seller in the U.S., owns 18 Mercedes-Benz stores and 11 BMW franchises, but only two that sell Lincolns. Although AutoNation has poured millions of dollars into buying luxury car franchises and upgrading the look of showrooms, it has pretty much ignored Lincoln, demonstrating the uphill challenge that faces Ford Motor Co. as it looks to rev up its once-marquee brand. "They know they have to distinguish themselves," AutoNation spokesman Marc Cannon said.
November 25, 2010 |
Electric vehicles, many of which will hit dealership showrooms starting next month, took center stage at this week's Los Angeles Auto Show. But while wooed by the futuristic designs and promises of huge fuel savings, many tire-kickers at the show raised worries about how they would keep the cars powered up and running. So amid a flurry of announcements about ever more clean-fuel models coming to market, industry officials kept busy touting how there was a growing network of public and private charging stations available for electric vehicle operators.
February 16, 2013 |
Magnus Walker steps between the scarred carcasses of Porsche 911s lining his garage wall. He pauses and points to a gaping hole where the car's front hood should be. "Cars in here have to die," he says, "so others can live. " With a chest-length beard and finger-thick dreadlocks, the 45-year-old English immigrant doesn't look like a prototypical buttoned-down Porsche collector. But for more than a decade, Walker has worked in downtown L.A.'s arts district, transforming scrap heaps into one-off custom 911s, earning him the nickname "Urban Outlaw.
November 27, 2012 |
You've read the stories about Ford's upcoming three-cylinder Fiesta and the world debut of Porsche's Cayman . You've drooled over photos of Mercedes-Benz's SLS AMG Black Series and BMW's plug-in hybrid supercar concept . Now you want to hit the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. Here's what you need to know. The show is held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, which is located at 1201 S. Figueroa St. PHOTOS: Highlights from the 2012 L.A. Auto Show The first two days, Wednesday and Thursday, are only for media.
December 24, 2012 |
On a quiet street in a commercial section of Irvine, Aria Group builds an over-the-top array of vehicles: concept cars destined for auto shows, custom Porsche replicas, functional movie props. And now, maybe their wildest offering yet: the Warthog. The name will sound familiar to anyone who's played "Halo" on Microsoft's Xbox gaming console. The Warthog is a massive open-topped, all-terrain vehicle -- a mashup of dune buggy and monster truck -- that players navigate through a futuristic, first-person shooter landscape. Photos: a real-life "Halo" Warthog Built on the chassis of a Hummer H1, this real-life Warthog is almost 8 feet high, more than 8 feet wide and more than 17 feet long.
August 24, 2008 |
Hyundai Motor Corp. says it will display a gas-electric hybrid version of its Sonata sedan at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. The auto maker says it will announce at the show the date that the hybrid will be sold in the U.S. John Krafcik, vice-president for product development at Hyundai, says the hybrid Sonata can be powered by both gas and electric motors and will have new lithium-ion batteries.