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.
EVENT—It happened eight times before, but for the 9th annual Japanese Classic Car Show, the traffic was heavier, the line to get in longer, the crowd was bigger, and the cars on display more plentiful. What started as an idea in the minds of Koji and Terry Yamaguchi has turned into a major car show of full-fledged proportions. Award categories this year included “farthest driven,” “oldest,” and “motorcycles”—and there were plenty of examples of each.
LA CAR REPORT—The words young and classic may seem an odd pairing, but the San Marino Motor Classic shows how these two words can co-exist beautifully. Started as a successor to the Los Angeles Concours D’Elegance when it folded its tent in 2009, this now annual event has truly come into its own. Sean Spear reports.