AUTO SHOW—Detroit was in a polar vortex, but that didn’t stop the automotive aficionados from going to the most important show of the western hemisphere—The 2014 North American American International Auto Show. These were not mere grease monkeys, these were arctic monkeys—engine engineers, car crafters, exhibiters, exhibitionists, and journeying journalists—braving the snow, sleet, wind, and freezing temperatures for a glimpse into the future. We turned to our NAIAS correspondents. While the weather may faze most, for Motown Merlo and Detroit Dapoz, it’s just another fine day in the land of Lions and Tigers.
GALLERY—Our report on the Detroit show, otherwise known as the North American International Auto Show, looms. In the meantime, we want to showcase 24 perspectives on the new Toyota FT-1 concept that just debuted. If you think Toyota is all about conservative styling, be prepared to have your notions blown away. Some are calling this a three-handkerchief design: arguable the best design to come out of Toyota since the 1967 2000GT and one to bring tears to your eyes.
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.
AUTO SHOW— As the car culture center of the world, there are roughly 20 car shows every week in the City of Angels. That’s around 440 car shows every year. And yet, there’s only one Grand Poobah of all car shows in the Southland. The Big Kahuna, the mother of all LA car shows: The Los Angeles International Auto Show. This year, 56 cars were introduced at nearly 30 press conferences, spread across three days, November 19th-21st, while the public show was held November 22nd through December 1, 2013. Here’s some of what was shown.
AUTO SHOW—It’s Southern California’s first auto show of the model year. That alone made the 2014 Model Orange County International Auto Show worth the price of admission. The Orange County show got some of its wind knocked out when organizers of the Los Angeles show decided to move from January to November, right up next to the OC show. No matter. It’s all about the new cars. And the OC show had plenty of that.