Auto Shows


LETTERS AND NOTES
from the LA Auto Show

BACK SEAT DRIVING— Every year I think the same thing: “Where are the classics?” In my head, the LA Auto Show should feature the great old cars of the past. Or maybe what I think is that the cars of today ought to somehow look like they’re all 1967 Pontiacs or 1955 Nashes. In truth, I don’t even know whether they made the Nash in 1955. Doesn’t matter. This isn’t about fact. Story by Brian Kennedy. Pictures by Gabriela Moya.

SO MUCH TO SEE, SO LITTLE TIME
SEMA 2016 Takes Over Las Vegas

Even for jaded industry old-timers, SEMA is always a somewhat stunning smorgasbord of dazzling show cars and trucks, shiny new products, and throngs of car-loving humanity. To cap it off, it’s set with the backdrop of Vega’s buffet of various and sundry temptations including $4.99 prime rib and nightly industry parties. Glenn Oyoung reports.

RIDING HIGH
Toyota 2018 C-HR “Coupe High Rider” Launches at Automobility

Toyota Debuts C-HR at Automobility

By Glenn Oyoung Back in February Toyota announced it would shut down Scion and that all MY17 Scions would be rebadged as Toyotas. The debut of the 2018 Toyota C-HR is significant not only because the red-hot compact crossover segment is projected to exceed 1 million units in sales by 2020, but also because it [...]

AUTOMOBILITY LA
A Contrarian View of the Initial LA Auto Show Proceedings

BACK SEAT DRIVING—10.16.2016 … Somewhere along the line yesterday morning at the LA Auto Show, I narrowly escaped falling headfirst down a very deep and (this one anyway) brightly-lit, raucously sound tracked, rabbit hole. Actually, technically, I was at AutoMobility LA (sometime all caps, sometimes upper case A and M as above). “… a merger of the Los Angeles Auto Show’s Press and Trade Days and its award-winning Connected Car Expo”. Doug Stokes comments.

AUTOMOBILITY LA
The LA Auto Show before the LA Auto Show

AUTO SHOW— It’s the merger of LA Auto Show’s Press & Trade Days and Connected Car Expo, and it’s now called Automobility LA. It’s the LA Auto Show before the LA Auto Show, and it includes the debut of around 50 vehicles at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

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