January 12, 2005 |
To know what strange times these are in the automotive world, you need only contemplate the words: hydrogen-powered Hummer. At first glance -- and second and third -- using hydrogen to power a 3-ton SUV seems a sadly comical misapplication of technology. Why not a bulldozer powered by hydrazine rocket fuel or a minibike shot through with plutonium fuel rods? Why not capture 3.5 billion fireflies and use their precious incandescence to power a Buick?
November 14, 2007 |
PORSCHE -- a company associated with environmental friendliness like Wilt Chamberlain is with prim chastity -- is going green. On the company's stand at the Los Angeles Auto Show (starting Friday) is a front-wheel-drive, zero-emission electric car. One version of the car is a series-hybrid -- the gas engine doesn't turn the wheels but, rather, charges the batteries -- and features all-wheel drive. Very cutting-edge stuff.
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 30, 1999
The Show Location: Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St. Dates and Hours: Jan. 8-16. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; weekdays, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Admission: Adults, $7; senior citizens, $5 on weekdays, $7 on weekends; children 12 and under, free when accompanied by an adult. Size: 760,000 square feet of floor space with more than 1,000 vehicles on display, 160,000 square feet of aftermarket parts and exhibits.
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.