GALLERY—On December 5, 2013, the long-awaited 2015 Ford Mustang was officially revealed in multiple cities throughout the country. Locally, Ford unveiled the car in Hollywood and in Venice Beach. In the latter venue, Mustang club members flocked to the site with their 20th and 21st century pony cars. LA Car staffers joined the club members and Venice Beach goers, as cameras clicked away at the gleaming new red sports car.
BOOK REVIEW—”If you live, breathe, eat, and sleep motorsports, and you have a desire to know just a little bit more about the recent history of the sport, may I here suggest that you let the great Pete Lyons take you on a series of brief, but deeply personal visits with some of the most interesting and influential motorsports people, events, and machines from the latter days of the twentieth century.” – Doug Stokes
LA CAR REPORT—Clay Dean, Design Director for Global Advance Design for General Motors, is fired up on GM design, as he should be. Having seen the ups and downs at GM, including the rise and fall of Hummer, Clay is looking to the future of Cadillac with the Elmiraj concept, and what it takes to have Large American Luxury. LA Car Editor John Grafman sat down with Clay Dean and reports.
LA CAR REPORT—“During bankruptcy, there was so much that was written that was negative about GM. Just mean and dark and vicious—all day, every day. It pissed off some of our designers. I think the team dug down deep during that very dark period and ended-up doing their absolute best work,” explained Ed Welburn, only the sixth person to serve as design leader in General Motors history. LA Car’s Sean Spear sat down with Welburn at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
GALLERY—With 56 debuts, nearly 30 press conferences, and over 140 exhibitors of new and aftermarket products, the Los Angeles International Auto Show is a mecca for automotive photo opportunities. As the public show goes on through December 1, 2013, we’ve gathered some of our favorite scenes from this year’s show and placed them in a photo gallery.