AUTO SHOW—When your husband invites you to accompany him on a road trip in mid-July, for a gathering of automotive enthusiasts up the coast, the proposal conjures images of leisurely jaunt in a comfortable motor car suitable for the long road with all modern accouterments, one of which obviously being an efficient air conditioning system. After all, it’s summer. It could get hot. If your husband is Bruce Meyer, then the invitation requires further scrutiny along the lines of “where?,” “when?,” and, most importantly, in “what?” Story by Zoran Segina.
AUTO SHOW—The annual right of passage for the Detroit Auto Show is to kick off the Press Preview with the announcement of the North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year winners – the utility category was added this year. Chevrolet Bolt was named Car of the Year, the Honda Ridgeline won Truck of the Year and the Chrysler Pacifica took the honors as Utility of the Year. So with business as usual complete, the Detroit Show was anything but usual this year. Christopher Merlo tells the story, while Mark Dapoz provides the visuals.
AUTO SHOW— Well, on your behalf, dear reader, I went back to the Classic Auto Show on Saturday. It was a quick visit as I was just heading into the hockey arena next door for NHL All-Star action. But I realized that in my story of yesterday, I was both so, so right about the show, and so, so wrong. The right: I told you about much of what’s there and how urgently I thought you should go and see it for yourself. The quality of the cars, the overwhelming number of them, and the size and scope of the show. But I was wrong to even think that one could take all of this in in one day.
AUTO SHOW—What did you ever dream about that, when you got it, turned out to be not so great? Toys, in my childhood, were advertised differently than they are today. They were shown doing things that couldn’t really happen, except in a kid’s imagination. Sometimes life’s like that in adulthood too. But not this weekend in LA. The Classic Auto Show is everything you’re hoping for, and more. Brian Kennedy reports.
AUTO SHOW— This weekend will feature a milestone in Southern California car culture as the classic vehicle set takes over the entire Los Angeles Convention Center for a first ever multimedia event. In addition to a plethora of fully-restored beauties (collectively valued at over $137 Million), the show will include a unique Celebrity Theater that features some of Velocity Network’s biggest automotive stars, an auto ‘swap meet’, and a full variety of family-friend activities. The highlight of the show, however, is expected to be the Grand Boulevard – a catwalk of some of the most remarkable and beautiful automobiles ever made.